Tips For Your First Breaker Yard Visit

Posted by Ben Davidson about 3 months ago

Replacing car parts can get costly pretty quickly. Unless you are smart enough to head to your local breakers yard. When searching online, you will be presented with a range of cheap parts or expensive ones. And there seems to be very little in between. Luckily a salvage yard has a massive selection of makes and models, and in most cases, can help you find what you are looking for. 


Used parts or Dealers?

New parts tend to be expensive. That’s it. That’s the reason you go to a breakers yard or a scrapyard. The parts are in good working order and a snip of the price. 


Scrapyard or breakers yard?

A scrap yard will usually be full of parts, and not just car parts either. A breaker’s yard will be more organized, and you’re likely to get better quality items. You’ll need to pull the parts yourself. 


Finding the right part

If you know exactly what you are looking for, you can call the yard. They usually keep an inventory of what they have. Some are even online. 


Are they genuine?

There will be some signs of wear and tear as the part isn’t new, but all of the markings that you’d associate with a genuine part should be there too. You’ll need to assess that for yourself. 


What tools will I need? 

Each site will have its own list of permitted and not permitted tools. You will need to bring your own, though. 


For more tips for pulling parts, check the infographic below.




Infographic Design By  https://junkyardsnearme.net


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