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5 Benefits of De-Cluttering Your Garage

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We all know that cleaning out the garage is probably the least fun thing to do on a weekend afternoon. But taking advantage of the task can ultimately afford you storage space for organization and will save you the trouble of having to do it again later, as long as you maintain it. Its main purpose is to store our most valuable possessions: our cars. So we need to treat it as such.

According to some surveys, roughly 25% of homeowners use their garages for their vehicles. The others can’t due to clutter. About the same amount have admitted to feeling embarrassed at the sight of their garage. But keeping your car safe and secure isn’t the only reason you should be thinking about clearing stuff out. Here are the top 5 benefits of decluttering your garage.

To Park Your Car

Seems kind of obvious, doesn’t it? But this is a garage’s intended purpose. It’s not necessarily a matter of having a place to store your vehicle when it’s not in use but keeping it protected. Weather can cause damage during all seasons – from sleet, hail, rain, and snow to UV rays, overheating, and rusting.

It can also reduce the chance of having your car subjected to things falling from trees, trees themselves, and bird droppings, which are highly acidic and can cause serious aesthetic injury when combined with heat and cold. Let’s not forget, parking your car elsewhere, like on the street, also exposes your car to potential accidents and theft. If you have a garage, use it.

Protect Your Valuables

While this may sound redundant to the first point, there is more to protecting your car than just damage and theft. That is, so long as your garage is also locked. It’s protective storage. Not only is security being employed, but you’re also safeguarding yourself from insurance hassles should something happen to your vehicle outside of a garage.

The same goes for anything else of value you decide to store in there, like a bicycle, refrigerator, surfboard, or memorabilia with sentimental value.

Save Your Money

While you will most likely save money on potential car repairs and insurance woes by keeping your car parked in the garage, there are other ways you’ll be saving money too. Most people tend to store tools and sometimes even appliances in their garages.

When you declutter your garage to organize everything in there, you won’t have to go out shopping for something new every time you think you’ve lost what you’ve been looking for. And when you clean it all out you can earn some extra cash with… a garage sale!

Have Space to Tinker

Now that you have that open space, you can finally have a chance to install that workbench you always wanted. Or, if you like to get greasy, you’ll now have the opportunity to brush up on your mechanic skills. Electrical outlets in the garage also make it handy to tinker with electronics and other gadgets as well.

Keep Away Rodents and Critters

While we often think of keeping things inside the garage, we forget about what we want to be kept out. Rats, mice, raccoons, possums, and insect nests sometimes plague homeowners – especially when items are kept outside and uncovered. These rodents and insects are not only pests but can also cause destruction. Reduce the mess, weatherproof your garage, and keep unwanted guests out.

If you need more information on decluttering your garage and how to get rid of old vehicles you might be storing in the Greater Boston and Metrowest areas, ARS Towing & Junk Car Removal (aka Boston Junk Car) can help.  We pride ourselves on providing courteous service, fast removal, and fair quotes on all cars or trucks we remove or tow. Get in touch with us today for a quote!

How to Avoid Junk Car Removal Scams


If you’re trying to sell your car, one option that is often overlooked is selling it to a junk car removal service. Some car salesmen have a reputation of exploiting buyers and either buying too low or selling too high; while it’s not true for all salesmen this, unfortunately, does apply to some. Since it’s difficult to find a sweet spot where both the seller and buyer are satisfied, here are a few things to look out for to make sure you get your money’s worth when selling your vehicle to a scrap car removal service.


ARS Towing & Junk Car Removal has an earned reputation of the legitimate business that gives out honest information and a fair value for your vehicle! A good way to find out if the salesman is trying to scam you is by seeing how much they will offer. When selling your car to other auto junk yards they will evaluate its value on tons, of which there are two types. A net ton is 2,000 pounds but a metric ton is 2,240 pounds, meaning you lose out on a lot of money if they are charging you in net tons. Be sure to check what units they use to charge you and be ready to walk away if they use net tons. Be sure to ask about any fees for towing as well since some will try to charge you twice by including the fee once in the car’s cost and then again after they tow your car. Unlike them, we will tow your junk car at no extra charge!


Never sell under pressure. A classic trick many salesmen use is to pressure the buyer into making a quick purchase because people tend to buckle under pressure. ARS Towing & Boston Junk Car Removal will give you honest information and the time to verify it or at least think about your sale. When it comes to payment always try to get cash the very moment you’re signing off the title on your car. Once you sign, you’re no longer the owner and have almost no options when it comes to payment. If you don’t want cash then make sure you’re using a reputable dealer. Never accept payment plans and if they offer an escrow service then make sure it is done by an unrelated third party.


Contact ARS Towing & Boston Junk Car Removal for the most trustworthy scrap vehicle buying service! Call today at 617-719-6436!

What Classifies a Car as a Lemon?

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A “lemon” is a pre-owned vehicle that has problems, but is misrepresented to the buyer so they end up paying more than they should for the car. A lemon car usually has a defect which prevents it from being safe to drive. It could be anything from faulty brakes, to a broken transmission, to a dead engine. Issues that do not hinder the safeness, such as a broken A/C or loose door handles do not classify the car as a lemon.

The Lemon law is a law that helps protect buyers from being stuck with a broken car. Even though this law is different in every state, the general law states that a buyer must be reimbursed by the seller for their faulty vehicle after repeated, unsuccessful attempts to fix the problem. Taking care of a lemon law issue in court can take a great deal of time, so it’s better to avoid this problem all together. Getting the car history report and having the vehicle checked by a mechanic are must haves before purchasing a used car. You can also take the vehicle’s identification number to a dealer that services that make and have them run it through their computer database. This will help prevent you from making a “sour” deal.

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