Posted by Anita Ferguson at Monday, November 16th, 2020 - 01:49:58 AM in Car Parts
The first place that you want to start your search for original parts is with a dealership that sells the make of car that you drive. This is a hit and miss prospect because while dealers are the best place to find OEM parts specific to your make, they may not carry parts for older cars like yours.
There is much debate and controversy on which auto parts are ideal for servicing and repairing cars. Ideally, there are three types of car parts. New OEM parts are manufactured by the original car manufacturer or a authorized designate of the car manufacturer. Used OEMs are second hand car parts removed mainly from written off cars. The aftermarkets are auto parts manufactured by a manufacture not authorized by the car manufacture. There are many arguments for and against the different types of car parts. This article endeavors to highlight on the various arguments posed for these different types.
Of course, there are parts that you can compromise on and get a used part, while there are other's that you can't on. For example, transferring a headlight or tail-light from a used car is not a problem in most cases (though it will wear out sooner than a new one). However, transferring an air filter from a used car may be counter-productive since it may already have dust and dirt in it that will harm your car instead of helping it. The same goes for more sophisticated parts such as transmission. A general rule of the thumb is that more the internal and smaller moving components in an auto part, the riskier it is to acquire a used one for replacement.
You can also purchase used car parts from small shops that only sell used parts. There are plenty of these local stores in a majority of cities and neighborhoods. These places are often privately owned. Quite a few of these places will also offer a warranty on the parts that they sell. This is a nice option if you want some added security. The other benefit to going to your local used car part store is that the staff can assist you in finding the exact car part that you need. If you don't know much about cars, the may be able to help you figure out exactly which part needs replacement.
With after market classic car replica parts you can have a part that fits just about any classic car you could imagine, domestic or import at a much reduced cost.