One man’s junk can be another man’s treasure. The maxim couldn’t be any truer when we talk about junk cars. Although the vehicles that have been given the junk or salvage title may be useless in the eyes of their insurance companies, most of them can be used as donor vehicles to give a new lease of life to similar models. If you are wondering what parts you can salvage from a junk car, this article is for you. Read on as we list some of the most valuable parts you can recover from junk cars for sale


Topping the list of course is the engine as it is unarguably among the most valuable parts of a car. In addition, in many accidents, the engine doesn’t sustain any major damage, and can be used to bring another car to life. If the engine has sustained any major damage, you can still sell it to engine rebuilders or sell it as junk to scrap the metal. 

Transmission System

The next item on the list is the transmission system. Thanks to rapidly-progressing technologies, transmission systems have become more complex than ever, which also reflects in their price tag. The good part is, being nestled at a relatively safer position in a car, transmission systems also often go unhurt in the case of an accident, and in a lot of cases, can be easily salvaged. 

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Air Conditioning System

Blame it on global warming or constantly increasing distances between a town’s heartland and affordable residential avenues, the fact remains the same that now most people can’t even imagine owning a car without an air conditioning system. Once again, a junk car can be one of your best bets if you are looking for an air conditioner for your car. 


Airbags go a long way in keeping the driver and passengers safe in the event of an accident, but they most certainly do not come cheap. Especially if we talk about high-end cars, the prices of airbags can be simply through the roof. Junk cars for sale give you a low cost alternative to fulfill the need, provided you have the eye to identify the car with a compatible airbag system. 

Wrap Up

In addition to the aforementioned, you can salvage various other parts from junk cars for sale. The list includes body parts, such as doors, fenders, and bumpers, as well as various other components such as seats, radiator, wheels, and many others. If you are looking for junk cars for sale in the USA, look no further than AutoBidMaster. Register with us today and get access to the largest inventory of junk cars for sale in the USA. If you have any questions, simply call +1 (503) 298-4300, Monday through Friday, 04:00 AM to 04:00 PM (Pacific Time), or email at

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