A self serve junk yard can help you save money on your next vehicle repair, or provide you the components you need to finish restoring a vintage car—if only you dare to pass through its gates. Over the years, many salvage lots have received a ‘bad rap’ based on silly misconceptions, which come from movies, urban legends, and just plain misinformation. If you are considering buying domestic or foreign auto parts from a salvage lot, do not miss the chance to get great components for an excellent price, and ignore the following misconceptions about salvage lots.
Searching for Components is a Big Adventure
This misconception comes from confusing a junk yard where cars are towed and left to decay with a salvage lot or automotive recycler that sells parts in an organized and efficient manner from salvage vehicles. The latter keeps an inventory of their stock, and often has a website where you can search for the make and model of the vehicle that has the components you need. Sure, you can look for components in a salvage lot that looks like it was hit by a tornado, but why do that when you can go to one that keeps a meticulous inventory and has a clean and organized vehicle storage area?
Salvage Lots are Dangerous
It is true that some junk yards look as if a creepy villain from a horror flick could pop around the corner any second, but those types of salvage yards are usually ones where cars are just piled up and left to rot. Salvage lots and automotive recyclers that operate as reputable and profitable businesses typically have a well-organized vehicle lot that is kept clean and presents very little danger. If you happen to see Michael Myers from the film Halloween or Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street there, they probably came to get a car part.
You Cannot Find Components for Foreign Vehicles
This myth stems from the perception that foreign vehicles are made better – and thus last longer – than U.S. vehicles. Wrench-A-Part is not here to weigh in on a debate that occasionally causes foreign cars to be abused in the parking lots of U.S. auto manufacturers, but we will say that a self serve junk yard usually has plenty of foreign cars. If you need foreign auto parts for your vehicle, we most likely have them in stock—and rest assured, you can pick them up without someone keying your Mercedes Benz or BMW.
You do not Receive Help Removing Components
Self serve salvage lots require you to remove components without the physical assistance of the staff, but that does not mean the business will not provide you with some helpful equipment. At Wrench-A-Part, we offer free wheelbarrows, wagons, and engine pulling A-Frames free of charge. Ultimately, removing components on your own, for your benefit, keeps the price of the parts low by eliminating the cost of labor.
Do You Need Spare Car Components?
If so, Wrench-A-Part should be your next stop. Between our convenient locations in Austin and Belton, we have over 5,000 vehicles from which you can pull components. Hundreds of fresh parts vehicles are added to our yards each week, in order to keep our inventory fresh, and provide the best opportunity for you to find the part you need. We also have a website where you can learn about our inventory before arriving at our self serve junk yard. If you need help finding domestic or foreign auto parts, visit our website, or call us today.