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    Spotlight on Our Extended Warranty Program

    Last updated 1 day 6 hours ago

    If you need a new engine or transmission, you can save a lot of money buying a used engine or transmission from City Auto Wreckers. And thanks to our extended warranty program, you’ll have the peace of mind and confidence that comes with knowing your purchase is protected. All engines are warranted against cracked cylinder blocks, bad cam or crankshaft, excessive smoking, and other major performance issues. Transmissions are warranted to be in good working order against slippage or shifting failure. Visit our website to learn about the specifics of our extended warranty program, including what you must do to prevent your warranty from becoming void.

    For a great deal on used auto parts, come to City Auto Wreckers. And if you have an old junker sitting in your driveway, we will pay you cash for it and even come and pick it up for free. To learn why we are one of the leading used auto parts suppliers in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn, call us today at (630) 870-1729.

    Going Green Behind the Wheel

    Last updated 7 days ago

    City Owning and driving a car is a great privilege, but it is also a huge responsibility. Automobiles aren’t the most eco-friendly vehicles on the planet, so you need to take care to limit the impact that your car has on the environment. From lowering your fuel consumption to recycling your car at the end of its life, here are some ways to go green behind the wheel.

    Improve Your Gas Mileage

    If you want to reduce your car’s footprint on the environment, start by improving your gas mileage. There are a lot of ways to make your vehicle more fuel efficient. For starters, make your car lighter by removing any unnecessary tools and equipment from the trunk or truck bed. The U.S. Department of Energy also recommends driving 55 MPH or slower, as speeds faster than 55 lower your gas mileage. Not only will you help conserve gasoline (a non-renewable resource), but you will also put extra money in your wallet each month.

    Keep it Serviced

    By keeping up with manufacturer-recommended service, you will help keep your vehicle operating at peak efficiency. Inefficient engines waste fuel and can produce more emissions that are harmful to the environment. Keeping your vehicle well-maintained with regular servicing will also keep your vehicle on the road longer.

    Recycle What You Can

    There are a surprising number of car parts that can (and should) be recycled. Car batteries, tires, belts, hoses, and motor oil are some of the parts that you can recycle and replace when they fail or become dirty. And when your vehicle reaches the end of its life, donate it to an auto recycle facility to make sure that every recyclable part is properly disposed of.

    If you have an old or unused car, City Auto Wreckers can help you dispose of it in an eco-friendly way. We offer automotive recycling for the entire Chicago area, including Naperville, Wheaton, and Glen Ellyn. To learn how we can recycle your car or junk it for cash, call us today at (630) 870-1729.

    How Fuel Efficient Is Your Car? Find Out with This iPhone App!

    Last updated 14 days ago

    Owning and operating a car isn’t cheap, especially if your car is wasting gas. Although some vehicles just aren’t as fuel efficient as others, sometimes the problem is the result of a mechanical problem. To keep an eye on your vehicle’s fuel economy, download the Car Captain app to your iPhone. With Car Captain, you can easily track your vehicle’s fuel consumption. This app will allow you to seek repair or maintenance if your gas mileage decreases suddenly or over time.

    If you need new parts for your car, come to City Auto Wreckers and save money on our selection of used auto parts. And if your gas guzzler is beyond repair, we will pay you cash for your junk car. To learn how you can sell us your junk car, visit our website or call (630) 870-1729.

    Tips for Buying a Salvage Car

    Last updated 22 days ago

    A car is considered “totaled” when the cost of repairs is greater than the car’s worth. In these cases totaled cars get a salvage title, which alerts potential buyers as to the history and condition of the vehicle. However, just as you can save a ton of money buying used auto parts, you can find a great deal on a salvage car from the junkyard. To make sure that you don’t waste your money buying something that is beyond repair, here are a few tips for buying a salvage car.

    Learn the Exact Damage

    A salvage title doesn’t say what happened to a vehicle, only how it was involved in an accident or sustained serious damage. When shopping for a salvage car, research the vehicle’s past by ordering a CARFAX report. This document will tell you what kind of damage the vehicle sustained, as well as any major repairs it has already undergone. This will help you determine the exact condition the vehicle is in.

    Get a Repair Estimate

    Once you know what’s wrong with the vehicle, ask your mechanic for a repair quote. You might not be able to drive the vehicle to the repair shop before you buy it for a pre-purchase inspection, but the mechanic should be able to give you a ballpark estimate on the cost of repairs based on the damage it has sustained. If the cost of repairs is prohibitive, look for a salvage vehicle that does not require as much work.

    Price Out the Cost of Parts

    In addition to the cost of repairing the vehicle, you may also need to replace various parts and components based on the condition of the vehicle. Price out used auto parts to get an estimate as to how much it will cost to get the vehicle looking and running good. Use this estimate to help decide whether it is worth it to buy the salvage vehicle.

    Here at City Auto Wreckers, we offer you cash for your junk cars. We also sell vehicles and used auto parts. Visit our website to see all of the used cars and auto parts we offer, or call us at (630) 870-1729 if you are interested in junking your car for cash in Wheaton or Glen Ellyn.

    The Environmental Impact of Manufacturing a New Car

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Manufacturing a new car consumes a lot of energy and many valuable resources. During the car manufacturing process, an auto production facility will consume materials such as glass, plastic, paint, and water. In addition, auto manufacturing generates harmful pollutants, such as battery acid and greenhouse gases. If you are interested in reducing the environmental impact of the auto manufacturing process, you may want to consider recycling your car. When a car is recycled, its many parts and components can be reused to build a brand new vehicle. By manufacturing cars out of recycled materials, the auto industry is helping to improve its environmental footprint.

    To recycle your junk car in the Wheaton or Glen Ellyn areas, contact City Auto Wreckers. The auto recycling experts at our facility will be happy to answer your questions about the environmental benefits of junk car recycling. To set up an appointment for your junk car today, call (877) 393-5105.

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