Pauls Auto Yard in Valparaiso, IN with Reviews - YP.com
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02/09/2017
By: trfeick
Archie's Auto Recycling
Pros: Excellent Service, knowledgeable staff, huge selection, fantastic prices, reliable parts.Cons: Cash only, looks like a junk yard.
12/26/2016
By: Antoine S.
Sandberg's Service & Recovery
I have dealt with this company before with no issues but this last interaction with the company was no good. i asked them to drop my car off at one place but they took it somewhere else, now i know there are such things as misunderstan dings or miscommunication but to not own up to mistakes is not professional at all, hanging up on customers is not the way to handle business, sending them to voicemail is not the way, i understand that mistakes are made but its how you handle those mistakes that will make or break you. now this company seems broken top me, it will be awhile if ever i chose to work with this company again.
09/09/2014
By: Gage M.
L & W Auto Salvage Inc
Excellent yard. Nadine is very helpful and even let me fix my car at her yard. Only place I will go.
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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