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A Beginner's Guide to Auto Salvage Yards

Old cars and trucks that have come to the end of their usable life often end up in a salvage yard. Salvage yards, like Orthodox Auto Company, provide a way to dispose of vehicles safely by recycling and reusing as much as the vehicle as possible. Here is a basic rundown of the services we provide.

Auto Salvage

When a vehicle arrives, we drain its fluids, such as coolant, oil, and fuel. Then it's disassembled. Some of the key things typically removed from the vehicle include its gas tank, tires, and battery. Many quality parts still have usable life, and can be refurbished and sold as used auto parts. Meanwhile, tires could be retreaded (and sold), or used as fuel or ground rubber. If there's still a purpose for a certain part or component, the salvage yard will help find that purpose and utilize it. Items such as floor mats and window controls can be resold if there's a demand. Some metal parts can be recycled as scrap metal. After usable parts and interior fixtures, like the seats, carpeting, and console, are removed from the vehicle, the entire vehicle’s body/frame can be crushed and recycled. It's an environmentally-friendly process that saves a lot of junk from going into landfills.

Used Auto Parts

At Orthodox Auto, we can help you find the used auto part you are looking for, either in our sprawling salvage yard or online. You can come on out and pick parts yourself, or one of our knowledgeable team members can find the part for you.

Economic Benefits

Salvage yards play an important role in the global car and truck economy. Not only do they help reduce the impact that vehicles have on the environment, they also end up saving people money on replacement parts for their vehicles. At Orthodox Auto, you can even make money by selling your junk car to us, no matter the condition!

Orthodox Auto Company is a family-owned and -operated business that is focused on maintaining a cost-effective auto parts network and sustaining healthy practices for consumers. Our 50+ years of business are a mere testimony to our A+ rated business standards and how we treat every customer. It's easy to see why so many Philadelphia residents choose us. Contact us today at (215) 515-7238 to learn more about our services.


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