Ever since we opened our salvage yard over thirty years ago, the term “junkyard car parts” has bothered us, and in this article we will tell you why. We are All Import Auto Parts, supplying the Greater Fort Worth area with quality used auto parts and used truck parts. Call us when you need the very best in used car parts for your vehicle.
A little history about junkyard car parts.
The word junkyard has been used to describe salvage yards since the early 1900’s. We are not quite sure why the word junkyard was originally used; perhaps it was standard practice to call parts on wrecked cars junk back then.
As it became standard practice to use parts from wrecked cars, the public gradually accepted the word salvaged rather than junk, and we think that is a much better term. Salvaged means to save, which is what we do with perfectly serviceable car parts. We save them so others might use them.
We prefer salvage auto parts to junkyard car parts.
The process is fairly easy. On our lot, and on the lots of thousands of salvage yards across the country, are wrecked vehicles, or vehicles which no longer run. We remove the functioning parts from those vehicles, and we sell them at a discount to DIY car owners.
What cannot be sold is then recycled; the remaining items are crushed down, shipped to a recycling plant, and the salvaged metal is then used to make new car parts. It is estimated that 90% of a salvage vehicle can be used to manufacture new car parts, and that is a win-win for the environment as well as the recycling companies.
Salvaged . . . saved . . . as in saving money, saving the environment . . . yes, a much better word than junkyard.
The key is quality control and peace of mind.
This is where the rubber meets the road in the world of salvage yards. How can customers shop for used car parts, when the operation of their vehicle is so important? Wouldn’t they be better off purchasing new car parts?
At All Import Auto Parts, we test all of the parts we sell. In addition, we give a 90-day warranty on all parts we sell. Add to that the fact that the average savings at salvage yards is about 40%, and you have a compelling reason to shop at your local salvage yard.
There is nothing junkie about today’s salvage yards. You can find great deals on car and truck parts, thus saving thousands of dollars, over time, on car repair. It really is worth the effort to visit your local salvage yard, or simply pick up the phone and ask them to find a particular part for you.
A final word about All Import Auto Parts.
Here’s the thing: in a highly competitive Fort Worth market, All Import Auto Parts has ruled the roost for over thirty years. We are now selling used auto parts to the children of our original customers. That speaks volumes about our customer service. Call us today; we are family owned and operated, and your business matters to us.