How to Get Rid of Your Junk Car

For cars that don’t run & may have outlived their time as a functioning vehicle, we dismantle vehicles to distribute usable parts our customers need. This service allows us to inspect a vehicle to see what parts it can offer our inventory & discover new parts we don’t currently have.


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Breaking Down the Expected Life of Your Car Parts


Whether your vehicle is your daily commuter, or you take it out of the garage once a month, knowing the average life expectancy of the major parts of a car can be very beneficial. At A-1 Auto Recyclers in Kirtland, New Mexico, we have a highly educated team that can help assess if it is time to replace a part in your car or not. And with thousands of used vehicle parts available to our customers, we can help get you back on the road and back to your life. It is important to know an estimated time frame for the parts in your car in order to maintain a consistent schedule of maintenance and replacements. There are slight variations depending on the make and model of your vehicle, but here are is an overview of the average lifetime of some of the most important parts of your car.


“All Cars Run on Used Parts”




It’s really frustrating when our vehicles eventually stop working. Most of the time when a vehicle breaks down, it means it is relegated to the corner of a lot to sit and waste away. What most people don’t know is that vehicles that no longer run are still useful. Broken down cars are full of parts that still have a life to live in other vehicles. At A-1 Auto Recyclers in Kirtland, New Mexico, we know that “All Cars Run on Used Parts.” Vehicles that are no longer useful are actually really valuable as a source of affordable spare parts for operational cars. Even when it seems like your old car has nothing left to give, it does! But first, what are the perks of recycling old vehicles?


The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

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Car troubles can be intimidating and scary. Even when there is an obvious issue, it is sometimes hard to get the car into a mechanic. A-1 Auto Recyclers in Kirtland, New Mexico want you to know that if there is a problem with your car, the longer you wait the worse it will get. (more…)

5 Things To Know If You Want to Buy, Sell, or Trade your Car

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Do you have an old car sitting in your driveway? Has it gotten you through years of ups and downs? Maybe you have some great memories with your old car? Sure, it may be hard to get rid of it. But if it’s time to sell your old Mustang Sally, you’ll be better off for getting the unsafe, unsightly vehicle off the road. We’ve come up with some of the top determinations to help you decide if it’s time to finally sell your junk car: (more…)

DIY: How to Replace Your Car’s Windshield

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Perhaps a vandal whacked your windshield and caused nasty spider-webbing. Or maybe a peeved ex smashed your windshield out of spite. Whatever the ultimate cause, you now have a big project on your hands: to replace that windshield fast so you can drive safely. (more…)

Wondering When to Replace Your Brake Pads?



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Fewer auto component breakdowns are as ulcer-inducing as brake failures. Whether you narrowly avoided an accident on the highway when your brakes suddenly failed in the freeway; or you’re concerned because your brakes have been squeaking, squealing, groaning, or making other disconcerting noises, you need professional attention, ASAP. Here are some things to keep your eye on when it comes to your brakes: (more…)