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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 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?


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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »