It is where cars go to die, the wrecking yard. Auto wrecking may seem like a sad industry but it is a required one. Without wrecking yards, vehicles would pile up on our streets and in front of our homes. Anyone who has had a broken down car in their neighborhood knows how ugly and distracting they can be. Wrecking yards take automobiles, break them down and store them away from view. Most wrecking yards operate locally. Typically vehicles are sent to wrecking yards when, they are severely damaged, malfunction beyond repair, or when a person cannot afford to repair them. You can also pay salvage or wrecking yards to tow the vehicle away. Auto wrecking sites utilize many parts before wrecking automobiles. Before a vehicle is impacted they remove any parts that maybe in high demand. Customers who are in need of specific parts can visit the site and search through their inventory. Some wrecking sites demand that customers remove parts themselves, if this is the case you should come prepared wearing casual clothing and tools. You would be surprised to learn what parts are typically dismantled from cars. Small items that are easy to remove are most commonly retrieved. Headlights, blinkers, and taillights are usually taken from cars that have found their way to wrecking yards. Other commonly extracted parts include seats, mirrors and parts of an exhaust system. Still, there are many people who come to wrecking yards in order to extract engines and transmissions from junk cars. These big parts are often sold to manufacturers who will rebuild and resell the part. If the auto wrecking yard operates on a large scale they might rebuild these big parts themselves. How many times have you suffered a cracked windshield? This is a common problem for those who live in places with quick climate changes. If the weather goes from hot to extremely cold in a short amount of time, your windshield can suffer. It is also common for windshields to crack when small stones hit them as you drive. If you take your car into the dealership they can charge up to $500 to fix or replace your windshield. Instead you could visit an auto wrecking yard and remove an unbroken windshield. The same is true for broken windows because they can be replaced by a window you find at a wrecking yard.