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What does “four cylinder” mean anyway?
When you talk about cars, “cylinders” comes up often. Four-cylinder usually comes up with smaller
cars and is thought to be economical but not exactly powerful. Eight-cylinder comes up around men’s wagging
tails and is usually associated with power and speed. But what exactly is a cylinder and what does
it do for the car?
Long story short, a combustion engine
works by pushing gas into a chamber - you guessed it- the cylinder, mixing it
with air and then blowing it up. Now
don’t panic, the car is not going to blow up. These explosions are tiny and expertly timed
(that’s another article) to make the engine work. This process repeats over and over as the
cylinders move up and down. The process can be broken down into four
Intake: Inside the cylinder is a piston. The piston strokes down on a rack that moves
kind of like a bicycle pedal. The
downward movement draws the air and fuel into the cylinder. At the bottom of the stroke, the valve
closes, holding the air and fuel inside.
Compression: The piston then strokes up in the cylinder
and compresses the mixture according to the compression ratio of the
engine. Ratios range from 8:1 to 10:0
for the most part, meaning the mix is getting squashed to a tenth of it’s
original volume. Ratio varies, but the
point is it's getting tight in there.
Power: The fun part.
At the top of the cylinder there’s a spark plug which does just that:
sparks. The spark ignites the gas and
the explosion makes the compressed mixture get lots bigger. The expansion of the vapor creates enough
force when it pushes the piston down the cylinder that it turns the crank shaft
to move the car.
Exhaust: The clean-up.
If you behaved like I did as a child, you know blowing things up makes a
bit of a mess. Vapor is no
different. Your cylinder is now full of
burned gas, aka exhaust. When the piston
is at the bottom of the cylinder, the exhaust valve opens letting the exhaust
out to the exhaust system. This is super
pressurized and loud as it rushes out, sort of like the
car version of a loud fart, warranting the muffler on the exhaust system. As the piston moves up the cylinder, it
chases out the remaining exhaust in preparation to start the whole thing over
This happens in each cylinder, each
at a different time. This is the firing
order. Firing order and timing are a
whole other topic, but the Reader’s Digest version is:Each cylinder will have
fired once to turn the crank shaft two times.
So more cylinders, more “pushes” per turn. Not faster, but more oomph. This is what burns your gas, so fewer
cylinders may mean better fuel economy, dependent on factors such as
weight. Obviously, it takes more power
to push an older car made of heavy steel than a car made of newer, lighter
Struts are the main component of a modern independent
suspension system; they are what suspend the body and frame of your vehicle
above the wheels. All the weight of your vehicle rests on your struts, which
transfer the weight, via several other components. Struts need to be replaced
if any of the three components wear out. Struts are not often thought of as a
normal replacement item. Since struts are in continual use as you drive,
bearing the whole weight of your vehicle, it should not be surprising that
their components wear out over time. Struts have at least two components: a
spring and a shock absorber – and many have a third: the swivel mount. strut
failure is usually very gradual you may never notice it at all. But certainly
if you are experiencing any of the symptoms your struts are due for
Failed mounts are the easiest to recognize of the three because
they usually make the most noise. Failed mounts often cause a popping or
clicking noise while you’re turning the steering wheel, because the bearing
inside is bad. Especially if you can put the vehicle in park and the noise
remains while turning the wheel, strut mounts are your number one suspect.
Failed shock absorbers can be harder to notice. With oil-filled struts, external leaks
are easy to spot, especially if the leak is rapid. But if it is a very slow leak,
it may never be noticed, and with gas-filled struts, external leaks are not
identifiable at all. But usually struts don’t fail completely, and usually not
all at once. Shock absorber wear creeps up as the internal seals lose their
sealing capacity slowly. You won’t notice the difference from one day to the
next, but there is probably a minute daily decline in the performance of your
shock absorbers as they age. If the failure progresses to a severe stage,
drivers may notice several kinds of problems: too much “trampoline effect”,
tire noise and vibration from cupping caused by excessive up/down movement,
excessively harsh riding over bumps, or noise on every bump from too much
suspension travel. If you car is experiencing these problems, you’ve really gone
New shocks and struts can make you stop up
to 10 feet sooner, while providing increased vehicle stability
and better driver control
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Write your post here.The pluses and minuses of adding mileage to your vehicle.
Employer Reimbursement for mileage
Current Mileage Rates according to the Internal Revenue Service:
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:
· 56 cents per mile for business miles driven
· 23.5 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
· 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable orginizations
Wear and tear on vehicle
Mileage decreases the value of a car. Even if the car is a newer year model the vehicle lessens quickly in value with high mileage. (The higher the mileage the more wear on the parts.)
Sometimes it's less cost prohibitive in the long run to rent a vehicle for long road trips vs. using your own car to avoid adding higher mileage to your car, which decreases the total value.
Regardless of whether the miles you add are highway or city, it still adds up to motor and parts usage.
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Summertime Vehicle Preparation
There are several things you can do to improve the performance and safety of your vehicle. Spring rain and the summer heat can wreak havoc on a vehicle if you aren't properly prepared.
Windshield Wipers and Fluids:
It's always a good idea to check windshield wipers year round.
Moisture and dust can prevent blades from operating when needed. Make sure to check for worn rubber on the wiper blades and wash your vehicle regularly to prevent dusty buildup. Also, check the washer fluid reservoir to ensure there is plenty of fluid. (Bugs, dust and other build up on the windshield can pose a safety hazard as they block your view.)
Oil and Oil Filter:
Check your vehicle manual and ask your mechanic how often you should change your oil and oil filter and what type of oil to use for your vehicle. In order for your vehicle to perform optimally based upon your vehicle use, check with your mechanic to find out ways to enhance your vehicle performance. Summertime heat usually means less rain and increased dusts in the air. Keep your filter from clogging by checkingit regularly.
Have your mechanic check the level, condition and concentration of your coolant fluids to prevent vehicle overheating. Belts, hoses and clamps should also be checked to ensure there is no damage preventing the coolant system from working properly.
Other Important Vehicle Components:
Air and fuel filter
Brake fluid/brake pads and shoes
Power steering fluid
Tires - Check tread and sidewalls for any nicks, nails or unusual wear.
Air condition system
Battery (clean terminals)
These are just some of the things you can do to optimize your vehicles running condition in the summertime. Professional car-care centers will have a checklist that you and your mechanic can use as a guide.
These will help your Austin, Round Rock, car or truck in best running order so that you will not have to call our tow truck and buying service sooner than you need to. If your car does fail call THE JUNK CAR BUYER FOR PRICES AT 512-789-2177
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BLOWN HEAD GASKET
The most common mechanical problem we receive regarding non-working vehicles is a blown head gasket. The head gasket sits between the engine block and cylinder head in an internal combustion engine. The purpose of a head gasket is to seal the cylinders to ensure maximum compression and avoid leakage of coolant and oil into the cylinders. Power reduction and white smoke are two of the results seen when a head gasket is blown. The biggest mistake people make is to keep driving the vehicle which increases the amount of damage to the engine.
Why does it cost so much to fix a blow head gasket? The majority of the cost will be labor as it requires pulling the engine apart to replace the gasket. Oftentimes people call and tell us that it only cost ______ to purchase a new head gasket. I always have to explain the depth of labor involved and that the average person does not have the tools nor the know how to replace the head gasket.
A mechanic must remove the cylinder head from the engine block to expose the head gasket. Once exposed, the mechanic will look for damage to the head and block to determine the cause of the blown head gasket. Upon inspection, he will clean and brush the surface to remove any debris. Then, the head gasket is replaced and the engine put back together. So, next time you purchase a vehicle, be sure to thoroughly research the pros and cons of what goes wrong mechanically with the vehicle. If you have a vehicle that has a blown-head gasket, please call us if you find out that the cost to repair the vehicle, including the labor of the mechanic, is more than the car is worth.
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WE EVEN PICK UP FROM TOW YARDS USUALLY THE SAME DAY SO THAT YOU CAN MAKE MORE MONEY FROM YOUR JUNK TOWED VEHICLE. WE HAVE QUALIFIED TOW TRUCKS TO PULL YOUR CAR OR TRUCK FROM THE TOW YARD SO THAT YOU WILL NOT RACK UP HUGE FEES AND IF YOU CALL US FAST ENOUGH YOU CAN EVEN SAVE THE 50 DOLLARS THEY CHARGE YOU TO SEND OUT A CERTIFIED LETTER. SO IF YOUR CAR ENDS UP IN WHAT WE CALL TOW PRISON, CALL US AND WE WILL GET IT OUT AND MONEY IN YOUR POCKET.
TOW YARDS ARE A PLACE TO LOSE THE VALUE OF YOUR VEHICLE FAST SO GIVE US A CALL AS SOON AS YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CAR IS AND WE WILL GIVE YOU TOP DOLLAR FOR IT INSTEAD OF LETTING THE TOW YARD IN ESSENCE STEAL YOUR AUTOMOBILE.
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We offer the best junk car prices and fastest service of any of our competition in the Austin area. We serve all neighboring towns with removal of all unwanted cars trucks and van. We offer free towing and we even tow wrecked vehicles.
Selling your car can be a stressful time but we make it as easy as 1 2 3. First call us at 512-789-2177 and we will ask you a few questions then give you a fast quote on the phone for the best possible price of your vehicle and offer you free towing and junk car removal. You don't have to wait for the money in the mail, our drivers have the money with them at time of pickup. You get paid as soon as you our driver arrives. Most mechanics these days charge an arm and and a leg for fixing cars and a car becomes a salvage car when the price of repairs is higher than the car is worth.
We love to give you top dollar on wrecked cars as sometimes the engines and transmissions are still good and can be reused. This will make your bottom line better when selling a wrecked car, truck or van to us.
We can handle any type of towing and auto wrecking service, even if it is sitting on the side of the road. We have a very large towing capacity and can tow as many as 50 cars a day with no problem.
CASH FOR JUNK SALVAGE CARS AUSTIN, TEXAS
Of course you would like to get the most cash for junk cars
Austin. That is why we are the highest
paying salvage auto buyer in town. We
make the car selling process very easy.
Unlike those other companies that make your fill out a form with the vin
number and all of your personal information we just ask a few simple questions
about the vehicle and give you a free quote on the phone. We are an innovative leader in the way one
can now sell their salvage car fast and easy.
Here at Junk Car Buyer Austin we are very environmentally
friendly. If your car is to go to the
crusher for its age, condition or style, we take every precaution not to
pollute the environment. We drain all the
fluids including all oil, gasoline, radiator fluid, and even the window washing
fluid and we recycle every drop. No
filling the land fills with your old tires or batteries. We take car of those too. We have a state of the art facility to take
care of your vehicle which will in turn bring on the more efficient and lower
gas mileage cars and trucks. Hopefully
someday, there will be no more gasoline engines and we will all live with
cleaner air and a better environment.
Some newer cars are taken apart and the parts are used to
service other vehicles. Because of
better quality construction of the motor we pay a premium for Japanese vehicles
as their engines seem to run a long time, even though the other parts of the
cars wear out. Believe it or not we also
pay high dollars for wrecked cars and trucks as they have more value. The engine while running has a good salvage value
and we pass that value to you in our high quotes and purchase price for wrecked
autos where the engine and transmission is still in tact. So if you think it is a junker, think
again. We pay top dollar to you. So if you have a Honda, Nissan, Toyota, or
other foreign vehicle we pay more and as always towing and junk car removal is
Unlike other companies that want to mail you a check
sometime after you have your car picked up, we here at Junk Car Austin believe
that your car should be paid for at time of pickup. Dollars in your hand at time of removal. We can remove any type of automobile. Even those with no tires or wheels. Our top quality towing vehicles can pull just
about any car out of any spot. We are an
innovator in the way Austin, Texas recycles their old cars.
So where do you go to sell your junk, damaged, old, car,
truck, van or suv. Well just stay home,
pick up the phone and give us a call at 512-789-2177. We ask you a few simple questions and give a
top dollar quote on the spot. I truly
believe in not being dishonest about the quote.
If we have accurate information we can give a great price and I have
heard of other salvage vehicle buyers that quote you a high price and when the
tow truck gets there they low ball you and say this and that is missing and
your car is not worth that much. We do
not do that. There have only been a
couple of instances where the vehicle was misrepresented and we had to offer
less. For instance, if we ask if it
starts and runs that means if we put a key in, it will start and run and it
does mean that it ran a year ago and if we ask does it have all parts and when
we get there the entire exhaust system is missing. That only happens rarely so on the most part
and for all practical purposes what we say we give we pay you at time of
So what we say is what we pay.
We cover at 10,000 square mile
radius for towing. From the far reaches
of Leander, Texas to the far west in Smithville, Texas and Bastrop, Texas. From Georgetown, Texas all the way to Kyle,
Texas and San Marcos, Texas. Dripping
Springs is no problem for us and we do not charge more for far distances from
Austin. We even have service in San
Antonio, Texas and Killeen, Texas. We
believe in fast towing and getting your car or truck the same day if
possible. You may be surprised that our
trucks may be very near when you call and provide service in one to three
hours. Since we are the premier damaged
car recovery service in Austin, Texas at times there may be a 24 to 48 hour
window due to our overwhelming demand but it is well worth it for our great
offers. Sometimes you need a little time
to finalize the cleaning out of your car and we work on your schedule for availability.
We specialize in Blown Head Gaskets, Bad Transmissions, and Wrecked Vehicles.
So if you have a Junker remember we
love Clunkers and all you have to do is call us at Junk Car Buyer Austin and we
will be there with cash in hand for your car, truck or van.