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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What is a salvage title?

Visit an online classifieds Web site, and mixed into the glowing descriptions of vehicle histories are two words that can quickly throw a wrench into your dreams of finding the auto deal of the century: "salvage title." What does this mean?

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  • Classic Car Parts Quiz: Find the Diamond in the Rough
    Classic Car Parts Quiz: Find the Diamond in the Rough

    Restoring a classic car takes plenty of time, money and elbow grease, and one of the biggest challenges can be finding the parts you need. Take this quiz to find out more about classic cars and how to track down all the pieces required to get them up and running! See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: Car Flood Damage
    Fact or Fiction: Car Flood Damage

    With all the flooding in the U.S. in recent years, car buyers should beware: Flood-damaged cars are showing up on used car lots nationwide, sometimes without any warning to potential owners. How much do you know about flood-damaged cars? Take our quiz and find out! See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: Insuring Salvaged Cars
    Fact or Fiction: Insuring Salvaged Cars

    It sounds bad. But is it? While obtaining insurance for a car with a salvage title may not be as easy as insuring a clean-titled car, it can be done. So how much do you know about insuring a salvaged car? Take this quiz to find out! See more »

  • Should you ever buy a flood-damaged car?
    Should you ever buy a flood-damaged car?

    A good dealer can restore flood-damaged cars so that they look almost new, but don't let the good looks fool you. Buying a damaged auto can be a huge risk or a budget buy. So, how do you decide whether to gamble on a car with a watery history? See more »

  • The Ultimate Auto Junkyard Quiz
    The Ultimate Auto Junkyard Quiz

    If you're in the auto resale or repair business or have scoured shops for project car parts, you probably already know that the junkyard of the 21st century can be a wired, high-tech and global operation. If it's been awhile, if ever, since you've roamed through aisles and piles of castoff cars and parts, maybe you'll find a surprise or two when you test your knowledge of salvage, wreckage and junk, online and in person. See more »

  • The Ultimate Salvage Title Quiz
    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. See more »

  • What is a salvage title?
    What is a salvage title?

    Visit an online classifieds Web site, and mixed into the glowing descriptions of vehicle histories are two words that can quickly throw a wrench into your dreams of finding the auto deal of the century: "salvage title." What does this mean? See more »

  • Where should you look for classic car restoration parts?
    Where should you look for classic car restoration parts?

    Somewhere -- maybe down the street or maybe on the other side of the world -- is the part you need for your classic car restoration. So where can you look to find that last specific part you need to complete your project? See more »

  • Where should you look for classic muscle car decals?
    Where should you look for classic muscle car decals?

    Refurbishing a classic car is a labor of love, and with muscle cars, the emphasis isn't just on power; it's also on design. So, where can you track down those classic decals that are so popular with muscle car collectors? See more »

  • 6 Automotive Parts You Can Easily Recycle
    6 Automotive Parts You Can Easily Recycle

    Reducing your vehicles carbon footprint is as easy as 1...2...recycle. Learn more about the 6 automotive parts you can easily recycle. See more »

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