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Rochester, NY Auto Salvage FAQ's
There are a number of reason why you could salvage your car. Many of our customers do so to avoid sending it to landfills where it will take up space and the liquids will drain out to pollute the ground and air. There is peace of mind that comes with knowing that you did the right thing for the environment. We make it easy for you too! All you have to do is give us a call and we have your junk car removed in no time. Another reason our customers sell their car to us is because we pay cash on the spot. We leave our customers happier and wealthier than any other salvager in the greater Rochester area..
The price we pay for you car is based on the price of metals in the area. We pay by the weight. scrap metal prices per ton fluctuates depending on the industry’s condition. Rochester and the north east probably have the highest scrap metal prices than the rest of the country; that makes us and our customers happy.
We take the junk cars to our shop and lift them up so that we can disassemble the valuable parts. First, we pull out the motor, transmission, gas tank and take the tires off. Next, we drain the fluids, like anti freeze and oil so that nothing spills out while it’s in the crusher. Finally, once the salvageable parts have been removed we load the vehicle onto the crusher, break the windows, and crush it flat. We can crush up to four vehicles in a stack. Finally, we stack the crushed cars on our flat bed trucks and send the load to a local metal shredder. Then the shredded material can be melted down and reused in manufacturing.
The higher valued parts on a car are the catalytic converter, battery, radiator, and sometimes the wheels if they are aluminum.
The process takes no time because we are the fastest and largest auto salvagers in Rochester. We can receive a call, pick up the car, dismantle the parts, and crush it all within a couple of hours.
You will need the title for the vehicle, because we need to make sure it’s not stolen. It helps if you have your registration and license as well.
You can, but you will need your registration and drivers license in order to apply for a salvage title.
We pay competitive prices and match the price of any other yard. If you tell us a quote you received from some other yard, we will beat it. That’s how much we want your vehicle. Give us the opportunity to provide you unmatched service.
We keep our prices as fair as possible. The value of a vehicle may be higher if it is still drive-able, but condition does have a factor. We pay well for good tires, low mileage engines and transmissions, newer cars, and newer parts.
No, the towing service is free, and will not impact the price we offer for your car. Our prices are determined solely on the value and weight of your vehicle.
Once you have called, we can get the vehicle in an hour most days. We have a large number of employees and trucks, so we stay busy and keep you from having to wait to sell your car. It’s our mission to accommodate you to the fullest.
You can request a quote online and we will call you or email you back immediately with a quote.
We factor in the vehicle’s age, the age and condition of the parts, and whether it is in working condition or not.
We sell every part that has to do with automobiles. We have all the parts carefully inventoried and cataloged for easy access. Our used car parts warehouse is huge. We have headlights, tail lights, wheels, engines, mirrors, mats, tires, doors and much more.
We do our best to check that the parts are in excellent condition when the car is on the lift being disassembled. Each part is tested and sorted. We take whatever parts have not been damaged by a car wreck or age; so, we take whatever we can on cars with good front end parts, back end parts, and motor transmissions etc. We’ve learned how to evaluate what parts are damaged and what ones can be used. About 10% of the cars we buy are in good enough condition to strip for parts.
Our used parts inventory is all categorized with tags on them. Each tag has a bar code telling us the stock number, the year etc so that we can tell you everything you need to know about the part you are purchasing.
You can’t purchase online but can search our inventory through our used parts finder.