SALVAGE, USED & JUNKYARD PARTS

If you want to repair or restore an old car, then salvaging used parts from a junkyard might be just what you need. But how can you tell a deal from a rip-off? Read articles about finding the right used parts for your auto.
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The Ultimate Salvage Title Quiz

Think you're a savvy car buyer? This quiz will put your knowledge to the test. Salvage titles present complications that can make or break even the most promising car deals. Click on to see how much you know about this aspect of car buying.

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  • 10 Places to Look for Classic Car Parts

    10 Places to Look for Classic Car Parts

    With hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars, you can restore a real classic car. The crux can be finding the parts to make it look like a full-scale version of a plastic hobby model. So where can you find the right parts? See more »

  • 10 Reasons a Car Might Have a Salvage Title

    10 Reasons a Car Might Have a Salvage Title

    You've found it: that dream car that you've always wanted to own. But as you look closer, you notice two words on the edge of the "for sale" sign or the bottom of the online ad: "salvage title." Why might the car have this kind of title? See more »

  • 10 Signs Your Classic Car is a Goner

    10 Signs Your Classic Car is a Goner

    Classic cars have been an American passion since the 1950s, and the hobby demands a lot of time and attention. Unfortunately, sometimes a car is a goner, and there's little you can do to save it. How do you know when it's time to call it quits? See more »

  • 10 Surprising Junkyard Finds

    10 Surprising Junkyard Finds

    Visiting a junkyard could mean finding a quarter-panel for a dinged VW Beetle or salvaging a motor from a totaled new-model sedan. But what about gangster cars or even space junk? See more »

  • 10 Tips for Buying a Salvage Auto

    10 Tips for Buying a Salvage Auto

    Buying a salvage car is a teeter-totter, with your time, money and effort on one side and the car on the other. If the car's value outweighs everything you have to put into it, it may be a deal. But how can you tell if a salvage car is worth buying? See more »

  • 10 Ways to Spot a Flood-damaged Car

    10 Ways to Spot a Flood-damaged Car

    Floods have drenched much of the U.S. in recent years, and when subject to deep flood levels, soaked cars are often classified as totaled and are demolished. Some flooded automobiles, though, end up on used car dealer lots. How can you spot one? See more »

  • Are junkyard parts worth your time?

    Are junkyard parts worth your time?

    Junkyards salvage parts and whole vehicles for reuse, crush stripped or intact autos into scrap metal, and serve as a final resting place for wrecked cars. But is it worth your time to rummage through one to find an old replacement part for your car? See more »

  • Can all classic cars be salvaged?

    Can all classic cars be salvaged?

    Reconstructing classic cars to their former glory is a popular hobby, and as such, there are many reasons why millions of passionate enthusiasts get involved. But can every classic car be saved? See more »

  • Can this car be fixed?

    Can this car be fixed?

    To the classic car enthusiast, almost any problem can be solved with enough time, effort and money. In this quiz, we'll look at the different parts of a car, their predicted road life and ways we can make them last longer. See more »

  • Can you insure a car that has a salvage title?

    Can you insure a car that has a salvage title?

    Buying the right kind of insurance can be tricky with any car, but if you're dealing with one that has a salvage title, it can be even more difficult. Can you get insurance for a car with a salvage title? And if so, what kind? See more »

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