Before you head out to the salvage yard, save yourself some time and a BIG headache by calling ahead and asking a few basic questions. Below are some common questions that will help you to find the right used auto part for your vehicle.


Does the Salvage Yard Have Your Particular Part?

To save time searching for an auto part, you can use Ace Auto Parts online search tool. This handy online app can be downloaded to your smart device and used at your convenience. Simply type in the name of the part you’re looking for, and you can discover all the items that are available for your vehicle.


What About My Particular Make and Model?

If you don’t clarify the type of vehicle you own, it may take a bit longer to find the parts you are searching for. Therefore, when you contact an Ace Auto Part specialist, you can simplify your search by providing basic information about your car, such as the make, model, year, and details such as the number of cylinders in the ending or the car’s trim.


Does the Salvage Yard Install Auto Parts?

Another item to consider is whether or not the salvage yard will install the auto parts for you. Ace Auto provides a wide range of service for our customers including part installation. This includes window installation, tire mounting and balancing, rim mounts, oil changes and disposal, side mirrors, lights, and much more!


Get Recommendations for Tools

If you’re a salvage yard novice, then you may get out into the middle of the yard only to find out you have brought the wrong tools. Before leaving the house, ask for recommendations on what the best tools will be for removing an item. This is especially true for hard to remove parts that may require specialized equipment to remove.


Ask About Return Policies

Do not just assume that you can return a part if it doesn’t work for your car. Make sure you have a clear understanding of the return policy including all the fine print. Are there ‘deadline’ policies such as a 30 or 60-day? Do you get a cash refund or are you allowed a trade-in return?


Is That Part Compatible?

Are you looking for a part for a 2010 Toyota Camry, but all you see in the yard is a 2008 Toyota Prius? At Ace Auto Parts we can help you identify if the same part is compatible with both vehicles. Similar makes of cars such as BMW sedans or Ford trucks may carry the same exact part. If your model is not available, you may be able to pull from any number of vehicles comparable vehicles.


At Ace Auto Parts we have been proudly serving St Paul, Minnesota and surrounding communities since 1929. We pride ourselves on offering working used parts at a great price. Stop by and find out how Ace Auto Parts can help you get your vehicle up and running! For questions, call us 651-717-4299.