auto recycling facts

Today we will talk to you about recycled auto parts, also known as salvage auto parts, and why we believe they are a great value for any car owner. We are All Import Auto Parts, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with affordable and reliable used auto parts and used truck parts. Call us today and tell us what you need.

Recycled auto parts are inexpensive.

On average, used car parts purchased from salvage yards will save you 40% compared to new auto parts.

Think about what that means to your wallet.  A new fuel pump for a GMC Duramax will cost you in the neighborhood of $700.  Purchase that same fuel pump from a salvage yard and you are looking at a cost of $420.

Or look at it this way. The average car owner in America spends about $100 per month on car upkeep. Of  course, that includes parts and labor.  $1200 per year for just regular upkeep, and that’s if nothing major goes wrong. So, saving 40% would be a savings of $480 per year, except that you will also be doing the labor, so your savings will most likely be close to $1000 per year and, again, that’s if absolutely nothing major goes wrong.

New transmission? At least $5000.

You do the math. We think we have made our point.

Recycled auto parts are reliable.

We can hear the whispers in the cheap seats . . . “yes, they cost less, but how reliable are used car parts?”

At All Import Auto Parts, we test every single part we sell, and we offer a ninety-day warranty with every single used part we sell.  Why do we offer an industry-best warranty like that? Because we are confident that the parts we sell are of the highest quality, and if we are that confident, you should be in purchasing them.

Insider tip: if the salvage yard you go to does not give a warranty on their used parts, do not purchase from them.  If they aren’t confident enough to guarantee the parts, you shouldn’t go anywhere near those parts.  A good salvage yard will always give a warranty.

Yes, this means you do the work.

And now we come to the main stumbling block for most people regarding salvage yards and recycled auto parts: yes, this means that you, or your Uncle Bob, or your friend Roy, will have to provide the labor and the know-how in repairing your vehicle.  But you then say “I don’t know the first thing about car repair, and Uncle Bob couldn’t fix a broken bike, let alone a car.”

To which we respond: “welcome to the world of Youtube,” where just about anyone can learn how to do about 90% of the car maintenance and repair you now pay a mechanic to do.


If you have the tools, and you have a strong desire to save money, you can learn how to replace a fuel pump or replace the brakes or replace the alternator.  Yes, it will take you some time and yes, at first you will be awkward at it, but you will learn and you will save money.

A final word about All Import Auto Parts.

All Import Auto Parts is family owned and operated, and we’ve been serving the fine people of Fort Worth for over thirty years. Call us for all of your recycled auto parts needs.