Best Junkyards in Buffalo - Reviews, Perks & Phones
New York

Welcome to our page dedicated to simplifying your search for the best junkyards in Buffalo, NY. We've compiled the Top 10 salvage yards based on real experiences from customers like you.

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    Buffalo Junkyard

    Buffalo Junkyard

    32 Skillen St, Buffalo, NY 14207

    Junkyard / Junk Car Removal / Towing Service

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Laura C. Google Review

    "Called them yesterday to see about junking a car we’ve had in our garage for months. They were super nice on the phone, explained the process and a driver came to look at the car the same day..."


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    Big moes junkyard

    Big moes junkyard

    409 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14207

    Junkyard / Used Auto Parts / Self Service / Junk Car Removal / Towing Service

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Bill B. Google Review

    "I met Big Moe this afternoon and can’t say enough about him. Definitely a standup guy.He made me an offer over the phone to pickup a vehicle I wanted to junk and stuck to it. He showed up on..."


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    Buffalo Auto Wrecking, Inc.

    Buffalo Auto Wrecking, Inc.

    229 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14207

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Self Service / Shipping Available

    4.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Sassy D. Google Review

    "Went here a couple weeks ago to happily find a beautiful white 2006 BMW X3 driver's door for $250 to replace my boyfriend's door that had gotten smashed up in an accident. It was still on..."


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    716 cash for cars llc

    716 cash for cars llc

    28 Laux St, Buffalo, NY 14206

    Junkyard / Used Auto Parts / Junk Car Removal

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Kate S. Google Review

    "Showed up right when they said they would, were very helpful, and paid what they’d promised! Highly recommend these guys!."


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    R & R Salvage Incorporated

    R & R Salvage Incorporated

    1329 William St, Buffalo, NY 14206

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts

    4.8/5 - 3 reviews 


          Donald K. Google Review

    "How you doing my name is Don I am the CEO of Upstate Sales LLC, Here in Buffalo New York! If there's any scrap yard that enjoy dealing with and who are honest! I'm going to say it would be..."


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    Niagara Metals

    Niagara Metals

    41 Hannah St #2205, Buffalo, NY 14206

    Junkyard / Used Auto Parts

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Jayjay R. Google Review

    "I'm fairly new to scrapping and usually visit metalico but they closed early today so I decided to try somewhere new and stumbled upon Niagara metal. Great place, great employee and..."


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    Raw Materials Co Division-International

    Raw Materials Co Division-International

    812 E Ferry St, Buffalo, NY 14211

    Junkyard

    5/5 - 1 reviews 


          Santiago M. Google Review

    "Great place Sad to see them leave."


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    Clinton Auto Wrecking Incorporated

    Clinton Auto Wrecking Incorporated

    1108 Clinton St, Buffalo, NY 14206

    Junkyard
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    A A 1 Auto Wrecking

    A A 1 Auto Wrecking

    40 Hopkins St, Buffalo, NY 14220

    Junkyard
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    Alliance Auto Recycling

    Alliance Auto Recycling

    267 Marilla St, Buffalo, NY 14220

    Junkyard

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FAQs about junkyards in Buffalo

What legal requirements do I need to meet to sell my car to a junkyard in Buffalo, NY?

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In order to sell your car to a junkyard in Buffalo, NY, you typically need to meet these legal requirements:

  1. Proof of Ownership: You must provide proof of ownership, which is usually your vehicle title. If you don't have the title, contact the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to obtain a duplicate.
  2. Valid Identification: You'll need to show a valid government-issued photo ID, like a driver's license or passport.
  3. Complete a Bill of Sale: Some junkyards may ask you to complete a Bill of Sale, indicating the sale price and stating that you're selling the vehicle "as-is."
  4. Release of Liability: Submit a Release of Liability to the Buffalo, NY DMV to remove your liability for the vehicle once it's sold. You can do this online or by mailing the appropriate form.
  5. Smog Certificate: Depending on the age and location of your vehicle, you may need to provide a valid smog certificate. Junkyards often handle this if required.
  6. Remove License Plates: Before handing over your vehicle, remove the license plates. You can either transfer them to another vehicle or return them to the DMV.
  7. Payment: Ensure you receive payment for the vehicle. The payment method may vary, so discuss this with the junkyard beforehand.
  8. Cancellation of Insurance: Contact your auto insurance company to cancel coverage on the sold vehicle.

Please note that specific requirements can vary depending on the junkyard and the condition of your vehicle. Always check with the junkyard you plan to sell to and refer to the New York DMV for the most up-to-date information and forms.

Can I sell a junk car without a title in Buffalo, NY?

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If you try to sell a car without a title, your choices might be more restricted than those of other sellers who have a readily available title.

  • If you are still in the process of paying off a car loan, the likelihood is that the bank or lienholder still possesses your car's title. You must reach out to your bank to get a payoff amount. It's important to ensure that your car's selling price can cover it.
  • If your car title is missing, lost, or stolen and you're wondering how to sell your car, you need to request a replacement title.
  • If your car is totaled, has a salvage title, has no title at all, or you have no way to obtain a valid title, car junkyards often buy cars without a title an pay you in cash. However, the lack of a title might lower your selling price.

How much money can I expect to get for my car at a junkyard in Buffalo, NY?

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How much money can I expect to get for my car at a junkyard in Buffalo, NY?

  • The condition of your car.
  • The make and model of your car.
  • The current market value of scrap metal.
  • The demand for parts for your car model.

In general, you can expect to get between $100 and $500 for your junk. However, if your vehicle is in good condition or has valuable parts, you may be able to get more.

Are there any junkyards in Buffalo, NY that pay more for cars than others?

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Yes, some junkyards in Buffalo, NY may offer higher payouts for cars based on factors like your car's make, model, condition, and location. To find the best offer, it's advisable to contact multiple junkyards in your area and compare their quotes. Additionally, you can explore junk car buyers that specialize in certain vehicle makes or have a reputation for offering competitive prices.

How do I remove a part from a junkyard?

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If you are planning on removing a part from a vehicle yourself, be sure to take precautions to avoid injury. Be aware of your surroundings and be careful not to overexert yourself. You should also ask the staff for assistance if needed. We recommend that you bring:

  • Pliers
  • Ratchets
  • Wrenches
  • Sawsall
  • Screw drivers
  • Hammer
  • Impact driver
  • Extensions
  • Sockets SAE and Metric
  • Breaker bar
  • Penetrating Fluid

Can they ask me for an entry fee?

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Some junkyards may require you to pay a small entrance or admission fee (usually a few bucks) in order to enter their facilities. With this money they can cover their administrative and maintenance costs and ensure that they receive customers who are truly interested in parts.

What is the difference between a junkyard and a salvage yard?

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While the terms are often used interchangeably, a salvage yard may focus more on recycling and reselling parts.

How do I know if a junkyard is reputable?

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Here are some tips on how to know if a junkyard is reputable:

  • Check online reviews. This is a good way to get an idea of what other customers have experienced with the junkyard. Look for reviews that mention the junkyard's prices, customer service, and the quality of the parts they sell.
  • Ask for recommendations. Talk to your friends, family, and neighbors to see if they have any recommendations for junkyards. You can also ask your local mechanic or auto body shop for recommendations.
  • Visit the junkyard in person. This will give you a chance to see the junkyard's facilities and meet the staff. Look for a junkyard that is clean and organized. The staff should be friendly and knowledgeable.
  • Ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask the junkyard staff questions about their prices, the parts they have available, and their warranty policies. If the staff is hesitant to answer your questions or seems to be giving you vague answers, that's a red flag.
  • Be wary of junkyards that offer to pay you in cash. Reputable junkyards will typically pay you by check or money order. If a junkyard offers to pay you in cash, it could be a sign that they are not a legitimate business.