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How to Get the Best Out of Junkyards
Junkyards are virtual treasure troves when you are hunting for used car parts in Florida. Make the most of your junkyard excursion with a few helpful tips from U Pull & Save.
High Tech Junk
Start your search online for junkyards in your area. If they have a website, it should provide more information about the type of junk they stock in their yard. Some junkyards may also offer an online inventory of the latest hauls. This will give you a better idea of what you can expect when you visit a particular yard. If you are looking for something very specific, you can always call ahead to inquire before you make the drive.
Junk Hunting Garb
It goes without saying that you will get dirty on your junkyard excursion. One wrong move and you could be covered in oil. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty, ripped, or thoroughly greased. Dress according to the season by wearing lighter clothes in the summer and bundling up during the winter. Wear clothes that will also protect your arms and legs from scratches and cuts unless you really like tetanus shots.
Tools of the Trade
When it comes to your personal excursion, travel as light as possible. Bring the basics like a hammer, crowbar, Phillips, flat head, Allen key set, ratchet and a few extensions for those hard-to-reach parts. You can always ask the clerk at the door for permission to go back to your car for a specific tool. If you are really in a bind, you might try asking nicely to borrow a tool from the junkyard owners. If you do, express your gratitude in the form of a nice tip.
While it may not look like it at first glance, a lot of junkyards have a system of organization. Cars are often times grouped according to whether they are American or foreign, and then they are divided by make and model. If you are looking for a particular car or make, ask the attendant at the gate if they have a map. This will should help narrow down your search area. Once you have combed through an area you can simply cross it off the map so you aren’t going in circles.
Start your search online, put on the right garb, and grab your tools and a map and anticipate a pleasant time at one of the junkyards in Florida.