How to Safely Remove Used Car Parts at a Junkyard in Texas

Buying used car parts at a junkyard in Texas is a great way to save money on components for your car, truck, or SUV. However, it is important to take some measures that will keep you safe as you work in the salvage lot to remove the parts you need. Before you buy used car parts at a junkyard in Texas, take some time to review the important safety recommendations below.

Do Not Smoke

If you smoke, have a cigarette before you enter the lot and not while you are inside it. Used cars can have various types of flammable residues under the hood. Just one dropped spark from a cigarette could set them ablaze, damaging the vehicle and potentially harming you as well.

Do Not Use Cutting Torches

Cutting torches should be avoided for the same reason as smoking. In fact, because they produce a spray of sparks as they cut, cutting torches are more dangerous than cigarettes. A wrench and screwdriver set should provide you with the tools you need to remove components.

Wear Durable Shoes

Be sure to wear closed toed shoes; and for ultimate protection, wear steel toed boots. Used auto components that are heavy have been known to slip out of one’s hand due to the slick residues that sometimes coat them. Wearing steel toed boots should keep your feet safe if this happens.

Arrive Sober

Don’t show up at the junkyard after happy hour. To avoid losing your balance and getting injured, you need to be sober when you remove parts. This is why most salvage lots prohibit customers from having alcohol in the salvage lot. Save the party for after you get the parts you need.

Bring a Light

Even in daylight, it can be difficult to see deep into the engine compartment. If you need a part from deep inside the engine, bring a battery-powered clamp light you can attach to the hood, or tote a small flashlight you can hold with your teeth. Just be sure you can see what you remove.

Request Help With Large Parts

If you are trying to remove an engine block, you will need more than wrenches and screwdrivers. You will also need an engine pulling A-frame, and a wagon with which to transport the part after you remove it. Wrench-A-Park will provide you with both pieces of equipment.

Contact Us Today

If you need used car parts from a junkyard in Texas, Wrench-A-Part is the company to call. We maintain a safe salvage lot, with safety rules posted at the entrance of the lot. We also assist customers by providing engine pulling A-frames, wagons, and wheelbarrows. For more information about our services, contact our location in Austin, Belton, or Lubbock today.

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