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Top 3 Maintenance Checks to Make Today

January 10, 2019 - Vehicle Maintenance

Tired expensive automobile repairs? Have you ever been frustrated that a small maintenance issue has grown into a big problem? At Pickers and Pipes, we can help by offering discount used auto parts. We believe buying used auto parts should be fair and easy.

However, the cheapest way to keep your vehicle on the road is good preventative maintenance. Try these three maintenance checks to avoid costly repairs down the road.



Every three months or 3,000 miles – each of these should be checked:

Battery and cables:

Just like other items on your vehicle, batteries and cables need to be checked for wear and tear. Remember before working on your battery or cables be sure to shut off the engine, and remove the negative cable before working.

Belts:

If your vehicle is making a loud squealing or screeching noise that only lasts a few minutes then you should consider replacing your vehicles belt.

Engine Air Filter:

For engines to run they need air. An Engine air filter has a very important job – keeping the air as clean. Common air pollutants are dust, salt, feathers, gasses, and even pollen. Making sure that your air filter is clean with prolong your engine life, reduce emissions, and even increase your fuel efficiency.

Don’t waste your time and money at shady salvage yards. Most salvage yards have a reputation for not treating their customers well which makes you feel skeptical and frustrated. It’s often hard to trust the parts and the people.

We’re different. With over 40 years combined automotive experience, we make buying used auto parts fair and easy.

Let us help find the parts you’re looking for. You can expect Free Admission, Fresh Inventory, and a 98% parts match! Here’s how we do it:

1. Bring your tools!  2. Pull your parts!  3. Get back on the road quick!

We know you’re not afraid get your hands dirty and to fix your own problems. In order to do that, you need to get the right part the first time, and get your vehicle back on the road.

So, call now to set up an appointment. And in the meantime, be sure to make these top 3 maintenance checks today. So you can stop wasting money on expensive parts, and instead get your vehicle back on the road quick!


How to Replace a Car Hood

January 18, 2019 - Vehicle Maintenance

Was your vehicle in a front-end collision? Are you frustrated by the cost of automobile maintenance? At Pickers and Pipes, we can help by offering discount used auto parts. We believe buying used auto parts should be fair and easy.

Replacing your vehicles hood seems like a task for a body shop, but it’s actually one of the easiest things you can do on your vehicle if someone can give you a hand.

Be sure to weare safety glasses and lift with your legs while lifting the hoods.


Here’s the Steps:

Step 1: Open the hood and prop it open.

Step 2: Have your assistant stand on one side of the hood and you on the other side.

Step 3: Use a socket wrench to loosen the bolts at the base of the hood (this is where the hood attaches to the hinges that let it move up and down).

Step 4: : Hand your assistant the socket wrench and let them remove the other bolts on their side that are holding the hood. It’s important to make sure to hold the hood with both hands while your assistant is taking off the final two bolts.

Step 5: Grip the hood firmly and remove the rod holding up the hood.

Step 6: Take the hood off of the hinges and put it aside.

Step 7: Place the new hood into place (use the prop rod to help you).

Step 8: Screw down the other bolts with the socket wrench.

Step 9: Close the hood.

Don’t let the body shop steal your hard earned cash. Most salvage yards have a reputation for not treating their customers with respect, but we’re different. With over 40 years combined automotive experience, we make buying used auto parts fair and easy.

Let us help you find the parts you’re looking for. You can expect Free Admission, Fresh Inventory, and Excellent Customer Service. Here’s how we do it:

1. Bring your tools!  2. Pull your parts!  3. Get back on the road quick!

We know you’re not afraid get your hands dirty and to fix your own problems. In order to do that, you need to get the right part the first time, and get your vehicle back on the road.

So, call now to set up an appointment. And in the meantime, be sure to follow these steps to replacing your car hood. So you can stop wasting money on expensive parts, and instead get your vehicle back on the road quick!


How to Replace a Radiator

January 28, 2019 - Vehicle Maintenance

Was your vehicle in a front-end collision? Are you frustrated by the cost of automobile maintenance? At Pickers and Pipes, we can help by offering discount used auto parts. We believe buying used auto parts should be fair and easy

Replacing your radiator seems like a task for a auto shop, but it’s actually one of the easiest things you can do on your vehicle if someone can give you a hand.


Here’s the Steps:

Step 1: Lift and Support the vehicle. Using a jack, jack stands, and wheel chock blocks behind the rear tires, and don’t forget to set the parking brake.

Step 2: Drain the Radiator and Fluid. Unscrew the petcock and/or remove the lower radiator hose to let all of the fluid drain.

Step 3: Disconnect the reservoir hose. You can do this with a screw driver to take off a hose clamp or use pliers or vice grips.

Step 4: Remove the upper and lower radiator hose.

Step 5: Disconnect the cooling fan connector and remove the fan. You’ll need to remove mounting bolts and maybe use a ratchet and socket.

Step 6: Disconnect the transmission cooler lines. You may need to use a flare nut wrench.

Step 7: Take off the radiator mounting pins or bolts.

Step 8: Remove the Radiator.

Step 9: Install the new radiator. Tighten mounting bolts, connect transmission lines, mount the fan, clip in the fan connector, install radiator hoses – double checking hose clamps and connect the radiator reservoir.

Step 10: Fill the radiator with coolant. Make sure the petcock is closed. Bleed air from the cooling system using a bleeder valve. You may need to “Burp” the vehicle.

Step 11: Lower the vehicle. Raise the jack. Remove the jack stands. Lower the vehicle and remove the wheel chocks.

Don’t let the auto shop steal your hard earned cash. Most salvage yards have a reputation for not treating their customers with respect, but we’re different. With over 40 years combined automotive experience, we make buying used auto parts fair and easy.

7090 Lamar Rd.
Reno, TX 75462
903-609-3060

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Last Daily Admission is 4:30 pm

Monday
9:00
4:30
Tuesday
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4:30
Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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