Junk Dealers in 46342 Zip Code
How to Buy a Car from a Junk Dealer

Buying from a junk or salvage yard is different from shopping in a retail store. True junk dealers and salvage scrappers love bargaining for the best deal possible. If you are planning on buying used car parts from a salvage yard, follow this simple how-to guide.

  • First, know what the make and model of your car and exactly what part you need. Call ahead so you can make sure the salvage yard has your model car on the lot. It will likely be up to you, especially in the case of pick and pulls, to see if the part you need is still there.
  • Bring your tools. Since most junk yards make you do your own removal, you will need to pry the part away from the vehicle. If you cannot remove it yourself, oftentimes the dealer will, though sometimes they will charge a fee.
  • Bargain for the best deal possible. While some commercial junkyards have set prices for sale, oftentimes the merchandise is worth whatever you are willing to pay for it. If the price sounds too high for your tastes, so say.
  • Dealers will sometimes lower their prices if you buy more than one item for sale. Use this as a bargaining tool and stock up on extra auto parts.
  • Also, bargain if you are selling your wrecked car to a scrap metal dealer. Though it might not look like it, your old car is valuable. Scrap metal can be turned into steel, so you can rest assured the dealer is making a hefty profit for collecting and disposing your old wrecked car or truck.
  • It helps when bargaining if you know the current rates. This means knowing what the part you want will cost at a dealership, or how much scrap metal is currently selling for.


  • 219-980-1500
    Gary, IN 46408
    219-980-1500
    Gary, IN 46408
    219-398-5510
    523 Exchange Ave
    East Chicago, IN 46312
    219-322-1014
    2721 James Dr
    Dyer, IN 46311
    219-785-2011
    651 W State Road 2
    Westville, IN 46391
    708-755-1930
    2611 E End Ave
    Chicago Heights, IL 60411
    708-758-0002
    551 E Lincoln Hwy
    Chicago Heights, IL 60411
    708-758-2000
    551 E Lincoln Hwy
    Chicago Heights, IL 60411
    773-721-1100
    9331 S. Ewing
    Chicago, IL 60617
    773-491-9054
    745 W. Vermont Street
    Chicago, IL 60628
    219-874-9589
    627 E Us Highway 20
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    773-785-9779
    13741 S Ashland Ave
    Riverdale, IL 60827
    219-324-8165
    101 Park St
    La Porte, IN 46350
    708-239-0101
    3837 W 127th St Ste 1A
    Alsip, IL 60803
    312-621-7823
    6429 South Stewart Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60621
    708-314-9199
    11338 S Kedzie Ave
    Chicago, IL 60655
    708-259-9324
    Tinley Park, IL 60477
    773-737-1803
    6224 S Oakley Ave
    Chicago, IL 60636
    312-341-9280
    Chicago, IL 60605
    773-972-8130
    Chicago, IL 60694
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