Repairing a damaged vehicle can be both a lengthy and expensive process. If your car has been damaged and isn't functioning properly, you're no doubt looking for the quickest and most cost-effective solution to getting it back on the road. Today we'll talk about how to go about finding the right parts to get you mobile again.
When your auto shop says that they have to special order a part that could take weeks to arrive — used auto parts can be a godsend. You won't have to wait a week to get your part, and you'll probably spend less cash. There are, however, important measures to take when setting out to purchase auto parts for a DIY fix.
Make sure you already know what you're looking for before you arrive. This will cut down on time spent explaining your quest and will let the salvage technicians know you mean business. A reputable group, like the team at Orthodox Auto Company, will already have used car parts grouped to save even more time for their customers.
Don't be shy if this is your first trip to the salvage yard. The technicians aren't there to judge people who don't know much about cars — they want to educate them! Make sure to pick the technicians' brains and ask the pertinent questions that will aid you in fixing your car. Also make sure to ask plenty about the auto parts you're interested in purchasing; you don't want to buy a faulty, used auto part to replace a broken one.
It's wise not to attempt replacing auto parts that are meant to wear out with already worn-out used parts. Things like brake rotors, alternators and starters all function in a way that wears them down over time — these pieces are worth buying new.
When you're thinking about getting your hands on some used car parts, give Orthodox Auto a call. We'll gladly look through our salvage yard to find you the piece you're looking for. If you have questions or have a junk car you'd like to get rid of, contact us today at (215) 876-0477.