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Johannesburg’s Top 5 Auto Wreckers, Reviewed!

Expertise - The first thing we made sure to look at is whether the car salvaging company knows what they’re doing and if they’re doing their job well.

Pricing - If you’re looking for a used car or car parts sold in car wrecking shops, you’re probably looking for something cheap. We listed down auto wrecking companies that have fair pricing that matches the quality of what they sell.

Client Servicing - We looked into how the company treats its clients and their concerns, and overall how customers feel about the company’s services.

Quality of Products - We checked if the cars and parts these auto wreckers sell can still be used and still have value despite usage and other conditions.

1. Ace Auto Salvage

Ace Auto Salvage Homepage


Address: 19 W Turffontein Rd, West Turffontein, Johannesburg, 2091, South Africa

Contact Details: +27 11 680 5590

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Google reviews score4.4/5
Facebook reviews score5/5
Total reviews3/5
Score consistency4/5
Client Servicing4.5/5
Quality of Products4/5


  • High response rate
  • Workmanship follows SAICB’s code of conduct


  • Catalogue is not available online
  • Reports on spare car parts arriving late

Ace Auto Salvage has been in the auto wrecking business for over 30 years. They’re one of the most- and highly-rated auto salvaging companies in Johannesburg.

Ace Auto Salvage offers three different kinds of services: motor salvage, non-motor salvage, and managed salvage. They offer a vast selection of vehicles as they also buy and sell repossessed, uninsured, and stolen and recovered vehicles.

No-good vehicles, on the other hand, are chopped for parts and crushed vehicles are shredded. 

We like that their services are very organised. Proof and certificates are issued to prevent cloning for every vehicle in their catalogue. 

Also, all their work follows the South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB) code of conduct.

We find these practices commendable as it shows the company’s sense of responsibility and compliance – and their customers feel the same way too. They applaud Ace Auto Salvage for their swift and seamless processes.

Ace Auto Salvage is also partnered up with some short-term insurance providers, banks, and brokers that give them access to newly-released vehicles, which adds options for their customers.

One thing that we admire about Ace Auto Salvage is the quality of its customer service. They’re commended by their clients for their immediate response to concerns and questions and their friendly staff.

We just wish that it was possible to scroll through Ace Auto Salvage’s catalogue of wrecked cars. This way, it will be easy for customers to see the range and quality of their listings.

Ace Auto Salvage also holds online auctions for their listings. We’re told that many of their regular customers bid on several lots because of their cheap pricing and good quality car salvages.

2. Hallmark Auto

Hallmark Auto Homepage


Address: Kew, Johannesburg, 2090, South Africa

Contact Details: +27 11 440 0601

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Google reviews score4.3/5
Facebook reviews score5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency4/5
Client servicing3.5/5
Quality of Products4/5


  • Solid track record and expertise 
  • Has a wide selection of used vehicles


  • Reports on refunds taking a while to be processed
  • Prices are higher compared to other car auction companies

Hallmark Auto is known for their title “Salvage Specialists”. They offer services in Johannesburg and Pretoria West and have more or less a thousand vehicles available for purchase.

What we find noteworthy about Hallmark Auto is its solid track record and expertise in handling salvage cars and selling parts from wrecked vehicles. 

They have a good number of long-term and recurring customers, and this is something we recommend you look into when looking for the right auto wreckers for you.

Hallmark Auto is a go-to auto-wrecking shop because of its wide variety of listings. In their catalogue, you’ll see that they have various kinds of vehicles posted for sale: motorcycles, commercial, passenger, and 4×4 vehicles. 

As for their pricing, we heard from past clients that Hallmark Auto’s products, especially the newer cars, are more costly compared to that of their competitors. Nonetheless, if you know how to negotiate your way out of it, you might land a great deal.

Another thing we commend about Hallmark Auto is its reliable customer service and staff. Past customers describe them as knowledgeable and professional, especially when making sales transactions.

What we wish they would improve on though is their refund system, as we’ve heard some reports about papers moving too slow. 

Altogether, Hallmark Auto is a great choice for those who are looking for a wide range of choices for used or damaged vehicles. But, we suggest you keep an eye out for their posted listings as their cars come and go quickly and you might just miss out on a great deal.

3. Dynamic Salvage Management

Dynamic Salvage Management Homepage


Address: 9 Smollen Street, Corner Eloff St, Extension, Johannesburg, 2197, South Africa

Contact Details: +27 11 493 5101

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Google reviews score4/5
Facebook reviews scoreN/A
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency4/5
Client servicing3/5
Quality of Products3.5/5


  • Offers several types of services, including car rebuilding
  • Has several branches nationwide


  • Some reports of poor customer service
  • High prices for wrecked cars

Dynamic Salvage Management is one of the bigger players in the business. We included them in our list because we’re impressed with their company’s growth in a span of just 20 years.

They have several branches all over the country, and that’s why they’re known for their nationwide coverage. This also means they have more than one or two garages of vehicles.

This is great for customers because Dynamic Salvage Management is able to offer more options for wrecked cars and auto parts. At the same time, they are able to accommodate more customers all over the country.

Clients like that Dynamic Salvage Management is reputable and has sold thousands of damaged vehicles and usable auto parts from wrecked vehicles. The company is also partnered with several insurance providers, which adds to clients’ peace of mind.

Dynamic Salvage Management offers all-inclusive services. They handle salvaging vehicles, selling salvaged and damaged vehicles, collecting damaged auto parts, management of stolen vehicle portfolios, and many more.

Another unique feature of Dynamic Salvage Management is they don’t just sell scrapped auto parts – they can rebuild a whole vehicle for you! Notably, we hear they’re the go-to shop for this particular auto work. 

Their past customers are happy with the quality of auto listings Dynamic Salvage Management puts forward. We’re told that a lot of vehicles can pass as new, and there are a lot of choices for  good quality used or damaged cars for every budget. 

On the other hand, some customers complain about Dynamic Salvage Management’s expensive pricing for their salvaged vehicles, especially considering the damage and quality of some cars.

Another vulnerability of Dynamic Salvage Management that we identified was their client servicing. We heard several grievances about unanswered phone calls, clients’ concerns that were just set aside and ignored, and paperwork that takes forever to be processed. 

We hope Dynamic Salvage Management does something to reach out to these complainants. We also suggest they focus on improving their customer service and hire more trained representatives to attend to customers’ concerns.

4. Bonerts Johannesburg                  

Bonerts Johannesburg Homepage


Address: 11 Barney Rd, Benrose, Johannesburg, 2011, South Africa

Contact Details: +27 11 538 4600

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday 8:10 AM – 1:00 PM

Google reviews score4.2/5
Facebook reviews scoreN/A
Total reviews3.8/5
Score consistency4/5
Client servicing5/5
Quality of Products4/5


  • Reasonable pricing for parts and salvage cars
  • Has knowledgable and professional staff


  • Requests for returns and refunds take long
  • Customer service needs improvement

Next on our list is Bonerts Johannesburg, a well-established auto parts supplier in Johannesburg. 

They buy accident-damaged vehicles and non-starters for parts at what they claim is a competitive price. Bonerts also has a park and sell service on consignment.

Their customers are pleased with Bonerts’ extensive catalogue of used auto parts from wrecked vehicles. They were able to collect regular customers over the years by being able to provide for all motor spare needs under one roof.

They sell cars as a whole too, although most of them aren’t usable and are only good for parts. Some of the listings are cars stripping for spares, which means customers can pick out and buy specific auto parts from the listed vehicles.

Their past customers commend Bonerts for their affordable pricing for great-quality vehicle parts and their wide selection of products. Their catalogue is composed of several makes of cars, which is great for customers looking for brand-specific parts.

Furthermore, we hear a lot of positive feedback regarding Bonerts’ salesmen and staff. Customers applaud their people skills and willingness to go the extra mile for customers.

Although, there were some customers who were dissatisfied with how long it took for them to have a defective part exchanged or get their money back. Moreover, we hear it can be hard to get a call back from customer service representatives.

We think their servicing could be better if they would implement a more organised system for processing requests for returns and refunds.

5. Metal Used Spares And Rebuilds              

Metal Used Spares And Rebuilds Homepage


Address: 69 Kimberley-Booysens Rd, Ophirton, Johannesburg, 2091, South Africa

Contact Details: +27 11 493 4642

Operating Hours: Monday – Friday  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Google reviews score4/5
Facebook reviews score5/5
Total reviews4.8/5
Score consistency4/5
Client servicing3/5
Quality of Products3.5//5


  • Has several storage yards all over South Africa
  • Offers car rebuilding service


  • Processing of papers may take a while
  • Some reports on needing to improve customer service

If you’re looking for auto wreckers with a packed showroom of damaged vehicles and used car parts for different types of vehicles, Metal Used Spares And Rebuilds might be a good option for you.

With over 20 years of experience in the business, Metal Used Spares And Rebuilds has built and buffed their credibility as well as their catalogue of wrecked vehicles. 

One thing we like about Metal Used Spares And Rebuilds is they have several storage yards all over the country, which means customers are provided with a broad range of choices either for salvaged cars or spare parts. 

Customers choose Metal Used Spares And Rebuilds for their wide range of options. They currently have about 500 vehicles in stock, more than 100 vehicles for stripping, and over 25,000 spares in stock.

Also considering their extensive selection of vehicles and parts, Metal Used Spares And Rebuilds’ customers are quite impressed with the quality of the products they offer. In addition, we hear these auto wreckers often offer great deals.

Another feature we love about this auto-wrecking company is they offer car rebuilds. In fact, Metal Used Spares And Rebuilds is one of the leading suppliers of great-quality rebuilt vehicles in and around Gauteng province.

On the other hand, we’ve assessed that customer service isn’t really a strong point of Metal Used Spares And Rebuilds. 

They’ve received some complaints about their customer service representatives being short-staffed, leaving customers’ concerns unattended. We also hear stories from dissatisfied customers after encountering rude salesmen and staff, which is disappointing.

Lastly, some customers aren’t satisfied with Metal Used Spares And Rebuilds’ processing of papers and refunds. We were told there are some cases where these vehicle papers processing and refund requests take a while, taking weeks or even months to be completed. 

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