Junkyards in Santa Ana

Here's a roundup of nearby junkyards and salvage yards around Santa Ana, CA. You'll snag their digits, hours, addresses, plus the latest reviews. Whether it's saying bye-bye to your clunker or scoring affordable used parts, these joints have just what you need!

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    1. Beach Auto Wrecking

    904 E 2nd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews  open now

    salvage yard used auto parts self service junk car removal 

    In search of cost-effective used car parts? You're in the right place. This salvage yard offers a self-serve option for those in need of recycled parts in good condition. Fast, professional service and fair prices make it the ideal choice for all your automotive needs. Sell your used car smoothly with their efficient process.

          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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    2. Certified Auto Salvage

    904 E 2nd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

    2.3/5 - 3 reviews  open now

    salvage yard used auto parts 

    With an extensive inventory of used parts, this junkyard is dedicated to providing excellent customer service. Their helpful and understanding staff will assist you in finding the specific part you need, even if it's not currently in stock. They also offer installation services, going above and beyond to meet their customers' needs.

          Nicole F. Google Review

    "Every person I contacted here was great. They were helpful and understanding. They didn't have the exact part I needed but they found it for me. They also went above and beyond with installing it..."

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    3. Freeway Auto Wrecking

    1041 E 6th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

    5/5 - 3 reviews  open now

    salvage yard used auto parts 

    Find the used car parts you need at this reputable salvage yard. Customers praise their first-class customer service and extensive knowledge. If they don't have what you're looking for, they'll help you find it elsewhere. Save time and money by starting your search here before going anywhere else.

          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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    4. All Nisan Inf Mazd Auto Dismantiling

    826 E Washington Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews  open now

    salvage yard used auto parts 

    If you're in need of quality used car parts, this salvage yard is the place to go. With a focus on Nissan parts and a range of other options like Volkswagen, BMW, Infinity, and Audi, you'll find what you need at a great price. The knowledgeable owner is committed to providing excellent service and trustworthy deals.

          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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    5. Bruce Metal & Salvage Inc

    920 E 6th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

    5/5 - 3 reviews  open now

    recycling center 

    You'll find an efficient and helpful team at Bruce's Metals, the go-to recycling center in town. Whether you have cans, bottles, or scrap metal to recycle, their staff are there to assist. With fair prices and quick service, they make the recycling process easy and painless for all their customers.

          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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    6. Integrity Metal Inc

    111 S Minnie St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

    2.3/5 - 3 reviews 


    With a vast inventory of used and salvaged vehicles, this junkyard offers a wide range of car parts at economic prices. The knowledgeable staff ensures a seamless experience, whether you're looking for an elusive part or need assistance with scrapping your vehicle. A go-to option for all your automotive needs.

          Karyn C. Google Review

    "Professional friendly service. Thank you!."

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    7. Multimetco Inc

    2511 S Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92707

    3.7/5 - 3 reviews 

    recycling center 

    The recycling center provides a friendly and economical service to those looking to responsibly dispose of their recyclable materials. Customers can expect a pleasant experience when working with the staff, who are known for their excellent customer service.

          S Google Review

    "Nice people to deal with and good prices."

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    8. American Auto Wrecking Co.

    1908 W 5th St, Santa Ana, CA 92703


    This junkyard is a good place for all your scrap metal and auto parts needs. With a vast selection of inventory, customers can easily find what they are looking for at economical prices. The knowledgeable staff is always available to assist with any questions or concerns, making it a convenient one-stop-shop for all things place related.

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    9. California Auto Recycling

    518 Poinsettia St, Santa Ana, CA 92701


    Find a wide selection of second-hand car parts in very good shape and cheap scrap metal recycling services at this junkyard. Whether you're looking for a specific part for your vehicle or need to dispose of metal waste, this business provides reliable and cost-effective solutions. Trust their experienced team to assist you with all your automotive and recycling needs.

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    10. Rice Auto Parts & Wrecking Yard

    3117 W 5th St, Santa Ana, CA 92703


    Specializing in salvaging and recycling auto parts, this junkyard provides a large inventory of used car components at cost-effective prices. Whether you need an engine, transmission, or body panels for your vehicle, this business has a large inventory of parts from various makes and models. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist customers in finding the right part for their car.

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


In order to sell your car to a junkyard in Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana, 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.

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


How much money can I expect to get for my car at a junkyard in Santa Ana, 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.

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.

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 I need an appointment to visit them?


Most of them do not require appointments for visits. Contact them in advance can help you confirm their operating hours, entrance fees, and any specific rules or guidelines they may have for customers.

How can I find the closest junkyard near my location


If you're around Santa Ana, 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..

What is the difference between a junkyard and a salvage yard?


While the terms are often used interchangeably, a salvage yard may focus more on recycling and reselling 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.

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