Had my first accident in over 20 years last night. Guy in a minivan slammed into me and buckled my rear passenger door beyond repair. Thing is technically he wasn’t in the wrong so my insurance is not going to cover the repair. I’m in no financial position to just take it to an auto body shop and ask them to fix it so I need to do some research on where I might be able to find a replacement door, from a salvage yard or wherever, and a shop that’d be willing to work with me bringing them used parts. I may be asking the impossible here, I have no idea, I’ve never had to deal with something like this before.
My question is: I’m looking for any advice I can get on where to possibly source car parts like a complete door (are local salvage yards my only option?) and if there’s even a possibility that there are repair shops out there that would be willing to work with used parts due to trying to keep the cost way down?
I’m in Northern California, 30 minutes north of San Francisco
Any suggestions would be of great help.