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

Discover excellence in vehicle junkyads in Gaston 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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    City Salvage 1 Inc

    City Salvage 1 Inc

    3628 Northerly Rd, Charlotte, NC 28206

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Part Installation Service / Junk Car Removal / Towing Service

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          M Y. Google Review

    "Im from Richmond Va and my wife totaled our car Memorial Wknd. I called one junkyard and they gave me the run around for 2 days costing me extra storage fees. On the 3rd day I called City..."


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    APB Wrecker Service - Cash For Junk Cars Today! - Free Online Quote!

    APB Wrecker Service - Cash For Junk Cars Today! - Free Online Quote!

    114 E 28th St, Charlotte, NC 28206

    Junkyard / Junk Car Removal / Towing Service

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Shane M. Google Review

    "Contacted Alan with APB Wrecker service to pick up a junk car on my property, he provided me with excellent customer service given me a quick response to removing the junked car. He was on point..."


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    Cash 4 Junk Cars Charlotte

    Cash 4 Junk Cars Charlotte

    4727 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28213

    Auto Wrecker / Junk Car Removal / Towing Service

    4.3/5 - 3 reviews 


          Qveenimari Google Review

    "Very good customer service! They got back to me immediately and gave me the best offer in town. I needed someone to buy my car last minute after it became non drivable and they gave me a offer +..."


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    A-1 Bolynn Auto Recyclers LLC

    A-1 Bolynn Auto Recyclers LLC

    701 E Davis Ave, Gastonia, NC 28054

    Recycling Center / Used Auto Parts / Towing Service

    4.3/5 - 3 reviews 


          Andrea F. Google Review

    "Exceptional service from Mr.Shannon! Being in a place that we knew nothing about, not only was he able to quickly and efficiently help us get out of a predicament but also went above and..."


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    Stewart Salvage & Metal Recycling, Llc

    Stewart Salvage & Metal Recycling, Llc

    151 Linden Loop, Stony Point, NC 28678

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Self Service

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Victor-alan W. Google Review

    "This is a good shop run by kind folks. I visited Stewart’s about 5 or 6 times over the past 3 weeks pulling various parts for my 1997 Toyota Camry and have found everything I needed. They even..."


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    S & R Auto & Truck Salvage

    S & R Auto & Truck Salvage

    1420 W Craighead Rd, Charlotte, NC 28206

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto & Classic Car Parts / Shipping Available

    5/5 - 4 reviews 


          Stan U. Google Review

    "After looking for parts for my classic, S & R saved the day. For three weeks I was calling from state to state with no luck. Then one dealer in Virginia asked me to contact S&R. I was..."


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    Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Lincolnton

    Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Lincolnton

    851 Car Farm Rd, Lincolnton, NC 28092

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Self Service

    3.3/5 - 3 reviews 


          Melissa D. Google Review

    "They could actually clean up enough that the truck can get through to unload and make it back around to scales without dodging the scrap, but still over all efficient close to home and they..."


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    AA Auto Parts

    AA Auto Parts

    851 Car Farm Rd, Lincolnton, NC 28092

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Self Service

    4/5 - 3 reviews 


          Stacey K. Google Review

    "We found 2 manual replacement windows for our dodge truck. The young man behind the counter was very helpful and respectful. Both windows we pulled come to 58$... Not to bad since it was like..."


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    Sam Auto Salvage

    Sam Auto Salvage

    2711 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Junk Car Removal

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Ro S. Google Review

    "Sam Auto Salvage provided excellent service, especially appreciated since we will never likely be a repeat customer. My car failed while driving from Massachusetts to South Carolina - on the..."


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    Master Auto Pro

    Master Auto Pro

    1118 W Craighead Rd, Charlotte, NC 28206

    Junkyard / Used Auto Parts / Self Service

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Zarena A. Google Review

    "The nicest staff I’ve ever talked to. These people know exactly what you are looking for and making the experience so easy. They answered all my question with a lot of knowledge. I actually..."


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FAQs about junkyards in Gaston County, NC

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

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In order to sell your car to a junkyard in Gaston 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 Gaston 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 Gaston 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.

Are there any junkyards in Gaston County, NC that pay more for cars than others?

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Yes, some junkyards in Gaston County, NC 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

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.

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.