Discovering the Treasures of Salvage Yards

A Guide to Used Auto Parts

Patrick Ala-An - February 8, 2023

Gone are the days of assuming that salvage yards are only filled with outdated and junkyard auto parts. Modern salvage yards are more organized today and offer a wide range of used and remanufactured auto parts at unbeatable prices. Colorado's salvage yards, like Central Auto Parts, in particular, are known for providing top-notch used auto parts that are often 40% less than their original OEM price.

As a professional salvage yard, we understand the importance of keeping up with supply and demand. We make sure to purchase vehicles with the used auto parts that are most common in the market, so our customers can get the best possible deal. Our full-service salvage yard is here to provide garages, dealerships, shops, and the general public with the used auto parts they need to get their vehicles back on the road.

Think Salvage Yard, and the first thing that comes to your mind is old, rusty, and junkyard auto parts? Well, not anymore. With most professional salvage yards being well-organized, friendly, and well-stocked, you can find almost any used auto part you need at a fraction of the original OEM price. In this article, we will bust the myth surrounding salvage yards and give you a comprehensive guide on the used auto parts available at salvage yards.

The Different Types of Salvage Yards
There are two types of salvage yards, "Full Service" and "U-Pull It." Full-Service Salvage yards offer a wide range of used and remanufactured auto parts to dealerships, garages, and the general public. On the other hand, U-Pull It yards allow patrons to come in and remove whatever they need, making it a "junkyard."

Commonly Found Used Auto Parts at Salvage Yards
Now that you know the different types of salvage yards, let's look at the used auto parts that you can find at most salvage yards. Click Here to Search for Parts Now!


Transmissions Chassis
  • Wheels
  • Rear Axle Assembly
  • Front Axles
  • Beam Axles
Body Parts
  • Trunk Lids
  • Tail Gates
  • Car Doors
  • Truck Doors
  • Bumpers
  • Hoods
  • Headlights
  • Taillights
  • Engine Cradle
  • Engine Crossmembers
  • Air Bags
  • Fenders
  • Carriers/Differentials
  • Body Panels (1/4, Rocker/Post, Etc)
  • Radiator Supports
  • Suspension (Struts, Knees/Knuckles, Control Arms, Axle Shafts)
  • Car Seats
  • Door Mirrors
  • Grilles
  • Car Stereos
  • Navigation Units/Info Screens
Cooling and Climate
  • Engine Cooling Motors
  • Radiators
  • Condensors
  • Compressors
Steering and Control
  • Steering Gears/Rack and Pinions
  • Speedometer
  • Dash Clusters
  • Heat/AC Controllers
  • Electronic Control Modules (Engine/trans/chassis computers)
  • Power Window Switches
  • Washer Bottles
  • Throttle Bodies
  • Starters
  • Alternators
  • Anti-Lock Brake Pumps
  • Glass/Windows

And that's just the tip of the iceberg! With our comprehensive selection of used auto parts, the possibilities are endless.

Smaller Components
It's important to note that while the list above covers most of the used auto parts that are available at salvage yards, you may not find smaller components like cup holders, plugs, sensors, or clips. You can find these smaller used auto parts at dealerships or U-Pull It yards.

Get Your Vehicle Back on the Road
At Central Auto Parts, we are proud to provide quality used auto parts to Denver and surrounding areas. Our delivery service extends as far North as Fort Collins and South as Colorado Springs while providing fast, professional service to the Denver Metro Area. We also ship nationwide daily to help shops and dealerships complete their repairs.

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