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Junkyard Car Parts: Price Comparisons

Car AccessoriesPrevious articles in the 'Junkyard Car Parts' series have discussed where and how you can find junkyard car parts, the advantages (or disadvantages) of junkyard parts, and situations in which to use or not to use a car part stripped out of a junkyard. The following discussion pertains to the final result, the fruit of all of your efforts in finding the perfect, used junkyard car part in regards to monetary savings. Here are the types of savings you can expect to earn when you shop for a used part at a junkyard.

Situation #1: Front passenger door glass on a 2010 Volkswagen Beetle

One day you decide to park in a sketchy part of town and forget to hide your conspicuously visible GPS in the glove compartment. When you return to your car, you discover that your passenger door window has been obliterated, evidenced by shards of glass surrounding the windowless door. Your GPS is gone, but what worries you more is the uncertainly as to how the door glass will be repaired. Your genius husband decides to look for a replacement door glass at a junkyard, albeit there exists one. Lucky for you, the design of the VW Beetle has remained the same for the past 13 years and so junkyards are overstocked with VW Beetle parts. Many junkyard dealers carry replacement door glass for VW beetles for $50 or less. Side door auto glass replacement jobs usually go from about $150 to $250 or over. Given that you obtain the door glass for $50 and do the job yourself, that is a massive savings of $100 to $200 which translates to 50 to 75% saved.

Situation #2: Left side mirror on a 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

One day you are frustrated, having meandered around the neighborhood for the past 30 minutes looking for that elusive parking spot on the street. Finally, you detect a small yet sufficient gap on a narrow one way street and you squeeze your SUV carefully into the spot with some difficulty. But you are relieved and thankful that you can finally get on with your day. Upon returning to the car, you are horrified to discover your left side mirror hanging limp, barely attached to the car via electrical wires. It is apparent that some passing vehicle had swiped the mirror off of the car, breaking it and leaving you with a massive blind spot on the left side. You are worried about the repairs. Your genius husband decides to look for a replacement side mirror at a junkyard. In your search, you discover a left side mirror for $85. Side mirror replacement jobs are known to go from $200 to upwards of $300 at a repair shop. This is overall an easy repair so you do it yourself (or you make your husband do it). In doing so, you save over 50% for this particular job.

Even though the savings you earn from buying junkyard parts are tempting, don't listen to your genius husband in every situation. Junkyard car parts can be good for your car only when junkyard parts are appropriate for your car.

By J.H. Kim - As you can probably tell, I watch a lot of TV.  

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