Sophisticated robots will someday radically reshape the car junkyard industry. Today, totaled cars are towed to junkyards and parked in the open, and customers come with their own tools to remove parts that they need. It's inefficient, as most junkyards don't keep track of all the models of cars they have, so customers waste a lot of time going to junkyards only to find their desired model of car isn't there, or is there but has already been stripped of the part(s) they wanted. It's also common for customers and staff to leave doors, hoods, and trunks open after they're done, leading to interior damage once it rains. Other spare parts that other people might want get ruined.
I envision a future car junkyard where each vehicle is automatically scanned and added to a computer inventory upon arrival. Machines using image recognition technology that is not much better than what we have today would be able to assess the condition of each vehicle, and they would be able to disassemble them into all their constituent parts, test each one for functionality, and put them on eBay or Amazon. Anything that was damaged beyond repair or hopelessly worn out would be put in dumpsters for recycling.
As such, it will become pointless to go to the junkyard to hunt down spare parts because a comprehensive list of all the parts they had would be on the internet. I suppose you might save a few bucks on S&H by driving to a junkyard yourself to pick up a spare part you saw on their website instead of ordering it delivered to your doorstep, but there would be no need for you to walk amongst the rows of wrecked vehicles. You would just speak to the robot clerk at the front desk and wait for the part to be retrieved.
Junkyards would probably shrink in size because spare parts would be sold faster (internet = bigger marketplace) and because the spare parts could be stored much more compactly than complete cars can be.
Junkyards would also become "cleaner" since, by the time this technology is in use, electric cars should be dominant, meaning they won't be full of gas-powered vehicles that slowly leak oil (probably the biggest cause of soil contamination in and around junkyards).
The sort of automated "disassembly line" process that I envision junkyards using would be similar to how I think car repair businesses will work in the future: A vehicle enters the front of the conveyor belt, gets a full scan by machines, has parts fixed or replaced as needed, and comes out the end fully functional.
*Note: In theory, junkyards could inspect and disassemble all cars upon arrival and put their spare parts on eBay individually, but in practice, labor costs are too high for them to do this. The equation changes if the labor is being done by machines that work for free, and if economies of scale can be realized by using the same facilities for car repair and car disassembly.