Are YOU recycling well enough?
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Are YOU recycling well enough?

We all know by now that we should be recycling as much as possible--but are we using that principle to its full potential? As a lifelong green campaigner and environmental activist I'm passionate about recycling, and I've started this blog to talk a little more about all the little extras you can do. I'll be covering craft projects you can do with the kids, tips for starting and maintaining your own compost pile, ways to help your local recycling plant out with the way you put your rubbish in the recycling bin and tips for "upcycling" some of the things you throw away the most.


Are YOU recycling well enough?

Essential Things to Take to a Salvage Yard when Looking for Second-Hand Auto Parts

Katie Welch

Auto wreck yards offer an excellent alternative source of auto parts to car owners. If you need Toyota second-hand parts, you can find a valuable auto part from an auto salvage yards. What then should you take along to the salvage yard to help you find the right used auto part? Read on to find out.

1. The Original Part

If you have owned a truck for quite a long time, you might be confident in your knowledge of its various parts. However, what you need to remember is that some auto parts look alike, with only slight differences in size or angles. If you are going to look for such a part at a salvage yard, then it is advisable to take the original part with you. It will help you to compare the various used parts you find in the yard, thereby increasing your chances of finding the right component. Moreover, if you have the original part, it is easy to tell the condition of the used part you find at an auto-recycling yard. For instance, if you find a second-hand alternator, but it looks darker when compared to the original colour, you will know something is wrong.

2. Tools 

When looking for second-hand auto parts, most people think that the salvage yard will offer them some of the essential tools, so they only take the basic equipment. However, nothing could be further from the truth because salvage yards receive tens of customers each day. As such, it is safe to assume that they might not be in a position to offer every client the tool required. It is, therefore, prudent to be proactive by carrying your tools to the yard. You will be surprised at the high number of customers that have missed an opportunity to grab a bargain part just because the yard didn't have a source of power or they didn't carry a cordless screwdriver. However, it would be best if you still observed the yard rules because some tools, such as blowtorches, are restricted by some providers.

3. Gloves

With the right tools, it is easy to take certain parts apart with bare hands. However, since a trip to the salvage yard is always full of surprises, you might need to carry along a pair of protective gloves . You'll be better prepared if you find an engine part that you might need in the future; therefore, taking component now would be the most appropriate decision. If the spare part is deep inside an engine, the gloves will provide you with the necessary protection for retrieval. If you do not have the gloves, there is a high chance of injury.