auto salvage

Auto salvage for the DIYer

One of the hottest movements in the United States over the past ten years if the DIY movement, and part of that movement is DIY car repair.  If you are part of that movement, this informative article about auto salvage should be invaluable to you.

We are All Import Auto Parts, serving the Greater Fort Worth area. Call us for more information about auto salvage, or come visit our salvage yard for the very best in used auto parts and used truck parts.

What is auto salvage

Auto salvage is more commonly referred to as salvage yards. They are places where wrecked and discarded vehicles are taken and their parts are removed and sold to the buying public. The parts are sold at a discount, obviously, because they are used car parts and not new car parts.

When all of the parts which can be sold are sold from a vehicle body, the frame is then crushed and recycled, eventually used to make new auto parts in car factories.

How does auto salvage benefit the DIYer?

The primary reason to shop at salvage yards is to save money. Discounts on used car parts, from fuel pumps to engines, averages 40%.  Since the average American car owner spends about $800 per year on car maintenance, a 40% savings on that $800, or a savings of $320, is important for many Do-It-Yourselfers.

In these tough economic times, during COVID and post-COVID, that kind of savings is worth consideration, don’t you think?

How hard is car repair to learn?

To be specific, car repair is really about part replacement.  Other than changing your oil regularly, and a few other preventative maintenance jobs the average car owner can do, car repair is a matter of replacing parts when they no longer work.  You fuel pump stops pumping? You replace it!  Your starter switch stops igniting your engine?  You replace it!  Your heater stops working? You either replace the heater or you replace the heater part which failed.

How hard is it to do these things?  It’s really as hard as watching YouTube videos in most cases.  We in no way are trying to oversimplify the work a car mechanic does, but we are also saying that most car maintenance requires a desire to learn and a willingness to get dirty.

Is the average DIYer capable of replacing an engine or a transmission? No!  Are they capable of replacing brake drums? Yes!  And that is why the DIY movement is gaining steam. Out of necessity, people are in need of money-saving tactics, and keeping those vehicles running is vitally important for those of us who drive to work.  The DIY movement is here to stay, and that means salvage yards will continue to flourish.

A word about All Import Auto Parts

All Import Auto Parts is locally owned and operated, a highly-respected name in auto salvage.  Call us for all of our used auto parts needs.  If we don’t have what you need, we can find it and have it shipped within a day or two.  Saving money is what we are all about, and our 90-day warranty provides you with peace of mind.