I’m pretty sure that most all of you know the drill: you pay your two dollars, you head for your particular make or nationality’s neighborhood, and then you start the un-wrenching. The U-Pull-It junk yard has long been a boon to the home mechanic, both for keeping that older daily driver on the road, and parting up a fun car as there’s always something it needs.
Of course it’s not all dessert trays and tequila sunrises at these yards. You typically have to navigate pools of unknown liquids (yes, they’re probably at least some part urine) and then there’s often that part that is securely out of your reach owing to the support upon which the car sits. And don’t get me started about the yards within a yard that are blocked off from view and require an additional two bucks to enter. Geez!
Those are my major complaints, but the junk yard is still one of my favorite haunts, and a cool fall day under a blue sky amidst a cornucopia of opportunity in metal and decaying plastics is about the best time I think a person could have. Of course, it could be better, and that’s the question for today; how would you make U-Pull-It yards better?
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