About Us

Late Model Auto Parts was created by brothers Steve and Mike Shaver.  Their brotherly mission was to serve people with a quality auto parts experience and improve the recycling auto industry.  At the same time they wanted their customers and team members to have a good time doing it.


A Leading Parts Dealer

Steve Shaver described it like this: “When we purchased the business from the previous owner we put together a small group of team members.  We all had the same goals in mind: work hard, have fun and produce the best auto parts options for our customers at best price.”

The Shaver brothers and their team believed there was a better way to deliver auto parts to their customers.  Here is how Steve described their vision: This meant computerizing all the inventory, offering high-quality auto parts and placing a big emphasis on treating people the right way.  That is how we are different than our competition. If we don’t have the part our customer is looking for our team goes the extra mile to locate it at other yards so we save our customers time and money.“

The brothers vision has become a reality.  Today Late Model Auto Parts has over 20 team members, processes over 700 vehicles per year and occupies five acres in Kansas City, Missouri.  

Late Model Auto Parts is a member of the CarPart national network of auto recyclers.  This allows them to locate inventory for you across the nation. That association makes Late Model Auto Parts your one source for finding the specific auto parts you need and your Late Model Auto Parts team member will do the search for you.

Setting a Standard

Unlike most auto parts recyclers Late Model Auto Parts only purchases vehicles that were “full coverage insurance vehicles.”  Steve explained this strategy: Full coverage vehicles are the best quality vehicles we can buy for our customers. They are historically better maintained, therefore, producing a higher quality part for our customers.  The parts just work better for our customers.”

Late Model Auto Parts also offers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee and six-month, one year and lifetime warranties are available.  Their loyal customers love the peace of mind of knowing their parts from Late Model Auto Parts are guaranteed to serve them. When shopping for recycled auto parts Late Model Auto Parts customers typically save from 50 to 75 percent compared to the price of a brand-new part.  The Late Model Auto Parts satisfaction guarantee makes buying recycled parts at Late Model Auto Parts the best choice to save money and to be headache free.

The Late Model Auto Parts company culture makes everyday feel like family.  You will feel that family culture the moment you call or visit their facility.  Steve’s son Jon has become an integral part of the Late Model Auto Parts team and Steve jokes that he his already grooming his grandson Hunter to be the next generation at Late Model. The family values of the Shavers makes Late Model Auto Parts a great place to work.  Team members receive employee benefits like paid vacation and sick days, uniforms, lunches, flexible hours and paid bonuses based on company performance.

The Shavers also believe in giving back to the community.  They have purchased a vintage fire truck for parades and Late Model participates in the “Cars For Heroes” and “Cars For Christmas” program that provides free transportation for military veterans and their families.  All active military and military veterans receive a 10 percent discount. Just let us know and we will deduct the ten percent. Thanks for your service.

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Come visit the team of auto part specialists that have been serving the Greater Kansas City Area community for years. 

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