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.

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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?


10 Surprising Junkyard Finds

10 Surprising Junkyard Finds

These surprising junkyard finds may inspire you to dig through your local salvage yard. Learn about 10 surprising junkyard finds at HowStuffWorks. 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. 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 »

Fact or Fiction: Insuring Salvaged Cars

Fact or Fiction: Insuring Salvaged Cars

A fact-or-fiction quiz about insuring salvaged cars. See more »

Can this car be fixed?

Can this car be fixed?

A quiz about when a car can be fixed. See more »

The Ultimate Salvage Title Quiz

The Ultimate Salvage Title Quiz

Salvage titles present complications that can make or break even the most promising car deals. Test what you know in this salvage titles quiz. See more »

Fact or Fiction: Car Flood Damage

Fact or Fiction: Car Flood Damage

Flood-damaged cars can show up on used car lots without any warning for owners. How much do you know about flood-damaged cars? Take our quiz and find out! See more »

The Ultimate Auto Junkyard Quiz

The Ultimate Auto Junkyard Quiz

Are you an expert on auto junkyards? Know everything about finding that perfect part? Take the Ultimate Auto Junkyard quiz to test what you really know. 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 »