Best Junk Yards in Orange County - Reviews, Perks & Phones
California

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

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    Pick Your Part - Stanton

    Pick Your Part - Stanton

    8188 1/2 Katella Ave, Stanton, CA 90680

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto & Truck Parts / Self Service / Junk Car Removal / Towing Service

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          John M. Google Review

    "Literally been shopping Pick Your Part for almost 50 years. Great experience seeing the (various yards) evolve from a run-of-the-mill junkyard to a well organized enterprise. All over..."


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    Beach Auto Wrecking

    Beach Auto Wrecking

    904 E 2nd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Self Service / Junk Car Removal

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Netexem I. Google Review

    "Super easy and fast! I was referred by a friend and I'm happy that I contacted them. Prompt with returning calls/texts and making an appointment to have my vehicle picked up was a smooth process..."


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    THE MOTORCYCLE GUYS SALVAGE

    THE MOTORCYCLE GUYS SALVAGE

    3620 E Miraloma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Used Motorcycle Parts / Shipping Available

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Peter Google Review

    "These guys are great I live in UK my parcel arrived early,expertly packed and the xl250s barrel, piston, rings were perfect bike purrs like a kitten many thanks guys ! Diamond geezers..."


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    LKQ Pick Your Part Administration

    LKQ Pick Your Part Administration

    1360 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts / Self Service

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Gina P. Google Review

    "This review is for the salvage yard. Quick tips: You WILL get dirty. Wear old shoes and clothes you don't care about, and have a change of shoes. Unless you would like to track decades worth of..."


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    Freeway Auto Wrecking

    Freeway Auto Wrecking

    1041 E 6th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Christopher S. Google Review

    "I have been going to them for years when I need a used part and need to save the money, Never been disappointed, if you are in need of a part call and see if they have what you need chance’s..."


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    All Nisan Inf Mazd Auto Dismantiling

    All Nisan Inf Mazd Auto Dismantiling

    826 E Washington Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701

    Salvage Yard / Used Auto Parts

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews 


          Shabs H. Google Review

    "New owner who knows his parts and definitely trust worthy. I like doing business with people who think long term and who aren’t just trying to make a quick buck. This junkyard mainly focuses..."


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    Medina Scrap Metal Recycling

    Medina Scrap Metal Recycling

    824 E Walnut Ave Ste D, Fullerton, CA 92831

    Junkyard

    5/5 - 1 reviews 


          Danii S. Google Review

    "Amazing Service, I will definitely hire them again. Very professional and on time. Thank you guys!."


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    Rodriguez Scrap Metal

    Rodriguez Scrap Metal

    824 E Walnut Ave STE F, Fullerton, CA 92831

    Junkyard

    5/5 - 1 reviews 


          Ruben E. Google Review

    "Excellent service ???? ???? ???? …."


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    Silicon Salvage Inc

    Silicon Salvage Inc

    1500 N Dale Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801

    Recycling Center

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Zwe A. Google Review

    "Great place to unload your old electronics. Make this world a cleaner place by recycling properly. Just pull in the back and nice staff will come and help you out."


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    Bruce Metal & Salvage Inc

    Bruce Metal & Salvage Inc

    920 E 6th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

    Recycling Center

    5/5 - 3 reviews 


          Deborah M. Google Review

    "Bruce's Metals is the best recycling business in town.Fair prices Extremely very helpful staff.When I'm able to I bring bottles of water for Bruce's helpful staff. To show my gratitude. It..."


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FAQs about junkyards in Orange County, CA

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

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In order to sell your car to a junkyard in Orange County, 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 Orange County, 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 Orange County, CA?

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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.

How much money can I expect to get for my car at a junkyard in Orange County, CA?

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How much money can I expect to get for my car at a junkyard in Orange County, CA?

  • The condition of your car.
  • The make and model of your car.
  • The current market value of scrap metal.
  • The demand for parts for your car model.

In general, you can expect to get between $100 and $500 for your junk. However, if your vehicle is in good condition or has valuable parts, you may be able to get more.

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

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 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 can I find the closest junkyard near my location

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If you're around Orange County, 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..