UTV and ATV Junkyard Guide -
Save Big Money on ATV Parts!

Using ATV junkyard parts is one of the best ways I've found to save money on ATV parts.

If you can use a few basic tools and read a repair manual, it's possible to save some big bucks when it comes time to fix your ATV. Like a mechanic I know always says, "It's all just nuts and bolts".

The biggest trick is finding the right part. Especially if you have to use a parts locator service. And unless you're lucky enough to live near a mega-ATV salvage yard, that's what you'll have to do.

So we'll give you some tips to help make sure you get the part you need the first time.

Top ATV Junkyard Tips

atv-junkyardYou never know what you'll find in the ATV Junkyard.

Detailed info about your ATV - Like make, model, year, engine size, color, serial number, etc. The more detailed and specific the info, the better chance of getting the right part for your ride.

Asking for a "upper whatch-ma-callit on a Honda quad" won't get you the part you need anytime soon. And write all that stuff down. It's probably because I'm getting older, but by the time I get where I'm going to ask for a part, I can't remember half the things I was supposed to.

Match the old part with the new part - If you are lucky, and a local ATV junkyard is close, take the old part with you. Even if they don't have your specific make and model, a lot of parts interchange. They might recognize your old part, and know what else it may fit.

Be specific about what you want - This applies to the condition of the part more than anything. If you want a like new cam cover for a certain Honda, then you need to tell them. If a few scratches or cosmetic damage is OK, be sure and say that. By the way, cosmetically damaged parts are usually quite a bit less, so you need to try to convince yourself you could live with it.

Be patient with parts locators - Depending on the day of the week, the ability of the ATV or UTV junkyard to actually find what they have, and several other factors, it may take some time to hear back from them. If you don't here anything in a reasonable amount of time (maybe a week) they probably don't have it.

It's doubtful they will go to the trouble to tell you this, so just ask for the same part some time later.

But if the part you need is pretty common, you might want to wait to hear back from a few dealers. Prices can vary widely and if you jump too soon, you might miss out on a better deal.

Ask questions - Make sure the part is exactly what you want. It's a lot better to find out if it isn't before you have it shipped. Find out about the return policy and any warranties. Pay with a credit card so you may be able to have the charges reversed if you run into problems.

Don't assume anything - If you have any doubts about anything at all, ask. I've made this mistake before, and the hassle of wasting time and money on a part you can't use is no fun! Even if it's not your fault, do you really want to spend your time on hold with the credit card company trying to get things straightened out?

We'll help get you started by including a link to our favorite directory of ATV Junkyards.


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