Any decent spare parts supplier will tell you they have popular and not so popular parts on their shelves. Whether you need a used panel or a secondhand alternator, quite often you will find these parts at Perth Parts for whatever make or model we have. We even have specialised parts available. If you want to check out our inventory, our website allows you do just that 24 hours a day, through our online parts finder.
It always helps to know though, which parts are popular, and which are not. Whether you are researching a part for an upcoming service, or creating a spare parts kit, it pays to know what’s popular, as often this will impact on the price of the part as well. The most commonly sought-after parts are also the parts used most in a vehicle and so will need regular maintenance to extend their life span, but also regular replacement. Perth Parts also provides a warranty on some of the parts we sell, this is another thing to consider when purchasing spare parts for your vehicle.
The alternator charges your battery as you are driving and is often the cause of the car not starting, if the battery is dead. An underperforming or worn alternator is not difficult to replace but is one of those parts that will often catch us off guard.
Ever reverse into the mailbox and hear a crack? Odds are it was a taillight housing that cracked. Lights and indicators on vehicles are probably the most commonly replaced items other than panels. Usually, you wouldn’t need to replace hazy lights unless you have tried to clean them and its simply not working.
Been in a bingle but the only damage is to one of the side panels? You can pick up just about any panel from any auto parts recycler if available for a fraction of the cost. The only concern is colour matching the panel to the rest of your vehicle. Even if it is a different colour, a good panel beater can repaint to match your vehicle.
Damaged cables are a real problem in some makes and models. Luckily, most spare parts will come with some applicable cabling if needed. One thing you can do for peace of mind, is tell your mechanic you would rather source the parts from auto wreckers like Perth Parts and ask them to exhaust all second hand options before looking to replace your wiring.
For extra peace of mind, you could take your mechanic with you or at least have a picture of the item to be replaced, so you know what to look for. Bear in mind the electronics of a vehicle are a technical of your vehicle and may need that little extra expertise to problem solve. Always ensure you have diagnosed the issue first before purchasing a new part as this will save you money and further hassles.
Perth Parts have a massive selection of items to restore the reliability and performance of your vehicle in almost all aspects and as the leading spare parts retailer in Perth and surrounding areas, we can help you find what you need; 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 find the part you need. We stock an extensive collection of parts across a range of makes from Dodge to Ford, Jeep to Nissan and numerous models from each range and we are constantly updating our collections.