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When your car breaks down or you’re doing repairs, the last thing you want is to go through an online scam. We have all seen or heard of it happening; you get a great deal and it never actually arrives, or worse – you spend money on a product, it’s faulty or breaks down quickly, and there’s no way to get a refund.

It’s easier than ever to find great deals on auto parts online. Many specialty and rare parts can be found and shipped from all over the world, and genuine competition has driven down the prices of more common parts, helping consumers everywhere.

But when you make important auto part purchases online, it’s important to look for a few key things.

Make Sure You Get the Part You Need

Manufacturers are often using updated or slightly varied parts in their newer models. The easiest way to make sure you are ordering the right part is to have a matching model, make, and year for your vehicle. However, there may be a matching alternative even if it’s from a different year or model – check your owner’s manual to make sure you get the right part.

Choose Guaranteed Products

Perth Parts Solutions has a standard three-month guarantee on all used parts sold through us, with the option to extend the warranty. When you purchase parts online, always look to see if it has a warranty or is otherwise guaranteed. With bigger purchases or ones that may cause significant damage if not installed or used correctly, we always recommend having an extended warranty.

Have Your Part Arrive On Time

One thing to consider is how quickly you need the part. If you need your car back and functioning quickly after it’s gone through some damages, you probably don’t want to order a part online and find it takes a month and a half to ship from overseas. Purchasing parts online is often great because you can find parts sold anywhere in the world – but check to see what shipping costs and times are before clicking confirm. Some wreckers and auto parts yards will do local delivery, or offer fast shipping.

Buy From Trustworthy Sources

It’s all too easy to get tempted by a low price tag on Gumtree or eBay. But it’s always more reliable to purchase from a certified reseller rather than another person in your area. Wrecker yards and auto parts stores are accountable to customer reviews, return policies, and state resale laws – other people who take apart their cars themselves aren’t.

With the huge selection of used auto parts online, it’s easier than ever to find exactly the price you need and shop around. When making purchases online, keep in mind the value of purchasing from trusted resellers with guaranteed services.

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  1. Roger Miller says:

    Nice blog post. Thanks for sharing these tips, one should have some knowledge for the same..I had problem with my car repairing and hired http://at-laundercoachworks.co.uk/
    in Bromley, Kent and they did great job for me. I appreciate that provided me some good tips as well to take care of my vehicle!

  2. Scott says:

    I appreciate that you recommend to buy parts from a company that guarantees their product. I can see why this would be especially good for things that could potential cause damage if they were to malfunction. My dad likes to buy older cars and fix them up. I’ll have to ask if he buys parts that are guaranteed.

  3. Buying auto parts is often a challenging task, especially for new car owners, This article provides several pointers that must consider when buying auto parts online. Thanks for this wonderful post.

  4. Mark Dyson says:

    Online buying and selling systems are now spread all over the world. Buyers and sellers are getting better benefits from online strategy, therefore, we have found thousands of varieties of products available online. Car parts and other car information related things are also available online. Thanks for these wonderful tips for buying auto parts online.

  5. I’m attempting to fix my car myself since I’ve heard it was a simple fix. I also had a friend mention to me that you can save money by finding auto parts online. It’s nice to know that I’ll need to take into account how long it’ll be until it comes in the mail.

  6. Marcus Coons says:

    I totally agree with you in that it is always a good idea to make sure you consult with your operator’s manual when choosing auto parts. It makes sense that doing this can help you find the best parts that are compatible with the type of car you own. Personally, I would want to make sure I find a store that has a good reputation and that cares about providing the best parts for their customers.

  7. I like the recommendation you made, to know the make, model, and year, of the car you need the part for. My brother-in-law loves fixing cars at any chance he gets. I’m sure it’s a big hassle when you don’t get the part you’re actually needing.

  8. RamanMalik says:

    Thanks for sharing a great post. buying auto parts it’s a challenge for all.

  9. Thanks for the tips for buying vehicle parts online. I didn’t know that there could be so many slightly changed types of parts to buy. When I go to get a new fender for my truck, I’ll make sure to have the matching model and make to look at when I buy it!

  10. Ashley Turns says:

    My husband is looking for some Paoli wheel guns to put in the old car he’s fixing up in the garage. So I appreciate the tip to make sure that you order the right part that you need by checking out the make, year, and model of the vehicle you are fixing. I’ll be sure to tell my husband to make sure that he looks for the exact right model of Paoli wheel guns so that he won’t have to return them and start the search for some new parts.

  11. My son’s car has been having a small problem and it’s actually something that I know how to fix but I don’t have the right part. I liked that you had mentioned in your article that when buying used parts it can be important to buy from a trusted source that can back the purchase with return policies. I think I’ll have to start looking for a company that sells used car parts so that I can be sure I’m getting them from a trustworthy source.

  12. Derek Dewitt says:

    I have an old car I’ve been trying to fix up but I’m not sure about buying parts online. I like that you suggest getting extended warranties on bigger purchases. This would definitely prove to me they are a trusted seller and put my mind at ease in case I needed a replacement. Thanks for the tips!

  13. Kayla says:

    Thanks for these tips! My dad is now planning to buy used auto parts. We are now looking up some automotive services to help us.

  14. Zachary Tomlinson says:

    Wow, it’s a great article! I like how you talked about checking the guarantee while choosing auto parts. My niece is going to buy a car, so I’ll definitely share this useful information in order to be sure of her safety and health on the road.

  15. Thanks for mentioning getting the matching parts to the make of the vehicle. I would have thought that you could throw any random engine into any other car and it would work just the same. I’ll have to remember your tips before I do any work on my car.

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