Are you new to auto salvage yards? Never shopped at one before, don’t know what to expect from them? This article will give you a glimpse into the salvage yard industry, and give you some criteria regarding whether a salvage yard is worth shopping at.
We are All Import Auto Parts, serving the fine people of Fort Worth, Texas. Call us for all of your used car parts and used truck parts needs. If the part you need exists in the United States, we can find it for you at a price you can afford.
Now, as promised, three things you should expect from auto salvage yards.
It starts with a great price
The industry standard for pricing on used auto parts is a 40% discount. That does not mean 40% off on every single part in a salvage yard; it means that the average discount of all parts sold in all wrecking yards across America is forty percent.
If you are not seeing a forty percent discount at your local salvage yard, look elsewhere.
Also, look for special sales. It is quite common that salvage yards will have weekly specials i.e. 50% on engines, or 60% off on fuel pumps. There is good money to be saved for the careful and patient shopper.
Buy with confidence
This is just our opinion, and I’m sure some of our competitors might argue this second point, but you should expect some sort of warranty on the used car parts you purchase. At All Import Auto Parts, we offer a 90-day warranty on every single part we sell. In the salvage yard business, that is called buying with confidence. You not only are saving at least 40% on the much-needed car part, but you are going to know that part will run efficiently for at least three months.
If your local salvage yard does not offer a similar warranty, shop elsewhere, because they should.
Tapping into the national supply chain
Most reputable salvage yards have access to the inventories of other salvage yards across the United States. You come in, you ask for a transmission for a 1990 Nissan Sentra, we don’t have it, but we find it in Tucson, Arizona, and we have it shipped to you immediately.
It’s that easy! You should never hear the words “we can’t find the part you need” from a salvage yard employee. If it exists, we can find it, period, end of story.
A bonus tip: expect outstanding service
Please, please, please, insist on friendly service from your local salvage yard. Our entire industry benefits when people experience a positive adventure when shopping at their local salvage yard. You are the customer, you are spending your hard-earned dollars, and you should expect to be treated with outstanding service.
A word about All Import Auto Parts
We at All Import Auto Parts have been doing this salvage yard thing for over thirty years in Fort Worth, and that kind of longevity in a highly-competitive business can only happen if we do our thing correctly. Call us for all of our used car parts needs. We are standing by to help you get that car or truck of yours back on the road and running smoothly.