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Need Used Car Parts? How to Optimize Your Visit to the Junkyard April 13, 2018

Anchorage, Anchorage County
Need Used Car Parts? How to Optimize Your Visit to the Junkyard, Anchorage, Alaska

You can save a lot of money by purchasing used car parts from your local junkyard, but you have to come prepared. At Northwest Auto Parts, the staff makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. Their Anchorage, AK, junkyard has an extensive inventory of over 60,000 parts to choose from. Here, they explain how to make the most of your visit.

3 Steps to a Successful Junkyard Visit

Search Their Inventory

used car partsA well-stocked junkyard will have the most common parts people are looking for available. However, there’s no guarantee they’ll have the exact part you need, especially if you have an unusual car or you are looking for very specific OEM parts. Before you make the trip, you should verify they have what you’re looking for. Some junkyards make this easy and let you search their inventory online. If that’s not an option, you can always call and have one of their dedicated staff take a look for you.

Dress the Part

The staff at the junkyard can pull the parts for you, but they’re going to charge extra. If you want to save money on used car parts, you’ll have to pull it yourself. For that, wear clothes that can get dirty. You also need to bring the appropriate tools to pry out the parts you’re looking for.

Select the Right Pieces

When you buy used car parts, it’s not always easy to find the one you need. Some car parts look a lot alike, especially to the untrained eye. However, use serial numbers and manufacturer information to ensure the part you’re looking for will work for your car. Additionally, most junkyards will allow you to exchange parts that aren’t the right fit.

If you’re in need of used car parts, Northwest Auto Parts is the place to go. Since 1981, this company has been dedicated to stocking only the highest quality auto parts. Call (800) 770-6531 to inquire about a part, or browse their inventory online at your convenience. You can even have your parts delivered to the repair shop of your choice.

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