When your vehicle breaks down or consistently malfunctions, you may be in need of a new part. However, many vehicle owners initially shy away from getting new parts because of their high prices. When repairing your vehicle, finding a way to save money is critical.

At Ace Auto Parts, we provide customers with operable, affordable used car parts. Used car parts are an excellent way to fix your vehicle while saving money. Here are several car parts you can buy used to save yourself money:


Because tires are extremely durable, they’re often still in great condition even after the car has gone to the junkyard. A set of brand new tires can cost hundreds (possibly even thousands) of dollars, while a set of gently used tires can save you plenty of money while still providing you with dependability.

Before you head to a salvage yard to browse, check our top seven tips for buying used car tires so you know what to look for.

Wheel Rims

In addition to tires, wheel rims are also highly durable, which means they’re typically in great condition when they arrive at the salvage yard. Wheel rims are capable of enduring some of the most extreme collisions, which makes them ready for another vehicle even if the original car is deemed totaled.

If your car is in need of new rims, stop by Ace Auto Parts and save yourself some money. Or, if you’re simply looking to upgrade your rims to a classier set, buying used is an excellent way to save some serious cash while improving your vehicle’s aesthetic.

Rearview and Side View Mirrors

Not all collisions and malfunctions ruin a vehicle’s rearview and side-view mirrors, which is why they make an excellent part to buy used. If your vehicle was recently involved in an accident and lost a mirror or two, consider replacing your mirrors with a used set. They’ll do the job just as well as the originals, and you’ll save a bundle over the cost of new replacement mirrors to boot.


When the power locks on your car wear out and malfunction, you may feel tempted to spend however much it takes to be able to lock your car with ease again. At a salvage yard such as Ace Auto Parts, you can find power locks for a much more affordable price compared to buying the part brand new. The team at Ace Auto Parts can help you find the best power locks for your vehicle.


One of the most expensive and disheartening malfunctions for a vehicle owner is a broken transmission. Transmissions are extremely expensive parts to replace, which makes the opportunity to save money that much more attractive.

At Ace Auto Parts, we stock a wide variety of used transmissions and can help you find the right part for your vehicle. We inspect all of our parts to ensure their quality to the best of our ability and provide limited warranties on all transmission purchases.


Whether your engine needs extensive (and expensive) repairs or it’s due for replacement, it’s never a bad idea to consider buying used. New engines typically cost anywhere from $4,000-$7,000, depending on whether your vehicle requires a four-cylinder, a V6, or a V8.

Used engines, on the other hand, typically cost several thousand dollars less than their brand-new counterparts. If you’re short on cash or simply want to replace a malfunctioning engine while being as frugal as possible, buying used is the best way to go.

At Ace, we offer limited warranties on all engine purchases as well, and you can check out our warranty terms for both transmissions and engines here.

Fenders and Bumpers

Got in a little fender bender? Or maybe a super-considerate driver hit your parked vehicle and drove away? Don’t pay more than you need to for a new fender or bumper because you can likely find a perfect match at a salvage yard for a fraction of the cost of a new part.

Generally, you’ll pay somewhere in the ballpark of $50-$200 for a used part, while a new part will likely run you anywhere from $100-$1,000.

Never bought used car parts from a yard before? Then you’ll want to check out what to expect when you visit a salvage yard before you make the trip.

Save Money on Car Parts at Ace Auto Parts in St. Paul

Need a few replacement parts for your vehicle? Buying used car parts can save you hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of dollars when your automobile is in need of repairs. Rather than shelling out for overpriced new parts, stop by Ace Auto Parts in St. Paul to browse our inventory! You can also use our parts search tool to find the part you need for a price you can work with.

For more information on our available parts, feel free to give us a call today at 651-717-4299 or send us a message, and we’ll be in touch.