When it comes to finding a way to fix a broken car, there are several options you can consider. But if you want to perform your own repairs at home, you can either purchase brand-new parts or stop by a salvage yard and pick up quality used car parts at a major discount.

While determining the best method for your car can be a challenge, purchasing used car parts can supply you with several benefits. Read on for 6 excellent reasons to consider buying used, discount auto parts from a reputable salvage yard like Ace Auto Parts in St. Paul.

Saving Money

One of the most notable reasons for purchasing used car parts is the money you can save. Used parts are typically significantly less expensive than brand-new car parts. Especially for older cars, buying used parts makes the most economic sense.

Because shops typically test used parts prior to selling them, you can feel confident knowing the part is capable of properly serving your car. And, because reputable salvage yards sell their parts with limited warranties, you can rest assured your part will work correctly or you’ll get your money back.


At Ace Auto Parts, our experts evaluate our selection of parts to ensure they are safe for use and have usable life left in them. Although you may have heard or read that using used vehicle parts to perform repairs is always an unsafe and risky bet, that’s a common misconception. Properly extracted and tested used car parts are perfectly reliable for you and your vehicle.


Reusing materials such as steel and plastic can reduce the number of environment-harming resources you need to use to repair your vehicle. Because these materials are included in many car parts, reusing these types of parts can cut down on the manufacturing of additional materials and, therefore, help reduce your environmental footprint.

Installation Assistance

Not only does Ace Auto Parts supply a wide selection of affordable used car parts, but we also provide installation services for a variety of parts. If you’re interested in buying used parts but aren’t sure how to install your new purchases, allow our team of experts to help out.

From car tires to side mirrors, our team of auto experts can help you securely install your new parts and get back on the road.

Extensive Selection of Parts

Large, long-standing salvage yards (like Ace Auto Parts — we’ve been here nearly 100 years) typically have an incredible selection of discount auto parts. Whether you’re looking for a part for a newer vehicle or need a traditionally tough-to-find part for an older ride, there’s a good chance you can find what you need.

At Ace, we also have connections with several salvage yards, both in Minnesota and elsewhere. If we don’t have the part you’re looking for, we’ll do our best to help you get your hands on it!

OEM Parts Available at Affordable Prices

When it comes to replacing a damaged car part, you likely know you can order new parts online at a discount. But those parts are aftermarket parts, and it can be tough to determine the quality of such parts since there are so many manufacturers that build low-quality parts on the cheap. They might look nice on the outside, but they’re often poorly made and may put the functionality of your vehicle or your safety at risk.

When you buy discount auto parts from a salvage yard, you’re typically getting OEM parts, not aftermarket. OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer and means that the part was created by the manufacturer that originally created the part for the brand-new vehicle. In most cases, the part is the originally installed component and was pulled directly from the vehicle when it arrived at the yard.

Purchase Quality Used Car Parts in St. Paul!

If you think your car (and your wallet) could benefit from used car parts, stop by Ace Auto Parts in St. Paul today. We supply our customers with a wide selection of used, discount auto parts from mechanical parts and tires to side mirrors, auto glass, and everything in between. We also buy junker automobiles for cash and pick up your old eyesore of a vehicle directly from your property.

To learn more about our selection of used car parts or about how you can sell us your junk car, give us a call at 651-717-4299. You can also take advantage of our parts search app or online parts search tool to see what we have in stock!