Best Junk Yards in Durham County - Reviews, Perks & Phones
North Carolina

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

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    Always Buying Scrap Inc

    Always Buying Scrap Inc

    2210 Kate St, Durham, NC 27703

    Scrap Metal Dealer / Used Auto Parts / Junk Car Removal

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          David &. Google Review

    "My company was moving to 100% virtual, and we needed to get rid of a bunch of old cubicles. Mike and the team made it super easy. They dropped off the dumpster on time and in a convenient..."


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    Lifetime Audi Parts Inc.

    Lifetime Audi Parts Inc.

    1010 Harvest St, Durham, NC 27704

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Shipping Available

    4.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Rory M. Google Review

    "What a sheer pleasure to talk to their staff and customer service. I was looking for a part which is no longer in production, and they replied quickly to a text message thread initiated from..."


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    Wagners Auto Salvage Inc

    Wagners Auto Salvage Inc

    4115 S Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713

    Junkyard / Used Auto & Truck Parts
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    Parts Channel NC

    Parts Channel NC

    923 Harvest St, Durham, NC 27704

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto & Classic Car Parts

    4/5 - 3 reviews 


          Oscar R. Google Review

    "One of the best places to find great parts."


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    D.R Junk Cars

    D.R Junk Cars

    108 Clayton Rd, Durham, NC 27703

    Junkyard / Used Auto Parts

    4.3/5 - 3 reviews 


          Jaiyde M. Google Review

    "I don’t stay for from them but they handle my issues every time. Great service reasonable prices and they do pretty much everything!!!!! I’ve gotten a oil change Breaks done and routers..."


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    Foss Recycling

    Foss Recycling

    1915 Riddle Rd, Durham, NC 27713

    Recycling Center / Used Auto Parts

    4/5 - 3 reviews 


          Sqvd T. Google Review

    "I love them I come here every day they taught me and was very patient with me they were very helpful."


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    Pick Your Part - Durham

    Pick Your Part - Durham

    1301 S Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Self Service
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    Wall Recycling (Durham)

    Wall Recycling (Durham)

    1017 S Hoover Rd, Durham, NC 27703

    Recycling Center

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FAQs about junkyards in Durham County, NC

What legal requirements do I need to meet to sell my car to a junkyard in Durham County, NC?

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In order to sell your car to a junkyard in Durham County, NC, 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 North Carolina 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 Durham County, NC 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 North Carolina DMV for the most up-to-date information and forms.

Can I sell a junk car without a title in Durham County, NC?

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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.

What happens to the parts of my car that cannot be sold?

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The parts of your car that cannot be sold when you take them to a junkyard will typically be recycled or scrapped.

  • Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects.
  • Scrapping is the process of breaking down metal into smaller pieces so that it can be melted down and reused.

Junkyards have a variety of ways to recycle and scrap car parts. Some have their own recycling and scrapping facilities, while others contract with other companies like auto wreckers to do this work.

Do they have a return or refund policy?

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Yes, many have a return or refund policy, but it can vary from junkyard to junkyard. It is important to ask about their return and refund policy before you purchase a part.

Some may offer a full refund on parts that are returned within a certain period of time, while others may only offer a partial refund or a store credit. Some may also have restrictions on what parts can be returned, such as electrical parts or parts that have been installed.

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 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.

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.