When thinking of the best places to shop, we’re fairly certain that a junkyard isn’t going to be the first place that comes to mind for you. But when it comes to used car parts, a junkyard really is the best place to do your shopping. Despite the name, a junkyard doesn’t only hold junk; it can also hold used car parts in good condition that could be perfect for your car’s repairs. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of getting your Florida car parts from a junkyard, then be sure to come by and search our yard for the parts you need.
The most obvious benefit of buying parts from a junkyard is that you’re going to save a lot of money. Salvage yards tend to have a relatively low overhead, and there are no shipping costs to worry about. Many old cars come to the yard with relatively new parts that still have several years’ worth of service left in them. Rather than throwing the proverbial baby out with the bath water, junkyards give you the chance to reuse those parts and give them new life in your car’s repairs.
It’s important to note that there are two kinds of junkyards, and one will offer you more savings than the other. The first type of salvage yard is what’s known as a full-service salvage yard. At these locations, the business’s employees pull usable parts off of vehicles, clean them up, and put them up for sale in the shop. Since this requires more labor on the company’s part, these locations will charge more for the parts—with the obvious benefit that you don’t have to put in the work yourself.
The second type of salvage yard (and the less expensive of the 2) is a self-service yard. This is the business model that we follow here at U Pull & Save, allowing our customers to save significantly more on the parts that they need—it’s all right there in our name! As the name implies, you pull the parts, and you save more money by being willing to put in the time and effort of pulling them. If you’re on a tight budget, you’ll want to not only look for a junkyard, but more specifically, a self-service salvage yard to get the lowest possible price on your parts.
Avoiding Online Mistakes
You can buy anything online these days. But just because you can do something, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should. There are certain things that are better off being bought in person instead of over the internet, and auto parts are one of them. When you buy parts online, you’re trusting that the seller is a knowledgeable, reliable, and trustworthy individual. Not only are you trusting that they won’t intentionally rip you off, but you’re also trusting that they know car parts well enough to have properly labeled what they’re selling and will send you the right part when you order it.
That’s a lot of trust to place in someone you’ve never met. And, without a physical location, you might have a hard time getting your money back if the part isn’t in the condition you’d hoped or if it doesn’t fit your vehicle. In fact, many online dealers have a no-returns policy on auto parts, which means you could be completely out of luck.
With auto parts (and especially used ones), it’s best to be able to see and touch the product yourself to verify its condition and that it’s the right size for your vehicle. Plus, salvage yards will still be less expensive than many online sellers, and you don’t run the risk of these kinds of mistakes.
Protecting the Environment
A lot of resources go into making a new car part. Fossil fuels are burned, raw materials are used up, carbon is emitted—and in the meantime, old car parts are taking up space in landfills, despite having years of life left in them. Choosing to buy used car parts is just another small way that you can give back to the environment and live a little greener.
By buying used auto parts from a junkyard, you’re saving the energy that would have been used to create new parts while also helping cut down on the waste that’s sent to the landfill. If you want to live a little greener while saving a little cash, junkyards are the way to go.
Supporting Local Businesses
Local businesses are the heart of our communities. They employ your neighbors, bring money into your area, and keep the economy humming along. The fact of the matter is that most junkyards like ours are locally owned, while the companies that manufacture new auto parts are major, global corporations. When you support a local business over a global one, you support your community and help keep our local economy a little healthier.
At U Pull & Save, we can help you find the parts you need at a fraction of the cost of new parts from a dealership. For just a $1 entry fee, you can explore our enormous salvage yard, filled with used vehicles of all makes and models. Pull the parts with your own tools, and we’ll sell them to you at an incredibly low rate. You can rely on your own knowledge and expertise to ensure that you’re getting the right part and in good condition, rather than relying on an unknown seller to select the right part for you, giving you added peace of mind that your vehicle repairs are going to last.
If you need used auto parts for a vehicle repair or remodel, we invite you to come down to our Florida used car parts salvage yard today to see what we have in stock. Our lot is open 7 days a week, and we take calls 24 hours a day should you have any questions.