Yes, junkyards are not amusement parks, and the purpose of the visit isn’t to have fun but to get a good deal for your junk vehicle.
However, there is nothing that stops you from enjoying the experience and at the same time, leaving the yard with solid cash in your pocket. Unknown to many, the junkyard is filled with interesting things; where else will you find parts of cars that were last driven in the 60’s? Or find vintage cars that you can restore to a drivable state? (more…)
There is no better time than now to take your old and wrecked car to a junkyard and exchange it for cash. In the past, people preferred to leave their junk cars to rot in their yards and garages, some even buried old cars in landfills to free up space for new vehicles.
With the arrival of junkyards, however, there is no need to keep hold of your junk vehicles. To be honest, the services rendered by these cash-for-cars businesses is so beneficial to car owners, they should not be offering cash incentives. (more…)
If you are a car enthusiast and you like to restore old cars, then you are not unfamiliar with salvage yards and u-pull-its. These businesses allow people to come in and pull parts off junk vehicles for an amount of money.
Looking in from the outside, salvage yards can be pretty intimidating. Large compounds filled with junk cars and scrap metal parts in huge heaps, big men in coveralls stained with all kinds of automobile oil imaginable, equipment so big, some are taller than even the big men.
All these makes for a menacing outlook, but when you combine them with the fact that almost all salvage yards are in remote locations, places close enough to the city, but far enough to not be in the way, you can’t help but remember your favourite horror movies and how the worst always seem to happen at places like these.
At salvage yards, vehicles are valued by their tonnage and how much they weigh when totally stripped of fixtures and accessories.
The weight is then multiplied with the scrap metal rate, and the owner is promptly paid in cash.
If you have a junk vehicle you’re thinking of trading in for cash, however, it is important that you know that there are car parts and accessories, that bring in a couple extra bucks apart from the scrap metal price. (more…)
People from all over bring their cars, and you are likely to find nearly any auto part you need at your local junkyard. In addition to this, people also bring other machines, and if you are in the market for obscure machine parts at a cheap price, junkyards are a good bet. (more…)
Auto wreckers are not places people go to have fun.
If you are there, it is either because you want to sell your junk vehicle, or because you want to buy auto parts.
Generally, the biggest threats to personal safety at a work site are carelessness and playfulness. Since you are at an auto wrecker for business, you are unlikely to engage in horseplay. However, such is the condition at auto wreckers that there is need for extra care. (more…)
If you have only visited a junkyard to scrap your car for cash, it is highly likely that your knowledge on junkyards and how they work is limited.
Why do they collect all that scrap? What do they do with them afterwards? Apart from junk vehicles, what other types of junk do they collect?
These question, and many others, will be answered in this post. There is no disadvantage to increasing your knowledge on how junkyards work. As a matter of fact, do not be surprised if you find the whole process interesting. Here we go; (more…)
As a customer looking to exchange your junk car for some cash, it is understandable if you do not care whether the salvage yard you are dealing with has a number of equipment or not.
After all, your involvement ends when you hand over ownership of your vehicle and you get your cash in return.
There are many factors that could lead you to the decision to visit a junkyard. Maybe you have fixed that old car many times over, and now, it is no longer sensible to do so financially, or perhaps, what you have is a partially-wrecked scrap pickup taking up space in front of your house, just rotting away uselessly.
Having made the decision to sell your junk vehicle as scrap, you are now faced with a decision on which junkyard to patronise.