DIY Collision Tricks

A shopping cart hits your car door, you accidentally bump into your fence when you’re puling out the driveway or your parking lot neighbor was a little hasty opening his door. Long after drivers forget them about, reminders remain as a ding or scratch in the paint. But there are some quick steps you might… Read more »

Be on High Alert When Salvaging Fiberglass

Scrap yards and junk yards are full of cars that have valuable pieces just waiting to be found. Car lovers across the nation scour these yards to find car bodies, fenders, bumpers and accessories. However, not everything in a junk yard is worth salvaging. For example, recycling fiberglass comes with some functionality and even health… Read more »

The ARA; Protecting your Money & Safety

When buying used car parts, you want to make sure you are getting them in the best condition possible. Just because you are buying second hand equipment doesn’t mean you deserve second hand quality. So visiting only a junkyard with a reputation for distributing quality inspected parts is your best course of action. The Automotive… Read more »

Keep it Green: Visit your Auto Scrapyard

Enlisting a junkyard for your auto parts is an ecologically sound decision for many different reasons. Supporting these businesses is about more than saving a few dollars on second hand auto parts, it’s also about curbing greenhouse gases, the continued erosion to our ice caps and exploitation of natural resources. Iron ore mining is destructive… Read more »

Arm Yourself with Knowledge when Junking Your Car

Nothing lasts forever, not even good old Detroit steel. When you and your car have driven to the end of the road together and it’s just too costly to maintain any longer, it may be time for the junkyard. But there are some measures to take before you can even consider your ride for the… Read more »

Turn to Your Scrapyard When Restoring Your Classic

Car enthusiasts and rebuilders have known about the great resource scrapyards offer as long as the car has been engrained in the American fabric. They are a top resource to enthusiasts looking for a reliable and affordable option when seeking components to their car. Whether you need a carburetor for a 1944 Ford Coupe or… Read more »

The Circular Scrap Metal Journey

As the auto industry has shifted quickly in so many different ways over the past couple years, there has been runoff across tons of industry. Obviously component and material production, such as plastic and sheet metal, have been booming as a direct result. There is however less obvious peripheral boom in business segments you probably… Read more »

Some Things You Just Need to Buy New

Auto salvage yards are a great resource for used auto parts of all kinds. They are great places for finding mechanical parts for your engine or cosmetic components such as fenders or rear view mirrors. There are some items, however, you should just never salvage. Braking System Components Whether it’s your brake pads, rotors, brake… Read more »

Scrap Yards vs. Retail Auto Parts

Scrape your side view mirror on that fence backing out of your driveway? Accidentally scrape your bumper when you thought you cleared that U-turn? Found a huge ding on your driver side door from your trip to the grocery store the other day? These parts could easily cost thousands of dollars if you order replacements… Read more »