Junk yards are awesome. In addition to being full of interesting and useful machines, junk yards, or salvage yards, are an important part of the life cycle of a car. If you are in Philadelphia or the surrounding area, come check out Orthodox Auto Company and see how much fun you can have and, at the same time, experience incredible savings. Reasonable minds may differ on the best ways to approach a visit to the junk yard, but there are two basic schools of thought.
The Digger is one who has an idea about the parts he or she is looking for, but no set plan on where to find them. Diggers like to search and wander until they find what they are looking for. The best part about digging is that you may stumble upon something else to buy that you didn’t even know you needed!
The planner is on a mission. Getting in and out as quickly as possible and looking for something specific is the mantra. The planner’s entire motivation is to get what they need before someone else finds it first. True to their title, the planner has a plan and sticks to it.
Tips for Diggers and Planners
Whichever category is your style, learn from the mistakes of those that came before you with these 3 tips that will make both the Digger and the Planner successful.
1. Bring the Right Tools
Trust us. There are fewer things in life more frustrating than finding what you need but being unable to get to it. Bring some tools and be ready to use them. A few tools to have on hand include pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers, engine-checking tools, and a flashlight.
2. Tool Bags vs. Tool Boxes
If you’re going to make the most of your visit, you may need to do some hiking. Do your knees a favor and throw your tools in an easy-to-carry bag instead of the standard tool box.
3. Know What’s Compatible
There could be unique opportunities to get comparable parts that will work great for your car but might not be from your exact model. Do some research and find out what will work, and just as importantly, what won’t.
Whether you’re a Planner or a Digger, you’re bound to find the parts you’re looking for at an unbeatable price at the salvage yard. Contact Orthodox Auto Company at (215) 332-3500 today and our knowledgeable staff will help you find what you’re looking for.