Salvage Yard versus Parts Experts

Anyone who has spent time fixing up vehicles is probably more than a little familiar with salvage yards. There are a lot of salvage yards scattered across North America and right here in Alberta, so it is not hard to find one locally. Depending on the part you are looking for there can be some real bargains to be had when comparing to the price of a brand-new OEM part. In many cases the parts are still in good working order and depending on the reason the vehicle ended up as salvage, some may be in excellent condition. There are some things to consider before heading out with a set of wrenches to secure yourself a replacement part for your vehicle.


Unfortunately, if you are just pulling a part out of vehicle sitting in a field, you are not getting the knowledge or expertise from someone who specializes in repairing and maintaining your particular type of vehicle. There is a big difference between having found what you need and having an expert to consult with regarding the original issue that started you on the hunt. A little insight can go a long way, especially when it comes to knowing if the parts, you are sourcing are going to be what you need to get the job done – something that is especially true when it comes to Cummins diesel engines.


Specialized Advice


XL Mechanical Service Ltd. has thirty-six years of Cummins diesel engine repair under our belt. What is more, our technicians are Cummins Western Canada certified with more than four decades worth of combined experience in working with these engines. We use Cummins specific tools to diagnose and repair all electronic, fuel, and engine issues. We have extensive experience in major mechanical repairs including transmission, brakes, and steering and our specialty is engine diagnostics and repair. As you can tell, we are far more qualified to give you dependable expert advice regarding parts for Cummins diesel trucks than regular mechanics or someone who works in a junkyard.


We Offer the Best in Used Parts


First we are a specialty truck wrecker and only have Dodge diesel powered trucks for salvage.  Second we buy and part out trucks that are in good running/ driving condition in order to ensure that we have a large and reliable selection of quality used diesel parts. Our wrecking division has two full yards containing a large variety of parts, and our inventory is constantly changing. Frequent parts we sell but not limited to:


  • Engines
  • Fuel injectors and pumps
  • Assorted engine parts
  • Transmissions
  • Emissions equipment
  • Differentials and transfer cases
  • ECMs
  • PCMs
  • Tires/Wheels
  • Interior and body parts
  • Wire harnesses


If you come to us looking for used parts for your truck, we will be more than happy to help you with selecting the parts that you will require. In doing so, we will make sure that the parts you purchase are a match with what you need and give you any advice or recommendations we have so that you walk out confident with your repair project.