Best Junkyards in Oakland - Reviews, Perks & Phones

Enter the world of auto junkyards in Oakland, CA 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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    Cash for Junk Cars | Pick-n-Pull

    Cash for Junk Cars | Pick-n-Pull

    8451 San Leandro St, Oakland, CA 94621

    Auto Wrecker / Used Auto Parts / Self Service

    5/5 - 2 reviews  open now

          Jason D. Google Review

    "You can see what cars they have.on the website had to drive there.qmd.find.out there there."

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  • 2
    The ReUse People

    The ReUse People

    9235 San Leandro St, Oakland, CA 94603

    Recycling Center / Used Auto Parts

    4.7/5 - 3 reviews  open now

          Matt C. Google Review

    "The Re Use People of America is a Non Profit dedicated to keeping great quality building materials and appliances, fixtures, windows and doors etc from entering the landfill. Entire homes..."

  • 3
    Red Fox Resources

    Red Fox Resources

    4055 Linden St, Oakland, CA 94608

    Recycling Center / Used Auto Parts / Shipping Available

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews 

          Lance N. Google Review

    "We have been using Red Fox to recycle all of our DPF's for the past 3 years. We have tried others over the years but nobody compares! Their services is top notch. Always available,,, always..."

  • 4
    Cypress Auto Recyclers

    Cypress Auto Recyclers

    2717 Peralta St, Oakland, CA 94607

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews  open now

          Nedal H. Google Review

    "I just spoke with Rich at Cypress looking for a bumper. His customer service goes above and beyond! He didn’t have what I was looking for in stock. But asked me more about my cars needs. He..."

  • 5
    Cole Brothers Auto Wreckers

    Cole Brothers Auto Wreckers

    1797 12th St, Oakland, CA 94607

  • 6
    Millers Dismantle

    Millers Dismantle

    9835 Pearmain St, Oakland, CA 94603

  • 7
    Independent Recycling & Hauling Services

    Independent Recycling & Hauling Services

    9039 San Leandro St, Oakland, CA 94603

    Recycling Center

    2.3/5 - 3 reviews  open now

          Jj S. Google Review

    "No frills contractor dump. Best price and usually fastest to get in and out."

  • 8
    A A All Metal Recycling

    A A All Metal Recycling

    1226 49th Ave, Oakland, CA 94601

    Recycling Center

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FAQs about junkyards in Oakland

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


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

Can I sell a junk car without a title in Oakland, CA?


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 types of parts can be found?


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.

How do I remove a part from a junkyard?


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

Do they offer shipping?


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.

Can they ask me for an entry fee?


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.

How can I find the closest junkyard near my location


If you're around Oakland, CA, 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..