Steps to Take to Prepare Your Car for the Worst Parts of Winter

The wintertime can wreak havoc on your vehicle. Between the freezing-cold temperatures it will have to endure every time you start it up and the snowy and icy conditions that often come along with the colder months, your car, truck, or SUV will have to work extra hard to make it through the winter. Check… Read more »

Reasons to Buy From an Auto Salvage Dealer

When you’re thinking of buying a car, there’s new and used, of course, but there’s also salvage. You can buy vehicles from an auto salvage dealer for an affordable price. While most people assume they know what the term salvage means, just for clarification purposes here’s a decent explanation: Joe’s driving a 2012 Dodge Caravan…. Read more »

The Benefits of Getting Auto Parts from a Salvage Yard

Did you know that All American Auto Salvage dismantles over 1,000 late model cars and trucks annually? In business since 1983, if you do the math, that’s a heckuva lot of vehicles we’ve taken apart! Our four acres of land in Rahway, New Jersey, contain auto parts that just might be exactly what you’re looking… Read more »

Why Salvage Yards Are Good for the Environment

That water bottle you just threw in the trash will take more than 400 years to degrade… did you realize that? Humans, now more than ever, consume a lot of stuff, daily. Then we throw stuff out, in garbage cans, or, perhaps, recycling bins. Think of all the plastic water bottles you’ve used and/or you’ve… Read more »

Why You Should Check a Used Car’s VIN Number Before Purchasing

Much like people have fingerprints that identify them as individuals, vehicles each have their own specific vehicle identification number, commonly referred to as the “VIN” number. This code is made up of 17 characters including digits and capital letters. Where can you usually find a vehicle’s VIN number? There are several places, such as on… Read more »

The Appeal of Buying Used

The price for a new car has skyrocketed in recent years. According to Edmunds, the average price of a new vehicle cost a record $34,077 in 2016, and it doesn’t look like the price of new cars, trucks and SUVs is going to go down anytime soon. As vehicle manufacturers have added new features like… Read more »

Save Big When Buying These Used and Salvaged Parts

Buying replacement parts for a car or truck seems like a simple enough process. Identify the failed or damaged part and locate a replacement – simple, right? However, sometimes items are mislabeled or passed off as in better condition than advertised. Working with a reputable dealer like All American Auto Salvage can help give you… Read more »

Winter and Your Car: How Cold Weather Affects Autos

The cold weather months are finally upon us. While we don’t have to deal with the oppressive heat and humidity of the summer months, winter means getting up earlier to warm up your car and shorter daylight hours, both of which can make it all the more important that your car or truck is running… Read more »

Understanding Used Part Grading

At All American Auto Salvage, we are proud to be a member of the Automotive Recyclers Association of New Jersey. As such, we follow a specific grading scale for used parts that is established by the ARA. These guidelines were created to help establish standards that collision repairers and automotive recyclers can understand clearly. This… Read more »