auto wrecking yards

Salvage auto parts for those on a tight budget

Times are tough. If 2020 taught us anything, it was to be very careful in making decisions regarding money.  Prepare for the worst, be happy with anything less than that, there is the credo as we move into our post-pandemic years.  It is a valuable and important lesson, and hopefully millions learned it.

We are All Import Auto Parts, serving the Greater Fort Worth area for over thirty years, and in this article we will talk about the wisdom of purchasing used auto parts as a financial strategy. Call us for more information.

The cost of salvage auto parts vs new

The industry standard regarding salvage yards savings is approximately 40%. That is substantial.  Remember, that is the average.  You may only save 20% on a particular used car parts at a particular salvage yard, but you might save 60% during a special on a different part at a different salvage yard.

Still, a 40% saving is hard to ignore.

Anyone who has ever owned a car knows that vehicle upkeep is not cheap. Buying new car parts will break the bank very quickly.  Keeping up with schedules oil changes and other maintenance is costly.  Is it no wonder why salvage yards have seen a resurgence in recent years? Many people are turning to DIY car maintenance, and they are turning to salvage yards for savings on used auto parts and used auto body parts.

How reliable are used car parts?

Take us, All Import Auto Parts, for an example. We offer a 90-day warranty for every car part we sell. We also test all the parts we sell.  You can be as confident in any used auto part we sell as you can be buying used.  No, they will not last as long as a new part, but that’s why you don’t pay full-price for them.

Look at it this way: a 2020 Toyota Camry gets totaled in a car accident. The engine parts are fine, but the body is severely damaged.  Buying the used engine from that Camry, from a salvage yard, is like buying a new engine at half-price.  No, that example does not always apply, but it does point out that there are some very reliable car parts available at wrecking yards.

The reality of shopping at salvage yards

Anything you need, for any type of vehicle, can be found at salvage yard. Even if they don’t have the part you need, they can find it somewhere in the United States and have it shipped to you, and they can do it at a price you can afford.  During times of tough economic conditions, like we are currently facing, saving money is important, and there is only one way to consistently save money on car parts, and that is to shop at your local salvage yard.

A word about All Import Auto Parts

For over thirty years, family owned and operated All Import Auto Parts has served the people of Fort Worth. That kind of longevity can only happen if the product is good and the service is outstanding. Call us for your used auto parts needs,