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Services that Tow Truck Companies Offer in Boca Raton, FL; Towing, Roadside Assistance & Cash for Junk Cars

Many people in Greater Boca Raton, Florida will experience circumstances that will require them to need the help of professional towing or roadside assistance services, and even a solution for getting rid of a piece of junk car taking up room on your property. Being a one stop shop, you can rely on Affordable Towing & Junk Cars for high quality roadside services. Today, we at Affordable Towing & Junk Cars would like to take the opportunity to briefly discuss our services.
 

Flatbed & Wheel Lift Towing

Our towing services are performed by well-trained and experienced professionals that have the expertise to help perform a tow in most scenarios. With our well-maintained fleet of towing vehicles, including flatbed and wheel lift towing trucks we can accommodate light, medium, and heavy-duty towing needs. We offer both local and long-distance towing along with auto wrecker services. With our fast accident response, you can count on us when you need help. We specialize in towing classic, exotic and low profile vehicles. Additional towing services include off-roading auto recovery and winch out needs for those that might find themselves in compromising terrain. At Affordable Towing & Junk Cars, we ensure damage-free, fast and efficient towing services.
 

Emergency Roadside Assistance

We know that mechanical failure can occur at any day or any time, which is why we are readily available to help you out of these frustrating situations. There are quite a few factors that can contribute to needing some roadside assistance. Affordable Towing & Junk Cars provides high-quality roadside assistance including battery jump-starts, tire changes, fuel and fluid delivery, as well as lockout services. When you have a flat tire, whether it is due to the tire being old and worn or it sustained trauma such as from debris in the road or other punctures, our experts can change your tire. No matter if you lack the skills and know-how or simply do not have the tools, you have the experts of Affordable Towing & Junk Cars. Also, we can ensure the flat tire is changed safely and no risk to you on the busy highways. Battery charges can drain under weather conditions, or over time and use as well if the lights where left running as many people experience. We make sure the battery is jumped correctly and carefully. Anyone can experience running out of fuel. When you need fuel delivered, instead of risking the hike to and from, or waiting endlessly for a friend or family member, a professional can bring you the type of fuel you need. Also, when you need other fluids such as coolant, brake fluid, oil, and other important fluids, we can help. Locking yourself out of the vehicle is not unheard of either. You need the professionals of Affordable Towing & Junk Cars to give you access to your vehicle without sustaining damage.
 

Cash for Junk Cars & Free Removals

Compacts, coupes, sedans, convertibles, classics, collectibles, luxury vehicles, hybrids, sport utility vehicles and pick-up trucks are all accepted in our junk cars for cash programs. No matter the make and model or what condition the vehicle is in, we can help you. Abandoned vehicles that are left in your driveways become eyesores that can make people annoyed, frustrated, embarrassed and even stressed. You can get cash for these twisted heaps of metal taking up space. Affordable Towing & Junk Cars will pay you cash on the spot and remove the vehicle.
 

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Cash for Junk Cars in Boca Raton, FL; Most Valuable Auto Parts on a Car Such as Wheels, Bumpers, Air Bags & More

You have a junk car. At one time you were going to do a little work on it and get it on the road. It may not be a classic, but let’s face it, there is some emotional attachment to our cars and trucks, for better or worse. It’s been over five years you haven’t touched it and your emotional attachment has ebbed. Time to get rid of it. You can sell it to a salvage yard or a parts yard.
 

Used Auto Parts

Auto manufacturers only must supply parts for ten years. But certain models are popular or a model that has part compatibility over the years will have parts for longer. Some companies produce parts to this day, or least body parts for the classics. Even given the ten-year limit prescribed by law, parts don’t usually start drying up for an additional decade or two. So used body parts for some models are highly lucrative for older cars. Suspension parts are also in demand. Prior to 1963 car springs were high-carbon steel, so the knife makers like them and snatch those springs up. Of course, engines and transmissions have value. If you are restoring an old car or truck, building a hotrod, or swapping engines, there are many models that have value. Small or large block Chevys and Fords are perennial favorites for the racers and hotrodders.
 

Most Valuable Parts on a Car

Some items that have value:
GPS System to replace loss through theft, vandalism or accident.
Wheels, Tires and Rims as nice ones are always in demand. Tires with good tread are a lot cheaper than new and just about as good.
Bumpers, Doors, Fenders, Hoods and Trunk Lids – used body parts are always a good deal. If properly cleaned and prepped as good as any new fender or door.
Air Bags are expensive, much cheaper to salvage than buy new.
Air Conditioning Compressors are a cheap method to get that cooler going. Some of the older Ford models can be converted to air compressors for the off-road crowd.
Windshield Wiper Arms. Replacement are dealer items new, expect a high tariff. Generally, dirt cheap in a junk or salvage yard.
Tailgates on Trucks are always getting crunched or dented, so there is always a demand for those ‘gates’.
Radio/Stereo rarely stop working and are good to go in almost any installation. Stolen radio, a junk yard replacement out the same model may save some big bucks.
Motor Oil and Filters. Used motor oil can be re-refined into lube oil more lube that can be had refining crude oil, about 70 times more, fuel for boilers and space heaters, asphalt and nearly 10% water.
Catalytic Converters contain trace amounts of platinum and palladium. Both valuable metals. More than gold.
So that old ride might just be a gold mine, even the salvage yards can get a couple of hundred dollars in metal scrap prices alone.
 

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That old clunker may not be exactly a gold mine, but it does have value, a lot more than most realize. As we try to protect the environment, we are finding unique ways to repurpose our trash. And cars have been recycled for many, many years. That is why we can offer cash for your clunker. Affordable Junk Cars & Towing can meet all of your towing and roadside assistance needs and we also pay cash for used cars. Call us to learn more today!

Holiday Safety Driving Tips to Avoid Needing Towing Due to a Car Breakdown or Accident in West Palm Beach, FL

The holidays are filled with squeezing as much time as you can with those you love and cherish the most. To make this happen, more and more people are turning to the roads to get them to those loved ones. This can mean that you need to be extra vigilant to avoid any automobile accidents, breakdowns and other issues. The added traffic can have a big impact on your holiday travel. Affordable Junk Cars & Towing is here to share some tips that will help keep you safe in your holiday traveling.
 

Pre Trip Car Inspection

It doesn’t matter how old or new your vehicle is, you should be inspecting it before setting out on a road trip of any kind. You don’t want to find yourself stranded on the side of the road with car troubles when the situation could have totally been avoided. Checking things like the tires, oil life and all other fluids is a good idea before leaving for holiday travel.
 

Get Your Rest Before Driving on a Long Trip

Drowsy driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents. You should never set out on a road trip if you haven’t gotten plenty of rest prior to leaving. If for some reason you are starting to feel groggy when driving, it is time to either pull over and close your eyes for a bit or turn the driving over to someone else in the car.
 

Follow the Law & Drive Defensively this Holiday Season

Did you know that when you increase your speed, you are also increasing your chances of getting in an auto accident? The speed limit is set for a reason; you should always strive to follow it to keep yourself out of danger. With the added traffic that is sure to be present during the holidays, it is more important than ever to be a defensive driver. Don’t allow yourself to relax and be aware of all your surroundings to avoid an accident.
 

Don’t Drive Impaired & Risk Fatalities

The holidays are often full of eating, drinking and being merry. While it is important to make these fond memories with those you love, if you have been drinking you should avoid driving. There is so much traffic on the roads which makes it even more important that you have a designated driver if you know that you drinking will be involved.
 

Manage Distractions While Driving

Driving with distraction is just as dangerous as driving under the influence. Avoid looking at your phone and taking calls while you are driving. Whatever or whoever is trying to get your attention, can wait a few minutes until you have arrived at your destination or have stopped for a break.
 

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Car Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Car in Good Condition in West Palm Beach, FL this Summer

It’s a good idea to know the ins and outs of your car to keep it running. Read the manual and do it more than once to give you all the information you need so you’ll know what’s going on when you have problems. Most times a problem can be taken care of just by referring to the manual. Don’t drive around without the spare tire and the jack that came with your car. Learn how to use them to save money because you won’t need to pay for a tow if you know how to fix a flat on your own.
 

Taking Your Car to the Mechanic Shop

1. Use a professional, trained mechanic. Don’t try and diagnose issues with your car. Trying to repair them yourself can cause further damage. Be specific when explaining what you know when speaking with the mechanic. Knowing a dependable mechanic is worth its weight in gold. Make sure they are trained and certified. They cost less and can let you know about problems that will end up costing a lot by fixing them sooner.
2. Know the price. Ask about the charges and confirm how much before the work gets started to avoid being duped at the end.
3. Don’t ignore small problems. If small problems are left unchecked, they can become major ones down the road.
4. Check for leaks. Take your car out for a test run after any repairs have been repaired to ensure the repair has been done correctly.
5. Consider going to the dealership. It will cost more but the mechanics there specialize in diagnosing the problems and solving them quickly. Sometimes you can get a discount too.
6. Care for your belongings. If you need to leave your car at the repair shop, make sure you take all your valuables because mechanics are not responsible for missing items.
 

What Should You Have in Your Car?

A car breakdown can happen any time. Standing outside on a hot day can be hard enough, but standing on the side of the road as cars whiz by a breakdown can be unbearable. If you can’t fix it and need to wait for help you will be glad to have taken the time and put some items in the car. Having a first aid kit is important. Make sure you have a flashlight and batteries, water to stay hydrated while waiting and snacks in case the wait is long. Paper towels can come in handy for dirty hands when trying to figure out what is wrong. Summer can be brutal on car batteries, so have jumper cables with you. Gloves will come in handy if you need to change a hot tire. Having a multipurpose tool for a repair might be all you need and road flares are great if a breakdown happens at night.
 

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Selling Your Junk Car After a Rollover in West Palm Beach, FL; Value of Parts & Scrap Metal

Rollover accidents, according to the statistical evidence available, results in one of the highest fatality and extensive injury rates than nearly any another motor vehicular accidents. The stress to occupants and the vehicle structure are very high. Even wearing proper restraints, the arms are thrown out broken windows due in part to the centrifugal forces (a note: There really is no such word as ‘centrifical’ at least not formally, it is a verbal word sounding like the correct word, but is not recognized as word, it is referred to as an ‘egg corn’), where they are subject to the fury of the rolling car.
 

What Parts Can Be Repaired or Salvaged After a Rollover Accident?

Cars are built tough but their resistance to damage is compromised in a rollover. Jeeps and race cars all come with roll bars integral to the vehicle as they have a high potentially rollover rate. For salvage the problem arises what can be used and what parts are only good for scrap. As the vehicle rolls force acting on the unit can be extreme, especially if it’s a bouncy roll with the attendant multiple violent contacts with the ground surface, gutters and road pavement. The doors and top suffers and therefore are not serviceable. Axle housings are bent preventing their repurposing and use as a replacement part or rod building project. The engine and transmission, and in four wheel drives the transfer case and attendant wiring harnesses could be usable. Generally wheels are bent if steel and broken if alloy and tires shredded. Not only are rollovers tough on the occupants but are extremely destructive of the vehicle itself.
 

How Did the Vehicle Roll & Land During the Rollover?

Tripped rollovers occur when striking something like a curb that initiates the rollover. The part of the vehicle contacting a curb is usually the wheel that takes exaggerated force from a direction they’re not designed to cope with. Most insurance agencies total the vehicle after a rollover. If the car lands on its top other considerations include fluid leaks, not limited to the radiator but fuel and oil as well. Though vehicle explosions and fires are not as prevalent as depicted by Hollywood, leaking fuel does pose a hazard. Landing on its side the car or truck may still find retention of fluids problematic, as fuel tanks where never designed to operate in this position, in fact they are vented to the top or top and sides. The tops collapse and doors are crumpled or ripped from the body of the vehicle. Doors, hoods and trunk lids are subject to impact, abrasion and centrifugal forces. Being thrown open or ripped from the vehicle. If the top collapse only a little imagination needs to be used to visualize what happens to the occupants. Stressed or broken necks and spine result, along with very bad trauma to the head.
 

Selling Your Junk Vehicle for Scrap & Parts After a Rollover

Generally an extensive rollover regulates the vehicle to the scrap heap. However for the recycler there is value in that rollover victim. Engines and transmissions come to mind. About 1,500 – 2000 pounds of scrap iron and a 1,000 feet of copper wiring, all valuable commodities.
 

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Troubleshooting Symptoms & How to Stop Your Car from Overheating in West Palm Beach, FL

Imagine you are driving down the street on your way to get dinner and you realize that the temperature gauge on your instrument panel is moving into the red. The red section means that the engine is getting too hot and the components that are supposed to keep it cooled are not working right. There are several things that can be wrong with the car to cause it to overheat. The problem is immediate and you need to take care when this occurs. The engine needs to stay cool and if it gets in the red zone it can cause a serious amount of damage to the car. The heat will cause areas of the engine to seize up and warp. If it gets to that point you will need to do some major repairs to get the car operational. When you notice that your car is starting to overheat you need to act very quick. Start by pulling over on the side of the road as soon as it is safe. You want to immediately turn the engine off so that the heat is no longer being radiated. Now that you have the car stopped in a safe area it is best to call for a tow truck. They can come down to your location and pick up your vehicle and tow it to a repair shop. Now you may be wondering what could have caused the vehicle to overheat.
 

Affordable Junk Cars & Towing Lists Reasons Your Vehicle Might Start to Overheat

Car Thermostat is Stuck or BrokenSigns of Radiator Failure: The radiator is part of the cars engine that will help to keep it cool. It is full of coolant that is necessary to keep the moving and working parts from overheating. The problem can occur when the radiator is full of debris. The debris can start to clog up the radiator and cause it to clog the lines. When this occurs the car can easily start to overheat. Be sure that you change out the radiator fluid on a regular basis.
How to Tell if Water Pump is Working?: The water pump is the part of the car that sends the coolant and water to the engine. The pump needs to be treated and repaired as soon as there is a problem. If the overheating occurs due to the water pump the car will overheat in just a few minutes.
 

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How Much Do Junkyards Pay for Cars in West Palm Beach, FL & How Does Junking a Car Work?

When you have an old car that is just not worth fixing, registering or driving you need to find a way to get rid of it. A junk car is not a car that someone wants to buy because the cost to get it running is more than what the car is even worth. That means that you need to find a place that picks up junk cars to take it away. An old junk car at your home can be a real eye sore and could cause problems with your neighbors. The look of your home does have a direct impact of the value of the homes nearby. A junk car will often need to be towed away and taken to a yard that deals in junk cars. Junkyards often pay around $150 per ton which translates to about $300 for the average car. If you are ready to have the car junked you need to get the vehicle ready.
 

Affordable Junk Cars & Towing Outlines Some Steps You Need to Take When Junking Your Unwanted Car

Remove Personal Belongings Before You Sell Your Junk Car: When you have a car you often leave your glasses, paperwork, bags and more in it. There are often personal belongings in the trunk as well that you may want to keep. You want to be sure that if you are getting rid of a car to junk you take time to go through it. You want to check every area that you may have ever left something. The visor, trunk, under the hood and glovebox are all areas that commonly have items left behind. When the car is picked up and taken to be junked you will not have another opportunity to get your things out.
Title, Registration & Plates When Junking a Vehicle: If you are going to junk a car you still have some responsibilities. Make sure you take the license plates off the car and keep them with you. You will need to go to the local department of motor vehicles to turn them back in. You may have a credit with the DMV. Also call the insurance company and have the vehicle removed from your policy. You don’t want to keep paying for insurance in a car you are no longer in possession of. Another area you need to deal with is the title to the car. You need to clear the title before you junk the car. The title needs to be clean and that means loans are paid off in advance. You can sell the car to a junkyard or transfer the title to them. This will then release you from liability for anything that happens with the car thereafter.
Use the Gas Before You Junk Your Car: If you have a junk car that is still running but not for long you want to use what you can. If you have a full tank of gas you want to use it up first. Drive it around before you take off the plates and shut down the insurance. That way you are getting the most for your money before you drop it off.
 

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Florida Car Accident Laws; How Long Do You Have to Report a Auto Collision, Crash or Fender Bender in West Palm Beach, FL

There are many drivers that go through most of their life without ever being involved in a car collision or accident. However, when an accident happens, most feel disoriented and not sure as what to do when it occurs. If no one was seriously injured in the accident, there are simple protocols you can follow in the event you were involved in a minor fender bender. Affordable Towing & Junk Cars will share Florida’s state protocols on what to do if you find yourself involved in a car accident.
 

What to do After a Car Accident

Bear in mind that vehicular accidents are unpredictable and each situation can become unique on how it should be handled. These are some basic guidelines to help you react in the best way possible. In a minor accident and if your vehicle is still somewhat functioning, move your vehicle off to the side of the road or out of the way of other motorists. You may need help if your vehicle is no longer working, but still movable. If your vehicle is no longer functional you will also want to contact your preferred towing company.
 

Steps to Take After a Car Accident Injury

If someone has been hurt you should immediately call for law enforcement and medical assistance. If someone was injured you should get them help before you worry about anything else first. Remain close to the injured person and the scene of the accident until help arrives. You should not attempt to move the injured person yourself. Just stand by until medical assistance arrives. Tell the injured person not to move and to hold as still as possible. However if the injured person’s life is in immediate threat from other unsuspecting motorists, then you may attempt to move the person, but do so as carefully as possible.
 

Reporting an Automobile Accident

If all members involved in the accident are in good health while you wait for the arrival of law enforcement, begin to exchange full names, addresses, insurance information and registration numbers. Once law enforcement officers arrive on the scene, you should be prepared to give them your drivers license. They will most likely ask for proof of insurance and registration as well.
 

Contact Police After a Collision

In the case of a serious injury, death, a hit and run, or property damage that may exceed over $500 dollars worth of damage has occurred; Law enforcement should be contacted right away. Remain at the scene until they arrive. As a witness you will need to give the investigating officer your account of the event. The officer may request you to summit your own report. If so, this should be done within 10 days of the accident.
 

Accident Involving an Unoccupied Vehicle

In the event you may have hit another vehicle that was unoccupied, a vehicle in a parking lot for an example, you’re required to either wait for the owner of the vehicle to arrive or leave your name, number and license plate number. Additionally, report the collision to law enforcement right away.
 

Fast Accident Response, Towing & Roadside Assistance in Wellington, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter & Loxahatchee & West Palm Beach, Florida

Depending on the severity of the accident, you may have to tow your vehicle to your home or preferred mechanic. In some cases you may need to trash it and sell your now wrecked junk car. It both situations, Affordable Towing & Junk Cars can help you review our services and see how we are able to help you after an accidents has occurred. Contact Affordable Towing & Junk Cars today.

Exotic Towing; Flatbed Tow Trucks for Transport of Luxury, Classic & Lowered Cars in West Palm Beach, FL

Exotic vehicles are a high commodity. They are beautiful and powerful pieces of machinery. From classic, vintage or antique automobiles to high-end sports cars, the exotic cars often include a heavy price tag. Investing in large sums of money for ownership is not enough, but parts and maintenance services are also usually in no way cheap. For those that can afford the luxury of owning an exotic automobile, finding an affordable towing option shouldn’t be included in the list of expensive services. With that in mind, we at Affordable Towing and Junk Cars would like to expound on exotic vehicles and considering the towing option when you are looking to transport it short distances.
 

Minimize Drive Time for Exotic Cars

When it comes to going for a cruise in your exotic vehicle, you will generally find two kinds of drivers that pose a threat to your vehicle; 1) the street racer who spots the exotic ride and expects you to comply with his intentions, or 2) the driver who simply does not care about adhering to the driving guidelines and laws. Considering that, most exotic automobile owners would prefer to minimize their drive time. When conserving miles or the vehicle has become inoperable, getting your car towed to the mechanic or exotic car show might be your better option. If you do decide to invest in a tow, you can better prepare you and the vehicle by applying the below listed tips to getting a successful exotic automobile tow.
 

Tips for Choosing a Towing Company to Tow Your Exotic Car

1) Select a Towing Service: Do not randomly pull a number out of a hat to find the right towing company for you. You will want to do your homework first. A towing company with a positive reputation for reliability, dependability, and safety are just a few of the attributes that are desirable for towing your “baby”. The towing company’s fleet of trucks should be well equipped to handle the hazards of the roads and accommodate the exotic vehicle you own with secure and safe transportation. Entrusting your exotic ride to a professional requires them to protect and value your vehicle as you do. Your exotic vehicle has financial value, but for many, it also has sentimental value. Be sure the towing professional you choose has all the appropriate credentials, such as being licensed, bonded, and insured.
2) Confirm Insurance: Prior to the day you need a tow, know what the insurance coverage is and to see if additional insurance is needed. With unforeseen issues arising, it is ideal to have copies of your insurance as well as the towing company’s insurance in the event of damage or loss. Your insurance company may offer coverage as an optional add-on if your existing policy doesn’t cover your vehicle during transport
3) Copy Documents: Ensuring you have all the pertinent documentation should be readily available including paperwork for insurance during the towing service
4) Prepare Your Vehicle: After you have made all the necessary arrangements and prior to the exotic towing, you will need to prepare the car itself. Sweep the vehicle including in all the compartments, under seats, and in the trunk. Valuables such as removable emblems, car audio systems, navigational aids and other electronic devices should also be taken out of the car for safe keeping.
 

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Overheating Car Engine Symptoms, Troubleshooting, Damage & Consequences in West Palm Beach, FL

One of the many problems we can have with vehicles is overheating. If the engine isn’t constantly cooled as we drive, other major issues can occur. So why do vehicles overheat? There are six major contributors to this problem. Affordable Towing & Junk Cars will cover the major causes of vehicular overheating and why, if your car seems to have any one of these issues, it will be wise to have an emergency towing company ready to call.
 

How to Tell if a Car is Overheating

There are two indicators that your vehicle is overheating. The obvious one is that the temperature gauge needle rising into the ominous red zone. The second is that the “Check Engine” or “Temperature” light will come on. Both are found on the dashboard. There is also a third sign which is never good when it occurs. You will see steam or smoke coming out of your engine.
 

Troubleshooting Tips for Causes of Overheating Car

Leaking Coolant: The first and most common cause of engine overheating is that the coolant has sprung a leak somewhere. Most often it is from an old hose or the crack in the coolant tank. If your overheating problem is due to lack of coolant, you will first want to check the pressure cap. If the cap seems broken or is not sealed properly, this could be the cause for the loss of coolant as well. If your vehicle is overheating, you will want to add coolant right away then have a mechanic look for the source of the leak. In an emergency, you can use water instead of coolant to get it to the mechanic or home. However don’t keep driving your vehicle if it has overheated and you don’t have the help to cool it down. Instead, call a towing company to take you home or to your mechanic.
Late Timing: Another issue that can cause your vehicle to keep overheating could be due to late timing. Your ignition system could be malfunctioning as your spark plugs are firing the fuel and air mixture after the piston moves back down from the top of the stroking point. However this late timing issue isn’t singly the cause of overheating. However combined with additional problems, this can cause your vehicle to overheat to a critical point. This will require an electronic diagnostic test to detect.
Plugged Radiator: When a radiator becomes plugged the liquid or coolant can’t circulate throughout the engine’s system properly. This means even if your coolant if full and intact without leakage, your engine still isn’t receiving the proper amount of coolant to its engine. The clog leads to overheating.
Slipping Accessory Belt: The accessory belt is what drives the water pump in the engine. If you can access or reach it, you will want to give it a pull. If the belt has more than ½ inch give, your belt needs replacing. Often the belt becomes stretched and becomes too loose to drive the pump correctly. This also causes your vehicle to overheat.
Collapsing Bottom Radiator Hose: Over time, the bottom radiator hose can begin to collapse under the vacuum from the water pump. Improper circulation due to the collapse can also be one of the other several issues that cause overheating.
Low Oil: The oil doesn’t just cushion and lube the moving parts inside the engine. It additionally helps remove 75 to 80 percent of the “waste heat” in your engine. So overheating can also be as simple as low oil in your vehicle.
 

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Regardless of how minor the issues may be as to what’s causing the overheating in your vehicle, stop your car and turn off the A/C and your vehicle. Let it cool down. If you don’t have the means to check the reasons or the ability to cool it down on your own, do not continue to drive it. By driving your vehicle when it begins to overheat doesn’t just cause a break down on the side of the road, it can also cause severe damage to various parts if the engine. In turn this will destroy the entire engine and need very costly replacement. Contact Affordable Junk Cars & Towing and we will tow your overheating vehicle to your home, mechanic or other desired destination.

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