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Chicago U-Pic-A-Part, which opened on October 15, 2016, brings a whole new concept of parts-buying to the Chicago area.

We are a self -service used auto parts yard, so you, the customer, actually pull the part. By doing so, you can purchase the desired part at a significant savings.

The Heckenast family, which built Chicago U-Pic-A-Part, originated in the salvage business in the burbs of Chicago in 1975. After owning and operating the business for many years, the family opted to sell to LKQ Corporation in 2005. They then relocated to Indianapolis and Phoenix to start up two new facilities, which they subsequently sold to David Joseph Company in 2012.

As mentioned before, Chicago U-Pic-A-Part is family owned and operated and our friendly sales staff is bilingual. Our family has been in the salvage industry for over 40 years. Chicago U-Pic-A-Part has over 2,000 used Cars, Trucks, and Vans to choose from and we rotate our vehicles every day to ensure fresh inventory.

We have the largest inventory of used auto and truck parts in the Chicago/South Suburb area.

Although we do not keep inventory of our vehicles, they are set out according to make.

This allows for an easy walk to the section you are specifically looking for. Follow our convenient signs to each section-example Ford, GM, Chrysler etc…

Our entire paved lot allows for easy access as well.

Convenience to our customers is our goal.

All parts carry a FREE 45 day exchange warranty with the original receipt. No cash refunds.

In addition, we provide interchange for the year, make, and model of the vehicle that you own. Our entire inventory is placed on stands for the convenience of our customer, so all you have to do is bring your own tools and pull the parts you need. Not only does Chicago U-Pic-A-Part sell used parts from cars, trucks, and vans, but we also buy junk vehicles and scrap and pay top dollar IN CASH 7 days a week. Be sure to bring your clunker by Chicago U-Pic-A-Part and receive cash for your vehicle today. We do require a title with each vehicle!

Conveniently located at 3130 S. St. Louis Avenue in Chicago. We are between Pulaski and Kedzie on 31st Street. Chicago U-Pic-A-Part is open daily from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We are open seven days a week for your convenience and are only closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving. Yard admission is only $2.00.

Must be at least 18 years old to enter yard. Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to serving you in the very near future!!

Let us earn your business, you won’t be disappointed.


With a vast and constantly changing inventory, as well as an average of several hundred customers daily-we choose not to keep an inventory of our vehicles or their parts. We cannot guarantee that a part or vehicle would still be here from the moment you call, till the moment you arrive. INSTEAD, we rotate our inventory every day, and  most times our customers are satisfied. We like to under promise and over deliver. STL UPAP’s core value is customer service. Providing outstanding inventory= reputable customer service.

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