Vehicle maintenance can get expensive, whether you're restoring a collectible classic or repairing your personal car. To keep costs down when working on your project, buying used car parts might be the right choice for your project. Here are some of the benefits of opting for used auto parts rather than new ones.

Why Should I Buy Used Car Parts?

1. Lower Cost

The biggest benefit of buying used car parts is that they are generally less expensive than brand-new ones. The price of used parts varies depending on their condition, demand, rarity, and the seller, but in general, they are more affordable than new parts. They are also typically more cost-effective for older cars that are nearing the end of their life spans. For instance, it might not be as sensible to buy a new part for a 15-year-old vehicle with over 200,000 miles on it. Yet, the car still requires the part to function. In that case, a used part would serve as well and stay within your budget.

2. More Availability 

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The used car parts market is a robust one, with sellers that encompass car dealers, car stores, owners, and salvage yards. Now that many sellers are online, a simple search can connect you to auto parts for almost any make and model. Plus, if you're refurbishing an older, classic vehicle, new replacement parts are almost impossible to purchase because they are simply not manufactured anymore. When purchasing used parts, though, make sure to check the credentials, reputation, and trustworthiness of the seller to make sure you find reliable replacements. 

3. Environmentally Friendliness

When you buy used car parts, you're recycling something that was destined to end up in a landfill. Some of these parts can release hazardous chemicals, such as antifreeze and motor oil, that could contaminate soil and groundwater. Auto recyclers take old parts, remove these fluids and process them properly for resale. Additionally, less demand for new parts means less mining and manufacturing, both of which contribute to environmental pollution.


If you're looking for used car parts for vehicle repairs or restoration, count on the experts at Quandt Auto Salvage Inc. The family-owned and -operated auto salvage yard has served Carroll, IA, and surrounding areas for 65 years. They carry a broad range of used car parts for nearly every make and model, from front bumpers to tail lights. They also offer affordable prices, a 90-day warranty, online inventory, and nationwide shipping. Call (712) 792-9204 to learn more, or visit their website to view their inventory.