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Top 10 Auto Parts Bought at a Junkyard

Most Popular Selling Used OEM Auto Parts at NEATR

Salvage yards are a great place to find auto parts for car and truck repairs, however, some auto parts sell better than others in the recycled auto parts industry. There are also many auto repairs where replacement parts are better suited for the car repair, so in this blog post, we will list the top 10 best selling categories of used auto parts we are selling in our Winchendon, MA junkyard.

We should make a quick note here that our top 10 used auto parts being bought in a salvage yard is not ranked in any particular order, and demand for used auto parts can vary based on a variety of factors like inventory levels and economic conditions. 

There are also many, many more used OEM auto parts that are in very high demand, so without further ado here is the top 10 list of auto parts being sold in our salvage yard.

Top 10 List of Most Popular Selling Used Auto Parts at NEATR

  1. OEM Wheels – Even used, wheels are one of the most popular selling auto parts in a junkyard. There are many reasons why OEM wheels are popular sellers, but the main reason is most consumers are trying to match their factory rim in the most cost-efficient way. We also get many cars with custom rims that most times sell for a fraction of what new custom rims would cost. Wheels are so popular we dedicated an entirely separate website to make it easier for our customers to find OEM wheels, you can visit it here
  2. Tail Lamps/Headlamp Assemblies – Just like with the OEM wheels, the exterior lighting on a car is usually contoured and shaped to the car, making a used OEM auto part the best choice for a repair. These are also auto parts that are prone to damage and required to repair by most state’s laws.
  3. Sideview Mirrors – It’s always sticking out there when you’re parking, so many get knocked off accidentally, making it one of the most popular selling items in our junkyard. 
  4. Mechanical Parts – From AC compressors to alternators, the mechanical parts can fly off of some automobile year, make, and models, all depending on how important the fit is on the engine. Older year models are also hard to find aftermarket parts, making mechanical parts one of our most popular salvage yard sellers.
  5. Truck Beds – Truck beds rust, get dented from hauling workloads, damaged, and scratched. Truck beds are so popular we do our best to keep a large stock of truck beds for sale at our junkyard.
  6. Engines – Whether someone is trying to restore, swap, or upgrade engines, they continue to be an item that sees daily and weekly sales.
  7. Transmissions – Just like engine sales, transmissions are one of the used auto parts we see on our daily sales sheets. 
  8. Auto Body Parts – Getting the right fit for auto body repairs is critical for both safety and appearance making an OEM auto part the only part that will fit correctly. It’s also hard to find aftermarket body parts for some years, makes, and models, so auto body parts is one of the top-selling auto parts at our junkyard.
  9. Interior Car Components – From interior auto trim pieces to GPS screens, aftermarket interior components for cars are often times hard to find on-demand for a fair price, making it one of our top-selling auto parts group. 
  10. Used Tires – While some tire sizes sell better than others, salvage yard tires are one of the most popular sold auto parts at a junkyard, putting them in very high demand for our customer base. 


This is just 10 of the most popular selling items on our junkyard, however, it is no definitive list of the great used auto parts you can find in a salvage yard. One of the driving factors behind our list is the demand for original OEM parts and the types of cars that come into the salvage yard. 

We do get our fair share of some really good looking aftermarket wheels, accessories, and used vehicles to sell, it’s just as an auto and truck recycler we are oftentimes the final resting place for many autos, making used factory OEM parts our top selling auto parts in most categories. It’s best to form a relationship with one of our sales staff if you’re looking for aftermarket parts that come in on our vehicles, as they do sell really quickly. 

Thanks again for taking the time to read another used auto parts blog post by NEATR, and thanks for considering used OEM auto parts for your car & truck repairs. 

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Searching Auto Parts Online

How To Use the NEATR Used Auto Parts Search Features

As technology in the used auto parts industry continues to improve, we at New England Auto and Truck Recyclers strive to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. That’s why we have invested into the search technology that makes our used auto parts website different from other used auto parts suppliers websites.

Like many other used auto parts suppliers, we have the standard information displayed about our business hours and services, however, our used auto parts search option is clearly displayed on the home page. With one click our customers can search used auto parts by vehicle year, make, and model. Simply select your vehicle and the used auto parts you need, and instantly all the used auto parts we have available will populate into the search results.

Another great feature of our used auto parts search tool is that it provides the option for us to find the auto part for you. We can then give you compatible auto parts from other makes make by the same manufacturer.

An even easier way to search our used auto parts is to search by NEATR part number. We have provided a search box in the footer of every page, to make it easy to search by part number regardless of which webpage you are currently on.

Stock Search Located on Bottom of Page

In addition to providing compatible used auto parts, customers can use the browse feature to view our entire inventory of used auto parts by vehicle make and model. While only updated every 24 hours, this feature allows our customers to see more than one year of the make and model, making it easier to find compatible used auto parts as well.

It’s that easy to search used auto parts on our website.

We hope you enjoyed this informational blog entry on our used auto parts search tools, and be sure to check out our most recent NEATR blog posts.

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Recycled Auto Parts for Car Repairs Help Reduce Environmental Impact


How Salvage Yards Help Reduce Environmental Impact From Recycling Auto Parts From Junk Cars


The impact cars and trucks have on the environment can go far beyond the trendy headlines of carbon emissions from running vehicles, and that is why we are dedicating this NEATR blog post to letting our readers know junkyards role in reducing the environmental impact that used car parts can have on the environment.

It’s best to start with how and why we usually take in vehicles to be parted out because many times this is where we began reducing the impact that particular vehicle is having on the environment. 

Whether it is a car being sold to us through our cash for cars program, a donation, or a salvage request from a professional agency, our first step is to inspect the vehicles for damages and remove any fluids from systems that may be leaking. When a car is making it to our lot, chances are it’s a wreck or a repair worth more than the vehicle itself.

Providing clean auto parts to our customers not only allows us to set a standard of cleanliness for auto parts, it also allows us to remove fluid residues from parts that could otherwise be done in a more irresponsible way by a DIY customer with no knowledge of the economic impact cleaning a used auto part in their backyard can cause.

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The car repair industry is a huge industry and limiting the need to make new auto parts for vehicles reduces both carbon and reliance on natural resources. Used OEM auto parts are also guaranteed to fit, and better fitting parts improve the overall quality and lifespan of the auto part itself.

Finally, we make sure that every usable auto part is salvaged, and then we can dismantle the car and/or send it off for recycling into new metal. Being able to recycle the metal still reduces the need for natural resources, even with the carbon neutral output of recycling versus making new steel.

In addition to these strict standards that New England Auto and Truck Recyclers of Winchendon, MA has, there are also a number of federal, state, and local regulations we must adhere to.

Here is the link to some of the standards that Massachusetts has for recyclers in the Massachusetts area.

We take great precautions in protecting the environment and meeting and/or exceeding all the environmental standards set forth by both federal and state agencies. Recycling is what we do and we take great pride in knowing that it helps save the environment from unnecessary waste and use of natural resources consumed by the production of new auto parts.

Sometimes when people see a salvage yard they see a big pile of waste, but as anyone in the automotive industry knows that just isn’t true. That’s why we wanted to take the time and write a blog post on the benefits that recycling and salvage yards provide environmentally to a community.

We understand that junk cars may be visibly unappealing, and that’s why our slogan NEATR means more than just our name. We do our best to keep our yard neat and clean, secure, organized, and more appealing to the eye than the average junkyard.

Thanks again for taking the time to read, and hurry over to the website to see our entire inventory of used auto parts.

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Benefits of OEM Parts

Have you ever wondered as a car or truck owner why mechanics recommend OEM Parts?

Any car or truck owner that has a good mechanic knows that a good mechanic will always recommend OEM parts. While aftermarket products are often times less expensive, they often don’t have the quality, fit, or function like OEM parts will. This means the mechanic will not need additional parts or kits to fit a part to your car.

While OEM parts could still be initial up front costs, OEM products are going to match what’s being replaced. This also guarantees better function and better quality.

It can also help guarantee that you will be getting the same performance you expect and need from your equipment with an OEM replacement part because it was designed and tested under the same rigorous manufacturer standards.

This means OEM products guarantee compatibility (dimensions and specifications) and are of high quality. This improves bot fit and functionality which results in improved longevity.

OEM parts are guaranteed to have originated directly by the manufacturer, and made of the same material.

In summary, you should be looking at purchasing an OEM part as an investment. While you may pay a little more up front, the benefits of having a properly fitting part will improve both function and longevity of the OEM part versus an aftermarket replacement part, resulting in a better long term net cost result.

We hope this was an informative blog post on why OEM parts are better than aftermarket part. Stay tuned to our blog and be sure to check out the homepage at New England Auto and Truck Recyclers of Winchendon, MA.

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