If you’re someone who has the experience and knowledge to conduct your own car repairs, then you know a thing or two about car parts. You know how to tell if a part is in good condition or if it needs to be replaced, and you know how to replace those parts too. But you might not know that used car parts can provide you with thousands of miles and several years of service for a much lower price than new parts. If you’ve never salvaged your own car parts before, keep reading to learn the many benefits of using salvage yard auto parts in Florida for your car repairs.
The most obvious benefit of using salvaged auto parts is that they will cost a lot less than buying new car parts, no matter where you get them from. This is especially true if you use a self-service junkyard, where you pull the parts independently, rather than a full-service junkyard, where they strip the vehicles themselves and sell the used parts directly to you. While there will certainly be some parts in a self-service junkyard that can’t be reused, an experienced mechanic with a good eye will be able to spot the parts that are still in usable condition. Find the right part, and the cost per mile on that repair will be a lot lower than if you’d bought a new part instead.
Good for the Earth
As the mantra goes, “reduce, reuse, recycle” is a key part of protecting the Earth, and salvage yards fit right into that cycle. If you’re one of the many people concerned about reducing their impact on the planet, then reusing old auto parts from a salvage yard is a great way to reduce waste. By pulling parts from a salvage yard, you’re reducing the amount of waste being sent to the dump and the number of fossil fuels and other resources used to create new auto parts. Simply put, used auto parts are better for both your pocket and the planet.
Inspect the Parts Yourself
You might think that buying a new auto part doesn’t require an inspection, but unfortunately, that isn’t always true. The majority of transactions these days occur online, meaning you’re buying parts without seeing them for yourself. Some online sellers have intentions that aren’t necessarily the purest, and they may sell subpar parts to you. For example, you might think you’re getting original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts for your car when, in fact, you’re getting parts made by a third-party manufacturer. This might lead to subpar performance and a shorter lifespan than what you would get from an OEM part.
When you buy parts from a junkyard, you get to pick up and hold the part in your hands, carefully inspecting its condition and examining the part’s label to ensure it’s exactly what you need for your car. This way, you can feel confident you know exactly what you’re getting before you buy anything.
When you go to a salvage yard regularly to pull parts for your repairs, you’ll begin to build connections with our staff members as we get to know you and what projects you’re working on. This creates a more personalized experience, and you may even be able to request notifications when certain types of cars arrive on the lot. This can help you get the parts you need while building relationships of trust with other car enthusiasts.
Get Experience Removing Parts
Even experienced mechanics may not have worked on every part of their vehicles. There may be a part in your car that needs replacing, which you’ve never actually removed on your own before. When you go to a self-service salvage yard, you get hands-on experience removing the parts you need before removing them from your car. This allows you to practice the pulling process so that you feel completely confident when it’s time for you to conduct the repair on your vehicle.
Know Where to Sell Your Junker
Of course, not every car can be repaired (or, at least, not for a reasonable cost you’re willing to pay). When you find yourself with a junker that you’re ready to get rid of, you might not know what to do with it. Generally speaking, you’ll have a hard time finding a direct buyer who wants a car that doesn’t run. But if you’ve used a salvage yard before, you already know where you can send an old car that won’t run anymore.
Many salvagers also use salvage yards to recycle their own vehicles when the time comes. This puts cash in your hand and gives you the peace of mind that your old car’s parts may help some other mechanic fix up their dream car somewhere down the line. And did we mention that we provide obligation-free quotes and free towing? All you have to do is call us, and we’ll give a quote over the phone based on a few questions. We’ll have your answer; if you accept the offer, we’ll send a tow truck to you to take your car back to our lot and leave cash in your hand, with no fees for the tow.
Come by Our Lot Today
If you’re working on a repair or have a full-scale car remodel on your hands and you need a part, we encourage you to stop by U Pull & Save today to see what we have on our lot. We have a huge variety of vehicles on our 6-acre lot, giving you plenty of opportunities to find the part you need. Whether you’re looking to buy parts or sell a junkyard, contact our salvage junkyard in Florida to learn more about how we can help you.