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Junk Yard Parts – Are they Worth The Money?

There's no question that purchasing used car parts from junk yards is a cheaper option than purchasing them new. But how can you be sure that the parts you're buying are going to work properly? While junkyards are required to follow city code ordinances in terms of location and appearance, there aren't any specific associations (unless the junkyard voluntarily subscribes to an automotive association) to monitor what they're doing. That leaves it up to you, the consumer. If you're not sure about the company, read the "About Us" section on their website. You should be able to easily locate their customer service department to find out what their warranty and return policies are. Beware of companies selling products with no grace period for returns. While most companies selling used car parts are selling the items “as is,” a good company will understand that from time to time, parts arrive broken or do not work properly. A good company should be willing to work with you to provide the best overall satisfaction. Word of mouth is a good indicator as to whether a car part dealer is reputable, as well. Overall, the things you want to look for in a reputable junkyard operator are a seal of approval from the Better Business Bureau, word of mouth recommendation and knowledge of the industry's policies and operating procedures. Do an Internet search for used car parts in your area. There's a good chance you'll find a searchable database that presents you with the best possible price for the part you're looking for.

Junk Yard Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find an aircraft junkyard that sells spare parts?

Can I find aircraft salvage parts online?

Can I find an airplane salvage yard that specializes in my aircraft model?

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Are there really boat junkyards in the U.S.?

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Will my boat end up as boat used parts if I don't pay attention to the fiberglass finish?

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Your car junkyard doesn't carry parts Ė where can I find them?

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Can I claim a tax deduction if I donate a car to charity worth over five hundred dollars?

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How do I know Iím buying used car parts from a reputable dealer?

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Do some auto-theft rings buy salvage cars to help them sell stolen cars?

Should I finally have my motorcycle towed off of my property?

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What is a green junk yard?

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What's a U Pull-It junk yard?

What safety issues should I watch out for when I pull my own junkyard auto parts?

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What should I look for when I purchase auto parts from online salvage yards?

Can I find RV or motorcycle parts at an online junkyard?

What's a virtual junkyard?

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