Jan 08, 2014
I can't speak for Providence but we have a number of local "pull it yourself" parts lots (essentially it's where they bring wrecks to be looked over by amateur mechanics who pull the parts they need); some are listed as parts outlets and/or wreck lots. Several in the two major areas I drive (and where I've used them, the D.C. area and the southern Georgia/northern Florida area) have an on-line listing of vehicles recently brought in and/or a parts listing. Obviously the websites vary. Some will take phone calls to let you know what's on the lot at any given time, others won't. They usually charge a dollar or two to enter the lot regardless of whether you "pull" a part or not, plus the cost of the part. That might be a useful way to save time and trouble. Just a suggestion.