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Benzeen is one of the largest wrecking yards in Northern California specializing in auto dismantling of all years and models. Our staff has a combined experience of over 70 years in the dismantling and recycling industry. We offer our services directly to the General Public. In addition, we offer wholesale pricing to the automotive professional including dealerships and repair shops. Every engine, transmission and used part is tested for quality assurance and includes a 1 year warranty. Customers seeking additional protection can purchase an extended warranty for any situation.
Benzeen originated as TLS Auto Recycling in 2010. TLS was a typical, small "mom and pop" auto parts shop down the road of our current location in Rancho Cordova, California. Our yard and warehouse was one of the smallest available but allowed just enough space to offer auto parts for Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Sure quality used auto parts were our interest, but we had another passion. Catering to our customers.
2012 - 14
Countless times it was seen that customers were forced to play a dangerous game with used auto part stores. Risking the chance that the parts they buy could fail with no chance of return or warranty. Unfortunately, it did not end there. From customer blaming to intimidating and extensive questioning by salesmen, customer service was terrible! This was the case for many stores no matter how large or small. We felt compassion for these customers who clearly had car problems and these stores were just adding to their problems! So, we sought to fill this industry gap.
2015 - 16
As we began to scale, people noticed our squeaky clean lobby and professional staff. We were attracting potential customers who needed Audi, BMW and the like parts. To cater to these hopeful individuals, we moved down the road to a yard that is 5 times the size of our previous and expanded to offer quality used auto parts for Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche! In addition, we wanted to reserve our place as THE reliable auto parts source, so we created a hassle-free 1-year warranty that everyone can enjoy! Things sound great now, but surely this is just the beginning. We are actively finding new ways to provide more for our customers!
2017 - 18
During the expansion, we decided we need a new name. Something unique, clean, edgy, simple and to represent our growing selection of makes and models. After months of brainstorming, then came Benzeen. Since then, we have become known as the same company still under the same ownership since the beginning with the same emphasis on quality, customer service and our constantly expanding selection of parts for many makes and models. This is how we are setting a nationwide standard and transforming the used parts industry. Stay tuned to see what we are woking on in 2018.
Our vision is to deliver and continuously improve 4 simple things
Great quality, used OEM parts.
Peace-of-mind from our industry-leading part warranties.
Fantastic, speedy customer service.
Easy to find parts that don't require a mechanic's knowledge.
And here are just a few ways in which we are pursuing our vision:
- Equipping our entire production staff with the latest in mobile devices and tablet computers to improve inventory accuracy and maintainence.
- Sending our staff to nationwide conventions to develop customer service and leadership skills.
- Joining affiliates to ensure we are meeting and exceeding industry standards.
- Taking advantage of the latest software technologies to deliver the best experience for us and our customers.
- Beginning our own local delivery service to send our parts out faster and even safer.
- As we continue to grow, we continue to find more amenities to deliver to our awesome customers.
Our Sales Team
Tour the Benzeen Auto Parts Facility! We take pride in the quality used parts we produce and want you to be familiar with more than just the Benzeen name. The parts you buy come from a our team of part specialists that take your auto parts needs seriously. Check us out!
In the Media
...focuses on customer service and quality OEM parts with the same priority... finding new ways to provide our customers with more, which is what makes us stand out from the rest...
— Team PRP
TLS Auto Recycling offers quality used auto parts for Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Lexus, Land Rover, and Porsche. The company offers bilingual customer service...
— Russian Time: Issue #35, Page 48
Thirty percent growth for a company for one year is pretty good. Thirty percent growth year-after-year is outstanding.
— Parts Locator Upfront: Flip The Script
Many companies have a designated person or department for quality control but we designate this responsibility to every specialist at Benzeen who comes in contact with a part. This is our multi-step quality assurance process:
We begin by buying unwanted or salvaged vehicles from insurance auto auctions that satisfy our customer demand. These are delivered to our yard in beautiful, salt and rust-free, sunny California. A part specialist immediately inspects, tests, photographs and films the vehicle upon arrival.
Depending on the part type, we have a variety of procedures to certify the part is functional. From performing visuals to testing every button and switch in the vehicle and leak down testing motors, each part is inspected and cleaned to ensure suitable use. When the vehicle is ready to be dismantled it is placed on one of our multiple automotive lifts where each part is carefully disassembled.
These parts make it in to our warehouse where our part photographer inspects, photographs and prepares each part for storage. Stock personnel will relocate the part to a safe storage location after another round of inspection. Each part is now ready to be generously packaged and shipped by our shipping expert or brought to the front counter where the sales team will physically put hands on the part to be sure the part meets our quality standards before handing off to a customer. And, it doesnt end there! Every part comes with a standard 1 Year Warranty to lock-in your part buying confidence with extended warranties also available.
Automotive manufactures release new innovations every year so we regularly upgrade our quality asssurance process to stay on top of our quality standards. To our customers, it is our obligation to ensure our parts deliver great OEM quality, reliability and peace-of-mind.