Are you looking for a new seat or a steering wheel for your car? Perhaps you’re keen to get into the garage and boost your vehicle’s performance with a new and more performance engine? Or maybe you just need a replacement for your cracked or broken mirrors or handles. Whatever it is you’re looking for, it’s vital that you look around for the best deal you can find on the market rather than simply taking the quote from your service for auto parts.
When you go for your car’s MOT you don’t have to pay for anything other than their service and labour, so it can save you significant money if you go elsewhere to find good quality, new and remanufactured auto parts from specialist retailers to improve your car’s appearance and performance. Here are some tips and advice on where to look…
Know Your Car
First of all you should determine the make and model so you can know the exact manufacturer date and model before you go looking for new parts. Some suppliers will ask for your engine number or serial numbers so they can help give you a price, so you must have all the vital information handy. You should also get the right name of the colour if you’re looking for body parts. Then you have to decide whether you want to buy new or used parts. If it is a mechanical part that you are buying then you have to consider that there is a risk the wear on your adjoining part will make it unsuitable for a new part. If you have an older car then this is of course a slightly larger concern. If you need new parts for a car that is only a few years old then you are likely to be better off by purchasing a remanufactured or factory original part.
Go for a cheap delivery service to save on shipping costs, or find a local dealer close to your home. Some online retailers offer free delivery over a fixed amount, but may bill that into the part’s list price. Delivery time is also something to consider if you can’t use your car because of the missing or faulty parts and if you want to pay more for faster shipping. Finally be sure to ask questions of the professionals when it comes to buying new parts.
Firms like SGS Engineering know what they are talking about usually and can save you time and hassle when you are looking for the right parts. So talk to them and make sure you get what you’re looking for.