How Salvage Yards and Junk Yards Provide Used Parts
Let’s face it; today repairing your vehicle is the last thing you want to spend money. However when faced with the alternative of a costly new car not, the repair option starts to look better. Now there is an option that allows you to save quite a bit on fixing your car. This option has been around quite awhile but not frequently used until recently. That option is using quality used parts for those repairs. Parts purchased new from a dealership cost a fortune so choosing to go with used parts just makes good sense. In addition, auto recyclers are changing the way they do business so you can feel assured that parts purchased from a reputable salvage yard are inspected and normally come with a warranty.
Cars come to auto recyclers in several ways. One of these is that individual vehicle owners have decided that the automobile is not worth the money it would take to fix it. A salvage yard is contacted and then they come and tow the unwanted vehicle way. The former owner makes some money and the salvage yard now has a vehicle that they can strip for the working parts. Another way they acquire vehicles is a salvage auction. When a car is damaged in a collision and the insurance company decides that the car is damaged beyond the cars value, the car is totaled and the owner is paid for the car. The insurance company then takes possession of the vehicle. The insurance company, in order to recover some of their investment, then sells the car at the salvage auction.
Once a vehicle has purchased and taken back to the used auto parts auto recyclers dismantling facility, the work begins. First, though a salvage title must be applied for and received from the state. This allows anyone doing a title search on the vehicle to see that it has sustained some type of damage and can no longer be sold on the market as an operable vehicle.
Before the actual dismantling process begins however one more than must be attended to. This is the safe recover and disposal of any hazardous materials contained within the vehicle. When all fluids and other materials dangerous to the environment have been removed, then the dismantlers begin to access the car for parts that are still in good working order. Depending whether the car has sustained body damage, all outside body parts are individually removed from the vehicle. All mechanical parts are then accessed and removed. The parts that are deemed useable are inventoried in a direct access inventory system. This allows consumers and mechanics alike to search for parts online. If the parts are available locally then you can drive over and pick them up. If the parts are located in another part of the country this is not a problem as most auto recyclers are very happy to ship a part where ever they need to go. Today choosing to use quality used parts is a very viable option that helps save consumers lots of money.