Best 30 Self Service Auto Salvage Yards in Houston, Texas with Reviews -
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By: Javita J.
CCI Auto Salvage
Called 3 places, and everyone gave me the run around and never came. I'm a young women who was stuck for two days without a working car, tears! I found their ad on Craigslist, he'll I find everything on there. They answered my call, researched my problems, very professional, and actually called me back and showed up. Jeff and Philandro came in a timely manner, they were sweating like pigs, and dirty, I guess from working all day! I needed an alternator, they one they put in did not look brand new, but the price was right, and they gave me a receipt for a 30 day guarantee. I was so happy I even gave them a tip. They also said they would my other car issues. I'm out of my house and driving my car finally, thanks so much.
By: Brian K.
Texmex Auto & Truck Salvage 2
Place has late model vehicles and has always had what I'm looking for. However depending on who's behind the counter their prices vary, they only take cash. Some days they let you pull your own parts and some days another guy will say they pull it for you. Place is pretty organized and clean for a huge salvage yard. Good turn over of vehicles in inventory, not like pick-a-part old weathered and rusty.
By: Mike H.
CCI Auto Salvage
i had searched for a transmission for my 1992 chevrolet truck for three weeks.cci had one and installed it for half of what my garage had quoted methe job was delivered next day on time as promisedthey even sold me other parts that they had in stock used. my truck is 100 % quality
By: Linda P.
CCI Auto Salvage
my 2009 chyrsler needed a new engine, my shop in the heights quoted me the time i was finished paying chris i had spend a little over sebring is running strong as ever.highly recommend.
By: Greg I.
LKQ Pick Your Part - Houston SW
They had a large variety of cars including the part from the one I needed. I had already been to 12 other salvage yards. Excellent! And the price was very reasonable.
By: Vincent D.
CCI Auto Salvage
excellent service, i needed a transmission for my chevy amco quoted 1900.00i took my truck to chris, it was done same day for 950.00highly recomend.
By: Andres M.
CCI Auto Salvage
very professional. chris is extremely knowledgeable about cars, parts, and mechanics.i would highly recommend. my mercedes has never run better.
By: david79
D &D Junk Cars
goob job and we buy junk cars anymodel and condition call us!!!!!
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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