Starting Your Own Salvaging Yard

Before we start talking about salvaging cars, let’s first define what a “wrecker” is. A wrecker originates from the word “wreck” which means destruction or breaking a certain object. A wrecker is one that wrecks, destroys or the one who dismantles and salvages cars.

A salvaging yard is where you’ll find cars that are old, destroyed and disassembled by people who are called car wreckers. And in order to start your non salvage yard business, here are some tips for you:


So you would have a place for parking your cars and parts. It should be on a commercialized zone and it should have enough space for a building that will be good enough to be your office.

The next thing that you should do is to check if the land that you want is available and cleared to use as a salvage yard and check if it’s clear for local zoning codes. If everything is approved, you might want to consider putting up a privacy fence on your land and attaching cameras so you’ll know that your property will be safe for after-hour intruders.

Save Money

After looking up for a land and considering on what you will do about it, the next thing that you will need to do is to save your money. This is for purchasing your land, obtaining the licenses that you will need for you to operate your business. To help you with your savings, you can ask your local bank for any funds or loans.

Inventories and Licenses

When you have already saved up some money, buy the land, set up all your fences and cameras and purchase your business permits and licenses, it is now time to stack up your inventory. There are a few ways to get inventories for your yard your first choice is to look for classified ads, auctions and estate sales on your local newspapers and websites. Here you can get low priced junk cars or get them for free by exchanging it for a pick-up services.

Tools and Equipment

You should also make sure that you have some basic tools for salvage yards you would need a tow truck, a forklift for unloading and loading vehicles, cutting equipment and an office.

After gathering all your tools, you should set up a tracking system to record your entire inventory. This will help you and your car wreckers to locate a car and a part if ever there is a costumer that is interested on buying it.

Now that you have all that you need for your business, all you have to do is advertise it through newspapers, social Medias and word-of-month.