Salvage yards purchase wrecked cars, whether or not they are beyond repair, and then to sell the salvage parts on their lots. The salvage yards often offer much more value to their owner than what they paid for the car, since they are able to sell all the salvage parts together, which means that they can get the car to a much higher price than average metal scrap yards. Of course, a lot of cars don’t end up at salvage yards, but rather end up in the junk yard, scrap metal yards, or junk ceramics recycler. In these cases, the owner of the wreck doesn’t have too much of a claim to make, if any at all.
Salvage yards also exist in the United States. There are also junk yards in other countries around the world. The largest scrap metal yards in the U.S. are located in Detroit, Michigan, at DPD’s West Detroit Yard.
This is where DPD sells its salvaged cars; the second largest is in New Jersey at the Pine Plains Salvage Yard. The New Jersey yards will offer you the best deal, but will cost the most. Most of these places will quote you for the price of the car, not the cost of labor to remove it from your yard. If you think that is an unfair equation, just ask them. They will tell you that their quote is the price of the vehicle removed, not the price of labor to haul it away.
It is possible for someone to profit from the sale of used cars and salvage yards, but it isn’t very common. This is because the people who sell salvaged cars and used cars at salvage yards and recycling centers don’t make much money. The salvage yards pay cash for the vehicles they have and recycling centers pay someone else to haul the vehicles away. Those that work at recycling centers make about $20 an hour, and that can include break time. The money they make is from the fees that they collect from the customers for bringing their vehicles in for processing. You are essentially paying a fee for letting them process your car’s for you.
Salvage yards and recycling centers do not buy new auto parts. What they do sell are used parts. So, if you own a vehicle that needs a new part, chances are the local salvage yard or recycling center won’t have what you need. But, on the flip side, if you have a perfectly good used car that needs a new part, they might be able to order it for you.
One of the benefits of visiting one of these places is the fact that they will often recycle your vehicle. This is not done with the traditional salvage yards where the cars are melted down and recycled. Instead, the salvage yard puts the used car next to the new parts so the new part can be attached before replacing the old one. So, while you are disposing of your car and ending up with a brand new part that is made from recycled material, you will be contributing to reducing carbon emissions.
When you shop at junk car auctions online, you can get information on which places in your area have events like this. Then, check out the prices. Many of these places will charge more than a regular salvage yard for the same types of parts. They are trying to make money, and you are helping by donating your unwanted junk car parts.
So, even though there are some scams that happen, this is definitely the way to go when looking for a place to drop your junk car and get free new auto parts. Many of the junk yards and scrap metal yards will also ship your parts anywhere in the country. This makes it easy when you need a replacement part quickly or urgently. So, as you can see, there are many advantages to working with a salvage yard and not just going to a regular scrap yard.