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Old 05-11-2012, 09:15 AM   #1
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Thumbs up These automobile parts should not be bought

Just because there are plenty of useful auto parts do not mean you should buy there. Here are auto parts you should avoid for the sake of your budget. Get some auto credit to help buy your next components.



Donít get stuck with badges and decals



If you arenít driving a hot sports car or luxury sedan, do not waste your cash attempting to fool everyone by affixing a stick-on badge. That would not be homage to the brand, but homage to your lack of taste. Same thing holds true for stick-on sunroofs. Also, donít add fake bullet holes or flame stickers. You arenít a gangster, and if you have to go with flames, have it painted on.



Wasted on the steering wheel



If summer heat is causing the steering wheel to burn your palm flesh, wear driving gloves like Ryan Gosling in ďDrive.Ē Do not buy a steering wheel cover. Theyíre ugly and pretentious.



Reason behind plastic valve caps



Valve stems are made of brass, which is why the valve caps are typically made of plastic. The aluminum valve cap will cause a galvanic response if it is humid outside, according to a Jalopnik reader.



Whenever you have aluminum, the caps become welded on almost. This means you will probably damage the valve stem attempting to get the cap off, which will mean a quick flat. Think about what you see when aluminum and copper refrigerator piping come into contact with one another.



Learning more about Truck Nutz



Truck balls or Truck Nutz seem like a novelty automotive product, but many of the truck owners who hang them from their trailer hitch take themselves quite seriously. Do not waste your cash.



Stay from chrome



Instead of trying to impress with chrome all over your car, you should most likely just avoid it all together. A lot of people look at chrome as affordable things that make the car look even worse.



Do not get wiper wings



One idea someone came up with in the 1980s was to add spoilers to windshield wipers. The concept was to make it so the blades worked better by pressing down on the glass more; this was a fake thing that did not really work.



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Always get the right parts



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