Never Buy These Car Parts

rev up your engines
today I’m gonna talk about how you don’t always have to buy the most expensive
parts for your car now of course we all want our cars to last as long as
possible we don’t want to use junky parts on our cars but on the other hand
we don’t want to pay a bunch of money for stuff we either don’t need that you
can find somewhere at a lower price know as an example take motor oil this is a
very good motor oil it’s redline but the cheapest I could
find this thing online was a little bit over $10 a quart Wow the Amazon full
synthetic that they now sell on our own it’s less than three dollars and 40
cents of course now they’re both good oils they’re both rated as excellent
oils by the American Petroleum Institute the API actually the Amazon has a little
bit higher grade rating than this does and I do have to say some of my
customers who actually race cars swear by the red line in their race cars that
they’re putting on a race track you really don’t need to buy the more
expensive oil for normal driving let’s talk about synthetic oil itself now if
you got the modern car that needs like a 0w 20 or you can only get that in full
since that actually have to buy synthetic but if you have an older car
that doesn’t need full synthetic oil a lot of times it’s a waste of money for
you especially if you’re like me and I don’t put down any miles on your
vehicles because of course over time they’re all degrades they tell you to
change your oil once a year regardless of the mileage you put on it if you’re
buying $10 quart oil you might be able to get a buck and a half at Walmart for
just plain old normal oil and if you’re only driving three four or five thousand
miles a year you don’t need to buy the synthetic oil
so of course you take all that in consideration when you’re buying oil for
your a car just because you’re paying a whole bunch more you may not need that
as long as your oil has this API certification American Petroleum
Institute you can read about your own car your own engine online and make sure
that that oil has those figures that’s all you need to know now when it comes
to cosmetic stuff like these headlights you really don’t want to get ripped off
and buy the most expensive parts the old lights on this
matrix went bad if I bought them at the dealer the replacement assembly
we’re two hundred and fifty three bucks apiece I got these better looking ones
with the dark smoky plastic on them for fifty five dollars online not only did
they fit perfectly but they look a lot better than the original ones and as you
can see these things have been on for over five years they look perfectly fine
they’re actually lessening better than the original ones they got more style so
you don’t have to spend five times as much for something that isn’t even as
good it’s a cheaper one now let’s talk about expensive tires tires are rated in
various ratings and the real super expensive ones they’re high speed they
have to be really soft so that when you take off with a monster engine
they’ll grip the road and so they kind of erased themselves while you’re
driving down the road if you go fast all the time think race cars 500-mile race
they might go through six sets of tires if your tires were I pit fast you’d be furious
in most cases you don’t need to buy the super expensive super soft ones no you
got a normal car you’re not driving like a racecar driver you don’t need to buy
those tires and if you’re like me and don’t drive that many miles I never buy
the super expensive tires I didn’t buy the expensive tires because I don’t
drive that many miles and long before the treads worn out my tire is always
dry right the ultraviolet rays of the Sun the heat of driving eventually makes
the rubber crack and you gotta replace I remember years ago my wife had a toyota
cressida the tires still had about ninety percent of their wear so I didn’t
think about it but one day she calls me up says I got a flat tire luckily she
was only a block down the street put the spare on drove home then I checked all
the tires and man they were all dry rotted for sure even though they had 90
percent of their tribe left I looked at the dates and these cars were over ten
years old now surprisingly enough the tires on my Celica even though
they’re ten years old and they’re dirty they’re still not crack and they’re
Chinese tires they were really cheap tires their holding up quite well but if you
look at the tars and you see all kinds of cracks going all around them you know
it’s dry ride and it’s time to get new tires and if you don’t drive a lot of
miles like me don’t waste your money on super expensive tires you know
and if you do a lot more driving say you drive twenty thirty thousand miles
here you’ll want to buy good tires of course but when you go to buy tires
your main emphasis is going to be on which ones are gonna last the longest
you don’t need those fancy Z rated tires to racing if you’re not racing around
like a maniac see which one’s lasts longest at the best price and then buy
those now the next thing you don’t waste too much money on is car batteries
throughout basically the same other than some of those fancy gel Spiral ones but
there’s actually only a few companies that we actually make batteries and then
they just put different names on them and sell them to other companies oh you
want to price around when you get a batteries look at the cold cranking amp
for the higher it is the better the battery and price them go on the
internet look around because you may be in a discount auto parts store but their
battery prices might be sky-high I’ve seen batteries that were one hundred and
sixty nine dollars in a discount auto parts store yet you go to other places
Walmart whatever and you find a cold cranking amp battery eighty or ninety
dollars it’s certainly not gonna spend one hundred sixty nine or whatever at
the high price place for a battery that is equivalent almost half price
but here’s one where you really want to spend more money some of the
modern cars come with these absorbed glass mat batteries they have a longer
storage life more power if your car came with one of these AGM batteries when you
replace it you really are better off putting an AGM battery back in I would
not go back to just an old fashioned battery like this one here to came from
autozone that has battery acid and water inside it you want to stick to the
absorbed glass mat because I’ve had customers that did go from the AGM and
they put in the regular ones because they were cheaper sometimes within a
year or so that next battery would go bad there you want to buy the more
expensive one because your car was designed but even and you can price
around now let’s go on to more complicated things like say your fuel
pump these Toyota’s announced I’ll have these Nippon Denso fuel pumps in and
yeah if you want to replace your fuel pump you want to put another Nippon
Denso in you know one of those cheap Chinese knockoffs
I’ve seen those things not working at all last a few months and breakdown you
got to drop the gas tank to change your fuel pump it’s such an expensive job you
weren’t a good one but you don’t have to go to the dealer to buy that Nippon
Denso pump as an example the dealer Nippon Denso pump assembly for this
matrix is six hundred and fifty seven dollars they’re not giving them away but
you can always find that Nippon Denso pump somewhere else they’re available
here in Houston locally cost me a hundred and forty dollars for one that
start in a trunk now in case it ever goes bad and of course if you’re
planning way ahead you could buy it online find who’s got the best price
because let’s face it if you fuel pump goes out you’re gonna want it fixed
right away so you can try maybe the local guys just gonna say hey I gotta
buy it at the dealer yeah it’s the only place I can get them well
guess what if you got one in your trunk as a spare you don’t have to worry about
that I do all my cars just I don’t wanna be stranded in the middle of no where
with a fuel pump that goes out I’d have to buy some
super expensive thing one for a lot less I gotta have a spare in the trunk now
the next thing not to spend all your hard-earned money on the most expensive
product out there when you’re waxing or polishing your car I like this new
finish it’s not a wax technically it’s a polish but these
bottles you know their like six seven eight dollars they don’t cost much and it
says once a year well that’s nonsense I still do it four times a year but I have
seen fancy polishes and wax kits that are made in Germany for people in their
elite cars and some of these kits will be one hundred and sixty two hundred
something dollars don’t waste your money on that stuff you know it’s just another
scam that whoo you got a real expensive car you need a really expensive wax
there’s all those ceramic nanotechnology coatings and stuff most of that stuff’s
a line of bull, I had people send me this stuff to try out and they said Oh Scotty
you’re so great and then I’d say we’ll you know send me some proof of how your
stuff works let me give me some nonsense I’m never allowed to talk to an engineer
or scientist will say exactly how the stuff works when they’re selling I’m out
of some website or come from Russia and these little bitty bottles will be
like 49.95 keep the money in your wallet don’t buy that stuff it’s a bunch of
junk, it’s just sales gimmicks to try to suck you into buying it cuz oh I want to keep
my car’s paint great shape just use the regular stuff it works fine and it
doesn’t cost that much and the last thing I’m gonna talk about
now waste your money is gasoline most cars these days I make to run on regular
gasoline in the United States they run perfectly fine don’t waste your money
putting in the mid grade or the high test gas they give you all the ads make
your car run better lalala actually if your modern car was made to run on regular
gas it’s gonna run better on regular gas than it is on a high test test they’re
designed to run on that particular octane you put a different octane in it
actually may not burn as well they charge so much more for the high test
gas than they do for the regular gas and the cost of production really isn’t all
that much different listen well it’s our advertising cost that’s already charged
mark if you notice all our advertisements only advertise the
expense of high octane gasoline you check it out that’s still the truth
today you never see them advertising the cheaper gas their eyes advertising the
high octane one makes your car run better blah blah blah blah don’t fall
for that stuff and maybe you want to stay away from the really sleazy
convenience stores in the bad part of town because if they did get bad gas
yeah good luck getting them to pay to fix your car I have actually had that
happen to some of my customers and they denied all responsibility and hey you’re
gonna take somebody to court for something I might have cost you eight
$900 on your car hardly anybody’s gonna do that so you’re better sticking to the
big names because hey you know they got insurance and if they got a station that
somehow got bad gas I don’t know what that station got bad gas in the company
big company it’s gonna stand behind it they have to because it makes it look
bad if they don’t so now you know a little bit more about why you don’t
necessarily want to buy the most expensive things for your car if you
still want it to last a long time and not take too much money out of your
wallet doing so so if you never want to miss another one
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