Do you have a car sitting in your yard that could be called vintage if it ran and was missing a few dings? 

It seems like no matter what price tag you put on it, you can't get any takers, and your wife, mother, or neighbors are calling it an eyesore. They say you ought to get it towed, but you don't want to sink any more money into that thing?

A salvage yard like Ace Auto Parts could be the total answer to your problem.

Clear Your Garage Without Spending a Cent

If you are ready to have that old junker gone, call Ace Auto Parts. We will ask about the ride's make, model, year, and title status and then make you an offer. 

If you agree to the price, we will send a tow truck to your house and simply make it disappear. You sign over the title, and we hand you the payment. 

It does not matter if the car won't roll – we can get it on a flat back with no problem.

What Happens to the Car Title When the Vehicle Is Junked?

Once the vehicle has been junked, the title will be listed as salvaged in Minnesota. It's required in specific circumstances, including:

  • If the insurance company acquires A damaged vehicle after a total loss claim has been paid

  • The vehicle has an out-of-state salvage title

  • The owner's insurance proclaims that the damage is greater than 80% of the vehicle's value

The salvage status can be removed, but the vehicle must pass a DVS inspection to deter fraud and theft.

When your vehicle is beyond repair, and it's time to take it to the salvage yard, you may wonder what happens after you drop it off. The salvage company completes a few procedures after you leave your vehicle behind and go home with your newly earned cash.

At Ace Auto Parts, we take junk vehicles off people's hands in exchange for cash. All you have to do is prepare your vehicle for our reception and enjoy your new money while we take care of the rest.

Verify Ownership

Before taking your vehicle in, we'll need some sort of verification that you are the current owner. We may ask for the title as well as the registration. Additionally, we'll need to see your ID to confirm all the information matches.

Vehicle Categorization & VIN Removal

Because you're currently marked as the vehicle's owner, Ace Auto Parts will go through the work to categorize your vehicle as an End-of-Life Vehicle. This notifies the state of Minnesota that your car has reached the end of its lifespan. 

After we categorize your vehicle, we'll remove the VIN so that no one can purchase, repair, or sell the vehicle without notifying the DMV.

After completing all the paperwork, your old vehicle's working parts will be recycled. At Ace Auto Parts, this can happen in a couple of ways: either we'll sift through your car for the usable parts to sell, or we'll get your car and leave it in the salvage yard for visitors to pick the pieces they need.

What Happens to Your Car After It's Junked?

You have likely heard or seen radio, television, or billboard advertisements for companies that buy junk cars. When you hear this, you may wonder why anyone would buy a junk car and what they do with those cars. 

There are several different things companies that buy junkers do with those old cars.

Rebuild Junk Cars

Some companies buy old junk cars simply to rebuild the car. Most of these are custom or project cars. The car is gutted, and the frame and any usable or salvageable parts may be kept. 

From there, a custom engine, wheels, paint job, and other custom work brings the car to life. These one-of-a-kind cars can sell for big money, so it is worth sinking the money into one of these fixer-up projects. 

Use or Sell the Parts From Junk Cars

When companies buy junk cars, the most common thing that they do with them is use or sell the usable parts from the junk cars. As cars age, it can be harder to find parts for the car, especially if the manufacturer stops making them. 

Used car parts are especially valuable to owners with older vehicles who need to replace single components. When manufacturers discontinue and quit making older car parts, and they become increasingly difficult to find, owners are stuck with unfixable cars. Finding the parts they need at an auto parts shop can save an owner from purchasing an entirely new car. 

Some salvage companies will strip the parts of the car and refurbish them, selling them to auto repair shops. Other companies will open up pick-and-pull type lots with the cars, where consumers can walk through the lot, pull off the part they need, and then buy it. 

Either way, this helps people get their hands on car parts that may need to repair their older cars.

Recycle the Leftover Parts of Junk Cars

The last thing that can be done with old junk cars is to recycle unusable parts of a junk car or to recycle junk cars that are completely rusted. 

When the parts and metals in a junk car aren't useful to another car, the auto parts shop sells and recycles them. Cars and their parts are made from various metal types, including aluminum and steel. These heavy parts can be sold to a recycler for a decent amount of company. 

Many parts are then melted down and turned into recycled metal products, giving them new life. Useful metals, such as aluminum and steel, can sometimes be used to create new materials. 

Additionally, new car batteries are made from the lead and plastic found in old batteries. Recycling car parts is beneficial to the environment, as it keeps them out of landfills.

I Really Wanted to Fix It. Can I Get Parts for My Old Ride?

So, that '70s muscle car has been taking up space in your garage because you always wanted to bring it back to life? 

Have you checked out the available used auto parts at Ace Auto Parts? Instead of dragging that old gem away, we could help you find the parts you need to get it up and running. You don't need to climb through the entire yard to locate the part. We do the dirty work for you. 

Just come into our clean and bright office, talk to our parts specialists, and we will pull the part for you.

Need to Sell a Junk Car? Let the Ace Auto Parts Pros Handle it! 

Next time you have an old car taking up space in your driveway, call Ace Auto Parts at 651-717-4299 to give its parts another life. 

Whether the parts are installed in another vehicle or recycled to create new materials, a junked car still holds plenty of value. Ace Auto Parts takes your old car off your hands and finds a new life for its parts.

If you have a junk car you want to sell in St. Paul, MN., don't hesitate to contact us. We buy junkers and would love to take yours off of your hands while giving you some money in your pocket.