While the entirety of a vehicle will be called “junk” or “salvage,” the same cannot be said for the many parts that comprise it. Not all the parts of a junk vehicle are junk. In fact, junk vehicles purchased from junk cars Atlanta dealers can be a great source of still-serviceable parts for people who want to build their own cars on a budget.
Building customized cars is a hobby for some automotive enthusiasts. While they may be inspired by existing makes and models of cars, they are dead set on putting their own unique spins on those existing cars. However, the exorbitant prices of brand-new aftermarket automotive parts and accessories can be quite prohibitive. There are those who are smart enough to look for alternative options that include salvaging parts and accessories from junk cars.
One good example of car models that are often rebuilt is the Trabant, which is a remnant of communist East Germany. This car can be outfitted with more competent engines that entirely replace the original defective engine that came with it. Another common rebuilt project is custom building “look alikes” of popular luxury brands like Ferrari or Lamborghini. The result of the custom build will have the same look but without the heavy costs of the originals.
Car enthusiasts may also choose to spice up the ordinary American or Japanese car with parts from flashy European sports models. For the custom car builder who wants to save money by using serviceable auto parts from junk and salvage vehicles, imagination is his only limitation. Collectors can also pay a visit to junk cars Atlanta dealers just for gathering widgets from rare vehicles. Practical homeowners can use several pieces of junk cars as parts for DIY furnishings and decorations that will enhance the look of their homes without spending too much.
If you are planning to look for junk cars Atlanta for usable parts, here are some tips to keep in mind.
There are two forms of junk and salvage car dealers: you-pick-it and full-service. In the dealer that specializes in you-pick-it services, customers just pick up the parts of their choice from alleged cars. In a full-service dealer, the dealer disassembles and arranges the parts themselves and sells them just like in a normal store. There are advantages and disadvantages to both you-pick-it and full-service dealers. You-pick-it dealers are much easier and cheaper to operate, but the customers will shoulder all the parts picking by themselves – they should bring their own tools, just in case. Full-service dealers are more expensive to operate since there will be a considerable amount of labor involved, but the customers will have more convenience in picking their parts of choice.
Price tags are not placed on the individual price of the parts, but on the overall current value of the car. Coordinate with the dealer and haggle for the best part at the best price possible.
Some dealers inherit the nastiest trait that is usually associated with used car dealers: cheating. In this case, price gouging is the cheating dealer’s number one modus operandi. If the customer exposes the scam, he or she may be banned, but at least he or she will warn other potential customers to stay away.
If looking at junk cars Atlanta is not your cup of tea, there are online sites that let buyers and sellers do their thing. Always be on the lookout for all forms of Internet fraud when browsing through those sites. The more established the site is, the greater chance of it being reputable. It is always best to check the reputation of the online dealer or seller before any money or goods exchange hands.