We Have Quality Used Engines & Transmissions

Affordable pricing with a 30-day warranty!

Dont Want To Brave The Weather?

We can, full service parts call (315) 337-2233 for full service details!

Quality Used Tires

Priced to roll!

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Our hands are at your service!

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Why buy used auto parts? Why not? Your vehicle is running on them right now so why do so many people think they need to buy new? Misconception of a modern world where everything is presented and marketed to us as disposable. New! New! New! What we really need to think is reduce, reuse and recycle. Used! Used! Used! Think of it as helping our environment and your economical standing!

Now with that being said it is always good practice to shop around get some prices on both new and used. Weigh your options sometimes it may surprise you the price difference might not be much as you thought. Though rarely is that the case when that scenario falls into place it all comes down to your budget!

Before you spend all that money for brand new parts, consider some of the benefits to costs gained by going with used auto parts instead.

1. Cost

Used parts save you money! It’s no surprise that used parts will cost you less than new, but you might be surprised by the price disparity. Although the price of used parts will vary based on factors like rarity, demand, condition, dealer, full-service yard vs self-service yard but majority of the time you can be certain of finding parts for less than new! provided you’re not looking for super-rare parts for collectible classic cars, just for example.

2. Environmental

When you buy used you are helping our environment. You are playing a large role in helping reduce the consumption of natural resource. This also goes hand in hand with the reduction of hazardous pollutants. It takes a greater number of resources and energy to manufacture new products than it does to reuse and recycle.

3. Availability

It’s usually relatively easy to find used auto parts, especially for popular vehicles. They are most often taken from used cars of the same make and model that have been abandoned or scrapped due to age, accident, or other reasons. Some parts are not available aftermarket and or discontinued through the dealership.

4. Outlets

There are a variety of ways to find the used auto parts you’re looking for these days. You can certainly go old-school and dig for steals at junk yards if you know what you’re looking for, but you can also find used parts from reputable retailers that stock them and even at some auto repair shops. If all else fails, take to the internet.

5. OEM Standards

This stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer standards. What does it mean? When new or after-market parts are manufactured, they may or may not be identical to the parts originally manufactured for use in your automobile. They may be produced by third parties instead of the original automaker.

In short, you don’t necessarily know that what you’re getting is right for your car. When you seek out used parts that were once on cars of your same make and model, you know they’re going to fit and function properly.

6. Refurbishing

If you’re at all worried about the condition of used parts, look for those that have been refurbished for the purposes of resale. They may cost a little more, but they’ll still run you less than brand new and you’ll have some guarantee that they’re in usable condition.

We Know Our Parts

We are more than a normal used auto parts yard. With decades of experience, we understand what it takes to find parts. Here are some services you can expect:

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Come In & Pull Parts

While we deal in used auto parts, you can expect a clean and well organized lot where you can pull parts. Safety is our concern we will move a vehicle for you place them on a steel work rack and assist you loading larger much heavier items e.g. Engines, Transmission, Axle assemblies, Truck boxes, Cabs and more. Not sure ask us what we can do for you!

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We Ship Freight

If you do not live in the Central New York area, no problem. We ship nationwide with great shipping rates on Engine, transmissions, Transfer cases and Axle assemblies. Ask us for a quote today! Parts Quote

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Full Parts Service

If you need help, just call us. We offer consultations on car parts and if we don’t have the part you need, we can help you find it.

All our parts come with a 30-day warranty from date of purchase.

Warranty is 30-day parts only warranty from date of purchase no labor coverage applies.

All claims and returns must be accompanied with the invoice within the warranty period.

Parts left over 30-days shall be forfeited and no refund will be issued.

All cores must be drained and returned within 30-days.

” No exceptions permitted unless authorized and stated on invoice

It’s Still Us. Tons Of Parts, Great Service.

Rubicon Recycling Inc is your one stop Metal Recycling & U-Pull-It Auto Parts salvage yard located in the historic city Rome NY. We are only minutes away from the New York State thruway at exits 32 and 33, in the heart of central New York. Formerly known and operated as Don’s Auto Recycling Center. We are the areas only yard that offers a combination of services for metal recycling and used auto parts.

Our facilities may be updated but you will still find some of the same familiar faces with the same exceptional customer service and industry knowledge.Rubicon Recycling Inc is a full-service scrap metal and automotive recycling center. We pay top dollar for all grades of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal. We’ll weigh you and pay you. Rubicon Recycling is the area’s only facility that purchases scrap metal and features a self-service used auto parts yard as well.

Offering a Self-Service U-Pull-It option for the die hard do-it-yourself crowd looking to save. Our Parts yard features a U-Pull-It Self-service yard organized by make and model easy to navigate and best of all No Admission Charge. Combined with full-service options and a customer service-oriented staff with decades of experience making us one of the most versatile yards in the area.


“Easy to understand the yard setup, free admission to the u pull it yard. Very friendly staff”

Robert Brown

“Excellent spot to get car parts n take scrape metal”

Rodney Pratt Sr

“My go to recycler. Fair prices for selling scrap, great prices on used car parts”

Bill Bennett