Scrap King Auto Wrecking & Towing

In need of top-notch towing or used auto parts? Look no farther than Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing, serving the West Kootenay region

Operating out of two locations in the West Kootenay—Salmo and Creston—Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing provides quick and reliable towing services across the region, as well as auto wrecking and recycling.

From our start in 1997, our family-owned company now owns one of the largest fleets of trucks in the Kootenays. We provide both light- and heavy-duty towing services for all kinds of vehicles, including RVs, buses, large trucks and semis. We also provide roadside assistance such as fuel deliveries, tire changes and battery boosts. Towing service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The company also specializes in used auto parts, wrecking and recycling. Our Salmo location is home to our recycling and wrecking facility, a large acreage filled with over 3,000 vehicles of all kinds. We are confident that you’ll be able to locate the part you require—if not, we’re happy to initiate a free parts-search across Canada. We also offer a 30-day warranty for all used auto parts. For unwanted automobiles, we salvage any reusable parts before sending the vehicle to our on-site crusher. Following this, the vehicle is taken to Vancouver for recycling. Recycling your vehicle ensures that most parts that can be used again don’t end in landfills but are properly utilized.

For all your towing and auto parts needs, Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing is the West Kootenay’s top choice. We are proud to offer our services to communities across the region, including Nelson and Trail.

Have a delicate towing job to do, such as a classic car? Give this West Kootenay company a call

Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing has over 25 years of experience with towing jobs. We’ve seen it all! Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced and will take the utmost care of your vehicle, no matter what it is. Give our friendly staff a call to discuss your needs: 1-888-357-2091

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Five-star reviews for Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing

“Such a great help when my car broke down on the highway. The people working behind the desk were super friendly and helpful, they called around and found a shop for me to take my car to that could fix it the same day, and the driver got me there in time to get my car sorted out! So grateful!” ~ Danielle

“Had a breakdown in the Kootenay Pass out of cell service. A trucker called us in at the top of the hill and Scrap King was out with two trucks (one for our truck and one for the sleeping trailer) in no time. They took me right to the Nissan dealer in Cranbrook. Thanks Chris and gang—you made a bad situation manageable.” ~ Jon

“Good place for parts. Friendly people.” ~ Mark

“Very helpful staff. I called for a part. They called me back and told me they didn’t have it, but a competitor had the new part in stock.” ~ J

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Get towing and roadside assistance from this West Kootenay-based company

At Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing, we’re more than just a towing company. We know that emergencies can happen at any time while travelling. And sometimes, it’s not an emergency—perhaps you forgot to fuel up at the last service station and ran out of gas. Or maybe you locked yourself out of your car? No matter the reason, we offer quick and prompt service no matter what you need.

Here’s a list of the road assistance and towing services we offer:

  • Unlocks
  • Battery boosts
  • Fuel deliveries
  • Tire changes
  • Recoveries
  • Impounds
  • Vehicle storage
  • Vehicle transport
  • RV towing
  • Accident towing
  • Heavy-duty towing
  • Classic/luxury vehicle towing
  • Motorcycle towing

Our towing service is available 24/7. We provide light- to heavy-duty towing for both local and long distances.


This towing company serving Salmo, Creston and area has the largest fleet of trucks in the Kootenays

At Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing, our ability to quickly and efficiently serve our customers is of the utmost importance. We have a large fleet of over 20 trucks to ensure that when you need us, we’re there for you!

We have one of the largest fleets in the West Kootenay region, including a 50-ton tri-drive wrecker—the largest in the Kootenays! Our range of tow trucks consists of single-axle, tandem and deck trucks, designed for both light- and heavy-duty use. We also own several different types of equipment and deck trailers, including a refrigerated trailer.

What are the main Kootenay areas that Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing serves?

Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing is proud to serve you from two Kootenay locations: Salmo (our head office) and Creston. Our service area includes the entire West Kootenay area, including the communities of Crawford Bay, Yahk, Creston, Fruitvale, Trail, Castlegar, Nelson and Salmo. Here’s a list of the regional areas we cover:

  • Highway 3
  • Highway 6
  • Highway 3A
  • Highway 3B
  • Highway 97
  • Kootenay Pass
  • Paulson Summit
  • Nancy Green Summit

We offer 24-hour emergency service—we’re here when you need us! Give us a call for prompt, efficient and reliable service—1-888-357-2091.

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Looking for specific auto parts? This Salmo business has parts from all kinds of vehicles

At Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing in Salmo, we have a 21-hectare (53-acre) scrap yard filled with more than 3,000 vehicles of all kinds. We are the kings of used parts in the West Kootenay region!

Irrespective of the make, model or origin of the vehicle, we offers parts for:

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Vans
  • Buses
  • Heavy-duty trucks

We also sell new commercial truck chains during the winter months.

Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing in Salmo offers a 30-day warranty on used auto parts

We’ve been in the auto parts business for a long time, since 1997. At Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing, we’re confident that you’ll find the part you require and that it will be in good repair—if not, we offer a 30-day warranty on all used automotive parts.

We have a huge selection of parts from all makes and models of vehicles, both light- and heavy-duty. If you can’t find the part you need, we’re happy to initiate a free parts search across Canada. Feel free to give us a call at 1-888-357-2091 or come on down to the yard at 1660 Airport Road in Salmo.

Services and products offered by Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing:

  • Towing—local and long distance
  • Emergency towing—24/7
  • Free car and truck removal
  • Recovery
  • Unlocking
  • Jump starting
  • Recycling: oil, batteries, scrap metal
  • Auto parts—new and aftermarket
  • Free computer parts finder
  • Extensive selection of pre-owned cars
  • Extensive selection of used and aftermarket parts
  • Roadside assistance 24/7—British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA)
  • Online inquiries

When is Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing open?

Office hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Emergency hours: 24/7

Who is the owner of Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing?

George Vosburgh

When was Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing started?


What payment options does Scrap King Auto Wrecking and Towing accept?

Interac, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Cash

Contact info

Salmo (head office):

  • Address: 1660 Airport Road, Salmo, B.C.
  • Phone: 250-357-2091; toll-free: 1-888-357-2091


  • Address: 211 Collis St., Creston, BC V0B 1G6
  • Phone: 250-428-2323; toll-free: 1-888-357-2091

1660 Airport Rd Salmo V0G1Z0

Exterior of Scrap King office in Salmo.