About ShipMan Auto Parts

Mission Statement

Shipman Auto Parts is committed to providing quality service to all our customers with honesty, integrity, and dedication. Offering guaranteed quality auto parts and other products at a reasonable price to keep our customers 100% satisfied with their purchase or returns.

75 Years of Minnesota Auto Salvage Experience in Central Minnesota

Shipman Auto Parts Terms

We honor the following auto part warranty information.

  • All auto parts are guaranteed 90 days from date of purchase
  • An extended warranty is available on most auto parts.
  • We do not offer a labor guarantee.

We honor the following return policy.

  • No Returns on Altered, Disassembled or Overheated Auto Parts
  • 20% Restocking Charge on ACCEPTED Returns
  • No Returns on Special Orders or Body Cuts
  • No Return on Parts $15.00 or Less Removed From the Yard

We honor the following payment methods.

  • Credit Cards (Master/Visa/Discover)

Shipman Auto Parts Community Contributions

Shipman Auto Parts has been continuously involved in giving back to the community. They are committed to helping the community grow and prosper. Year after year local non-profit organizations receive contributions through our Community Contributions Program. Shipman Auto Parts has contributed to the following organizations.

American Cancer Society
(Relay for Life)
MN Jaycees
Special Olympics
(Camp Confidence)
MN National Guard Association
Brainerd Sertoma Club Brainerd Community Action
National Child Safety Council (Brainerd & Crow Wing) Sertoma Sunrise
Good Sam Auxillary MN Christian Broadcasting
MN Teen Challenge National Fire Safety Council
VFW Poppies Rough Grouse Society
Deer Hunters Association American Cancer Society
Backus Corn Feed Rally BLAC
Brainerd Snodeos DAV-Forget Me Nots
American Legion Garrison Ducks Unlimited
Tower Broadcasting
(Toys For Tots)
Cub Foods (Food Shelf)
United Way of Crow Wing County Warrior Robotics
Haiti Fund Polar Plunge
Legionville Good Sam Bowl


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History of Shipman Auto parts

Shipman Auto Parts was founded in 1935 by Charley Shipman. Charley's son Marv Shipman took over the business when his father passed away in 1946. Marv continued to build the business until he retired in 1998. Marv's son Dan Shipman and previous store manager Glen Knowlen purchased the business from Marv and are the current owners. Dan and Glen along with their hard working employees have put in a tremendous amount of time and energy to make Shipman Auto Parts one of the premier auto recyclers in Minnesota today.

Shipman Auto Parts in 1935

Shipman Auto Parts encompasses approximately 13 acres of land with approximately 1200 cars in the yard at all times. Inventory at Shipmans has come along way over the years. From "Look over there in the chevy row" to inventory on paper with location of all the cars to a computerized inventory system with multiple search engines.

Shipman Auto is also well know throughout Central Minnesota as a premier Western Snowplow distributor selling quality Western Plows, parts, and ice control equipment since 1970. Over the years the plows have changed but one thing is certain the service to our customers will always be a high priority.

Wheather it is 1936 or present day, 85 degrees and sunny, 20 below zero and snowing, Shipman Auto Parts remains the same company putting customers first. Devoting their time and energy to be Central Minnesotas premier automotive recycler and Western snow plow distributor.

The owners and staff at Shipmans Auto Parts welcomes you to our website and hopes that you find it easy to access the information you are looking for. We pride ourselves on our service and are looking forward to having you as a customer.