||New parts that replace
damaged parts. May be purchased as an
OEM (original equipment manufacturer)
part or as a generic part. Not the same
quality but cheaper. Considered "copycat"
||Purchases vehicles (either
rebuilders or parts cars) for re-use.
Dismantles vehicles, tests salvageable
parts for quality and properly disposes
or recycles remaining fluids (gas, Freon,
antifreeze, oil, batteries, transmission
fluid). Also known as a salvage yard.
||To take the vehicle apart
in sections or individual pieces.
||A term loosely describing
anyone who owns or works at a salvage
yard. Job titles include: owner, manager,
parts puller, inventory person, salesperson
and counter person.
||An area used by the dismantler
to pull parts from vehicles. Often equipped
with machinery to safeguard environment
and persons from harm.
||Increasingly found in
late-model vehicles, electronic parts
are computer boards, electronic fuel
injection, ignition systems, etc.
||All parts, other than
sheet metal, that are hard: motor, transmission,
brakes, A-frames, wheels, etc.
||Fluids found within a
car, such as oil, Freon, battery acid,
transmission fluid and gas, must be
disposed of properly to safeguard environment
and persons from harm.
||A method of recording
and organizing all the parts available
at one recycling facility. Usually provides
descriptions such as yard location,
quantity, years, make, model, condition,
price and date of purchase. Another
common system is the computerized inventory
||One who buys goods in
quantity from manufacturers or importers
and sells them to dealers; middleman.
||Former term used to define
an automotive recycling facility. A
junk yard does not have a combination
of the following: inventory control,
racks, warehouses, pre-dismantling and
||Like Kind Quality. Damaged
parts replaced with parts of the same
quality as before collision. Can be
used, new or OEM.
||Vehicles produced within
the last five years.
||New Old Stock. An early-model
part from the original maker, but still
||Original Equipment Manufacturer.
Refers to the original maker (Ford,
Chevrolet, GM) of the vehicle. Replacement
of the original part with a part made
by the original manufacturer. OEM parts
can be either used or new.
||Vehicles that are dismantled
for the re-usable parts.
||Before physically removing
the salvageable parts from the vehicle,
the dismantler determines exactly which
parts are in demand and orders only
those parts to be pulled.
||Steel structures used
to shelve and categorize all parts in
warehouses. Racking prevents damage
to the part and provides easy accessibility
to any part.
||Vehicles that can be
||Anyone who rebuilds a
||Used hard parts refurbished
to the same quality as new.
||Any part, new, used or
aftermarket, that replaces the damaged
item on a vehicle.
||See Automotive Recycling
||The exterior metal parts.
Examples: fenders, hoods, bumpers, doors,
deck lid, etc.
||Insurance companies total
a car when the cost of fixing it plus
the salvage value exceeds the car's
working-condition value listed in the
|Used Auto and Truck
||The quality, damage-free
parts removed from a damaged vehicle
and sold to replace damaged parts on
||Absolute 100 percent,
60-day satisfaction guarantee of parts.