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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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?
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?
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?
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?