Three Ways to Find Affordable Used Auto Spares

All vehicles have to be serviced and maintained to ensure that they are safe to drive, and to prevent accidents and breakdowns. It is vital that checks are regularly performed and to ensure that the vehicle is serviced according to the time or distance specifications of the manufacturer, in order to make sure that the vehicle remains in good working order and to keep the resale value as high as possible.

While it is possible for vehicle owners to perform the smaller maintenance jobs, such as keeping oil and water levels topped up and ensuring that tyre pressure and tyre condition is satisfactory, the more advanced servicing and maintenance tasks have to be performed by a professional who has access to the most suitable and affordable new or used auto spares and parts. As a vehicle owner, however, you will definitely be able to get hold of your own vehicle parts in order to cut down on workshop expenses, and often a second-hand or used part would do just as well as a new one, as long as it is in good condition and tested or checked by the supplier.

There are a few ways to get hold of affordable used auto spares:

  • Local supplier: Often, the suppliers of car parts and spares are able to provide the parts you need, and when looking for a supplier, it is best to find someone who is based in your area. This means that you are able to reach them easily, and that you are able to view the site and the workshop for yourself to make a decision about the quality of products that they supply. It can be hard to find parts for imported vehicles and often, it is much easier to get these parts from spares suppliers that specialise in particular vehicle makes or models. If you find it hard to locate your required spares from your local supplier, you may ask them if they would be prepared to source the relevant parts for you. This could save you a lot of time and money!
  • Purchasing online: It is now possible to purchase just about anything online and the online car parts market is huge, with thousands of suppliers available and open for business on the internet. It is relatively easy to get hold of affordable used auto spares in this way, but there is no guarantee when it comes to the parts you receive, the condition of the parts or the value you get for your money. This is why it is important to do some research first to ensure that the online supplier you buy from has a good reputation and a great product line.
  • Scrapyards: If you need affordable used auto spares, one of the best options could be to visit a scrapyard. Here, accident damaged or broken down vehicles are kept to source parts from, and often there are practically new parts that can be re-used with a great deal of success. It is essential, however, that the supplier or scrapyard owner can test or inspect the used parts sourced from these vehicles, in order to gauge how effective or reliable it will be, and finding a scrapyard that provides warranties on the used parts they sell is always advisable. This means that extra care and attention is given to ensuring that the part will be suitable, safe and reliable.


If you need more information on finding affordable used auto spares or reliable new car parts, do contact our team at A.S.A.P. Spares immediately – we will be able to provide you with valuable advice, great prices and quality products!