Is it Safe to Pull Parts From Lemon Vehicles?

Lemon vehicles are automobiles that have a significant defect that cannot be repaired. Cars can receive lemon status based on state law or federal law. At the state level, the vehicle must have a defect that cannot be repaired in a certain number of tries within a certain number of miles. At the federal level, the vehicle must also have a defect that can’t be repaired in a certain number of tries, but mileage is not an issue. If the vehicle is still under the manufacturer’s original warranty, it qualifies for lemon status under the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. § 2301).

Parts From Lemon Cars

Most drivers who understand what a lemon vehicle is are understandably wary about using parts from the automobiles. After all, the reason lemon vehicles are sold as junk cars and other cities is because they have a persistent mechanical or safety defect that makes them unfit to drive. However, it’s important to note that many lemon vehicles only have a problem with one component or operating system. The other parts typically function quite well.

Professional junkyards that sell parts from junk cars in Killeen and other areas remove malfunctioning parts from lemon vehicles before the automobiles are placed in the car lot for consumers to pull parts from. However, “mom and pop” junkyards that seem to operate with a “buyer be ware” philosophy may not go the extra mile to remove the parts. Consequently, the quality of lemon vehicle parts has as much to do with where you buy them as what you buy.

Benefits of Using the Parts

There are at least three benefits of purchasing working parts from lemon cars: the parts often come from a relatively new vehicle, the parts are often sold for at least 50 percent less than they would cost new, and a warranty can be applied to the parts when you purchase them from a junkyard that offers this option. Despite coming from automobiles that are no longer road worthy, lemon vehicle components are often some of the best components you can purchase.

Contact Wrench-A-Part Today

For more information about the benefits of using reliable components from lemon cars, or to learn how we can help you sell us junk cars in Killeen and surrounding areas, contact Wrench-A-Part by calling one of our Texas locations in Austin, Belton, Holland, or Lubbock. Whether you need to sell an end-of-life vehicle or pull parts from one, we’re here to assist you. Give us a call today!

Latest from the Blog