Discovering Used Auto Parts Gems

Tips on Finding Used Auto Parts in Colorado

By Patrick Kay Ala-an

Are you tired of paying exorbitant prices for new auto parts? Do you want to save money and still get high-quality used auto parts for your vehicle? If so, then discovering hidden gems in the world of used and recycled auto parts may be the solution you've been looking for. Buying used auto parts, either online or at a local salvage yard can be daunting, especially if you need help figuring out what to look for or where to find them.

It can be a treasure hunt if you're in the market for used or salvaged auto parts. There are so many different places to look at, and it can be overwhelming to determine what to look for and what to expect when buying used parts. That's why Central Auto Parts has compiled a list of tips to help you discover hidden gems. Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the game, these tips will help you navigate the world of used auto parts and find exactly what you're looking for.

Tips for Choosing the Right Used Auto Parts

Used or Recycled Body Parts and Sheet Metal
Commonly found used body parts include car doors, trunk lids, tailgates, fenders, headlights, hoods, and taillights. Regarding sheet metal condition, we offer three classifications to help you understand the level of quality you can expect: Type A, Type B, and Type C. 
Type A sheet metal is in good condition, with minimal wear and only a small ding or dent. Type B sheet metal is of mediocre quality, with 2-3 dents and some wear and tear. Type C sheet metal is less pristine, with more dents and wear, but it is still a budget-friendly option that delivers its intended function.

Used or Recycled Mechanical Parts
Commonly found used mechanical parts include engines, transmissions, rear axles, and transfer cases. For mechanical parts, we consider a few key factors to ensure quality. These include the total mileage per model year, testing, and warranty. It's important to look at the mileage per model year, as this can give you an idea of how the engine has been running over time. 
If a mechanical part has been driven for more than 15,000 miles, it is considered in Class B condition, regardless of its total miles and years of use. Testing is also important to ensure that the part is running smoothly. Finally, a warranty can give you peace of mind if any hidden damages are discovered after testing.

Used or Recycled Electrical Parts
Some common used electrical components in cars include radios, window switches, regulators, and control modules. While some vendors may not offer a warranty on their salvaged electrical parts, Central Auto Parts provides a 90-day warranty on all used auto parts. It is recommended to check for a warranty when purchasing salvaged electrical parts.

Best Deals on Auto Salvage in Colorado
At Central Auto Parts, we are committed to providing our clients with the best possible service and the highest quality used auto parts in Colorado. Whether you are looking for a specific part or need help troubleshooting an issue with your vehicle, our knowledgeable staff is here to assist you. 
Salvaging quality parts is not only good for the environment, but it's also good for our customers. By providing high-quality, gently-used parts at a fraction of the cost of new ones, we're helping to keep vehicles on the road and save our customers money. So if you need a specific part for your car, stop by Central Auto Parts – we're confident you'll find what you're looking for and get your vehicle running smoothly again!

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