If this is your first time shopping for used auto parts in Killeen, you may have some questions about how salvage yards operate and what you can expect from the experience. Getting used parts from a salvage yard is a fairly easy job, but it's a job you should come prepared for. The answers to the following questions can help you prepare.
Will a salvage yard help with removing an engine?
Some salvage yards help with removing engines. Help usually comes in the form of an engine-pulling A-frame that hoists the engine out of its compartment. But you can't borrow the A-frame, so make additional plans for unloading the engine.
Are there certain tools you can't use to remove parts?
Salvage yards that sell used auto parts in Killeen typically prohibit the use of any tool that could cause a fire, such as flame cutters, grinders, and high-powered metal saws. Saws may also be prohibited, as practically every part on a car can be removed without cutting.
Will a salvage yard put an auto part on hold?
It varies by salvage yard. First come, first serve is the general rule. But salvage yards do have different policies, so it's always good to check.
Are defective parts removed from lemon vehicles?
Yes. If a junkyard sold defective parts from a lemon car - especially knowingly - it could be hit with a lawsuit. Because the legal status of cars are always checked before purchase, professionally operated junkyards always know when they're buying a lemon vehicle.
Is it possible to purchase a parts warranty?
It varies by salvage lot. The lots that offer warranties commonly offer them by the day or week (e.g. $1 per part, per day). The warranties are offered in small increments because most buyers use them to protect their investment for a few days, until they see that the part is indeed reliable.
Is it possible to just trade parts with a salvage lot?
Typically not. Most junkyards are strictly interested in sales and not barters. If a salvage lot agrees to trade auto parts with you, it would be unusual.
Buying used auto parts in Killeen from a salvage lot is a simple endeavor, but there can be plenty of questions surrounding the experience for first-timers. If you have additional questions about salvage yards, contact a professionally operated salvage lot in the Killeen area today.
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