Eco-friendly Scrap Car Towing ~ Recycling Scrap Metal

DIY Car Detailing

While the winter blahs are almost behind us, start thinking about the best way to clean your car. There are so many great ideas for keeping your car clean using simple tricks and techniques. Let’s get started with silly putty. Press it into grooves of your car to get that stubborn dirt out.
How brilliant is that?

Cleaning your headlights with toothpaste is genius! In this second video,  you will see the tennis ball parking tip again. But there are as few more ideas that are valuable.

A Feng Shui car cleaning tip is to put course salt on the car floor mats in your back seat area. It absorbs odors. Vacuum it up a few weeks later. Hang something blue or a symbol of water on the rear view mirror. It symbolizes a good flow of energy. Feng Shui maintains that your car should be clean at all times to encourage good energy and vitality for you and your passengers.
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ADDITIVES: GAS AND OIL

Liquid Gold: Injection Cleaner

Gas additives clean out your gas tank. The same applies to your oil reserve. Good oil and gas go a long way in keeping your engine purring like a kitten. You really do not need gas or oil additives for new cars. When your car warranty has expired you might want to use some additive every 2-3 months. Perhaps every 6 months, if you don’t drive a lot. Some schools of thought discourage additives. Oil additive will have added detergents and basically the same oil that is already in the car. The oil coats the detergent as it flows into your car. How much of this elixir do you need? One oil additive chemist has proven improvements using an additive. Now, all additives are not alike. So buyer beware. Get ‘good’ expert advice.

Oil Additive at Work

FILL HER UP! In your gas tank, you will always have residue that has settled to the bottom from impure gas. If you are driving too close to empty, you car starts to pick up sediment. The ‘BAD’ gas is not good for your car’s engine.

FIX THAT LEAK! This is a great segue (segway) into car leaks. Be it oil, brake fluid or other leaks. This video helps you identify the leak and what is needed to fix the leak. Exceptionally well done video! A must…to view! Here are some great ideas from fixcarleaks.org.

Some gas station will have a leak in their reserve tank and need to replace it, The ground sediment is seeping into the cracked reservoir. How do you know this? You car is sputtering as you drive just after a fill up at the gas station.  An old car like my Chevy Caprice will let you know. I noticed right away that my car was running somewhat rough and sluggish. The flags went up. I had just filled up at the XXX gas station.  I stopped buying gas there, even though I passed by their pumps every morning. I suspect they do periodic inspections of the gas station’s reservoir. None to soon for that place.  10 months later, a construction crew was replacing the reservoir tank at that location. I was wondering when they would wise up. If I said anything, I knew they would blame my car. That’s how it goes.

A Classic Old Gas Station

You should always have a minimum of 1/2 tank of gas. It’s a good rule to follow. You are picking up the dregs or sediment found in your gas, causing your car to choke and sputter when riding on  a 1/4 tank of gas or less.  Some old gas tanks may develop rust from the salted roads and frankly old cars in general will spurt at the seams. Holes and leaks start appearing over time. With older cars, look for ‘liquid’ spots on you driveway. It could be an oil leak, gas leak or even transmission fluid leak. A pinkish colour will be your transmission fluid leaking.

Spend 5 minutes and watch this video on how to Diagnose your LEAKS. It’s very good!  www.autoblog.com It will save you $$$.

TIME TO BUY A NEW CAR

Transmission: Stops Slip

TRANSMISSION Fluid does not have to be changed often. Some people say the transmission will fail at around 140,0000 miles. Rebuilding a tranny costs $3,000 – $5,000. Transmissions are designed to operate at high temperatures, but consistent overheating can break down the fluid. City driving especially increases wear and tear on your car. My dad would say that when the transmission fluid overheats ‘a lot’, it was the beginning of the end”. He would buy a new car without a second thought. Transmission over heating is one of the worst things to happen to your car.

PAUL’S SCRAP CAR REMOVAL and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
Thank you! We appreciate your business very much!
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Re-Purposed Scrap Metal

Inner Tube Hammock

Recycle to Re-purpose
We started with recycling in the 80’s. It was replaced by “up”cycling. Now another catch phrase has replace the recycling world. “Re-purposing” has taken the lead. What next? Smart-shoes (recycled rubber sandals). Smart floors for shredded rubber tiles in the kitchen, bathroom, den and outdoors. We do have smart cars. But, the recycled metal in all cars (25%-30%) is never talked about. I can’t imagine what they will be calling used material-transformed into useful products in the next 10 years.
RE-PURPOSED ARTISTS
If I twist, turn and burn metals into sculptures, would I be called a re-purposed artist. Perhaps its true. Taking a look at it, all artists are re-purposed artist.

Kevin Caron Studios, Arizona.

Michael Angelo carved a clump of marble into a statue. Was he re-purposing big stones? The term re-purposing is really used for something we manufactured or made and used it “again” to make something else. A marble statue would never be “re-purposed”. It would only be turned into rubble or small stones.  One thing nice is that marble does last the test of time. Cars will disintegrate (rust), get crushed or broken down in traffic accidents.They have to be recycled. It is their journey. Take a tour at Kevin’s workshop. In this video, you will see the starting of a caterpillar on his work table.. See the finished project below.

Caterpillars Are Fun To See Around The House.
It all begins at the scrap yard. Kevin goes shopping at the local scrap yard, where he gets his metal for small and large art projects.

This 5 ‘ high outdoor, powder-coated metal sculpture wiggles when you touch it. I noticed the different shades of purple from the reflection of light. It was very vibrant! this is my favorite of Kevin’s work. After looking at this piece, I had to see what else Kevin was wielding from scrap metal. A very talented artist. Kevin Caron’s Outdoor Sculpture
Where does he get his ideas and the metal pieces?  It all comes from his local scrap yard. The metal that is.  Some people who know Kevin Caron,  may drop off scrap metal at his workshop. He creates abstract art or cute sculptures. all shapes and sizes. What it truly comes down to is — if you enjoy making these twisted works of art, then you have found your place in the world!
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recyclePAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
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CAR TIPS and TRICKS

Unless you have a chauffeur driving you from point A to point B, you need to stay alert while driving your car. And, you need to look after your car.
When you take a moment to think about it, some of our major decisions center around our vehicles.

Not My Chauffeur

When the price of oil is up, we tend to cut back on our travel or seek to consolidate trips as much as possible.  Also, we are being encouraged by the government’s mandate to car manufacturer’s to reduce CO2 emissions and go electric. We need to look after our gas guzzling cars better. My motor head friends are always checking the level of oil and the filters on my car. Bosch is a good name for reliable filters. You can always check your owner’s manual to find out what filters you need and what type of oil is required for your car. The thickness of the oil is important too.

Check Your Oil?

Cold winters and hot summers determines your oil type. Always check with a mechanic. Advice is free. Some mechanics know more than others. You may have to ask several people. Or, if you are in luck like myself, you know a mechanic that fixes racing cars and is a plethora of information.

TIP#1: This is your most important number one tip. Make sure you change your oil regularly. Today, people are not doing it as much. Remember those pit stops where you drive your car in for an oil change. They are gone and replaced by a drive through car wash (more money). We need a reminder about how important an oil change means to a car. You should CHECK all your fluids regularly! Make sure your transmission fluid is not cloudy.
TIP#2: You need to check your tires before heading out. Take a quick look at both sides of your car before your get in your car. My neighbor did his own roof and a nail landed in my driveway. Flat tire in the morning. Do not drive through areas where they are building new homes, paving roads or any type of construction…a flat tire may ensue.   Check tires before taking a long trip.  Check the air pressure of your tires and top up the air when you go to fill up for gas ( monthly). There is summer and winter air pressure recommendations. Ask your mechanic. Bonus: Proper air in your tires saves gas!

Store Your Tire Gauge in the Glove Compartment : For Easy Access

TIP#3: Make sure you use your turn signal. I see so many people not using their signal before they change lanes or make a turn. Worst case is when some people leave their signal on..flashing down the street. It is so annoying. ( I have done it myself. B-O-O-O-O-O) That’s added stress on the driver. Note to self: You can’t hear the signal clicking if the radio is on too loud.

TIPS#4 Check for blind spots before changing lanes. Vans are have the biggest blind spots. I learned the hard way.  And yes, when it comes to your side view mirrors, objects are closer than they appear.

TIP#5: Winter windshield wipers. Stick your wipers in the air when you park your car for a long time. If freezing rain/snow is being pelted down on your car overnight, you will be glad you followed these simple rules. Its saves you from buying new wipers. (recommended by wiper manufacturers)

Lifting Wipers Does Not Damage The Springs On Your Wipers.

BONUS TIP
Tip#6: Change your car’s FILTER : air filter, fuel filter, oil filter and HEPA cabin filter. Get a friend or your mechanic to check your filters of they are covered with soot or not. It is the best advice for car owners. What kind of filter is in your car? Look in your owner’s manual. It will tell you the type of filter needed for your vehicle. You can also go online, enter your car make and model on this website and see what filters you need–>Find out at http://www.championparts.ca/Products/Car-Filters/Cabin-Air-Filters.html  (If you don’t have an owners manual, order it from the dealership or online). SPARK PLUGS: Getting new spark plugs is a debatable issue. Follow your good judgement. Age and usage of your car is a factor in your decision. I would rather err on the side of prevention.

RADIATOR FLUID TIP

Keep your Radiator Clean

When you check your radiator container don’t add water…take the extra time and use the 50/50 mixture.

The container will have places on it to indicate whether your fluid levels are low or high. Remove the reserve tank cap and fill with radiator fluid. If the reserve is empty, also add fluid to the radiator. Radiator fluid should be used in a 50/50 mixture with mineral free water. This mixture protects water in the cooling system from freezing, raises the boiling point of the water and aids in preventing rust buildup. If you regularly find the radiator fluid levels low, then you might have a leak.published by autos.com

You can clean your own radiator with a garden hose. Instructions are on the autos.com website. (www.autos.com).

LEAKING Radiator

Al these methods of “PREVENTION” have a strong impact on your engine. Soot and foreign grainy stuff that is in your oil and gas change the performance of your vehicle. We will be talking about oil and gas additives with advice form a NASCAR mechanic on the next blog.

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PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
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PREDICTIONS FOR 2018
Scrap metal prices should be good for 2018 and even on the rise. The demand for scrap metal and recycling cars will never take a backseat.Our economy is built to sustain the veracious consumer. They always need something. Cars is about the biggest turnover. If your car is driven everyday you need parts, oil changes and alas a new car every ten years. We commute to work at an alarming pace. Not too long ago, I was one of those cogs in the working world, oiling that machine we call life and happiness. Cars are clogging up our highways more and more each year. What’s the solution? Work from home. Not so easy to do. You still need to get around no matter what you do. Shopping, visiting friends and clients. Public transportation helps remove your car from the roads in congested cities. If you go into the suburbs, watch out. 3-4 cars may be occupying your driveway. No room in your garage. It’s filled with bicycles and storage overflow.

WHO NEEDS RECYCLED CARS?
Due to necessity, we need scrap cars. Mainly because we can not fill the land with piles of cars.

Traffic on the Hollywood 101 freeway. Los Angeles, California, USA.

SCRAP METAL PRICES
According to Statista.com, It looks like Scrap Metal Prices “Worldwide” are around $197 U.S. dollars per metric ton.

In 2013 China was taking hold of the market in a big way. Here in Canada we experienced lower prices at that time. I can not show you charts because Canadian scrap metal and steel companies do not publish their forecasts online. I have attempted to find information from time to time. All I get are current prices per ton(from Goldman Sachs). It’s a bit bewildering that I always have to go to U.S. or China’s websites to glean information about world scrap metal prices. Rarely, I find Canadian scrap metal activity on a large-scale; very hard to find. Next, we will look at U.S. Scrap metal prices. Generally speaking, our results in Canada are close to US markets.

What’s in store for 2018?
Scrap metal prices increased about 8.5% by the end of December 2017. (Canada and the U.S.) All reports show scrap metal recovering from a deep sleep. The rise in scrap metal prices will be very conservative. Do not look for any great increases. We are lucky to stay in the game, considering China – always looming over our heads. The chart below shows China in “RED” and the rest of the world in “BLUE”.


Even though this chart only goes up to 2015, the next 3 years are not very different. Even though you will see a few ups and downs, expect a good, solid year in scrap metal for 2018.
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PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
Thank you! We appreciate your business very much!
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Electric Cars -The New Buzz

LEADER OF THE PACK
TESLA keeps on impressing the consumer. For 2018, the Nissan LEAF’s biggest battery pack runs for 107 miles on a single charge, while TESLA’s Model 3 will be able to travel 215 miles before needing a charge. Cost of these two vehicles run $30,000 – $35,000.

The standard version (of Tesla 3 -2018) has an EPA*-estimated driving range of 220 miles and will accelerate to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, according to Tesla, while the Long Range version goes 310 miles on a charge and is claimed to make the 60-mph dash in 5.1 seconds. Top speed is listed as 130 mph for the standard Model 3 and 140 mph for the Long Range model. published by caranddrive.com

Notice how close in design for these two cars; the Nissan and the Tesla. who collaborated. If you want to know the answer to this question. look at the roof of the cars. Everyone wants to copy the Tesla. Superior engineering at Tesla sets them apart and …Tesla is still ahead of the game.

Nissan LEAF 2018

Tesla 3 for 2018

The Tesla 3 ‘Silver Bullet’ Is In The Lead For 2018

Smokin’ Hot Tesla 3 -2018 (Glass Hood Reduces The Weight Of The Car)

This video is a candid look at the Tesla model 3 2018 at $35,000! If you are shy about EV’s, this is a good video to watch. [ Half the price of the previous years’ EV ]

* EPA: United States Environment Protection Agency: Office of Transportation and Air Quality. www.fueleconomy.gov – the official government source for fuel economy information.
PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
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Find your keys in Snow!

LOST CAR KEYS….FOUND!
Dropped your keys? Where did they go? (a) buried in the snow (b) dark, underground parking (c) somewhere in the house -or- outside the house – in your driveway. How about your freezer? Yes, I left my car keys inside our big old chest freezer. That’s what happens when you are bringing your groceries in the house from your car on a hot summer day.  Normally, I hang up my keys on the hook in the kitchen as soon as I get in the house, So I wont lose them!  It must have been one of those famous  ‘Distraction Days’. As I was bringing the frozen food in from the car straight to the freezer I went. It happened to be that my car keys were still in my hand. Kerplunk! I closed the big heavy freezer door . That’s where my key decided to go too. I scoured the house, the car, my clothes. I looked absolutely everywhere, except the basement where the freezer was humming peacefully. Thank goodness for my second set of keys. I thought about getting another copy.  Later that day, I opened the freezer and to my surprise, there were the keys. Right on top of the frozen peas!
TECHNOLOGY has the answer–> A key finder. A combo phone app and a key fob.  Once you activate the app on your phone simply by tapping with your finger , the key fob gives you a ring tone to pin point its location. All key trackers are not alike. Read the reviews, if you are shopping around. The small flat battery used in the Chipolo lasts about 6-9 months with standard replacement batteries. I have the Chipolo. You can buy as many fobs as you like it. The Chipolo rings your misplaced phone (even if it’s on silent mode) by shaking Chipolo.  It works for keys, dog collar, wallets, luggage or ……? It has a 200ft (60 meter) range. If you left your keys in a bar, the Chipolo beeps as soon as you go out of range. Not bad. Test it out by putting your keys in the freezer and see what happens.

Chipolo Fob: $25-$35 Battery 6-9 mon-to-1 yr.

Custom Names on your Chipolo Chip

MAGNET Technology: We go far back in science to the power of the magnet. Get yourself a horseshoe magnet and place it in the glove compartment ( note: keep the safety steel bar on the bottom of the magnet to preserve the strength). The magnet key finder works especially well in deep snow. You can glide the magnet over the snow and find your keys that way. It really works. I have used it. Did your keys fall under the car? Magnet power is here to stay. It will grab those keys for you. In this case, the size of your magnet is what really counts. Also, Magnets are lucky. They are a symbol of prosperity and good fortune. Keep that “horse shoe” magnet in you car simply for good luck! They bring the owner wealth. As kids, we thought magnets were magical! It’s a handy tool for picking up nails dropped in awkward places. And yes..good to find lost keys in the snow!

All Keys Are Not Visible In The Snow

🎄 STOCKING STUFFERS ~ Key Finder🎄
🎄 🎅 ❄️ 🎅THIS CHRISTMAS🎅 ❄️ 🎅 🎄!

PAUL’S SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
Thank you! We appreciate your business very much!
Scrap Car Removal in Mississauga, Brampton, Bramalea, Oakville, Etobicoke. Milton, Malton, Streetsville, Rexdale, Port Credit, North York, Vaughan, Maple, Orangeville, Erin Mills and Port Credit.

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