French Powell (SelfSehested79)

Previously, you couldn't justify the effort to sell an unusual door that might get $80. It was just too much time and trouble to find a buyer. Instead, you would pay money to bring it to the dump. Now you just sit at the computer for a few minutes and wait for the phone to ring in the next few days. Need to get rid of that old fireplace insert? Get online. I'll bet if you go online right now, you can find someone selling used bricks.



The key to buying from an auto salvage yard is to spend a lot of time looking for the part that you need. There may be a lot, or a little, but you should always shop around to find the best part for you. Some auto salvage yard will recondition parts, while others will simply sell them 'as seen'. If you don't know much about cars it is a good idea to take a friend with you who does. The last thing you want to do is to buy a part from an auto salvage yard and think that you have found a bargain, but then find that it isn't the right part for your car or not in working order.

It also helps even if you are auto repair challenged, to keep a small tool kit in the car. A pliers, screwdriver, a set of jumper cables and some fuses plus a small wrench set can get you out of a lot of jams. Even if you don't know what to do with the tools, there may be someone around that knows what to do with the tools. Many cars are now operated as much by computer as anything else, but if your battery goes dead, having a set of jumper cables can get you on the road sooner. Make sure your tool set is what you need either inches or metric. Check to make sure you have the correct type for your particular vehicle.

Thirdly, it is important to find a junkyard company that pay their customers on spot. If you come across a company that is not willing to pay you instantly, start looking for a new one.

Take junk yards around me to the scrap yard yourself. This can be difficult if the car is not running. You may need to hire a towing company to drop it off for you. scrap yard pay by the pound. So, depending on how heavy your vehicle is you may come out on top.

Remember, once you stamp a letter on your metal piece, it's pretty much permanent. You can remove it, but it will take a lot of filing, sanding and possibly hammering to correct a mistake.