The Growing Junk Yard Industry

Have you stopped by a junkyard lately? To be politically correct, junkyards are now called auto recyclers. And to be precisely correct, the business has changed to match the more correct name.

Whatever you would like to call it, the stereotypical “dirty and unorganized” junkyard is now a thriving industry. Since new replacement car parts keep getting more and more expensive, used car parts are in high demand. Salvage yards have become more organized and sophisticated, using computers to make it easier to find and categorize different used car parts.

According to the Automotive Recyclers Association, automotive recycling generates $22 billion in annual revenue handling 7-8 million vehicles. Not only are salvage yards making money, they are also saving you tons. The parts are sold based on a number of factors including size, year, rarity and condition. Luckily the majority of salvage yards have hundreds of used cars and thousands of used car parts for sale making it easy to find the part your looking for at a reasonable price.

Not only is auto recycling at salvage yards good for your wallet, but also the environment. The salvage yard process recycles 85% of each used car by weight. Used car parts are sold, car fluids are drained, and mercury is drained and contained. The remaining car carcass is shredded for use by the steel, copper, aluminum, glass and plastics industries.

Auto repair shops frequent Orthodox Auto Company junkyard and reap the benefits of the working, well-priced, recycled, used car parts. Because our salvage yard selection is so extensive, almost any type of car part can be found within it. Their pick and pull policy is great for those more inclined to find the part themselves, or they can even pull the part for you to save you the time and effort of looking through the junk yard yourself. No matter how you go about it, Orthodox Auto Company can have the part in your hands within 24 hours, meaning a quick turnaround on repairing the vehicle for your own customer.

The used car parts available at the Orthodox Auto Company junkyards are not only limited to cars. We also have a collection of vans, SUVs, motorcycles, and many other types of vehicles. We can also help you if you’re looking for cheap auto glass repair service, car rental, or a place to sell a car. With a selection that rivals even the largest junkyards, Orthodox Auto Company can provide you with the part you need. Contact us at 215-332-3500 to hear what we have available in our Philadelphia salvage yard.

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