You basically have two choices if you are looking for salvage truck beds near you: you can look on sites like Craigslist, or you can purchase one from one of your local salvage yards. In this article we will look at the pros and cons of both approaches.
Purchasing from private citizen
There is certainly nothing wrong with this approach. Oftentimes people get lucky and find used the truck parts they need being sold by private citizens. Let’s look at the pros and cons of this approach.
It is entirely possible that you will find a truck bed, and other used truck parts, that fit your truck in the city you live in. There are only a couple standard sizes for truck beds, and during tough economic times, people will often sell their possessions are very low prices. A truck bed if a fairly common item and thus, it shouldn’t be that difficult to find one. There you have two positives: oftentimes good prices and oftentimes good availability.
However, the old adage “if it seems too good to be true, it might not be” is often true when buying anything from a private citizen. You have no warranty when you purchase used car parts for sale from a private citizen. The condition of that truck bed might not be rated A-1, and it would be a shame to spend money on something you want so badly, only to have that something in disrepair a couple months down the road.
In other words, buyer beware when purchasing anything on Craigslist or other similar sites.
Now let’s turn our attention to purchasing from wrecking yards.
Purchasing from wrecking yards
Every major city across the United States has at least one salvage yards and often multiple salvage yards. The average savings at a salvage yard is between 40% and 50%, which may not be as low as buying from Bob down the street but still, it is a considerable savings.
Also, in the “pros column,” at salvage yards like All Import Auto Parts, a 90-day warranty comes with every single part purchased. In other words, you buy with confidence. True, it is not a two-year warranty, but it is certainly a better warranty than buying from Bob.
But what if the local salvage yard doesn’t have the truck bed you need? They simply go on the computer, scour the inventories of thousands of salvage yards across the county, find the truck bed you want, and have it shipped to your city. In other words, you have direct access to millions of used truck parts across the United States.
Which is better: buying from Bob, or buying from your local salvage yard?
We know which choice we would make!
A word about All Import Auto Parts
We have served the Greater Fort Worth area for over thirty years. We are family owned and operated, and we are a stalwart in the Fort Worth community. Why buy from All Import Auto Parts? A better question would be this: why wouldn’t you buy from All Import Auto Parts?