< BACK TO RESULTS How can Perth Parts help extend the life of your vehicle, without breaking the budget? How can Perth Parts help extend the life of your vehicle, without breaking the budget?BLOG06/12/2018by admin

Perth Parts is well known across the country for providing clean, salvaged spare parts not just to the Perth area, but across Australia. The team at Perth Parts have an extensive knowledge base and the skills to match to ensure each part salvaged from a wreck is provided to our customers in perfect working order at the fraction of a cost of new. Often these parts were always in working order, however the vehicle was damaged beyond repair in another way. So why pay more, when Perth Parts can provide you with an almost brand-new part from the manufacturer as a cheaper, greener alternative? We at Perth Parts pride ourselves on the parts we source and remove from wrecks, we provide guarantees on our parts, so you can rest assured you are in safe hands.  We cater to a large range of vehicle makes and models and if we do not have the part you need on our shelves, our friendly team are only too happy to help source the part through our reliable and reputable network of partners. We also offer delivery to the Perth metro area and postage across the country at cost.

With Christmas just around the corner, how can Perth Parts take a little pressure off your hip pocket should something happen suddenly? We can help you with the cheaper alternative to buying brand new with our impeccable second hand, salvaged parts. In the meantime, we have put together a cheat sheet of sorts, of the things you can start doing now to extend the life of your vehicle and reduce the ongoing costs of maintenance and upkeep.

A myriad of different factors and environmental issues can impact the lifespan of your vehicle. On average cars are traded in after around 3-5 years or in some cases when the warranty expires, however some drivers have made conscious choices to hold onto and extend the life of their vehicle by paying attention to a few things along the way.

Liquids – Your engine is thirsty!
Coolants and oils along with other engine fluids have the ability to make or break your vehicle. Some of these liquids are responsible for keeping your engine cool, which can prevent serious overheating of the engine known to cause cracks in engine blocks amongst a number of other issues which could be very expensive if left untreated for any length of time. Engine oil helps lubricate the moving parts of the engine, and without oil, the parts rubbing together can cause significant damage which could see you stuck on the side of the road and that’s no way to spend the family holiday. Brake fluid is also a must watch liquid for your vehicle.

Another thing to keep an eye on is your garage floor, or wherever you store your vehicle. If stains or liquids start to appear under the vehicle after it has been sitting, it’s time to take a closer look. Whilst leaks don’t seem like a big deal, you want to sort them out before they start costing you hundreds of dollars to fix along with the damage that leak caused.

Habits – These habits need to be kicked to the curb!
Riding the brakes or clutch; this will wear both elements prematurely and is also not the safest way to operate a vehicle. If you only drive your car small distances, you can also run the risk of the engine having a build-up of unburnt fuel or debris, which can make your engine work harder and cause damage to your internal parts. It’s important to run your vehicle at higher speeds from time to time, so take it out onto the highway, giving the engine time to really heat up and move some of that debris for the block.

Perth Parts have a massive selection of items to restore the reliability and performance of your vehicle in almost all aspectsand as the leading spare parts retailer in Perth and surrounding areas, we can help you find what you need this Christmas; we can even ship it across Australia. If you cannot find your replacement part, contact our team today on (08) 9209 3900 and let us help you give your business an innovative difference. From the team at Perth Parts, we would like to wish all of our customers both past and present a happy and safe holiday season, we look forward to helping you with your spare parts needs well into the new year and beyond.