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02/04/2017
By: Tim L.
Nisqually Auto Wrecking
Outstanding experience. Needed some help changing a few light bulbs that would have cost me upwards of 50$ at a car dealership. The team at NAWT did it for a small fraction of that price and did so on almost a walk-in like basis. This was my first experience there and now I will certainly recommend the NAWT team to my friends. Great costumer service!
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05/24/2015
By: Chad T.
Nisqually Auto Wrecking
I was looking for a side mirror for my 1979 Chevy PU. They were very nice and helpful. I found one on a Ford that was an exact match (it was aftermarket) They let me use some tools and charged me a fair price. It was all I dreamed it would be.
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12/17/2015
By: Denise N.
Nisqually Auto Wrecking
Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They even went as far as moving the vehicle away from another vehicle so we could access the part we needed easily. Would definitely recommend this business to others.
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11/08/2013
By: ak_tsgirl
Nisqually Auto Wrecking
VERY helpful and knowledgeable about the parts. Great prices as well. This place needs to expand though. The location is VERY VERY easy access.
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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