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racine junk yardTo better serve your Racine and Milwaukee junk yard needs, Sturtevant Auto salvages the latest tips on Wisconsin auto recycling. We stay up to date on any changes in the auto salvage standards outlined by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and the federal government.

For more information on titling a junked car in Wisconsin or getting the most money out of your auto salvage, call the Racine junkyard experts at Sturtevant Auto today: 262-835-2914.

Junk Car Removal in Waukesha, Kenosha, Racine and Greater Milwaukee

Update: While the government has discontinued its cash for clunkers program, we still buy all the junk cars Milwaukee, Waukesha, Kenosha, and Racine have to offer --at the best price! Simply gather everything you can of your registration, title, keys and insurance information before calling one of our Milwaukee auto salvage experts for information on how to proceed.

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    Never Had to Junk a Car Before? Start Here. The old beater you got in high school can only get you so far. At some point the cost of repairs or replacement is double the worth of your car. Sometimes your car is so beat up, you can’t even find a buyer! You might want to junk your car. Why? You can get a lot more cash for it from our junkyard than you think. You’re probably wondering where to start. What do you need to do before junking your car? Read on for the basics on junking you...

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  • 4 Reasons Your Car Won’t Start When it Gets Really Cold

    Car Not Turning Over on Cold Mornings? One of the most common questions asked in the automotive world is: “Why won’t my car start on cold mornings?” It happens to everyone who isn’t fortunate enough to have indoor parking over the winter. We all dread the clicking noise of a dead engine on a frigid December morning. Bitter cold weather can make starting your car in the morning a real pain. There are two fundamental reasons why freezing temperatures make starting a ...

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  • 6 Common Symptoms of a Failing Alternator

    First off—What’s an Alternator Do? Learn the signs of a failing alternator and what you need to do about it! Almost everyone has heard someone refer to their vehicle’s alternator, but not everyone knows what the thing does. The alternator is a device that uses an artificially produced alternating current to effectively recycle your car’s limited electrical supply. This ensures that your engine continues to start properly, and that the car’s basic functions op...

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  • 5 Common Problems in Diesel Cars & Trucks

    How to Handle and Fix the Unavoidable Side Effects of Owning a Diesel Vehicle Your Dodge Ram may have trouble starting in extreme heat or cold, and it might have nothing to do with the battery. When you bought your car or truck, you didn’t hesitate investing in a diesel vehicle because it gave you the power and fuel efficiency you needed. Aside from now being a cost effective, environmentally friendly choice for individuals wanting a form of transportation, diesel cars and trucks com...

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  • Battery vs Alternator Problems: Which is to Blame?

    Telling the difference between a faulty battery & alternator is simple with our outline of the signs and symptoms of dying batteries & alternators. Being prepared can make any stressful situation easier, but without the proper knowledge, how can you expect to be ready for your car failing? Having a limited understanding of how cars work can leave you feeling helpless when your car refuses to start. The best way to empower yourself, especially in preparation for car failures, is to under...

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  • Do I Really Need to Change All 4 Tires at Once?

    Sturtevant Auto Breaks Down the Importance of Cost and Safety When Making the Decision to Replace your Tires It's expensive, but if your tire tread is worn you have to consider buying 4 new tires. Everyone who owns a car puts themselves at risk for unwanted costs. It doesn’t matter if your car is fresh out of the showroom or is an old or used clunker, chock full of used auto parts—anyone’s day can begin or end with a punctured and flat tire. The cheapest solution is finding...

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  • Top 10 Signs You Should Junk Your Car

    When It's Time to Junk Your Car at Sturtevant Auto If your car is starting to look like this, you've got to consider junking it. Selling a car is all about timing. After years of memories with loved ones and adventures with your friends and family in your vehicle, it can be hard to give up your baby. Before you consider junking your car, it’s important to make sure you have the timing right. A number of signs could be revealing it’s time to junk your vehicle, such as: You&rsquo...

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  • Can a Cracked Rim be Fixed?

    Cracked Rim Repair: Can It Be Done? The quick, somewhat frustrating answer: most of the time. The typical repairable crack on an alloy rim is 1.5 inches or smaller, located in the middle or back lip, singular in nature, and does not impact structural parts of the wheel in any way. Front cracks, multiple cracks, and large cracks are all unsafe to weld and present a potential safety hazard. Do not attempt to keep driving on a cracked rim or repair it yourself unless you’ve got the tools ...

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  • Why is my Engine Making Noises?

    Diagnosing Common Engine Noises Strange engine noises are bad news. Do not ignore them—get it fixed or try to make DIY repairs. Your car engine is making unnatural noises and you don’t have the slightest idea what it could be. The unfortunate truth is that engine noises can mean anything from a simple quick-fix, to a complete engine overhaul that may not be worth the money if your car has some gnarls in its beard. We've got likely explanations for the following common engine n...

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  • Should I Repair or Replace My Windshield?

    To Fix, Or not to Fix? So, your once spot free, crystal clear windshield now has a chip in it thanks to that deeply considerate 18 wheeler in front of you that decided to launch a pebble in your direction. This pebble may have had a velocity greater than a .44 magnum round, but there is no need to worry, because you are okay. Now, this chip may only be an inch or less in diameter, but to you, it may as well be a gaping hole the size of the grand canyon. Seriously, a crater left over after a hy...

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  • Troubleshooting 4 Common Headlight Problems

    At-Home Solutions for Everyday Headlight Issues No matter how small the project may be, any trip to a certified mechanic is guaranteed to place unwanted strain on your pocketbook. Automotive headlights are constantly having issues. However, they are often incredibly simple to fix. Not only will this brief “how-to” save you time and money, but you can now take pride in successfully fixing a problem with your vehicle. If your car is simply in need of a quick fix, needing only a cheap...

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  • How Much is My Junk Car Worth?

    Use our junk car calculator to find the best price for your junker. Use Our Junk Car Price Calculator for an Estimate The worth of your junk car really depends on who you're asking. A buyer who's only in it for a single part, like a bumper, fender, alternator or tire will only want to pay enough for that part. A bulk junk car buyer might only offer you 75% of what your clunker is worth and hope you buy from them so they can turn it over to us for 100% of the cost and pocket the extra 25% (ins...

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  • 7 Car Body Parts Most Commonly Damaged in Accidents

    Used Car Body Parts Make DIY Collision Repair Affordable Whether you’ve just been in an accident or bought a used car with some damage, car body repairs are a part of vehicle ownership. When car accidents or minor scrapes happen, there are several body parts which usually absorb the brunt of the incident. At Sturtevant Auto, we often help people find used, undamaged body parts to fix up their ride. For those who are curious, here are the seven most commonly damaged body parts in car accid...

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  • 6 Signs You Have Engine Problems And What To Do

    Learn to Spot Auto Engine Trouble And Fix It Before Costs Add Up Identify common symptoms of engine problems before it's too late to fix. Your car has many systems, some critical, others not. A broken A/C is uncomfortable, but a malfunctioning engine makes your car a really expensive paperweight. Fortunately, there are many warning signs your engine is in trouble before it seizes up on you. Here are four signs you’ve got some trouble brewing under the hood. 1.  Engine Is Shakin...

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  • Don't Ignore These 5 Common Signs of Suspension Problems

    Diagnosing the Most Common Symptoms of Suspension Failure Suspension issues can be difficult to diagnose. It’s usually pretty easy to tell the symptoms, but identifying the source of the issue is another animal. Faulty or worn shocks, struts, springs, tie rods or ball joints can wreak havoc on your vehicle and make your car or truck unsafe to drive. Wear and tear is only an issue if you actively ignore the problem and allow your vehicle to run itself into the ground! Pay ...

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  • 5 Signs Your Transmission is Failing

    Get Your Transmission Inspected Before It’s Too Late Identify common signs of a failing transmission and save yourself major expense down the road. If your car or truck is making funny noises and shifting improperly, you’ve probably got a transmission problem. Read on for some of the most common indicators of transmission issues—and understand you must get these problems checked out immediately, or you may be facing extremely expensive repairs in the future.   Tr...

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  • Did You See Our “We Buy Junk Cars” Signs at Monster Jam?

    Sturtevant Auto Provides the Cars Your Favorite Monster Trucks Smash in Milwaukee Every year, monster trucks come to Milwaukee's Bradley Center, 1001 N 4th St, and battle it out in races, wheelie competitions and, everybody’s favorite event: the freestyle. If you were there, you may have seen our banners displayed just above where all the trucks were parked. Our two gray and one green and purple signs proudly proclaimed, “We Buy Junk Cars!” After paying cash for unwanted ...

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  • Sell Us Your Junk SUV Now or Get it Running Right

    Your Milwaukee Area Salvage Yard If you need to sell your wrecked SUV, or just need some used parts to keep yours running, Sturtevant Auto has your solution. We take pride in our huge selection of auto parts to help you save money on repairs and get your SUV back on the road fast. Sell Us Your Sports Utility Vehicle Whether your Ford Explorer is totaled or your Toyota RAV4 needs a replacement windshield, we have the easy fix for your SUV problems. We’ll pay you cash for your old grocery...

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  • Should You Donate Your Junk Car Or Sell It for Salvage?

    Get Top Dollar for your Irreparable Vehicle Many “non-profit” agencies will push you to donate your car and get a tax break. The sad truth is “donating” your car can involve lots of paperwork and may not actually provide much of a tax break. If you need to get rid of a car quickly or are looking for cash fast, selling your vehicle to a salvage yard is your best bet. Selling a junk car for scrap is the best way to get the most cash for your clunker. Sturtevant Auto usua...

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  • What Can I Do With My Old Truck?

    Sell Your Used Truck at Sturtevant Auto If your workhorse truck is on its last legs, bring it to the best auto salvage yard in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Your trusty vehicle has more to offer when you recycle it at Sturtevant Auto. We give you the highest cash value for your truck, whether it be an old Ford F-150 or Chevy Silverado pickup. Depending on the year, make and model, we'll offer up to $10,000. We Buy Trucks, No Matter the Condition If you ignored the “check...

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  • Get Cash for your Van at Sturtevant Auto

    Old Mini-Vans to Rusty Full Sized Vans, We Pay Top Dollar Full sized and mini-vans are the undisputed work horses of the auto industry. From chauffeuring kids around town to hauling cargo long distances, many industry professionals and families use a van until it can no longer run. No other scrap yard in Southeast Wisconsin will give you a better price for your unwanted van. Instead of letting your old van rust in your driveway, get cash for your used vehicle. Sturtevant Auto will pay you top...

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  • Salvage Car Minimum Values Fluctuate: Here’s Why

    Sturtevant Auto Pays the Most Cash for Junk Vehicles, But the Amount Does Vary We hear it fairly often. A customer calls us and asks how much cash we’ll pay for their clunker. Then, a week later, they call to schedule a pick up but are surprised to hear the payout has changed. Sometimes, it’s higher. Sometimes, it’s lower. Junk car values fluctuate depending on metal prices. We’re not out to scam or trick anybody into selling us their car for less than it’s worth...

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  • Should I Sell My Junk Car on Craigslist or to a Salvage Yard?

    Sold for Salvage or Posted on Craigslist, Play It Smart When you’re ready to get rid of a junk car, you have many options. You can sell it online through craigslist or another classified site, you could trade it in to a dealer or you can sell it to a salvage yard. Most people know a dealer will never give you a good offer and any “Minimum Trade In Value” sale is a scam. Craigslist seems like an opportunity to get the most for your vehicle, but it may not be. Before you lis...

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  • Milwaukee Salvage Yard Will Buy Your Crashed Car

    Sell Us Your Damaged Vehicle from a Car Accident for Some Quick Cash So you got in a fender-bender and the cost of repairing your old crashed car is just too high. Considering its age and the frightening tally on the odometer, the long and winding road has come to an end for your ride. You need to buy a new car, but you’re not sure what to do with the old junker. There’s no way a dealer will give you anything for it and you’re too smart for a “push pull drag” scam...

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  • Milwaukee Salvage Yard Even Buys Cars with Dirty Titles

    We Don’t Need a Clean Title to Buy Your Junk Car Have a car with a dirty title and can’t get rid of it? Insurance companies won’t underwrite it. Dealers don’t want it. Most people steer clear of them. Your choices rapidly dwindle when your car has a dirty title. Fortunately for you, Sturtevant Auto may buy your junk car with a dirty title to salvage it. We pride ourselves on having the widest selection of used auto parts in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. ...

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  • Sell Totaled Car for Cash

    Scrap Yard Near Milwaukee and Chicago Buys Totaled Vehicles It doesn’t take much to total a vehicle these days. With the cost of new parts and high labor rates, a minor fender bender can turn a gently used car into a totaled wreck. When this happens, you may find yourself with a car the insurance company won’t pay a fair amount for and dealers won’t touch. But, believe it or not, someone out there really wants the totaled pile of junk you were recently driving. The junk yard...

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  • Sell Your Burned Car

    Fire Damaged Cars Bought for Cash by Racine Area Salvage Yard If you’ve recently had a fuel leak or electrical system failure lead to a vehicle fire, you may think your burned vehicle is a complete loss. While you certainly can’t drive your car anymore, the auto salvage experts at Sturtevant Auto know no car is worth nothing. Even burned cars charred beyond repair contain potentially rare and useful used auto parts no longer in production. You could be sitting on a pile of money w...

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  • We Buy Flood Damaged Junk Cars for Cash

    Sell Flooded and Submerged Vehicles for Top Dollar to Salvage Yard Between Milwaukee and Chicago Wisconsin and Illinois don’t have the hurricane problems of other states, but we still have our share of water damage. Flood damage usually renders a car useless. If water gets above the floorboards, it could wreak havoc on electrical components, lubricants and engine cylinders. If it gets in the transmission, your car just went to sleep with the fish. However, flood damage doesn’t mean...

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  • Sell Unwanted Cars for Cash

    Salvage Yard Wants What Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois Don’t: Junk You’ve had a 1992 Honda Civic with well over 200,000 miles parked in the yard gathering leaves and weeds for years now. Everyone tells you it’s an eyesore, but you’ve held on to it because of all the good memories. Now, the nostalgia’s worn off with the paint and you don’t want it anymore. Sometimes you wonder if you could pay someone to get rid of it for you. Call Sturtevant Auto...

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  • We Buy Old Cars

    Your Junk Car is Worth Money! Find Out How Much at Our Auto Salvage Yard Selling your used car can be one of the best financial decisions you’ve ever made; Sturtevant Auto also offers up to $10,000 for salvage vehicles. We can come directly to you with cash in hand, and quickly haul off your junk vehicle in a matter of minutes.  We make the process simple and painless for all of our clients, and there is almost no vehicle we won’t buy, regardless of make, model, and year. Used ...

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  • We Buy Insurance Wrecks with Salvage Titles

    Salvage Yard near Milwaukee Pays Top Dollar for Wrecks After a bad car crash, insurance companies often end up with the responsibility of having to figure out what to do with a totaled junk car. These companies can sell the engine, take the whole thing apart for parts or have it repaired. All of these options could be expensive and time consuming. Enter Sturtevant Auto. We buy insurance wrecks from insurance companies for the best price in the Milwaukee area. Our used auto parts experts have y...

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  • We Buy Damaged Cars

    Get Quick Cash for Your Scuffed, Rusty, Dented, Scratched, Beat Up Junker You may think your damaged car is unloved and unwanted. It sits sadly in your backyard, slowly sinking into the soil. Its purpose has turned from beating the pavement to providing a grip for ugly weeds and vines. While some may see a useless pile of garbage, we see an opportunity to provide southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois with working, used auto parts. We want your junk car! We rely on buying old, unused car...

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  • Can I Sell My Car Without a Title?

    We Will Buy Your Car, Even without a Title YES. Under certain conditions, you can junk your car with no title at Sturtevant Auto. Sturtevant Auto goes above and beyond to get you quick cash for your running or non-running junk cars. We want your junk auto as much as you want cash for it. Got an old car or truck rotting in your yard or garage? We will buy your junk vehicle for an unbeatable price and get you quick cash. Try our Junk Car Price Calculator! Worried About Selling a Car with...

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  • How Can I Sell My Non-Running Car?

    Sturtevant Auto Will Buy Your Junked Car Have an old totaled car parked in your lawn? Wrecked beyond repair? Wondering what to do with it? Wonder no more! Sturtevant Auto will pay you up to $10,000 for your junked car. We want your damaged, wrecked, or totaled car as much as you want to get the most cash for it. If you live within a 50 mile radius of our salvage yard in Sturtevant, we will come to you and pick up your junk vehicle. Car, truck, van, 4x4 off road monster or sporty V8, we will b...

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  • Beware These 6 Signs Your Car Battery is About to Die

    You just woke up. You’re running late. And right when you need it most—your car won’t turn on. You keep turning the key, but your engine isn’t starting. It’s raining buckets outside and thunder pours on the drama. You could have had an aggressive orchestral track playing to accompany your frustration, but your radio is just as responsive as the rest of your car. It’s happened, today is that day: your car battery is dead. Save Yourself a Headac...

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  • How to Read Tire Sizes

    Shopping for Used Tires Means Knowing How to Read Their Specs Tires come in many different sizes and it’s very important to get the right tires for your vehicle. Looking through a forest of used tires for sale at our Milwaukee area junkyard can seem a bit daunting. Fortunately, tires have markings on their sidewalls indicating their specs, but they can be a bit complicated to read. Once you learn what the letters and numbers mean, reading the markings so you can buy used tires is not too ...

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  • The Minimum Used Car Trade In Value Scam

    Do Not Trade in Your Used Car for Nothing We’ve all heard the advertisements. Push, pull or tow your car in and receive thousands of dollars in trade-in value for your vehicle. Many Wisconsin residents think this is a great opportunity to get rid of their car for top dollar. Unfortunately, this arrangement puts car dealers in control of both the trade in value and the final selling price of the new vehicle. After giving “a great deal” for a trade-in, the car dealer will usuall...

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  • Wisconsin Junk Car Pickup Area for Sturtevant Auto

    Junk Car Pick-Up and Removal in Your Area  Getting rid of an old car can be a hassle and sometimes, overwhelming. We make it easy for you to get rid of your unwanted car, truck or van. Let the professional’s pick-up, remove and tow away your disabled vehicle, FOR FREE! We will pay YOU for your old car, even when we tow it for you. We travel up to 50 miles to your home or location. We will provide you with exceptional service to make this process quick and painless. Most Cash for You...

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  • Milwaukee Auto Salvage Search

    Call Sturtevant Auto for Used Car Parts TODAY! 262- 835 – 2300 Here at Sturtevant Auto we carry a wide selection of used auto parts. Let us do the dirty work for you and research the parts you need! Our own extensive inventory alone is so huge, we can tell you if we have the specific part you are looking in stock fast and efficiently! We have access to a national parts network of affiliated junk yards, making Sturtevant Auto your maximum resource for used auto parts. Find Used Car Parts...

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  • Used Auto Parts Milwaukee for the Top 10 Best Selling Makes and Models of the Last 50 Years.

    As the authority on used auto parts in Milwaukee, Racine and the surrounding areas, we offer a wide selection of parts from the most common and obscure types of vehicles. “Common” changes over time, so below we’re providing a list of the top 10 makes and models of from a sampling of four of the last 20 years. Milwaukee Used Car Parts Top 10: 1992, 2000, 2009, 2012: Rank 1992 2000 2009 2012 1 Ford F-Series Ford F-Series Ford F-Series Ford F-Series 2 Ch...

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  • Racine I-94 Construction Driving Directions April/May 2013

    I-94 will be undergoing construction from mid-April to mid-May 2013 near our salvage yard. Read the driving directions below or click on the map for a printable PDF file. FROM MILWAUKEE (NORTH) Take  I-94 EAST(SB) to County K/Northwestern Avenue. Exit at County K/Northwestern Avenue and follow the West Frontage Road (south) to Kraut Road. Turn left (east) onto Kraut Road, followed by a left (north) onto the East Frontage Road. Follow the East Frontage Road (north) to the Sturtevant Auto...

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  • Get Cash for Junk Cars Milwaukee!

    Junk cars cost money and waste space when you’re better off salvaging your clunker for cash. Sturtevant Auto Salvage in Racine pays cash for junk cars Milwaukee drivers have given up on. Our vehicle salvage technicians buy used, disabled, and wrecked cars for scrap at the best prices in Southeastern Wisconsin. Sell any vehicle make or model in any condition, operable or inoperable. Don’t spend money on tow services removing junk cars from your property. Instead of paying for vehicle...

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  • Milwaukee Junk Car Removal Made Easy

    The Sturtevant Auto Salvage Yard is your source for easy, hassle-free junk car removal. Whether you’re looking to free up a spot in your driveway or simply collect a little extra spending money, our cash for junk car exchange program has you covered. Free Junk Car Pickup Don’t pay to have a lesser Wisconsin junk car removal service come to your home. Sturtevant Auto will retrieve your car in any condition. Even when insurers have deemed your vehicle beyond salvage you’ll stil...

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  • Free Junk Car Removal in Waukesha from Sturtevant Auto Salvage Yard

    Get Paid to Have Your Junk Vehicle Taken off Your Hands When your vehicle is no longer worth the cost of ownership, you have a few options. You could just let it sit in the driveway, rusting. You could let a dealer take advantage of you with a push, pull, drag scam offer. You might want to chance it on Craigslist. You could even try donating it to charity. Don’t put yourself through any more hassle than necessary; call Sturtevant Auto and unload your vehicle today. Before you consider t...

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  • Milwaukee Junkyard With No Admission Fee

    Don’t Pay to Shop For Wisconsin Used Auto Parts Come look through the Sturtevant Auto Salvage Yard’s huge inventory of used auto parts. Other Milwaukee junk yards will require a cover charge just to browse. You shouldn’t have to pay for used car part unless you’re actually BUYING them. With an organized 11 acre lot and a constantly evolving inventory, we’ll direct you to the part perfectly suited to your needs. Pick Your Own Parts We are both a self-service and ...

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  • Buy Used Tires in Milwaukee

    Save money at our Racine Junkyard Tires can be expensive.  Retailers and specialty stores can charge hundreds of dollars for a set. Sturtevant Auto Salvage now offers a cost effective solution. Come to our Racine Junkyard and get yourself set of high-quality, cheap used tires.  We have a constantly growing inventory, and we often receive damaged cars with four in-tact tires. Feel free to browse the most complete inventory of used auto parts Milwaukee, Racine, and the surrounding areas...

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