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Jim the Junk Car Man

Pays You Same Day Cash. with 24 hr Pick-Up & Tow. We Accept Any Year, Make, Model or Condition Cars. Call Toll Free 1-877-445-0780.




You’ve seen the signs all over:  We Buy Junk Cars!  Cash Cash Cash!  The implication is that there is big money in handing over your old cars to junk dealers.  Well, there can be some money, but it’s not big, and you have to be careful with the junk car guy you’re dealing with.  Some of them are on the up-and-up and some are just out to get the metal from your junk car in any way they can.


If you can, talk to someone about which junk car dealer has the best reputation.  Asking your mechanic is a good idea; the mechanics know who pays top dollar and which service their garage has used before.  Every garage has a junk car dealer around somewhere and the guys at the garage don’t keep a tow guy around unless he actually does the job he’s being paid to do. 




Trying to sell a junk car can be a frustrating experience.  For one thing, there are so many junk cars out there….thousands, no, millions of cars that have outlived their usefulness and are sitting rusting, idle, taking up valuable real estate and being an eyesore you have to look at every day.


One day, after looking at that hunk of junk sitting in the yard for months, you finally have enough, and all you want to do is call someone and say, “Just come get this thing!” and let that be the end of it.


Well, you are in luck.  Fortunately, people dealing in old junk cars make up one of the top twenty small businesses in the United States, and there are local companies waiting to serve you.


Your local garage or mechanic should know the name of reputable junk car dealers in your area, since every garage needs to use a junk car dealer at one time or another.  Ask your garage manager which company he would recommend.


The junk car dealer will likely ask you for details about your car and make you an offer over the phone.  At the time you agree upon he will arrive with a tow truck and your cash.  Occasionally a less-than-honest dealer will attempt to talk you into giving over your car for nothing.  Stand up for yourself and don’t let him get away with that.  If he balks at giving you the agreed-upon price, send him on his way and contact another dealer.


After your car has been towed away, what happens to it?  There are several options.  Your car might end up being repaired and resold, and be back on the road before long.  But, for the most part, junk cars end up among the millions of old cars in junk car lots.  Whatever parts of the car that can be recycled or dismantled will be stripped off and resold; fluids recaptured and recycled; old tires shredded and turned into Astroturf or asphalt; the engine, condenser, battery and any other metal bits will be sold as scrap metal, and then the chassis and the rest of the car will be crushed down to a cube and sold to a steel mill to be made into new cars.


The environmentally friendly option is to have your old junk car removed and then recycled.  You won’t have to lift a finger except to dial the phone!



I had bought the Beige Beast from my ex-boyfriend’s current girlfriend, right before my transition from his current to his ex.  It was complicated.  She had just bought a racing green Volvo and her taupe Dodge Dart was sitting idle and so I bought it, in a fit of beggars-can’t-be-choosers.  I would’ve hated the Beige Beast if it had been a Ferrari, but it wasn’t; it was just a boring tan Dart that had seen better days.  So had I, and the two of us drove off into infamy.

DIY Maintenance Tricks

Driving is something that all car owners have to do regardless of whether they do it to get to the grocery store or just for kicks. Some of the preparations you make in order to get into a new season with your best foot forward require a mechanic. You will be surprised to know just how many things you can change in your car with a proper DIY kit and sometimes with nothing at all. We shall look at some easy maintenance moves that anybody can do without having to go to a mechanic.

DIY Tricks for Cleaning Your Car


Cleaning a car might seem like the easiest task in the world. However, you may be surprised to know that the cleaning process never stops for people who really value their cars. When you detail your own car, you might save a lot of money by avoiding visits to a professional detailing shop. Armed with the right tools, you can be able to keep your car shining brighter than any other in the neighborhood.

Washing is just the first step towards making your car cleaner and more attractive. When washing a car, you should have a bucket of clean water and another one with diluted car washing liquid. You should wash the car one section at a time and rinse it before moving to another section. Every time you scrub away dirt with a rag, make sure that you rinse it in fresh water before reloading it with soapy water. This will remove road grit from the rag and prevent you from scratching the paint. Use as many buckets of clean water as you can.

DIY Repairs

Mechanics now-a-days charge prices that fall just a little short of extortion and it is about time you armed yourself with some knowledge of how to do the simpler things by yourself. Some repairs will inevitably send you to a mechanic but there are many repairs that you can manage with a little guidance and much less money than a mechanic will demand.

DIY Car Mods

There are simply too many car modifications for a person to choose from so the best bet is to start with the most common ones and move to less common ones until the point where modifying the car makes no sense. Among the commonly modified parts of cars include: wheels and tires, suspensions, car stereos, tail lights, headlights, interior paint, grilles, and exhausts and many others. We shall cover brake caliper painting, HID conversion, and strut tower brace installation.

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Diy Car Projects

Diy Car Projects

Due to the tough economic times or simple curiosity, some people are getting bolder with the projects that they no longer want to leave to the professionals. Many people undertake DIY car projects to increase their car’s lives or to improve their functionality. There are several projects that can be handled by people who are not skilled in the fields of engineering. Below are some of DIY projects that you can manage alone.

DIY Scratch Repair