The reason that salvage yards have several different names is because they do a few different things, all of which can be useful to a car owner.
- Remove parts from junk cars. When auto salvage yards receive an end-of-life vehicle, they’ll first strip the car of all its useful parts. Most junk cars have at least some components that could still be used for something.
- Salvage scrap metal from junk cars. Next, wrecking yards will crush the rest of the car and sell it for the weight of the scrap metal.
- Resell car parts to consumers. Most salvage yards also sell these salvaged parts to other car owners. You can get usable car parts for a good bargain at salvage yards.