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By: Eduard D.
Portland Motor Sales
We have bought two cars 3 years ago, one from Portland Motor Sales and one somewhere else. The car we bought from Portland Motor Sales was in perfect condition and John and his team maintained both cars excellent, with good quotes and quality work, giving estimates before the work and then getting it done within the quoted amounts. I would not go somewhere else and if we were to buy another used car, we would buy from Portland Motor Sales.At the end of the day, a car shop you trust is so important, and the team at Portland Motor Sales has always come through for us,Eduard
By: Judy D.
Riverside Auto Sales & Service
I bought a car from here and they were very nice to deal with gave me a great and never made me feel pressured to buy . I am very happy with my choice of doing business with them and would do business here again. They helped me with my insurance since it was a Saturday and had the care ready when we arrived to get it. I would give them more of a rating if there were more stars. Told my friends if they needed a car this was the best place to go. Thank you Riverside I LOVE my car. Judy Dix
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By: Kait A.
American Diabetes Association
The ADA-Maine office has been added to the New England office.Location:10 Speen Street, 2nd FloorFramingham, MA 01701#617-482-4580
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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