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13:17 May 23, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Wrackhändler
Totalschäden werden sodann an ausgewählte Wrackhändler verkauft.

It is the Wrackhändler I am after. Can any one think of something better than "wreckers" or "sreck dealers" ?

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naauto wreckers or dismantlersUlrike Lieder
naSalvage dealers or breakersMichael Jennings
naJunk car dealergwolf
nasalvage dealers
Daniela Mühling



18 mins
salvage dealers

Just a suggestion.

What sort of damaged goods are being described? Automobiles? There might be an industry specific term.

Daniela Mühling
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30 mins
Junk car dealer


No explanation needed.

Hope it helps.

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35 mins
Salvage dealers or breakers

breakers would be the case of motorbikes the other for the four wheeled things.

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Michael Jennings
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auto wreckers or dismantlers

Here are some more options. "Dismantler" is the more official term, used by gov't agencies. "Auto wrecker" is the commonly used term, and it might be the one that's most closely related to your Wrackhändler. "Auto recycler" would be yet another possibility.

All American Auto Wreckers is your complete online auto parts store. We ship lite bulbs to complete cars and everything in between. We also ship anywhere in the world. APO and FPO addresses included.

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This web site has been developed for the exploration of the auto recycling market, the dismantling industry, used auto parts search/support, and automotive diagnosis, service and support. With four generations of experience to serve you... Quality-guaranteed parts to the public and wholesale.
We are South Bay Auto Wreckers, Inc. of San Diego, California and are currently dismantling over 800 domestic and foreign vehicles (cars, trucks, minivans, and sport/utility) on five acres. Our parts are organized and inventoried on computerized database facility management software designed to efficiently get our customers the best parts every time !!! We are using the latest computer facility management software developed for auto recycling by ADP Hollander. Our ideally located facility is ten minutes North of the U.S.A. and Mexico Border in San Diego, CA. Just off Main St. and H-805, exit Main Street, drive one mile east of the 805 and turn left on Nirvana Ave. One block North on Nirvana leads you straight into our driveway at the 'T' of Energy Way and Nirvana Ave. We are South Bay Auto Wreckers, here to serve your World Wide Parts Needs.
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Ulrike Lieder
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