Salvage Yards in a Whole New Light

     What words come to mind when you think of a salvage yard. The common words that pop up are dirty, junky, garbage, rubbish, and so forth. Most people think that salvage yards are places that you send your dying car or unwanted scrap, but people are very wrong. Yes, you can send your junked cars and unwanted parts, but R. H. Willson takes that metal and turns it into a recyclable profit. The salvage industry has changed since the first time my grandfather open it’s doors in 1954. The business still sells parts, but the business does so much more. We take all the metal that would originally just rot in your ground and recycle it. We drain all the fluids out of our cars some examples would be the gas and oil. We reuse the gas in other cars to get around the business, and we take the oil and reuse it to heat the building that we work in. There are so many other attributes about the business that most people would not be aware of. I am going to write a post at the end of each month to open people’s eyes about how beneficial salvage yards actually are. I grew up at R.H. Willson, and it has a lot more to offer than what meets the eye.

written by: Jayne Valle Lara

Is There Really a Difference Between New and Used Parts?

For most people buying an auto part is a whole new world for them, they’ve got choices galore and most don’t know where to start. And one question that comes to mind is “Is there really a difference between new and used auto parts?”. Is one better than the other? And if so why?

A brand new auto part has never been used and comes with some type of warranty, if something were to happen you wold be able to return it within the allotted amount of days. Now a used auto part is usually can be found in a salvage yard. This part has been previously used and may or may not come with a warranty. At R.H. Willson Inc, we have a guaranteed 90 day warranty for any used part. Any extended warranty comes at an additional cost. Now you are probably wondering, if that’s the case why would someone spend the extra money on a new part when you could get a used part, at the fraction of the price plus a warranty? Well not many people want to get a used part because it’s not “new” or it may be not be up to standards.

But if it can come at the fraction of the price and a guaranteed warranty why wouldn’t you buy a used auto part? It not only saves money in your pocket but it also helps the environment. Thanks to the guys at Street Directory, we found tons of useful information on the advantages of buying used auto parts. By buying a used auto part you are keeping it out of landfills. It also helps by reducing the new to produce more of the same parts. It not only helps save the materials it would need to build a new part, but also the electricity it would need to manufacture new parts. (http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/57870/car_parts/the_advantages_of_buying_used_auto_parts.html).

So the next time you are in the market for a new part for your car, keep in mind that used parts are almost always as good, if not better!

Why Salvage Yards are at the Center of the Green Movement

The Green Movement has really been a driving force in the automotive community for the past few years. But without enough information many people don’t realize how beneficial a salvage yard can be. Throughout it’s progression, being green has been vital in this industry. People have begun to realize it’s importance, and end up choosing businesses that remove a car’s toxic fluids properly and dispose of it responsibly. Over the past twenty years our salvage yard recycles all of its waste oils, which then allows us to use it as fuel for our heating system. This in turn allows us to keep the whole whole building warm. Whenever we crush cars, we use the scrap metal and send it out so it can be reused in other industries. We try to reuse and recycle as much as possible. The Parts Department isn’t the only one that’s green! All of the used envelopes in the office that cannot be reused are shredded and then used as packing material. . We stick by the motto to reduce reuse and recycle!