Used Parts: A Blog About Car Wrecking And Recycling

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Used Parts: A Blog About Car Wrecking And Recycling

Hi there! I'm Dave, and I have a most unusual hobby. I love visiting car wrecking yards. As part of the research for my thesis on the effects of car waste on the environment, I like to watch the process of cars being crushed and pieces being salvaged for recycling. Recently, in China, I saw a state-of-the-art plant which could even separate out the coins that people had dropped behind the back seat! Most friends and family I talk to don't realise the amount of metal and other materials that could be recycled rather than putting old cars in landfills. I have started this blog to outline all the ways that car wreckers help our planet. I hope you find the topic as fascinating as I do. Thank you for smashing in.

Guide to Buying Used Car Parts

When car owners are thinking about car service, many of them seldom contemplate the service they can get from used car part sellers. These auto part dealers usually offer a large selection of salvaged car parts to price-savvy buyers who want to rehabilitate cars.

Here are some useful tips you should follow to ensure you get the right used car parts:

Dealer legitimacy

The used car part market is not free of scams. Before you can acquire any used car part, make sure that you are dealing with a licensed dealer. With so many sellers advertising that they offer the best prices and deals on used car parts, it is important to separate the wheat from the chaff. If you contact the customer service staff of a prospective used car part company and they fail to identify themselves with the full name of their business, you should be forewarned of possible swindling.

A genuine used car part dealer should be able to give the name and location of their business instead of responding with nonspecific terms like "car recycler", "used car parts", "car wrecker", "car dismantler", and so on.


Your ride's vehicle identification number (VIN) provides a used car part dealer with plenty of useful information including the make and model of your car and the year of manufacture. It also contains details of various components like engines, transmission, etc.

Providing the used car part seller with the VIN of the car you intend to salvage will ensure that they are better-placed to help you choose the right part. Even if the auto wrecker does not have a part of the exact make and model that you need, they can know what other car makes and models to look at to provide you with compatible parts.

Return option

Unfortunately, not all car parts come with part numbers. For that reason, there are special cases where you will purchase a car part only to find out that it does not fit or work properly. When this happens, you should be able to return the bought part to the seller and ask for a refund of your money. Be sure to inquire about the terms and conditions of sale before paying for anything. Look for an auto part dealer that has a policy allowing for the return of sold parts within a given grace period in case they do not work in your car.