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By: Jared B.
Cheyenne Auto & Metal
The staff was nice enough. However, 2 things to keep in mind if you're bringing in a car (or other scrap to sell them): 1) WATCH THE SCALE; 2) DO THE MATH. I live in Laramie, so it wasn't worth it to go back, but my 99 Ford Taurus weighed in at 3300 lbs. They SAY they pay $140/ton.... They gave me $186... You do the math, I got shorted exactly $45. Since I had never been there before, I didn't notice/understand the price on the paperwork or receipt. On the way home I took a closer look, did the math, and realized what happened. Well, I didn't bother calling because I know how these businesses work - there's no point. You'd get, "we're sorry but you signed to agree to the price." Or, "well, we can't go back and reweigh it now, you should have said something right away." Lesson learned! Either I won't go back, or if I do I will be watching everything/everyone like a hawk!
By: Jim M.
Cheyenne Auto & Metal
Needed a part. Couldn't wait for someone else to pull it and chance getting a bogus part. Found what I was looking for and it was reasonably priced. Friendly and helpful staff.
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By: Max S.
Cheyenne Auto & Metal
this place is great has a huge selection and the big tall guy upfront knows alot he even knos what I was talking about shen I did not I highly recommend this place
Tips & Advices
Salvage yards will have different policies regarding warranties, but, in most instances, the parts you find will be covered. Some salvage yards will offer warranties of anywhere from 90 days to six months, and may even offer the option for extended coverage.
After you've successfully found a part or multiple components, take everything up to the clerk. Inform them of what you have and pay. Avoid lying about what you have as a way to pay less. You will potentially be banned if you're found lying. You-pick salvage yards will display the prices for categories of parts. Prices may fluctuate depending on the demand. Harder-to-find items could carry a higher price tag than a brand-new one. If you are salvaging for auto parts, you might see items that are difficult to find and be able to sell them for a profit. Doing so can offset the cost of the price you're paying for the parts you personally need.
It is in your interest to call the salvage yard before arriving to see if they sell smaller components individually, because some yards do not. Some owners choose to not sell small components for financial reasons.  If salvage lots come across a door without the handle, they will have to pay extra to get the handle and attach it to the entire assembly. It is therefore cost-effective for salvage lots to sell entire assemblies.
When rummaging through a car or walking around the lot, stay aware of your surroundings. Remember, you aren't the only visitor looking to salvage parts. Other individuals are also looking for components, and not everyone works as safely as possible. If you find a car you'd like to inspect, make sure working conditions are suitable, and if anything looks suspicious or dangerous, find a safer vehicle to tear apart.
Typical gear includes:
  • Pliers
  • Hammer
  • Screwdrivers
  • Hacksaw
  • Short pry bar
  • Combination wrenches
  • Gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Inch ratchet set
Keep these tools in the car:
  • Inch-drive socket set
  • Large hammer
  • Long pry bar
  • Cardboard
  • Coveralls
  • Two feet of pipe

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