Best 30 Import Auto Salvage in Riverside, CA with Reviews -
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By: Jami N.
Accord Auto Recycler
I went to this place for a brake and light inspection after I got rear ended. First they said my brake rotors were under spec. I had checked this along with brake pads and brake fluid before I came. When I disputed his claim he said they weren't under spec but needed to be turned and my brake pad were bad, he also failed my fog lights because they were painted over (he did offer to write up an estimate to do a full brake replacement). I left replaced my front rotors and turned my back ones double checked my brake pads and cleaned the paint off my fog lights and went back. The second time he passed my brakes but failed my light inspection because my fog light had a pin hole from a rock chip in it ( the lights work no problem). I called a few other shops and the CHP who all told me the hole in the fog light would not cause the car to fail. He ended up refunding my money and I went a few streets over and it passed. Don't waste your time or money on this place it's a rip off.
By: larryi
Accord Auto Recycler
Do not go here. prices are expensive and the guy working there is a con artist. Stay away they rip you off.
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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