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U-Pull It Tips

u-pull-it tips for pulling your own auto parts in peoria, il

With the growing popularity in using self-service junkyards as sources for low-priced used auto parts, we decided to give a few u-pull it tips to our new customers. While most of our customers on the self-service side are familiar with auto repairs, it may be the first time they’ve visited Neal’s U-Pull & Save. So here are a few tips on how to prepare for the trip.

One of the big differences in our facility & others starts with our technology. These vehicles may be in the u-pull-it lot, but they still have great parts & we inventory them all. We make our entire inventory available for viewing online. It is updated every 24 hours to keep you up to date on new arrivals.

We like to give our customers as much information as possible upfront. Then you can make the decision before wasting time & fuel to visit the facility in person. So this is a good tip to get started with.

1 – Use Our Website & Auto Parts Search Technology

One of the most frustrating things about using a self-service junkyard option is knowing if they have the vehicle in the lot. At Neal’s U Pull & Save, we take that guesswork out by listing all of our u-pull-it inventory on our website. This is located under the U-Pull & Save tab on the menu bar.

There is also a lot of other useful information under this tab that can help prepare you for your visit. We have parts pricing, yard rules, & warranty information online. All of our used auto parts that you pull yourself come with a 30-day warranty.

There is a $3 entry fee & we also have regular specials that make the savings even better. Our Half-Off Wednesday is a weekly special & our Winter U Pull It Deals help motivate you to save by deeper savings for pulling parts in the cold.

Pull Your Own Auto Parts in Central IL at Neals U Pull & Save
Pull your own car parts in Central IL at Neal’s U-Pull It & Save

2 – Bring Your Own Tools

U-Pull It Tips #2, once you have a good idea of the auto parts you want to pick from our inventory, it’s time to make an assessment of what tools you want to bring. We have carts available to haul your tools to the vehicles, but we do not have tools to loan. See our yard rules for more details.

As said before if you’re in the self-service lot, you’re probably familiar with auto repairs, so bring what you would need to do it as if it were at your own shop. So take a good inventory of the tools you will need & be sure to pack them in your tool bag.

Keep in mind we do not supply power, so you will need to have charged batteries when visiting the facility. There are a lot of good battery-operated power tools on the market these days, so battery life is usually not an issue for most of our customers.

3 – Watch For Our Specials

Neal’s has both weekly, monthly, & random specials for our customers to save even more on used auto parts. In addition to our Half-Off Wednesday weekly sale, we have all you can carry events multiple times a year. Our all-you-can-carry events are very popular & provide big savings for all those that participate.

We also have our Neal’s VIP Program which provides a number of other benefits to our customers. This is one of the U-Pull it tips many people often ignore. Everyone knows that pulling your own car parts saves a lot of money, but having that extra savings on top really adds more value.

From resellers to auto repair specialists, our specials can help our customers save a lot more money on auto parts than other self-service junkyards. Following Neal Auto Parts Facebook Page & Instagram is another great way to find out about our specials, so please subscribe to our social media.


We hope this has been a helpful blog post on U-Pull It tips, as well as been informative on what Neal’s U Pull & Save has to offer as well. While we may not have car repair tools to lend out, we do have technology tools that can make finding OEM-Used Auto Parts easier & cheaper.

Knowing if we even have the vehicle in stock saves time & money both. It also gives our customers a chance to prepare for what tools to bring as well. Then showing up on days we are having specials or sales can also help our customers plan to find cheaper alternatives to source auto parts from.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog, & if you don’t see what you need in our Online U-Pull-It Inventory, then be sure to check out our full-service auto parts store solution in Neal Auto Parts.