Salvage yards have so much to offer for car enthusiasts and beginners alike. They have the potential to stock almost every car part & every model imaginable for reasonable prices, including parts for luxury cars or older vehicles that can be hard to come by. Finding what you are looking for and having a smooth experience at a salvage yard requires some focus and planning. Follow these tips to make the best of your next salvage yard experience.
Planning ahead is the key to beings sucessful at a salvage yard. First, know what part you are looking for! You might want to do some looking online to see what a fair price is for what you are looking for. You can also call your local salvage yard ahead of your visit to see if they have the part in stock.
Bring Your Tools
If you find a car that has the part you want, be prepared to diassemble it yourself. If you are really shopping to buy, you should bring your tools with you the first time around. Coming back later might mean the part will already be sold. Since auto yards can be very large, have your tools in a bag that you will be comfortable carrying.
You are still welcome at a salvage yard if you are an amateur around car parts! If you don’t know what you are doing, bring a more experienced friend to help you choose the right part & disassemble. If you are taking a large part such as an engine, keep the job safe by bringing another person to help.
Even if you won’t use a certain part of the car you are working on, does not mean that another customer wouldn’t buy it. If you destroy parts to a car that you are not even purchasing, you are causing the salvage yard to lose money and customers. Some deterioration of the wiring or other parts might be necessary, but do not be the person who needlessly & intentionally damages car parts.
Auto salvage yards are an ideal choice if you are looking for a replacement car part that you can buy used. This is true for lower end models as well as luxury cars – Salvage yards see them all! As long as you keep an open mind, the salvage yard welcomes you. For a huge selection of used car parts in the Southeast MA area, check out Robertson’s Auto Salvage!