Best Junkyards in Elyria - Reviews, Perks & Phones
Ohio

Explore the definitive guide to vehicle junkyards in Elyria, OH. We have researched and ranked the Top 10 based on reviews from people who have trusted their services.

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    Reeds Salvage Corp

    Reeds Salvage Corp

    36521 Royalton Rd, Grafton, OH 44044

    Salvage Yard / Shipping Available / Junk Car Removal

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Nicholas B. Google Review

    "Junked my box truck here. They mailed me my check for the truck which was cool because I had to be at work."


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    Sugar Ridge Auto Recycling

    Sugar Ridge Auto Recycling

    41820 Oberlin Elyria Rd, Elyria, OH 44035

    Junkyard / Used Auto Parts / Towing Service

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Michael S. Google Review

    "People are nice. Its a scrap yard so you maybe able to find what you need. Also sells batteries at a decent price. These are all used just a FYI and still have good life on lots of them."


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    D&M Wrecking, Inc.

    D&M Wrecking, Inc.

    3378 W 65th St, Cleveland, OH 44102

    Junkyard / Used Auto Parts / Self Service / Part Installation Service / Junk Car Removal

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Kurt P. Google Review

    "My experience was awesome. Tom at the desk took care of me and Warren who did the work on my car, is just incredible.He installed my window in no time and was a pleasure to speak with. Their price..."


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    Cleveland American Auto Wrecking

    Cleveland American Auto Wrecking

    17201 St Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Junk Car Removal

    31.1 miles  5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Gmm C. Google Review

    "This is a great business that my family and myself have gone to for years. Ted, the owner, is a very fair and honest guy. He will stand behind his parts, and make sure you are happy. He also..."


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    Butternut Auto Parts & Wrecking C

    Butternut Auto Parts & Wrecking C

    40346 Butternut Ridge Rd, Elyria, OH 44035

    Recycling Center / Used Auto Parts / Junk Car Removal / Towing Service

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Joseph O. Google Review

    "Appreciate it sir you helped us out now we can go see my grandson in Memphis Tennessee you saved the day."


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    Rt. 60 Auto Salvage

    Rt. 60 Auto Salvage

    1344 Township Hwy 346, Greenwich, OH 44837

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Junk Car Removal

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Mariah M. Google Review

    "Super friendly and helpful! Was able to get the part I needed for a great price and was in great condition."


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    Pearl Road Auto Wrecking & Salvage Inc.

    Pearl Road Auto Wrecking & Salvage Inc.

    5000 Pearl Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109

    Junkyard / Used Auto Parts / Shipping Available

    5/5 - 1 reviews 


          Anne P. SalvageParts Review

    Honest and Resourceful

    "A part I needed was discontinued. My mechanic could not locate it anywhere. Pearl Rd. was able to find the part new and ordered it from another state for me. They are not only honest but also..."


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    D & B Auto Wrecking

    D & B Auto Wrecking

    11097 Jaquay Rd, Columbia Station, OH 44028

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Self Service

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Dwayne R. Google Review

    "A Great place off the beaten path to find what you need at a very reasonable price. Call to see of they have what you need,but have all your info for your vehicle to make it easier for them..."


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    Universal Joint The-Auto Wrecking

    Universal Joint The-Auto Wrecking

    409 Oberlin Rd, Elyria, OH 44035

    Auto Wrecker / Used Auto Parts / Self Service

    4.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Tina K. Google Review

    "Prices here are great. The associates were very helpful. My only compalint would be that they charge a 20% return fee. I understand charging a return fee for their time but 20% is a little steep..."


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    Butternut Auto Parts & Wrecking Co

    Butternut Auto Parts & Wrecking Co

    40346 Butternut Ridge Rd, Elyria, OH 44035

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FAQs about junkyards in Elyria

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

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In order to sell your car to a junkyard in Elyria, 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 Elyria, 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 Elyria, 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.

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.

What are the advantages of buying junkyard parts?

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There are several advantages, including:

  • Cost: They are typically much cheaper than new parts. This can save you a lot of money on car repairs.
  • Availability: Junkyards have a wide variety of parts available, including parts for older and less common vehicles. This can be helpful if you are looking for a part that is difficult to find elsewhere.
  • Environmental benefits: Buying junkyard parts helps to reduce waste and conserve resources. When you buy a junkyard part, you are essentially recycling a part that would otherwise be scrapped.
  • Quality: They can be just as good as new parts, especially if they are inspected carefully before purchase. Many junkyards also offer a warranty on their parts, so you can be sure that you are getting a quality product.

What types of parts can be found?

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They usually have a wide variety of used and damaged vehicle parts available for sale, including engines, transmissions, alternators, starters, radiators, fenders, doors, hoods, and trunks. Junkyards may also have used tires, batteries, and other vehicle accessories available for sale.