Although safety should be your number one concern when purchasing auto parts, saving money should also be a priority. After all, you can find parts in excellent condition from vehicles that just don't run anymore. 

Ace Auto Parts carries used auto parts for all types of vehicles. With all the parts we have in stock, the seven most popular parts below can save you hundreds of dollars.

Wheel Rims

Wheel rims are designed to withstand immense pressure while supporting a vehicle that can weigh several tons. So, it should be no surprise that they remain intact in some fiercest collisions. 

Next time you want rims, go to the junkyard and find a set. You'll be amazed at how much money you save.

Used Tires

Tires are similar to rims. They can withstand some of the harshest conditions that man and nature can throw at them. Once a car goes to the junkyard, the tires just sit there waiting to be used again. 

In many cases, the tires have only had a few thousand miles on them. Come and check out our selection of used tires and save money at the same time. 


Whether you need a rearview mirror on your windshield or are looking for side-view mirrors, you can find what you're looking for at our salvage yard. Like so many other car components, mirrors remain in perfect condition long after the car is no longer drivable. 

Rather than visiting a retail store, save a few bucks and make a trip to Ace Auto Parts to get your mirrors.

Windshields & Side Windows

If you need a windshield or a side window for your car, consider getting the entire package, including the hardware, power window motor, and switches. 

You can often find them intact and in excellent condition. And you'll spend a fraction of what new equipment costs.

Power Locks

When the power lock solenoid or switch on your car has worn out, do a price check on a new replacement. You'll be shocked at how much cash you have to shell out. 

Not so at a salvage yard. You can get a used power lock for far less than a brand-new factory or OEM part. 

We carry used power locks. Let us help you find one for your car!


A brand-new transmission can cost thousands of dollars, plus what you'll spend on installation costs if you hire a professional. However, you can lower the cost of parts and labor by pulling a transmission out of our salvage yard. 

We carry refurbished transmissions, or you can find one in the junkyard and pull it yourself. Save yourself thousands of dollars and get a used transmission in excellent condition! 


Where do you think your radiator is going out? If it's just stopped working, the repair can be more costly than purchasing a high-quality used one from Ace Auto Parts. 

Anytime you are shopping for used parts, always do a thorough inspection, look for corrosion or stripped paint, and check out the cooling cores to make sure they're straight so you're getting the best option at the right price.

What Can a Junkyard Save You?

In many instances, simply having no knowledge about car parts can be incredibly expensive, given the lack of automotive "know-how" you carry. 

There are several instances in which a customer will pay almost $200 for a refurbished or new part that would only cost $50 at a junkyard. 

Depending on the part you're looking for, even prices on eBay can't hold a candle to what you'd save at a junkyard. Even if you add in the labor cost for someone else to install the part that needs replacement, you'll still save hundreds at the end of the day.

Who Frequents Junkyards?

Most people who visit junkyards are individuals who work on their own vehicles and don't need automotive repair shops. 

It's also worth mentioning that if you happen to have a newer vehicle, it's likely you won't find what you're looking for at a junkyard. Most newer or high-end vehicles aren't in junkyards.

Even if a unique vehicle part isn't what you're looking for, many people come to junkyards for tires. Many vehicles end up in junkyards for mechanical reasons, so their tires still have quite a bit of life left. 

No matter why a person visits a junkyard, everyone saves money at the end of the day.

Used Auto Parts in St. Paul, Minnesota

If you are looking for used parts for your vehicle, visit Ace Auto Parts in St. Paul. We carry a wide selection of used tires, batteries, and other used auto parts for all vehicles. Use our online search tool or download our app for your smartphone to find parts. 

You can also contact us at 651-717-4299 or message us on our contact page.