Well, in the most basic sense, the exhaust pipe that you find in your vehicle is a tube that actually guides any exhaust or waste gases away from your car’s engine. It is very essential for if the waste gases simply accumulate in your car’s engine, you and your passengers can actually suffer from poisoning of these gases and it could be very lethal.
The hot water heater will almost always contain copper. This is considerably more valuable than the shell, for instance, so take the time to remove valves, tubes and wires that might be made out of copper.
ADDITIVES – Also sadly, we are told by ‘authorities’ that some of the many gasoline additives are in the mix to increase performance; but because of its current overly-complex molecular structure, the real built-in function of the gasoline formula is to slow down the combustion so that only so much is actually consumed in the cylinder, and the liquid balance goes to the scrap catalytic converter price guide. As a further insult, the additives are also there to clog and prevent the use of the Pogue-style carburetors, designed to get 200-300 mpg.
If you see the tires are kind of worn you can mention your safety concerns, and how much you might have to spend on some replacement tires. Tires that wear unevenly can be an indication that the suspension is in need of major repairs or adjustments.
Next inspect the interior. Ask for the keys so you can check the accessories. Make sure everything on the interior works. Check the headlights, turn signals, horn, and radio and take note of anything that needs to be fixed. Roll all the windows up and down. Start it up and check the gauges. Turn on the heater and air conditioner.
You’re not buying a car for resale, you are buying a car to haul your body to work! Don’t worry about its resale value, if you’re paying a $1000.00 for it, it has no resale value. Buy what you need.
Of course, one way to mitigate all this chaos is to change your oil. and change it often. If you use standard grade oil, then 3500 miles is a good interval. 5000 for semi-synthetic is good, and 7500 for full synthetic.