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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2017 has been a crazy year for hurricanes, which means it could be a crazy year for flood-damaged cars hitting the market, too. How can you spot one?

By Kate Kershner

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

By Eric J. Leech, Planet Green

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?

By Garth Sundem


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?

By Matt Cunningham

Buying a salvage car can be a gamble with your time, money and effort. But if you do your research, you could win big. Don't and you could lose everything.

By Cherise Threewitt & Garth Sundem

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.

By Garth Sundem

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?

By Jacob Clifton


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?

By Terri Briseno

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?

By Cherise Threewitt

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

By Denise Harrison

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?

By Matt Cunningham


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?

By Terri Briseno