4 Common Customers You’ll Find at Tear-A-Part

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Who actually buys auto parts from a salvage yard?

Turns out, lots of people!

After all, used auto parts cost just a fraction of brand new ones. Especially if you’re willing to get your hands dirty by pulling the part yourself.

At Tear-A-Part, our client base is large and diverse. To give you a better idea, here are four types of customers we frequently work with.

(Psst… They’re all in the market for used parts. And saving money. Because everyone’s in the market for that, right?)

1. DIY’ers

People with a do-it-yourself attitude and a knack for working with tools can find the right parts to keep their car running for years on end at Tear-A-Part.

Whether they’re tackling a simple DIY job, or taking on a more complicated repair, DIY’ers aren’t afraid to dive into the task at hand.

These customers come prepared to pull the needed parts and then return home to get the job done.

Tear-A-Part’s interchange system is an asset to DIY’ers. By utilizing this system, you can confidently purchase a starter from a 1999 Buick LeSabre and know it’ll work in your 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix, for example.

This means you won’t have to wait until we have an exact match for your car on the yard before you find compatible parts. Score!

2. Artists

Car parts aren’t just for vehicles! With a little creativity, an artist can create unique pieces from other people’s junk.

For instance, you can turn a car part into the perfect piece for the home or homestead.  

Often our creative customers enjoy strolling through the yard, looking for inspiration. They may find the perfect flywheel for a new side table, a large spring to turn into a modern paper organizer or a wheel hub to turn into a new hose reel.

Regardless of what you find, you won’t beat our prices on the perfect piece for your next art project! And by up-cycling a used auto part, you’re also doing your part to help the environment. Win/win!

3. Hobbyists

Some of our customers are completely rebuilding a project car from the ground up. Achieving the perfect customized look typically involves very specific parts.

If you’re looking for parts for your build, be sure to give Tear-A-Part a call. Our inventory changes frequently, and includes a large variety of makes and models. You’ll find cars manufactured over a large span of years, which increases your chances of finding just what you’re looking for.

4. Small Auto Repair Shops

Smaller auto repair shops are often willing to utilize quality used parts to help keep costs down for their clients.

Most parts on junked cars are original to the vehicle. That means shops can often get original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts for a fraction of the cost. This difference in pricing allows independent shops to remain competitive among the dealers and larger auto repair chains.  

Salvage yards also allow auto repair shops to find parts for vehicles that are no longer manufactured. If your car is older – or a limited edition – your mechanic simply may no longer be able to buy new parts for it. The salvage yard becomes your best bet for keeping your car running!

In Conclusion

Of course, DIY’ers, artists, hobbyists and small auto repair shops aren’t the only types of customers who visit Tear-A-Part. No matter what brings you to our yard, we want to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Whether you’re a repeat customer or it’s your first time here, Tear-A-Part is ready to save you money on premium used auto parts.

And if it’s cash you’re after, simply click the button below to give us your vehicle information and we’ll get in touch with you ASAP: