Where can you find used car parts for sale?  That is the focus of this article, brought to you by All Import Auto Parts, serving the Greater Fort Worth area. Call us for more information about used auto parts.

Where to find used car parts

When it comes to finding used car parts, you have several options:

  • Private citizens parting out their vehicles
  • Online with sites like ebay or Craigslist
  • Salvage yards

Let’s look at each of these, the pros and the cons, so you are better armed with the information you need.

Parting out vehicles

This is actually a great option for those looking for usable car parts.  You can often wheel and deal for a good price on the parts you need. The only problem is availability. What are the odds you will find someone, in your particular area, who has the exact car and exact part you need?  Let’s say you drive a 2002 Nissan Altima, and you need a fuel pump for it?  Is there someone in your city selling parts for a similar Altima?  Or make it a bit more difficult, but just as likely – you need a fuel pump for a 1999 Porsche 911 for the one you are trying to restore – what are the odds you can find that fuel pump in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, or Olympia, Washington?

Still, this is an option worth considering.  Go online and see what you can find. There might be a pleasant surprise waiting for you.

Online sales

There are sometimes nice surprised on ebay and Craigslist.  Type in the car you are looking for and see what happens.  If you live in a large metropolitan area, you might get lucky.  More often than not, however, what you will find, for sale, is the entire car and not just a single car part.  Are you willing to make that kind of commitment to your car, that you would purchase another car for parts?  Quite frankly, this option is a last-ditch option, one for those who have far too much money and the space to store another car while you part it out.

Salvage yards

This really is the only option worth considering, in our humble opinion.

It’s actually hard to get a reliable count on the number of salvage yards in the United States, but the figure is over 8,000 currently.  Put another way, you have 8,000 option/opportunities to find the used car part you need, and every single one of those 8,000 wrecking yards will ship the part you need to your doorstep.  No muss, no fuss, no storing a parted-out car in your driveway, just go online, find the part you need, and have it shipped to you – or, if there is a salvage yard in your city, order the part you need through them, and they will find it for you and have it shipped to their facility.

Simple, easy, efficient, and totally reliable!

A word about All Import Auto Parts

We’ve been a family owned business for over thirty years, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with integrity and friendly service.  If we can’t find the salvage car parts you need, it doesn’t exist. Give us a call today.