When looking for auto parts there are a few different options. These options include buying new, full serve auto parts, or “pick and pull” auto parts.
For the cost savers and mechanic savvy people, the “pick and pull” method is your best option. This can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in the long run. With today’s technology it becomes a little easier than before for the pick and pullers and salvage yard lovers.
First, if you have the vehicle’s make, model and year you can do an inventory search to see which vehicles are available as well as comparable vehicles that will have the same body style or inner parts that you’re needing. Once you get the list of inventory that will fit your needs it’s time to go to the salvage yard and check them out. Search Inventory
The “pick and pull” method of buying used auto parts means you have to pick the part you are needing from the list of inventory and pull it yourself. This means you’ll have to bring your own tools and remove the part. It’s important to inspect the part before and after you pull it to make sure it’s in good condition.
It’s advised to purchase a warranty. Warranties for used auto parts are inexpensive, usually $1 per day for as long as you choose. It’s definitely worth it extra few dollars just in case the part doesn’t pair as well as you thought with your vehicle or if it has an issue.