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By: joshhetherington
Dirty Diesel Performance LLC
Stephanie Abbott is my ex gf and Madyson is her daughter. Those are the only bad reviews on here due to an ex gf being mad that it is over. Disregard those 2 reviews. Thanks
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By: Madyson S.
Dirty Diesel Performance LLC
I started feeling sick like I needed to vomit and the headaches were horrible every time I rode in my moms car. It turns out that the owner of Dirty Diesel, Josh Hetherington, admitted to stealing my catalytic converter and 02 sensor after he tried to fix an exhaust leak with no gas in the welder leaving pen sized holes in the pipe allowing exhaust to seep back into my car. I'm only a kid and can't believe this guy could be so heartless. My mom reported to police and Better Business Bureau. I would not recommend this dirty mechanic to anyone.
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By: Stephanie A.
Dirty Diesel Performance LLC
Owner, Joshawa Hetherington, stole catalytic converter and o2 sensor out of my car when he was trying to fix an exhaust leak. His welder was running out of gas leaving pen sized holes in the pipe. Reported to police and Better Business Bureau. I would not recommend this shady mechanic to anyone as he admits to stealing and doing a bad job on my car. I would leave no stars, but it requires at least one.
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By: Jessica W.
Dirty Diesel Performance LLC
Recently purchased a refurbished cummins engine from this company and everything is still running great! Well worth it, they're the cheapest I could find and damn good quality. I would highly recommend this company to others, thanks guys!
By: Daniel W.
Dirty Diesel Performance LLC
Will not give a refund . on a part i returned by mail. using pay pal. i have been waiting almost two mouths . no refund yet. I have the tracking # I sent to them, and the tracking # they gave me to send the item back. All i want is a refund.On 8 8 2016, I got a full refund. Up date Thank You. Repet i got a refund ,all is well, Please do bisness with this bisness.
Tips & Advices
Salvage yards will have different policies regarding warranties, but, in most instances, the parts you find will be covered. Some salvage yards will offer warranties of anywhere from 90 days to six months, and may even offer the option for extended coverage.
After you've successfully found a part or multiple components, take everything up to the clerk. Inform them of what you have and pay. Avoid lying about what you have as a way to pay less. You will potentially be banned if you're found lying. You-pick salvage yards will display the prices for categories of parts. Prices may fluctuate depending on the demand. Harder-to-find items could carry a higher price tag than a brand-new one. If you are salvaging for auto parts, you might see items that are difficult to find and be able to sell them for a profit. Doing so can offset the cost of the price you're paying for the parts you personally need.
It is in your interest to call the salvage yard before arriving to see if they sell smaller components individually, because some yards do not. Some owners choose to not sell small components for financial reasons.  If salvage lots come across a door without the handle, they will have to pay extra to get the handle and attach it to the entire assembly. It is therefore cost-effective for salvage lots to sell entire assemblies.
When rummaging through a car or walking around the lot, stay aware of your surroundings. Remember, you aren't the only visitor looking to salvage parts. Other individuals are also looking for components, and not everyone works as safely as possible. If you find a car you'd like to inspect, make sure working conditions are suitable, and if anything looks suspicious or dangerous, find a safer vehicle to tear apart.
Typical gear includes:
  • Pliers
  • Hammer
  • Screwdrivers
  • Hacksaw
  • Short pry bar
  • Combination wrenches
  • Gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Inch ratchet set
Keep these tools in the car:
  • Inch-drive socket set
  • Large hammer
  • Long pry bar
  • Cardboard
  • Coveralls
  • Two feet of pipe

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