- What are your hours of operation?
- I need help finding your location?
- What kind of auto parts do you stock?
- Why Buy Used Auto Parts
- Why I might need to refer to the VIN number?
- Which side is the left side/right side?
- What does interchange mean?
- What happens if the part I get from you is no good?
- Who do I contact if I have a problem with my purchase?
- Can I order Parts on Line?
- Do you deliver to private residences?
- Do you ship off the island?
- Who pays the freight costs on used auto parts that are returned?
- What is your conditional Warranty/Guarantee?
- Do you sell whole vehicles?
- How do you remember all the salvage in your yard?
- How is salvage processed?
- What kind of factors affect auto recycling, and how does my purchase help the environment?
- Why can’t I view online inventory?
What are your hours of operation?
We are open Monday to Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM. Closed Saturday and Sunday and all Statutory Holidays including Boxing Day.
I need help finding your location?
BC Auto Wrecking is located at 2040 Schoolhouse Road (a frontage road that runs parallel to the Island Highway.) Please check our map for more information.
Heading South – Southbound on the Island Hwy, just past the BC Ferries Duke Point Exit (about 3 k) turn Left at Morden Rd and Left onto Schoolhouse.
Heading North – Northbound on the Island Hwy turn Right at Morden Rd and an immediate left onto Schoolhouse.
What kind of auto parts do you stock?
We have over 24000 used auto parts. Our inventory primarily consists of late model 1996 and newer domestic car and truck parts. We do however have a variety of import vehicles as well. Please check our New arrivals for our most recent salvage.
Why Buy Used Auto Parts
There are many reasons to buy used auto parts.
bullet Cost savings – many parts are 50-75% less than new!
bullet Availability- Not all parts are available from dealerships as production can be halted or stopped
on certain makes and models as early as 5 years from original production date.
bullet It helps reduce environmental impacts ie remanufacturing and pollution
bullet Supply– many times “New” parts have to be ordered in, ours are out an ready to go
bullet If you were in a crash today and damaged your fender? Wouldn’t your alternator still be ok?? Recycling is common sense. Just because a car is crashed doesn’t mean the rest of the parts are not good!
Why I might need to refer to the VIN number?
The VIN or Vehicle Identification Number contains a code that includes vital information on your particular car. It may be necessary to review this code to assure that you get the correct transmission or engine as well as ECU computer or other component. You can find this number on the title or on a riveted tag on the dash near the defroster vent in front of the driver. We may also need the date of manufacture. It usually is in the upper right corner of the tag on the driver door jam.
Which side is the left side/right side?
For our purposes, the Left is the driver side and the Right is the passenger side.
What does interchange mean?
Our entire inventory is on computer with an interchange program built in. Interchange assists the countermen in supplying you with accurate parts when the identical vehicle is not available in our yard. For example a starter from a 2000 Ford focus (auto 2.0L) can be replaced any starter from the years 2000-2004.
What happens if the part I get from you is no good?
We have a conditional guarantee that provides all of our customers with a three month (90 day) warranty; this assures our customers that if you have any problems with your purchase we will provide you with a replacement. If we don’t have a replacement in stock and can’t find you another we will simply refund your money.
Who do I contact if I have a problem with my purchase?
In the unlikely event, call our office and ask for the sales person listed on your invoice.
Can I order Parts on Line?
At this point we are not set up to sell on line directly to the customer, we do though have a online inventory search.. One of our countermen will get back to you within 24 hours if we have the part. All of our stock can be shipped anywhere in North America. Please provide us your telephone number and we can call you back. BC Auto Wrecking also has a Toll free number 1-800-567-2557 available to all areas throughout North America.
Do you deliver to private residences?
Yes we can arrange shipping & delivery, however there is a charge.
Do you ship off the island?
Of course! Many of our parts are shipped daily to home delivery and retail stores, on the lower mainland, interior and other provinces. We ship anywhere in North America. Shipping.
Who pays the freight costs on used auto parts that are returned?
We do, if the incorrect part was sent, was not in the condition stated at the time of the sale, or failed within the warranty period. You pay the freight if the used auto parts were ordered incorrectly (incorrect information) or was sent back as part of our conditional refund period.
What is your conditional Warranty/Guarantee
All purchases are guaranteed for a period of 90 days from invoice date, unless otherwise stated. Any defects in your purchase will be dealt with on a “replacement/repair or refund basis” to a maximum of the purchase price. We do not assume responsibility for damages, labour costs incurred, or any expenses such as towing, emergency road services, lodging or related expenses – directly or indirectly at an time during or after installation of any or all parts sold.
Returned Parts must be accompanied by original sales receipt and returned within 5 days. Returned parts are subject to a 20% restocking charge. No refund will be issued if the parts have been disassembled. There is absolutely no refund for special / custom ordered parts, including body sections cut to customer specifications. Any freight charges paid will be deducted from your refund.
Deposits are accepted however, failure to purchase item(s) on hold within 30 days will result in the loss of deposit.
Engines are guaranteed to be in good operating condition with reasonable limits of specifications ie: oil pressure, compression and oil consumption. While in most cases we sell our engines complete, all we are charging for, and all the customer is paying for is the Block Assembly with head(s). We leave engine accessories such as water pump, fuel pump, distributor, carburetor, fuel injection pump, vacuum pump, and/or exhaust manifolds attached for your convenience & to make your installation easier. Unless otherwise stated in writing these parts are NOT covered in our conditional warrant.
Differentials should be installed with new axle seals. Any brake parts left on the assembly are for the customer’s convenience and are not covered under our warranty.
Automatic Transmissions should be installed with new front & rear oil seals. Please note that transmission failure, due to improper installation including failure to replace the oil seals VOIDS the warranty.
BC Auto Wrecking Ltd. Affirmatively states that “Used auto parts may have safety hazards” and it is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to inspect for such hazards or defects whether actual or latent – or hire an expert to so determine. There are no guarantees of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and no warranties which extend beyond the description on the face your invoice.
Do you sell whole vehicles?
We do not resell used vehicles obtained from ICBC, we can though sell some cars bodies for “parts cars” however these vehicles are sold as dismantle only and can not be re-registered and must not have been obtained through ICBC.
How do you remember all the salvage in your yard?
Unlike the “old” days when countermen had to remember their stock, our business has had computerized inventory for over 10 years. When salvage comes into our business for processing, the first step is to inventory the entire car’s “Good” re-useable parts from the top to the bottom, and everything in between, including the ownership manual. All of our stock in inventoried and pre-priced for our countermen
How is salvage processed?
When salvage comes into our business for processing, the first step is to inventory the entire car’s “Good” re-useable parts from the top to the bottom, and everything in between, including the ownership manual. All of our stock is inventoried and pre-priced for our countermen. Once a vehicle is inventoried into the system the car is moved to the dismantling area where our dismantlers strip the car of all environmental contaminants and pre-determined auto parts for warehouse storage. Our parts dismantlers’ test every part before it can be sold to our customers. The car body is then moved into the yard where it will remain until such time as designated “Scrap”. Any remaining inventory on the car body will be deleted from our computer and moved to our “crush pile.” Eventually, usually in July our “crush pile” is sold to a scrap business for further recycling.
What kind of factors affect auto recycling, and how does my purchase help the environment?
Like most industrial business we are concerned with the way our business could impact the environment. First and foremost is that we are very aware and up-to-date with environmental regulations. 15 years ago at our location we instituted “dismantling” under cover to help prevent any contaminated run off caused by rain, and installed a waste oil separator to separate sludge, and oil by containing it safely underground. We have to hire waste management companies, to empty our oil separator and sludge annually to keep the system running smoothly. All Fluids – Antifreeze, Gasoline, oil (engine, transmission, differentials, and transfer case), brake fluids, windshield washer fluid, is drained and stored above ground in individual drums, varying in size from 45 to 250 Gallon tanks and disposed of properly as needed. All Vehicles with “Air Conditioning” are inspected by a sub contractor for confirmation of the presence of freon, If an a/c unit is full of freon it will be evacuated from the car as part of the dismantling process. All mercury switches are removed from under the hood, and sent to the “Clean Air Foundation, Mercury Switch out program.” Tire weights are removed and sold to a local scrap dealer. Bald “Un-sellable” tires are stored in a designated area, and disposed of through a “tire recycling company” on a semi annual basis. As you can see by reading there are a lot of costs involved in doing our part to keep the contaminants out of the environment. If a car body is not dismantled correctly just imagine what could enter the local streams, water sheds etc… CONGRATULATIONS!! Buy purchasing used auto parts not only as a customer you are saving money, you too are helping the environment.
Why can’t I view online inventory?
Your computer’s security settings may be blocking access from our online inventory servers (Hollander Solera Company) . You may have to adjust the settings to allow the information thru.