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How to Stay Safe When Picking Car Parts

Preparing for a Day at the Salvage Yard

Whether you need a replacement part for the family car or want to add an engine block to your collection, your local salvage yard is likely to have what you are looking for in their inventory. However, it is important that you are aware of your surroundings and understand how to keep yourself safe when surrounded by salvage yard equipment and other possible hazards.

Don’t Try to Carry Heavy Parts By Yourself

Even if you just need to carry a part from the cashier to your vehicle, don’t feel like you have to do so on your own. Instead, ask for employee assistance carrying that part to your vehicle or for a cart to put it in. By refraining from carrying an item that you aren’t physically capable of holding onto, it reduces the odds of a muscle strain or similar type of injury.

Call Ahead to See What Is Available

Calling ahead to make sure that the vehicle part that you want is available can save you from spending several hours in potentially dangerous weather. Instead of being caught in the rain or in the hot sun, you can simply have the part picked and have it waiting when you arrive. If you do decide that you want to browse available inventory on your own, always be on the lookout for heavy machinery or other equipment that may be operating nearby.

Be Familiar With Establishment Rules

The ability to pick your own parts at other salvage yards can be an effective way to get what you want on budget and on your own schedule. However, be sure that you are aware of the rules surrounding picking or buying parts to ensure that you have a safe and productive experience. A1 Auto Parts & Wrecking in Henderson is a full-service yard, meaning our mechanics pull the parts for you!

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