The Best Used Auto Parts to Buy

Posted on July 20th, 2023 by ncapmanage

Money for Car Parts and Junk Cars at New Cats Auto Parts

If you’re a vehicle owner, sooner or later you’re going to need parts as the original parts wear out and break. One option, of course, is to get your parts from a dealership, but that is the most expensive route to follow. In contrast, you can get excellent and much cheaper used parts at a salvage yard.

Whether you need something as simple as a fender or bumper or as complex as a new engine or transmission, there are countless parts you can buy that will save you a ton of money and enable you to get your vehicle back on the road in short order.

Here’s our guide to some of the best used parts to buy for your vehicle.


These are some of the best used parts worth reusing. They’re unusually in good shape when they reach a salvage yard, and you can buy them for a fraction of the cost you would pay for OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts or aftermarket replacements.

Glass and window hardware

If you’re in need of a new windshield, rear window, or side windows, most salvage yards will have a good selection of quality glass. And the same goes for the window hardware that often breaks and can be replaced at a salvage yard for a fraction of the cost of new window hardware.


OEM and aftermarket replacement mirrors can be pretty pricey, but you can usually find a great selection of them at a salvage yard. Mirrors are usually in good condition when pulled from vehicles at a salvage yard and can be purchased for a fraction of the cost of OEM or aftermarket mirrors.


If the engine in your current vehicle is shot, you may be tempted to take out a loan and buy a new vehicle, or maybe you’re considering just buying a new replacement engine. Either way, you’re going to be shelling out a lot of your hard-earned money, and it might make good sense to buy a good used engine from a reputable salvage dealer. Even a used engine can be a bit pricey, but the odds are you won’t have to take out a bank loan to buy it.


What we’ve said about engines also applies to transmissions. Replacement usually involves a pretty hefty price tag, but you can save hundreds by buying a good used transmission, especially for an older vehicle. Really, why pay thousands to put a new transmission in an older, high-mileage vehicle, when you can buy a good used transmission at a much lower price?

Come to New Cats for Quality Used Parts

What we’re trying to say is that you can save hundreds of dollars buying parts from a reputable salvage dealer like New Cats Auto Parts. At New Cats, we maintain a great inventory of the highest-quality used parts to be found at any salvage yard in Chicagoland, and we sell both retail and wholesale.

And by the way, if you’re selling your junk car or if you have quality parts you don’t need, we buy those too and always pay top dollar. We pay cash for junk cars, and we’ll also haul it away for you.

Whether you’re selling an old car or buying or selling old car parts in Chicago, IL New Cats Auto Parts is the place you want to be! Come see us today, and let’s make a deal!