Best Junk Yards in Connecticut - Reviews, Perks & Phones

Discover excellence in vehicle junkyads in Connecticut with our selection of the 10 best, backed by real experiences of those who have already trusted their services.

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    Fusco's Auto Salvage

    Fusco's Auto Salvage

    Ledge Rd, Watertown, CT 06779

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Auto Buyer

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Scott D. Google Review

    "Great business to deal with. Excellent Body Shop!!! We purchased this Subie with low miles, super clean and just a good old fashion sale. We loved the experience so much 14 months later we..."


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    Milford Auto Recycling Co

    Milford Auto Recycling Co

    70 Washington St, Milford, CT 6460

    Junkyard / Used Auto Parts / Junk Car Removal
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    Milford Auto Recycling

    Milford Auto Recycling

    70 S Washington St Ave, Milford, CT 06460

    Junkyard / Used Auto Parts

    4.3/5 - 6 reviews 


          Michael N. Google Review

    "Frank gary and Rick are all great guys helping the hard working class keep your vehicle on the road and money in your pocket ! Without them the prices for new parts are extremely high and I would..."


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    Ricks Auto Parts

    Ricks Auto Parts

    16 Riccardone Ave, Torrington, CT 06790

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Shipping Available

    4.8/5 - 5 reviews 


          Joe V. Google Review

    "Ricks auto.. has very nice staff.. although I had an issue with the engine I bought... they did everything they could to make sure I became a happy customer. They took a few hours with me to..."


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    Vulcan Scrap Metal LLC

    Vulcan Scrap Metal LLC

    60 Taff Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

    Junkyard / Used Auto Parts / Self Service

    4.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Bruce D. Google Review

    "Good place to recycle metal materials and maybe get back a few dollars. Some people like to shop there too. Brass and copper is worth around a dollar per pound. Steel much less, like.05 to.10..."


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    Cromwell Transfer Station

    Cromwell Transfer Station

    100 County Line Dr, Cromwell, CT 06416

    Salvage Yard / Self Service

    4.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Jr's P. Google Review

    "I just rode with a neighbor to drop a mixed load. Typical setup, segregated bins, scrap metal, bulk waste, "brush and grass" piles, etc. The cool thing I saw was a spot for salvageable items..."


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    Leveille's Auto Recycling

    Leveille's Auto Recycling

    96 Egypt Rd, Somers, CT 06071

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Shipping Available

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Shaun S. Google Review

    "Worked with them on an online sale. They reached out to me and notified that unfortunately the part had broken, and was unusable. They offered a replacement, but I declined due to my..."


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    Daddio Rt 8 Containers

    Daddio Rt 8 Containers

    728 Derby Ave A, Seymour, CT 06483

    Junkyard / Used Auto Parts / Shipping Available

    4.5/5 - 2 reviews 


          Al M. Google Review

    "I went down picked up the transmisiΓ³n for my sports wagon. Everything is nice inside and great people take care of you. Bringing the transmission straight to your trunk."


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    Yerrington's Salvage

    Yerrington's Salvage

    655 Norwich-Westerly Rd, North Stonington, CT 06359

    Junkyard / Used Auto Parts / Self Service

    4.3/5 - 3 reviews 


          Mike L. Google Review

    "I recycled an aluminum automotive radiator and other auto parts. I was sure to remove any plastics, gaskets, or other materials so the recycled metal would be considered "clean". I got a great..."


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    Northeast Recyclers of Windham Inc

    Northeast Recyclers of Windham Inc

    48 Boston Post Rd, Willimantic, CT 06226

    Junkyard / Used Auto Parts / Self Service

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Michael S. Google Review

    "I was driving by and needed a sunroof for my focus. They had one, I had to pull it myself. I did not have my tools with me so I had to run across the street to NAPA (not a sponsor) to get a..."


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FAQs about junkyards in Connecticut

What legal requirements do I need to meet to sell my car to a junkyard in Connecticut?

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

Can I sell a junk car without a title in Connecticut?

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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.

Are there any junkyards in Connecticut that pay more for cars than others?

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Yes, some junkyards in Connecticut 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 inspect a used car or part before I buy it?

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Inspecting a used car or part before buying it is crucial to ensure you get value for your money. Here's a basic checklist:

  1. Exterior Inspection:
    • Check for rust, dents, or scratches.
    • Inspect the paint for consistency and color match.
    • Look at the tires for tread wear and alignment.
  2. Interior Inspection:
    • Check the upholstery, dashboard, and carpets for damage.
    • Test all interior features (radio, AC, power windows, etc.).
  3. Mechanical Inspection:
    • Start the engine and listen for unusual noises.
    • Check for fluid leaks under the vehicle.
    • Test drive the car to assess how it handles.
  4. Under the Hood:
    • Examine the engine for leaks, corrosion, or damage.
    • Check the oil level and its color.
    • Look at the battery for corrosion.
  5. Documentation:
    • Verify the car's VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).
    • Ask for maintenance records and any history of accidents.
  6. Parts:
    • For used parts, check for wear, damage, or missing components.
    • Confirm that the part matches your vehicle's make and model.
  7. Price Comparison:
    • Research the market value of the car or part to ensure a fair price.
  8. Ask Questions:
    • Inquire about warranties or return policies.
  9. Vehicle History Report:
    • Consider obtaining a vehicle history report for a used car to check for previous accidents or title issues.
  10. Expert Inspection:
    • If uncertain, have a trusted mechanic inspect the car or part.

Trust your instincts. If something feels off or you're unsure, seek professional advice or consider other options.

How do I negotiate the price of a used car or part?

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Here are some tips on how to negotiate the price of a used car or part:

  • Do your research. Before you start negotiating, it's important to do your research and know what the fair market value is for the car or part you're interested in. You can use online resources like Kelley Blue Book or Edmunds to get an estimate.
  • Be prepared to walk away. If you're not getting the price you want, be prepared to walk away. This shows the seller that you're serious about getting a good deal and that you're not afraid to go elsewhere.
  • Don't be afraid to make an offer. Don't be afraid to make an offer on the car or part you're interested in. Even if your offer is rejected, it can start a negotiation process.
  • Be willing to compromise. It's unlikely that you'll get the exact price you want, so be willing to compromise. Be prepared to meet the seller halfway or to negotiate on other aspects of the deal, such as the trade-in value of your current car or the financing terms.
  • Be polite and professional. Even if you're feeling frustrated, it's important to be polite and professional during the negotiation process. This will make it more likely that the seller will be willing to work with you.

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.

Do they offer part installation services?

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Some offer part installation services, but not all. It is important to contact the business in advance to ask if they offer this service and to get a quote.

If you are considering having a junkyard install a part for you, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Make sure the company is reputable and that their mechanics are qualified to install the part.
  • Get everything in writing, including the price of the part, the cost of installation, and the junkyard's warranty policy.
  • Be prepared to wait a few days for the installation to be completed. Junkyards are often busy and may not be able to install the part immediately.

If you are not comfortable having a junkyard install a part for you, you can always take the part to a mechanic or auto body shop. However, this will likely cost more than having the junkyard install the part for you.