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Different Categories of Vehicles in Salvage Yards

When you sell your car to a salvage yard, you’ll want to get the best price possible. To do this, you may want to know a few things about how salvage yards categorize their vehicles. Whether your car is still drivable or completely totaled, it is categorized according to the extent of its damage. Junkyards practice categorization to determine whether a vehicle contains any usable parts. At Ace Auto Parts, we work hard to make sure our used auto parts are in the best condition possible. Therefore, we categorize our vehicles according to their conditions. Here are the different categories of junked vehicles you should know about:

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4 Tips for Junking Your Vehicle

If you’ve recently been in a collision and damaged your car beyond repair, you may be wondering what you should do with your totaled vehicle. Instead of letting it sit in the driveway, you can sell it to your local salvage yard. Ace Auto Parts buys salvage vehicles so that we can remove and stock their usable parts. To make the selling process more convenient, we also offer free towing. We’ll come right to your door to pick up your totaled vehicle, saving you both time and the cost of having to do it yourself. Before you decide to hand over your vehicle, however, here are four tips to keep in mind:

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Why You Should Sell Your Junk Car to a Licensed Salvage Yard

When it's time to say goodbye to your old vehicle, your best option is to take it to a licensed salvage yard. There are several advantages to working with salvage yards, and you may just come out on top. Ace Auto Parts is a fully licensed salvage yard. We service clients in the Twin Cities area. If you're considering getting rid of your car, below are some reasons why you should go with a salvage yard.

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Why You Should Buy Used Auto Parts Instead of New

The perception by many vehicle owners is that used auto parts are no longer usable. In fact, many drivers will spend hundreds of dollars to buy new parts to avoid what they believe is a hassle associated with used parts. These misconceptions, however, can also cost you more money than is necessary. Aftermarket parts built for your car may not perform any better than getting an original manufacturer part from a salvage yard.

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What to Look for in a Used Battery

When purchasing used batteries, you need to identify specific qualities in the battery that make it worth the purchase. It is possible to find used batteries in a salvage yard that are still in top condition and will perform well for a long time. Ace Auto Parts carries quality used batteries for all types of vehicles on the road. The key to getting a good battery is knowing what to look for in the product. Below are some useful tips.

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Have You Been in a Fender Bender? We Have the Auto Parts!

When it comes to a fender bender, there are several parts you may have to purchase to restore your vehicle fully. Ace Auto Parts carries fenders and other used auto parts that will fit on your car. Visit our junkyard and find out if we have the part you need. You can also call ahead or visit our online auto parts store to see if we have a part you want.

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7 Valuable Auto Parts Found in Junkyards

Most of the vehicles on our property are wrecked vehicles. Although part of the car is destroyed, the rest of machinery on it may still be in perfectly good condition. Many of the used parts are still valuable and can be reused or sold. Below is a list of standard auto parts on old cars that are still valuable. If you have any questions about a particular vehicle, you can contact, and we’ll let you know if we have it.

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Comparing Genuine vs. OEM Auto Parts: Is There a Difference?

If you’ve ever taken your care into a used auto parts store looking for a part, the service technician may have asked you if you want OEM, aftermarket, or genuine auto parts. Although the differences are often subtle, there can be a significant difference in the level of quality of each. Below we explain the differences between each and which is best for your car. Ace Auto Parts carries a wide selection of auto parts. If you are looking for a specific auto component, please ask us.

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Auto Alternator Replacement Tips

Ace Auto Parts offers used alternators for all types of vehicles. The alternator keeps the electrical current flowing through your car to keep the battery charged. When the alternator goes out, it’s not long before the battery will lose its charge. You may also have problems starting the car, as the engine cranks slowly or doesn’t crank at all. Before you replace an alternator, you should explore other possible causes for your battery going dead or your car not starting. If you decide to replace the alternator, here are some tips to ensure that you are successful.

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How to Properly Dispose of Your Waste Motor Oil

If you’ve ever wondered how to properly dispose of the oil in your vehicle, then read our simple guide.

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