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5 Benefits of Buying Used Auto Parts September 20, 2018

Anchorage, Anchorage County
5 Benefits of Buying Used Auto Parts, Anchorage, Alaska

If your car needs a part, don’t rush to purchase one new. Used auto parts from reputable salvage yards are often just as viable and offer benefits you do not want to miss out on. These parts suit both vehicle repair and restoration projects.

Top 5 Reasons for Purchasing Used Auto Parts

1. Price

Used car parts are generally less expensive than new versions depending on factors such as condition, rarity, demand, and the dealer you are working with. It is subsequently possible to save considerable cash on parts that function just as well as new ones.

2. Eco-Friendliness

auto partsOver 25 million tons of materials are recycled from cars and trucks every year, making auto recycling the 16th largest industry in the United States. Purchasing used auto parts supports this important industry because energy is not going into the manufacturing of new parts. You’re also lowering the number of used auto parts that end up in landfills.

3. OEM Standards

When you purchased used auto parts from a vehicle of the same make and model as yours, you do not have to worry about quality issues from third party production. Used car parts meet OEM, or Original Equipment Manufacturer, standards to fit your vehicle perfectly. 

4. Premium Savings

Re-used automotive parts provide huge savings to drivers via lower insurance premiums.  Automotive insurance companies promote recycled parts during the repair process, thus reducing claim severity and keeping cars on the road.  

5. Older Vehicle Maintenance

Auto manufacturers typically focus on producing auto parts for new vehicles, not those several decades old. If your car is older, you may have a challenging time finding the right new part because the manufacturer no longer makes it. Browsing used car part selections at local salvage yards greatly increases the chance of obtaining what you need for your classic vehicle.


Choose from over 60,000 quality used auto parts at Northwest Auto Parts, the premier salvage yard serving Anchorage County, AK since 1981. Get car parts and services for the lowest possible prices; the salvage yard purchases whole vehicles with titles rather than individual parts due to theft. Call (800) 770-6531 with any questions or review the inventory online. Like the salvage yard on Facebook for the latest auto tips and industry news.

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