For most lifestyles, owning a vehicle is necessary for commuting to a job, shuttling children where they need to be, and completing basic everyday errands. Especially for those who live outside main cities, there are few practical ways around owning your own vehicle that will allow the same freedom. Although our cars bring us luxuries & conveniences that are priceless, the occasional repair is a necessary evil to owning an automobile. Vehicles & their regular maintenance add up quickly, and when you need an unexpected repair on top of that it can hit your wallet hard. Buying auto parts used instead of new or from the dealer can save you Although there are a few parts that you are better off buying brand new, many more auto parts are easy to find at a salvage yard and are just as good as brand new.
If you are rear-ended, the other driver’s insurance will typically cover your repair costs, but if you accidentally back into a pole, wall, or anything else, the cost falls on you. Bumpers can be incredibly expensive to replace if you have a dealer do the job. The majority of cars in salvage yards still have bumpers intact, and you could even find specialty upgraded pieces if you dig deep into your search.
If you bump into something hard enough, you can easily shatter your vehicle’s taillight or headlight. Lights are necessary to have fully intact by law in most states, so you will need to make this repair ASAP. You will likely be able to find a light bulb or cover that fits your vehicle in a salvage yard for a fair price. These parts are especially easy to install yourself, too!
Tires & Rims
If your car is missing its spare tire, you could be stuck without one when you need it most. Many vehicles sent to salvage yards still have their spare tires that have never even been used. Auto Salvage yards are also popular for those looking to replace rims or hubcaps on their vehicles. If you look, you can even find some tires with very little wear on them.
Power locks can eventually run out of power. While you could just choose to live without them to save money, you could also find the parts you need in an auto salvage yard and fix the problem for a low cost. Why sacrifice the convenience of power locks?
A vehicle’s ignition is essential to its function, but like everything else, these parts can wear out. It is simple to dig into a vehicle at a salvage yard and remove what you need from its ignition. If you are able to visit on site, you also won’t have to wait for shipping for your vehicle to start again!
To see if the part you are looking for is in stock, call Robertson’s Auto Salvage at 800-551-2680.