Happy Customers in Colorado Springs!

We deliver used auto parts to customers of all kinds in Colorado Springs!

By Ben Silver - January 23, 2019

We've been running used auto parts to commercial locations in Colorado Springs for well over a year now.  These locations include Dealerships, Auto Body Repair Shops, Engine Repair Specialists, Neighborhood Garages, and of course Mechanical Repair Shops.  We're happy to deliver Monday through Friday to any and all of these types of commercial automotive repair facilities.  

What if you're a consumer purchasing a part to be repaired at a local auto repair shop? Have no fear, just give us the shop information and we'd be happy to deliver it for your repair.  Our route usually leaves Denver around 8:30-9 in the morning and heads right into Colorado Springs and the surrounding area.  We usually return in the afternoon that same day, once all the recycled parts deliveries and pickups have been made.  

What about auto parts returns or pickups?  The beauty of having our own truck running to Colorado Springs, is that when your core engine is ready, or you need to return an auto part, we can grab the next day and it's a breeze.  Just give us a call for the pickup and we'll be there for you!

If you're a shop manager, in the parts department at a dealership, or anyone sourcing used auto parts in the Colorado Springs area, you now have another great option for used engines and transmissions, sheet metal, and any other used or recycled auto part you need! Our huge network of Team PRP Salvage Yards give us access to additional inventory on top of our 8+ acres and massive warehouse.

Call us today to work with our sales professionals or search for parts in our web store and we'll get you the parts you need fast!


Colorado Springs Used Auto Parts Delivery!

Now we deliver daily to commercial locations in Colorado Springs!

By Ben Silver - January 16, 2019

As a professional automotive recycler, we're always trying to provide the highest quality used parts to as many great automotive repair shops and garages as possible.  We've established a number of delivery routes in the Denver Metro Area in order to serve our customers quickly and effectively.   

Now, we're proud and excited to have a dedicated delivery route to Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas.  All auto parts ordered before 1pm are guaranteed to be delivered the next day.  And we do our best to deliver what ever possible, even if it's ordered after the dead line.

If you're a body shop business, repair shop, or dealership in Colorado Springs, you now have another great option for all of your auto parts needs.  Call our experienced staff to learn more about our products, services, and warranty options.


Salvage Yard Expansion, We've Added 2.5 More Acres!

More used auto parts available!

By Ben Silver - December 19, 2018

Central Auto Parts is exctied to announce that it will adding 2.5 acres of great salvage yard space that already adjoins our current facility.  Our salvage yard covered 6.5 acres before but now we'll have nearly 9 acres of quality used auto parts for all of your auto parts needs.  This expansion should increase our availability of all the different used auto parts you're able to source form us.  Engines, transmissions, body panels like doors, trunk lids, fenders, hoods, and everything else under the hood as well.

Call one of our Professional Sales People for parts today!


Fresh Auto Salvage, Almost Every Day!

We Buy Cars Every Week!

By Ben Silver - January 17, 2018

Central Auto Parts processes or dismantles as many salvage vehicles as possible.  Our state of the art auto salvage facility allows us to do this.  This means that we are constantly seeking and purchasing salvage vehicles and wrecked cars.  We don't take any breaks on purchasing and that means you have a constant flow of fresh inventory to select from.  Why is this important?  First of all, the more vehicles we process, the more engines, transmissions and other auto parts we will have available in our yard or in our huge warehouse in Denver.  More selction means we'll probably have the used auto parts you're looking for and we will be competitively priced.

Looking for something in particular?  We have an awesome function built into website that posts all of our recently purchased vehicles on the same page.  You can follow our purchases weekly or even daily if you'd like.  Here is a link to our "New Arrivals" page where you can see them listed and even explore pictures of some of the salvage vehicles that have been inventoried...http://usedautopartsdenver.co/new-arrivals.

Call us today to have one of our professional Salespeople guide through the process, or shop online for the part you need.  Central Auto Parts is here to help and we look forward to your call!

Used Auto Parts Warranty - What Consumers Should Expect

Get the right warranty for your part!

By Ben Silver - July 19, 2017

Finding the used auto part that you need with the right warranty can be challenging. There are a number of factors and variables that affect the availability of the part you’re looking for and how long and how inclusive the warranty may be.  The focus of this blog will be on what warranty you should expect from a used auto parts dealer or salvage yard.  I would say that this article is based off of my extensive experience dealing with auto salvage yards in the Denver area, but this information could probably be applied nation wide.

One of the key factors with what type of warranty you should expect on a used auto part, is which type of auto part you are purchasing.  We’ll break this down by category and go over the nuts and bolts of each auto part group.

Mechanical Parts

This group includes most of the auto parts that have moving components and mechanical function that are not electric.  These parts would include the engine, transmission, front or rear axle assembly, transfer case, differential, etc.

The warranty you get or purchase on these parts requires the most consideration, as they are the most likely to have some sort of failure.  They have moving parts and wear parts that can eventually cause trouble or need replacement, which might be why you’re in the market in the first place.  I believe you should accept nothing short of a 90 Day Warranty on these parts.  This is the industry standard and will give that part enough road time on your vehicle to know that everything is in proper operation.  Some automotive recyclers will offer extended warranties for up to 1-3 years.  This can certainly be considered if you’d like to insure a major purchase like and engine or transmission for a longer period of time.  Some factors may be how long you hope to driver the vehicle, how many miles are on the vehicle and the replacement part, etc.  Many recyclers will also offer a Labor Warranty.  A labor warranty on a used part can be a great value, should there be an issue with the replacement part.  Given the high cost of labor to replace an engine, transmission, or other major component, it may make sense to purchase a labor warranty with your product.  Labor warranties are basically an insurance plan that covers or helps to cover the cost of labor in event of a defect.  This type of coverage is not standard in the used auto parts business, but may be offered by certain recyclers.

Electric Parts

This group of parts would include the radio, starter, alternator, window switches, and other electric automotive parts.  Some recyclers refuse to warranty these products because of the finicky nature of auto electric and a fear that the part will just be used for diagnostic purposes.  I personally don’t think consumers should stand for this.  In used auto parts, there is always the possibility that there is an issue with the part.  This risk should be mitigated by the used parts dealer in the way of a warranty.  Some recyclers will offer a 30 Day Warranty on everything, including electrical components, which is fine because you still have the opportunity to install and test the product.  Personally, I think a Standard 90 Day Warranty on electrical auto parts makes the most sense and covers the consumer appropriately.  This is certainly something to be aware of if you have a Hybrid vehicle and are doing major electrical repair, replacing the hybrid battery or the inverter/converter.  These parts can be very pricey and a solid warranty should be part of the purchase.

Body and Suspension Parts

These are the rugged warriors of the vehicle.  Generally speaking, these products are only damaged in a collision, although some suspension parts can have components that will wear out over time.  The warranty isn’t quite as pressing with these products, as they are not as likely to fail after a number of months or miles put on the vehicle.  At Central Auto Parts, we still put a 90 Day Standard Warranty on these products to allow our customers some time and flexibility should there be an issue with one of these parts types.

As you can see, we feel like a Standard 90 Day Warranty on the part is sufficient to cover most used auto parts.  But, consumers should consider making the investment in an extended warranty or labor warranty when purchasing a more expensive product.  Each scenario is a little different and all the variables need to weighed to be fitted with the appropriate warranty for your vehicle and case.  Our friendly and professional sales team can help you figure that out when the time comes.  Until then, drive safe and enjoy the rest of the summer.