Best Junkyards in Columbus - Reviews, Perks & Phones
Ohio

Enter the world of auto junkyards in Columbus, OH with our exclusive compilation of the 10 best, evaluated by people like you. We simplify your choice by providing you with authentic reviews and real experiences.

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    AUTOMAX AUTO PARTS AND SALVAGE

    AUTOMAX AUTO PARTS AND SALVAGE

    3047 Westerville Rd, Columbus, OH 43224

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

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Ashlyn M. Google Review

    "These guys are awesome! Daniel and Alex made the entire process smoother than cream cheese spread on your bagel. I called and they sent a truck to pick up my car the same day and gave me a fair..."


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    K G R Auto Salvage

    K G R Auto Salvage

    2020 Refugee Rd, Columbus, OH 43207

    Junkyard / Used Auto Parts

    4.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Dave G. Google Review

    "I am from out of town. These men found my problem and fixed it and got me back on the road. The problem was simple to fix and they charged me $5 and did not take advantage of my situation. They..."


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    Woody's Used Parts and Junk Cars

    Woody's Used Parts and Junk Cars

    1988 McKinley Ave, Columbus, OH 43204

    Salvage Yard / Junk Car Removal

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Ghaith B. Google Review

    "There is a very respectful and nice lady who helps me a lot in everything. I am proud of her and she has all my thanks and appreciation ???? โ€ฆ."


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    M P Dory Co

    M P Dory Co

    2001 Integrity Dr S, Columbus, OH 43209

    Junkyard / Part Installation Service

    5/5 - 1 reviews 


          Susan B. Google Review

    "Google will not change the business type but as an employee, I can safely say that we are NOT a junk yard...We are an ODOT & WVDOH qualified construction contractor that installs guardrail..."


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    Columbus Scrap Cars

    Columbus Scrap Cars

    11 W Weber Rd D, Columbus, OH 43202

    Recycling Center / Used Auto Parts / Junk Car Removal

    4.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Rachel B. Google Review

    "Easy transaction. They answered the phone to setup a time and the driver text 5 minutes before arriving. Great customer service and fair price for my car."


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    Groveport Auto Parts and Junkyard

    Groveport Auto Parts and Junkyard

    3501 Groveport East Rd, Columbus, OH 43207

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Kayla S. Google Review

    "The staff here are the most nicest and amazing staff you will ever have, There Service is amazing, You will have an amazing experience when going here."


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    Schlezinger I H Inc.

    Schlezinger I H Inc.

    2040 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43207

    Recycling Center

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Virginia L. Google Review

    "I love this scrap yard, it's my favorite one to go to! The two guys there that run it are awesome. Plus, this one pays the most on each type of metal, you get more money here than anywhere else!..."


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    United Alloys & Metals Inc

    United Alloys & Metals Inc

    1177 Joyce Ave, Columbus, OH 43219

    Junkyard / Used Auto Parts

    4/5 - 3 reviews 


          Harish S. Google Review

    "Nice & Friendly staff, quick unloading, in & out of dock in less than 30 minutes. Portable toilets & you might be able to park overnight."


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    Cyclemet Inc.

    Cyclemet Inc.

    2405 Harrison Rd, Columbus, OH 43204

    Recycling Center / Used Auto Parts

    4.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Joe P. Google Review

    "Simple drive thru to unload materials and recieve voucher. Pull thru and park out front and go to window inside to cash voucher. Quick process but you park inside while unloading you'll hold up..."


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    Columbus Auto Shredding

    Columbus Auto Shredding

    2181 Alum Creek Dr, Columbus, OH 43207

    Salvage Dealer

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Davey D. Google Review

    "Out of all of the scrap metal companies, this I would consider to be my 2nd favorite salvage yard in Columbus. Some of the workers driving the heavy equipment in the yard tend to baby sit and..."


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FAQs about junkyards in Columbus

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

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In order to sell your car to a junkyard in Columbus, OH, 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 Ohio 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 Columbus, OH 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 Ohio DMV for the most up-to-date information and forms.

Can I sell a junk car without a title in Columbus, OH?

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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 Columbus, OH?

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

  • 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.

Do they offer shipping?

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Yes, many of them ship parts. However, there may be additional shipping charges. Be sure to ask about shipping charges before you buy any parts.

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

How can I find the closest junkyard near my location

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If you're around Columbus, OH, the list above presents a range of trustworthy local junkyards and salvage yards. Feel free to browse their services and get in touch with them! To explore additional options or scout out other areas, we recommend using our junkyard locator. It'll help you pinpoint the finest junkyards nearby..

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.

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.