At the U Pull And Pay JunkYard
Visiting a You Pull It Junk yard can be frustration if you are not prepared, Since you are the one that has to take the part out of the vehicle and like me, you are probably not an experienced or licensed mechanic. When We say U Pull And Pay it means You have to pull the part out of the junk vehicle with your own tools, no help from the employees and at your own risk.
This are a few tips that I would recommend following when you visit a Pull And Pay Junkyard:
- Bring your own tools.
Like we mentioned above, there are no loaners at the junk yard, you need to have your own tools and know how to use them. If you are planning on going under a vehicles you should bring some matts of cardboard to lay on. There are all kinds of metals on the ground that could scratch you and hurt you plenty.
- Bring Help.
If you are planning on pulling a heavy part like a transmission or en engine, or maybe a hood or seat, most likely you could use some help to carry the part, unmount it, Liability is on you when You Pull And Pay for your own parts.
- Hire A Mechanic.
Most people don’t know this but at most local junk yards there are folks that sell their services to people who need help pulling parts out of vehicles, their prices are usually low compared to a fully licensed mechanic that works at a shop and you will still save money buying used auto parts from the pick n pull junk yard.
- Call Ahead.
Call the salvage yard and ask if they have the vehicle you are looking for before you visit the yard.
- Check Inter-exchangeability of the part you need.
Basically find out what other vehicles have the same part as yours, your Toyota Tacoma may have the same headlights as a Toyota 4Runner, this is called Part Exchange and it very helpful to know your options before going to the junkyard.
Also you need to bring plenty of water, new junkyards have their cars on concrete ground and it can be really hot while you are there. If you need to carry something heavy ask the attendants at the yard for a hoist to carry engine or transmissions, also some salvage yards rent wheelbarrows for a couple of dollars or so, make sure you have close toe shoes, you don’t want to drop something on your precious feet and not be able to walk for a week.
Have fun saving money!
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