Have you ever wondered where cars end up after at the end of their life cycle? How about decommissioned cars, ones that have been towed off due to an accident? Well, they end up at breakers and salvage yards, where their parts can either be used to sell, or the car can either be sold on to be fixed back into a road-worthy vehicle.
Breaker yards and salvage yards are slightly different, in that they offer customers two different things. If your car has attained the end of the road time, so to speak, and it no longer works or would require expensive and lengthy work getting it back into a roadworthy state, then it normally ends up at a breaker's yard.
You may have seen those companies that buy cars from you, or Boneham's towing services help you to sell your car to a scrap yard or breakers yard and received a nominal fee in return, to the tune of 50 let's say. Well your vehicle, amongst many others, is broken down into their various parts. These parts are then sold on to customers looking to use the part in their vehicle. It's a great way of recycling old parts, and keeping vehicles ticking over. It would seem silly for manufacturers to keep producing car parts if there are perfectly good parts out there still good to use.
If you're in need of a car spare part, traditionally you would visit the scrap yard or breakers yard to see all of the different cars they had on display. The idea is that you would walk around to find a car similar to yours, and then someone from the yard will inspect the vehicle to see if the part that you need is still there. They would then remove that part and sell it to you for a cut price. This is a much cheaper way of buying car parts. Nowadays, you can search online, as breaker yards display all of their cars and the parts they have broken. This makes searching for the right part incredibly quick and easy.
So what are salvage yards then? Well, rather than break the car into various parts, as and when that is needed, salvage yards keep the car as it arrives. Emergency Breakdown Midwest and Gascoyne, in other words, the car is salvaged from wreckage or an accident and is no longer road worthy as a result. However, despite the car's condition and state, it does still hold value, and with plenty of work and care, the car can be restored to a road worthy condition.
Again, traditionally you would have visited these salvage yards and walked around until you found a suitable car within your price range, or one that you thought you could work. This has also been made easier, with many salvage yards now putting their cars for sale online and in online auctions as well.
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