Did you know that worldwide around 20 million cars are disposed of each year? Many of these end up in the yards of automotive dismantlers and if you’re looking to save money they can be a great source of cheap parts for your car.

Who Does the Work?

The first thing to ascertain when you visit an automotive dismantler is whether or not you have to remove the part you want from one of their cars yourself, or whether their staff will do it for you.

Many dismantlers pre-remove popular parts and you can buy these without the inconvenience of having to wait while the mechanic does his work.

Finding What You Want

Not every dismantler will have the part you want, but most keep inventories of their available parts and often a phone call is all it takes to find what you’re looking for. Before you call, make sure you have the make, model, and year of your car ready, plus the part type and name. If you can get a serial number for it, even better.

Spreading the Net

Automotive dismantlers are sometimes organised into networks. If the yard you visit doesn’t have the part you need, they can usually source it from another member of the network.

Even Easier

The larger organisations may even have a web-based inventory that you can browse. When you find what you want, all you have to do is pull out your credit card and the part will be couriered to your door.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Want to be sure that new part will go the distance? Find an automotive dismantler that thoroughly checks the parts they sell and offers either a money-back or replacement warrantee.

Specialist Parts

Automotive dismantlers cover the spectrum of the automotive industry. Got a classic car, a heavy truck, a motorhome? Chances are there will be a dismantler somewhere who specialises in your type of vehicle.

Saying Goodbye to a Friend

Has your car finally gasped its last? Automotive dismantlers are a convenient and responsible means of disposal. You may not get much, but they’ll probably tow it away for you, and it won’t sit rusting in your driveway.

Automotive dismantlers offer a cost-effective alternative to buying brand new parts, some of which may no longer be available anyhow. You also get the satisfaction of knowing that by recycling those old parts you’re doing you bit for the environment.

For a poetic look at some junked cars check out this video.

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  1. Kinda Sad says:

    I hate to see cars rusting away silently. Those used to be someone’s pride and joy. Ahh, the memories. Thanks!

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