Is there a fee to enter the yard?
Yes, due to inflation we will start charging a $2 entrance fee on September 1, 2022.
I’m under 18, can I come into the lot and pick used parts?
Yes, if you are 16 to 17 years old, you can enter the self-service yard by completing and bringing this form. Click here to download, print, and bring with you. You’ll also need a government-issued picture ID.
What forms of payment do you take?
We’re cash only. We have an ATM located in the parts department.
Returns / Refund Policy
Tires Are Sold As-Is
7 Days Exchange or Store Credit on Rims and Batteries.
30 Days to exchange parts store credit only.
No cash refunds.
MUST have receipt for core refund.
How can I find the vehicle I need parts for?
We have self service kiosks in the parts department to help you find where the cars are located in the lot.
What can I bring into the yard?
You can bring your tools and a cart. We DO NOT allow torches/jacks/generators/grinders/compressors in the yard. The cars are already raised on stands to help you get the parts you need. We also provide an engine hoist and wheelbarrows for your convenience in the yard.
What are the rules of the self-service parts yard?
- A waiver must be read and signed before entering the yard
- All tool boxes will be checked when entering and leaving the yard
- Any part brought into the yard by a customer must be shown and marked at check in, or you will be charged for it when exiting
- NO OPEN SHOES (SANDALS / FLIP FLOPS / HEELS, ETC)
- NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED IN THE YARD
- We do not allow anyone into the yard 15 minutes prior to closing. Please allow enough time to remove the part.
If I leave my name and number, will you call me when a part I need comes in?
We’ll do one better; we’ll email you and send you a text message when a car you’re looking for arrives in our 400 plus car inventory. You can sign up here to be notified when we get new vehicles. We add 30 to 40 new cars to the lot everyday.
Do you sell OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) used parts?
Yes, the majority of the parts, on the cars in the lot, are used auto parts that originally came as part of the vehicle.
What happened to all the mud?
Starting in the summer of 2014 we began a multi-million dollar update to the yard. It involved the paving of all 9 acres of our self-service auto parts lot and auto recycling facility.
Is my old car really worth money?
Yes, you can get an Instant Quote to see just how much your old junk car is worth. We buy all makes and model of junk cars. We’ll even tow it for free.
I don’t have my vehicle title, can I still sell you my junk car?
We currently ARE buying vehicles if they do not have a title. Please note that the registered owner of the vehicle (with their I.D.) will have to be present to sell the vehicle. Please call 630-860-2000 with any questions.
What happens to all the oil and fluids from my junk car?
All the fluids and other materials are drained, disposed, and recycled in an environmentally friendly way. We were green before green was cool. We process more than 2,000 tons of crushed cars every month. Roughly 85 percent of the parts that make up a car are recycled.
How long has the commercial been running?
The classic Chicagoland commercial ran for 30 years. It was replaced on May 1, 2015 with a new commercial. With an updated paved self-service used car parts lot, and an updated parts department, it was also time to update the commercial. View our commercials here.
I really like your shirts, where can I buy one?
We have shirts, sweatshirts, and beanies available on our merchandise page here.