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Which Auto Parts to Use for Repairs

December 26th, 2009 Labelle Chevrolet 257 comments
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Which Auto Parts to Use for Repairs




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There are many options to choose from when it comes to a car that doesn’t work anymore: it can be junked, a new car can be purchased, the car can be fixed, a rental car can be used for the time being, or a family member’s can can also be used for the time being. There are a plethora of ideas that can be chosen from if one has a failing car, though, the best thing to do would just repair the car that doesn’t work any longer. This may also be harder than it looks, though, because of the fact that auto parts are expensive nowadays, labor is expensive when getting repairs done at an auto repair shop, and there are many choices to make as to what kind of repairs need to be made anyway.

One issue that many people deal with when fixing their car by themselves or having an auto repair shop fix their car is what type of auto parts they’ll be using. There are basically two types of auto parts that can be used to fix a car, and they both will be explained, as well as the pros and cons of using each type of auto part.

The first type of auto part that comes to mind when repairing one’s car is OEM auto parts . The term "OEM" stands for "original equipment manufacturer," and this means that OEM auto parts come directly from the company that made the car in the first place. In other words, if a person’s Chevrolet Cavalier were to fail because of the alternator or starter then an OEM alternator or starter could be purchased in order to repair the car. The benefit of buying original equipment manufacturer auto parts is the fact that there will generally be a warranty on the part that is bought. In addition, one is usually guaranteed that the part will work and fit the car on the first try.

A downside to ordering OEM auto parts is the fact that they are generally much more expensive that other types of auto parts . Whereas other auto parts may be around $50, the same auto parts that are bought from the OEM may be as much as $150. The price makes all the difference, too, when repairing your car, so it may not necessarily behoove you to purchase OEM auto parts .

On the other hand, the other type of auto parts that can be purchased when repairing a car is after-market auto parts , or auto parts that are made for the same automobile by third-parties. These automobile parts are generally much easier to run into, and more auto repair shops and retail stores generally carry after-market auto parts as opposed to OEM auto parts . That is one of the big advantages to buying those types of auto parts

Dealing with Junk Yard Auto Parts

December 26th, 2009 Labelle Chevrolet 271 comments
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Dealing with Junk Yard Auto Parts




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When trying to find the auto parts that are needed for any type of repair, it’s always important to find the cheapest ones available. It’s also important to remember where you purchased those auto parts in case something goes wrong or you need more of what you purchased. One method that many people take with them when looking for auto parts is to scour the junk yard first. Even though it does not seem appealing, the junk yards themselves may keep a running total list of the different types of auto parts that they have available. Nevertheless, the junk yard is a place to get used auto parts . On the other hand, though, one must be very careful when dealing with junk yard auto parts any time that they decide to buy from there. If you are a junk yard auto parts buyers then here are some definite guidelines to follow:

Hagglers Always Win!

Even though many people think that junk yard owners have set prices for the auto parts that they sell everyday, the opposite is actually true. There is usually no set price that junk yard owners have for the auto parts that they tow in from other cars, which is also the reason that it’s best to haggle the price down to the minimum amount that the junk yard owner is willing to go. For example, if an automobile’s engine is being sold for $100 then you may very well be able to talk him down to a $75 price range. On the other hand, if you’re a very good haggler then you may be able to get some of the engine’s auto parts around the $50 price range, but it may take some haggling. In the end, hagglers always win no matter how much the price is lowered.

Pay Attention to Detail

Another thing that potential buyers of auto parts should be aware of when searching for parts throughout a junk yard is the detail and condition of the part that they’re thinking about buying. For example, if a car door is dented right in the middle then you may be able to get it for a cheaper price then is listed. Furthermore, the dent in that door is probably very easy to pound out, which is another reason that it should be chosen. All in all, whenever a damaged auto part is chosen by the buyer then he or she has the duty and responsibility to talk the junk yard owner down in price.

Be Careful

If you have your heart set on buying all sorts of auto parts for your car at the junk yard, you may just want to relax and be a bit careful when searching through the junk and rubbish that’s available. Considering

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