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— Used auto parts done right. Car and truck care, DIY tips, humor, and advice from auto recyclers who know.

B&R Auto Wrecking Expands into Oroville & Gerber, California

B&R Auto Wrecking has acquired two auto wrecking and salvage yards in Northern California–Oroville Self-Serve in Oroville and Truck World Auto & Truck Dismantlers in Gerber, California. Oroville is located about 50 miles north of Sacramento and Gerber is located on Highway 99, near I5 in Northern California . "These acquisitions are the first in the state of California for B&R," says Senior Business Adviser Brian Perlenfein. Oroville Self-Serve becomes

Used Auto Parts for Jeep Wranglers

If you’re the sort of person who likes to take their Jeep off-roading and use it what it’s really meant for, you’ll already be familiar with the incredible highs you can get from testing your vehicle’s limits to the max. You’re probably also familiar with the downsides associated with the activity. Like any vehicle-related hobby or professional motorsport, off-roading comes at a price. Though Jeeps are probably the most resilient vehicles out there, there’s n

Custom 1957 Willys CJ-5 and 1957 GMC Hybrid.

Ron Cooper Jr's Custom 1957 CJ-5.   In October of 2015, Ron Cooper, Jr. shared a picture of his 1957 Willys Jeep CJ-5 with GMC bed on our Facebook page. Naturally we were both surprised and curious about the unique Jeep, and piece of history for that matter, which he shared with us. Many of B&R's customers and fans are also loyal, and sometimes outspoken, members of the Jeep Family. That's why we decided to pursue Ron for more information about his Jeep. He was grac

How We Say 'Thank You' to Veterans!

Today we salute our veterans! This Veterans Day, team members from B&R Auto Wrecking had the privilege of contributing to a refurbished vehicle, donated to Robert Alegrete, a veteran-in-need who served in the Marines in the Vietnam War. It's a small token of our appreciation for his service to our country. B&R donated high quality, used auto parts to refurbish the vehicle in conjunction with Tran's Auto Body at the Progressive Insurance Service Center in Portland, Oregon.  

Get a Reliable Car...Cheaper!

B&R Auto Wrecking sells complete vehicles that need only minor repairs for great deals, called rebuilder vehicles. See our current selection of low-cost, rebuilder vehicles today! Our customer, Steven T. from the Washington area, recently purchased 2008 Nissan Pathfinder we were selling as a rebuilder at our Graham, Washington location. He was kind enough to share his experience with us below. Steven T. shares a picture of the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder he purchased from us afte

Why You Can Trust Automotive Recyclers with Michael Swift, ARA President.

Did you know automotive recyclers provide quality, used auto parts at a fraction of the cost of new Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts? In this edition of the Recycled Part, we spoke with Michael Swift, the current president of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), about: The difference between Certified Automotive Recyclers (CARs) and “junkyards.” Why you can trust the auto parts you purchase from CARs. The successes and current challenges in th

B&R Auto Wrecking Expands Two Nevada Stores.

We are excited to announce the expansion of two B&R Auto Wrecking store locations in Nevada!   Adjacent to the Las Vegas, Nevada location, B&R is adding 2.5 acres of land primarily to store parts vehicles.   “We are extremely excited to be able to have the extra space to store end of life vehicles.  Anytime we can add space for more cars it’s a positive step for our company, team members and customers,” Senior Business Advisor Perlenfein says.&nb

See Why B&R Acquired Pic-N-Save Auto Recyclers of Carson City, NV

  Great news for used auto parts in the Nevada area! With the acquisition of Pic-N-Save Auto Recyclers in Carson City, B&R Auto Wrecking now has three locations to offer in the state of Nevada. B&R also has three locations in Washington and nine in Oregon. The family owned and operated company started in 1980 in Corvallis, OR. Pic-N-Save becomes B&R's 15th facility. B&R will honor the wonderful legacy Pic-N-Save created in the local communit

Stop Wasting Money on Used Engines. See Why Edy Got His From B&R.

Have you ever bought a used engine from a "Junk Yard?" It can be pretty overwhelming and feel like a gamble. At B&R Auto Wrecking, one of our core values is to view our customers as partners working toward a common goal; when you succeed, we succeed. That's why every used engines we sell gets a... run test compression test fluid test  If the engines don't meet our standards for quality, we don't inventory them. Our goal is for you to feel conf

How to Upgrade Your Car's Interior for Less.

Recently, we had the privilege of helping our friend Tuan Huynh upgrade the seats in his 2014 Mazda 5. We asked him to share his experience working with B&R on this project as well as some pictures with us. If you need help finding reliable used auto parts, visit our website today! We offer a six-month, hassle-free money-back guarantee. B&R: "Tuan, what inspired this project in the first place?" Tuan Huynh (TH): "Manufacturers typically install the cheapest seats

B&R Auto Wrecking Says "Thank You" to Henderson, Nevada.

Some of the B&R leadership team posed for a group photo at the Henderson, NV store on the grand opening. People and companies can say, “Thank you” to customers in many ways. Some ways can be effective, i.e., giveaways. But saying “thank you” with a genuine, loving spirit toward others can put a “thank you” over-the-top. I’ve witnessed it recently by watching B&R Auto Wrecking do what comes natural to them. 

See How Cummins Diesel Engines Have a Diverse History.

Which of these vehicles says "Cummins Diesel Engine" to you? For most of us who were born in the late 20st century and aren't in the heavy-trucking industry, the answer is probably the beast-mode Ram 3500 below. But Cummins has a rich legacy of technical innovations, and, not only that, the company namesake (Clessie Cummins) was a significant force behind the adoption of the diesel engine as a legitimate power source for American automobiles. Clessie went tho significant length

Eight Reasons You Should Buy Recycled Green Auto Parts.

Visit our online store today to find the low-cost, used auto parts you need. We work hard to get you the right part at the best price as fast as possible. Our six-month, hassle free warranty takes the worry out of the process for you! See how used auto parts are good for you and the environment below! Did you know the automobile is the most recycled consumer product on earth? About 95% of all automobiles around the world are reclaimed and recycled when they reach the end of their usable live

B&R Auto Wrecking Has More German Auto Parts for You!

B&R Auto Wrecking has acquired the assets of German Auto Salvage, an Oregon based auto recycler. This facility neighbors B&R’s existing Boring, Oregon location, just outside Portland. German Auto Salvage was known for being the largest German auto salvage yard in Oregon, specializing in used auto parts, engines, and transmissions for BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, and more. A few of the vehicles available to pull used parts off of are featured above. From bei

It's More than Used Auto Parts; It's About Relationships with Customers.

 "More than Used Auto Parts, Relationships with Customers," means we view our clients as partners working toward a common goal. We place an emphasis on relationships at every point of the purchase process. A good story that illustrates this is the relationship between customer Cory Glenn and B&R Auto Wrecking wholesale account rep, Justin Hopkins. Cory shared some of his story with us below. "My truck started life as a 1995 Tacoma extra cab 2-wheel-drive. I had alw

Fourth of July Driving - Seven Tips to Stay Safe!

We all love celebrating the Fourth of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks. Unfortunately, the Fourth is also the second deadliest holiday of the year due to traffic accidents. New Years takes first place. Here are seven points that will help you drive safe. Drive sober. Seems obvious, but at least 43% of traffic accidents that happen on the Fourth involve drivers with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit. Remember, buzzed driving is impaired driving. Don’t drive if y

Low Shipping Rates on Auto Parts - The B&R Way!

B&R takes pride in being an inventoried and organized automotive recycler. With over 18,000 cars and trucks in inventory across 14 locations, B&R Auto Wrecking has one of the highest in-stock ratios in the nation. We understand the value of our customer’s time.  So we take extra care to ensure auto parts are transferred safely between our locations during non-business hours. This allows B&R the ability to provide our customers with world-class service and deliver auto par

B&R Auto Wrecking Expands with Acquisition of Glenwood Foreign Auto Parts.

B&R Auto Wrecking proudly announces the acquisition of Glenwood Foreign Auto Parts. The well respected and successful facility operates on nearly eight acres near Eugene, Oregon. Glenwood officially became part of the B&R family on November 17, 2014. Most of the current employees will be retained and we anticipate around 20 employees on staff once the facility is at capacity. We are very humbled and honored to take over such a well-liked and respected operation. Th

Learn How to be a VIP, "Self-Serve" Customer at B&R.

Do you work on cars and wish to pull your own auto parts? Here are some guidelines to ensure you always have a positive experience in the self-serve yards. Talk to your sales professional and find out if they have the parts listed in inventory or at least the correct vehicles you are after. There are quite a few small parts that are not inventoried. If it seems like they ask lots of questions, don’t get frustrated. They are trying to make sure you get

Ten Things You Must Have for Your Vehicle Emergency Kit.

It’s a fact. Break-downs happen. AAA reports 30 million calls every year from motorists stranded on the side of a road somewhere in the US. Are you prepared to navigate a vehicle breakdown of your own? This must have list is a great place to start building a emergency vehicle kit or inspecting one you may already have!   Cell phone & car charger. In an emergency, these can be the most critical components of your kit.  Although a cell phone will probably be on your

Nine Ways to Stop Your Car When the Brakes Fail.

You've experienced it, heard about it, or had nightmares... You're on your morning commute and as you approach your exit, you turn on the right blinker, check your mirrors (hopefully), and press the brake pedal to slow down in preparation for the turn, and...it goes all the way to the floor with little resistance as if you just stepped on a marshmallow! Then comes the adrenaline. Your heart rate shoots to 180 bpm. Pupils dilate. You check the mirrors, a semi is coming on fast. This is

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