Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Auto | Under the Hood | 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.

Featured
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?


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. Find out 10 signs your classic car is a goner. See more »

10 Ways to Spot a Flood-damaged Car

 10 Ways to Spot a Flood-damaged Car

These 10 ways to spot a flood-damaged car could help you avoid making a bad vehicle purchase. Learn about 10 ways to spot a flood-damaged car. See more »

Should you ever buy a flood-damaged car?

 Should you ever buy a flood-damaged car?

Should you ever buy a flood-damaged car? Read about the risks in buying a flood-damaged car at HowStuffWorks Auto. See more »

What is a salvage title?

 What is a salvage title?

What is a salvage title? Read about salvage titles and whether you can really get that seemingly-perfect deal on a car. See more »

Are junkyard parts worth your time?

 Are junkyard parts worth your time?

Is it worth your time to rummage through a junkyard to find an old replacement part? Read about whether or not the hunt for junkyard parts is worth it. See more »