Why Buy Used Auto Parts from Central Auto Parts?

Some of the basics on why our customers love us and the used auto parts we provide!

By Careen Espanola - December 11, 2020

Central Auto Parts have been in the salvage yard business for years and we never failed to deliver topnotch quality used auto parts to our valued clients. Central Auto Parts advocates in saving the environment while helping you save on your auto repairs. 

Central Auto Parts guarantees to provide used auto parts of the highest quality to our loyal automotive professional partners and customers. We offer our clients a lot of options to help them gain better prices on their repairs without compromising quality. 

So, why choose to buy used auto parts from us?

High-Quality Used Auto Parts

Consistent Used Auto Parts Quality

Used auto parts project various quality and safety issues to consumers that takes them back from purchasing. Unseen damages and functional issues are the most common problems when opting for used car parts. However, Central Auto Parts is all about quality and safety before quantity. 

Central Auto Parts have a pristine quality control system that ensures every piece we sell is of great quality. We are a team of professional recyclers that gained expertise through our years of experience and passion to deliver practical and efficient used auto parts. 

Used Auto Parts With Reliable Warranties

Central Auto Parts understand the risks of buying used auto parts. As part of our effort to extend ease of purchase with us, we formulated a strong warranty policy. Central Auto Parts gives at least a 90-day warranty to our clients. This is to ensure that the used auto parts our clients purchased such as engines and transmission runs smoothly, safely, and efficiently. 

Used Auto Parts At A Reasonable Price

Central Auto Parts has a systematic pricing strategy that renders the cheapest used auto parts prices possible. Thus, we only opt for delivering high-quality used auto parts at a competitive price. 

Saving Money While Saving The Planet

What could be better than saving money on your car repairs while simultaneously saving the planet? Central Auto Parts goes above and beyond just to ensure that our operation does not harm the environment. We extend an outright effort to safely dispose of our wash bay water, significantly reduce water usage, and render ZERO drainage oil or solvents. Central Auto Parts are lovers of nature. We are a dynamic team that innovates to help keep the planet safe from pollution. 

Knowledgeable and Friendly Sales Staff

Our sales team is our front liners in the business. They are the ones to face our everyday clients and deal with daily business operations. Thus, Central Auto Parts equip our sales staff with adequate knowledge to cater to all the issues, questions, and demands of our valued customers. Our sales staff can answer every question you have regarding used auto parts. 

Wide-Range of Used Auto Parts

Central Auto Parts consistently update inventories to deliver a wide array of used auto parts in the market. Our aim is to deliver used auto parts to our clients from our own inventories to extend convenience, time-efficiency, and affordability. 

Old and Obsolete Used Auto Parts

Central Auto Parts understands the struggle of finding a car part that suits your 10 to 15 year-old car.  So, we allot effort in salvaging old cars from different years to cater to the specific needs of our customers. Thus, if you are looking for a replacement for your 10-year-old auto, Central Auto Parts houses used auto parts from old car models. 

Not Your Typical Salvage Yard

Whenever someone hears the word salvage yard, grease, oil, dirt, and smell are the first things that come to mind. Central Auto Part’s sales office is not even close to that. For our valued sales staff to become more productive and for our clients to feel comfortable during their visit, we built an environment conducive for making transactions. 

Central Auto Parts is not your typical used auto part supplier. We take pride in what we do and our experiences and drive placed us at the forefront of the industry. We are a trusted company that delivers quality used auto parts and a lot of savings!

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Remanufactured Transmissions vs Used Transmissions

Used auto parts come in different forms. This blog will cover some options with Transmissions.

By Ben Silver - June 17, 2020

At Central Auto Parts, we specialize in providing used auto parts to both wholesale companies like body shops, garages, dealerships, etc., and the general public.  We work hard to make sure we provide quality service, quality used auto parts, and quality on time delivery all over the Denver Metro Area and Colorado Springs.  When a transmission shop, garage, or dealer is looking for a replacement transmission, they will often compare two different products in determining which is a better value and fit for the customers vehicle.  These two products are used transmissions and remanufactured transmissions.  Let's dive into the pros, cons, and differences between these options.

Used Transmissions
Central Auto Parts has a warehouse full of quality tested used transmissions to fit a wide range of vehicles and trucks.  There's a pretty good chance we have the used transmission you are looking for. Used transmissions are very reasonable option when it comes time to replace a worn out or defective transmission.  One of the major benefits of going with a used transmission is the cost.  Generally speaking, used transmissions will be 40%-60% less expensive than a new OEM unit.  This is often a savings $2000-$4000 dollars...that ain't chump change.  Used transmissions come in a wide range of mileage, and a professional salvage yard should be able find and provide the mileage that is right for your situation. Our transmissions come with a great standard warranty and we even offer upgrades and a labor warranty as well.  Used transmissions are generally very reliable because they were operational in a vehicle until it was in a collision.  So you know the function of the transmission on the road is tested and was working.  Some of the drawbacks are that you don't truly know the internal condition of a used transmission.  You don't know how the previous owner maintained and cared for the vehicle and transmission, so there's potential problems in the unknown.  We find this to be a very small risk relative to how well most used transmissions perform.

Remanufactured Transmissions
Central Auto Parts is proud to be distributor of Certified Transmissions. Certified Transmission offers a complete range of completely remanufactured automotive transmissions. Certified Transmission's products are remanufactured in the U.S.A. at plants in Omaha Nebraska and Fort Dodge Iowa. Certified Transmission's products include the latest OE Updates and are backed by our industry-leading warranty protection.  As a distributor for Certified Transmission, we can offer reduced pricing vs purchasing direct from the manufacture and we can service the transaction from start to finish and step in to help out at any time.  Why not save money and hassle by using a distributor? 

Some of the benefits of remanufactured transmissions are that you're essentially getting a "new" part at a reduced cost vs a new OEM transmission.  All of the wear parts and moving parts are removed and replaced during the remanufacturing process, everything is clean and repainted, and the product is essentially a reassembled new transmission.  Remanufactured transmissions also come standard with a longer, more robust warranty than you would get with a used transmission.  Some of the drawbacks of a remanufactured transmission are that it will be more costly than a used transmission, and it has never actually operated inside of a moving vehicle.

Options Help Consumers Win!
The good news here is that Central Auto Parts offers a huge variety of both of these product lines.  So you can make one call to our professional sales team and they can provide you information and expertise on used transmissions and remanufactured transmissions.  They'll guide you through the process and make sure you get the product that is right for you and the situation you are in.  Call us today...we're standing by to help your find the perfect transmission!

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Life at a Salvage Yard - What happens to a wrecked vehicle?

Information on how salvage vehicles are processed and recycled.

By Ben Silver - January 15, 2020

Being in the used auto parts game has opened my eyes to the beauty of automotive recycling.  It's one of the few industries that recycles a huge percentage of the materials that they purchase.  I'm proud to say that Central Auto Parts does it's best to keep as much of the salvaged car or truck out of the waste stream as possible.  Here's a step-by-step process of what happens at the salvage yard and how a wrecked vehicle is recycled...

Step 1.  Vehicle is in a collision, too much damage to repair, so it's deemed a 'total loss'.
Step 2.  Insured and insurance company decide whether to send the vehicle to a salvage auction or the insured retains the vehicle to sell on their own.
Step 3.  Wrecked vehicle is purchased by the salvage yard, either through the insurance auction or through the insured consumer. (Click Here to Sell Your Car)
Step 4. The wrecked vehicle goes through the intake and inventory process at the salvage yard.  All of the valuable and sellable used auto parts are graded and electronically catalogued into our used auto parts inventory system.
Step 5. This is a big one...The wrecked vehicle has officially become a salvage vehicle.  It's off to be processed by one of our professional dismantlers.  All the hazardous fluids are drained, sold, or recycled.  Gas is used to power our fleet, oil is sold to be recycled into new motor oils and other uses, washer fluid, and everything else is captured and recycled. The engine, transmission, and a select few other auto parts will be removed and stocked in our warehouse.  The wheels and tires are removed to be sold and all of the suspension is loosened up for easy removal later.  The salvage vehicle is now a much lighter and it will be taken and safely placed in our salvage yard where it will remain for 9 months to a year.
Step 6.  Being a salvage vehicle isn't easy, you sit there day after day, parts pullers are picking and pulling all of the different used auto parts off of you to sell to eager customers.  This is the step where most of the used auto parts are harvested and delivered to our customers.
Step 7. End of life...Once the vehicle has run its course and had the time necessary to sell, we remove any of the 'core auto parts' that are left.  These are sold in bulk to company's that will recycle some of the components from these parts to create a remanufactured auto part.
Step 8.  Smash and Recycle! Now we get our heavy equipment out and smash the vehicle down and place it in a huge recycling bin to be taken to the steel processor.  At the steel processor, the vehicle will be shredded and the different metals will be organized and either melted down or sold to a smelter to complete the recycling process.

That's the skinny on recycling a vehicle, from "crash to crush".  I hope you found it interesting and helpful in some way.  Call us today for all your used auto parts needs and support the local recycling industry!

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Auto Salvage - Got Used Parts?

Quick Post on the Offerings of a Salvage Yard

By Ben Silver - December 18, 2019

Auto Salvage - Used Parts Offerings
Salvage yards are a great place to find all of the used auto parts you're looking for.  Most parts stores or outlets only sell mechanical parts or the body parts, but we have it all!

Mechanical Parts are a great value at the salvage yard because they can be so pricey to buy new from the dealership.  Check out all of these part types you can save big dollars on at the local salvage yard...

Rear Axles
Carrier Assembly
Transfer Case
Window Regulators
A/C Compressors
Steering Pumps 
Steering Gears
Rack and Pinions
ABS Pumps
Air Bags and Air Bag Components

Need used auto parts in the electrical category? We've got you covered....

Navigation Units
Window Switches
Engine Brain Box/ECU
Chassis Brain Box
Column Switchs

And of course, if you're in a collision and need a body part...

Roof Glass
Car Door Windows
Quarter Panels
Front Lamps

And much, much more! If you can see a used auto part on your car, chances are we're the salvage yard that can provide for you!  We deliver to the Denver Metro Area and Colorado Springs Daily, and have quick, effective logistics carriers for the whole state of Colorado.  We ship nationally a ton of used parts everyday.  Click Here to Search for Parts Now!


Used Auto Parts - Parts and Labor Warranty

Understanding Extended Warranty on Used Auto Parts

By Ben Silver - December 11, 2019

So, you're buying a used engine or used transmission and are curious about purchasing a Parts and Labor Warranty.  Great, these warranties aren't always a fit for our customers but they can be great insurance for your purchase and give you peace of mind as you drive your vehicle away from the shop.  Used engines and transmissions have about the same failure rate of remanufactured engines and transmissions, which is roughly 5%-7%.  So, they don't have defects that often, but when they do it can be quite costly.   No matter what warranty you have with Central Auto Parts, we'll process your claim quickly and fulfill our responsibility to the warranty 100% fo the time.

Parts Only Warranty VS Parts and Labor Warranty

When you're dealing with used auto parts, namely used engines and used transmissions, it's wise to protect the cost of labor on your purchase.  A Parts Only Warranty is only going to cover the engine or transmission in the case of a defect.  So, if the installation costs $1200-$2000, you would be out that cost without a Parts and Labor Warranty.  These defects or problems can occur at any time, and most Parts Only Warranty's will be around 90 or 100 days.  The Parts and Labor Warranty will generally extend the duration that your product and installation will be covered by a period of 1 Year to a Lifetime, depending on which option suits you.

The Parts and Labor Warranty

When a client or customer of ours purchases Parts and Labor coverage, they're protecting their investment in the used auto part they purchased.  This can be an investment of $900 on average for a used transmission or $1300 on average for a used engine, plus the cost of installation which often times cost more than the part itself.  This is an important and expensive investment in the future of your vehicle.  Our warranty covers any problems with the product we sell up on installation or for as long as the warranty is in place.  Our Parts and Labor Warranty's are reasonably priced to provide you with value and protection.

Claims Process

If a defect occurs, you simply open up a claim with your sales rep and we take immediate action to inspect and troubleshoot the problem.  Often times, our expertise can result in a quick repair that can get you down the road.  If the issue is major, we'll replace the product ASAP and get you or your professional repair shop reimbursed for the installation according to the warranty specifications.

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