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3 Tips for Finding Quality Used Auto Parts at a Salvage Yard

Spending time at the salvage yard can be time spent very profitably. After all, if you know what to look for, you often can find usable auto parts for a fraction of the cost of buying new parts. If you are in Philadelphia or the surrounding area, come by Orthodox Auto Company and find that missing part you've been looking for at an incredible value. However, before you make the trip, be sure to remember these three tips to follow when visiting the salvage yard.

1. The Layout

A trip to the junk yard can seem stressful. After all, salvage yards often are different every time you visit, and few have the same layout. However, if you are unfamiliar with the layout and know what you are looking for, be sure to ask the proprietor. They can often point you in the right direction, or give you tips and tricks specific to their unique yard.

2. What to Take and What to Leave

At a junk yard, it's important to know what to take and what to leave. Parts that deteriorate rapidly should be left behind, even if they look OK. Brake pads, for instance, should probably be disregarded. But engine parts, body parts, interior materials, gauges, and even electrical wiring and weather stripping, can safely be salvaged.

3. Wear and Tear

When combing through used parts, it's important to be able to distinguish between salvageable and unsalvageable parts. Does the engine block need a good cleaning? Or is there a crack that can't be fixed? If you aren't comfortable making the call yourself, bring a seasoned professional with you.

A trip to the salvage yard can reap tremendous benefits if you're looking for a good deal on new or used auto parts. For assistance in finding what you need, contact Orthodox Auto Company at (215) 608-3270, or easily search our online inventory now.


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