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Car Battery Disposal Tips

Car Battery

A car battery is any battery that is utilised as an automotive starter or for lighting or ignition power. You might not be aware of it, but car batteries require special treatment for disposal when they reach the end of their safe working life.

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Typical tyre problems that can hinder the performance of your car

Tyre problems for any road user are no laughing matter. Damage to your car tyres not only reduces the performance and efficiency of your car, but it can pose a serious risk to your safety and that of other road users.

Tyres are some of the most common car parts that encounter wear and tear. The cause of this is down to them being in constant contact with road surfaces – good and bad. Subsequently, tyres will often need periodic attention to prevent permanent tyre damage and having to fork out on unnecessary replacements.

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Car Cleaning Tips

Motorist cleaning their car

This is the really fun stuff: the flash, show-off bits that are the reason you bought the car in the first place, so you should keep them clean.

There are a few different things you’ll need to look at to get your motor looking its best, and we’re going to cover all of them in this monster guide. Follow all the steps and you’ll be left with a car that looks as good as the day it came off the show floor.

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The 9 most common car engine problems revealed

Close-up of car engine

The engine is the heart of any functioning car.  It’s one aspect of looking after and running a vehicle that you simply can’t compromise.  Diagnosing a fault with your engine is not always easy and it can be even harder to repair.  If you believe that your engine is struggling or, worse still, failing, make sure you take a look at the nine most common issues relating to car engine failures below.  Not all engine problems are serious and can be remedied relatively quickly, but all of them can cause engine breakdowns and, in the worst-case scenarios, require a brand-new engine.

In the event your engine is too damaged and has reached the end of its life, at ASM Auto Recycling we can help keep your vehicle on the road with our huge range of second-hand engines.  These used engines have been professionally dismantled at our vehicle recycling sites and cleaned and tested to ensure they are roadworthy.

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What to look for when buying replacement car door parts

Car door interior upholstery

One of the most commonly replaced car parts is the door (or internal parts of the door).  Because they’re relatively detachable, it can be much easier to replace a damaged door than something like an engine.  However, there are still certain things that you need to bear in mind when shopping for a second-hand car door.  Here are some of the major considerations:

Before you go hunting for the perfect replacement door, it’s advisable to check whether your car is still in warranty or if the damage done is covered by any insurance arrangements.  With detailed photos and a comprehensive list of damages, there is a chance your insurance company will be prepared to cover your liability.

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