Best 30 Auto Dismantlers in San Jose, CA with Reviews -
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By: Andrew W.
American Import Auto Dismantlers
Quick service and friendly staff. I came here because I called around looking for a cheaper price. The tall guy in front was very nice - they were able to find the parts I needed at a great price.
By: Nicole S.
I love pick n pull! I like getting down & dirty, searching threw automotive vehicles. It's fun, you get dirty, it's a sweaty kinda hunt, but in the end it's really worth the 2.00$ you spend to get in! You'll find it all, or at least what you need to get your car back on the road. I'm a female and love a mans place, and doing what they do,. So ladies take care of your cars, pick n pull your pats, I did!Lil girl trying to get her car running,Nicole s
By: Wang T.
There are unfriendly people working there and they treat you like nobody. I had people pull the engine cost me around $500 but the engine was no good so I try to exchange for different one but they would not exchange for me because they did not stamp it, only yellow mark. So it cost me time and money for nothing. My opinion is to never buy engine and electronic parts there again.
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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