Essential Tips for Finding High-Quality Auto Parts Online

Motor mechanics will confirm that advancements in technology have made shopping for quality auto parts online easier and more complicated at the same time. It is an interesting conundrum since the internet opens a global doorway to exciting avenues for new and used motor spares at competitive prices.

Regardless of make, model, age or year of first registration, if you need a part for an automobile, you will probably find it somewhere online. But, at the same time, electronic shopping apps have created a maze of new logistical challenges that should be considered before making payments for unseen products or purchases.

At A.S.A.P. Spares, we embrace new technology and are able to assist new clients from further afield by providing superior auto parts online when they are unable to find similar quality options closer to home. However, there are a few guidelines to follow before completing online transactions.

Auto Parts - Finding Quality Auto Spares Online

Guidelines for Finding Quality Auto Parts Online

  1. Know the Part You Need

You would require the part number to correlate with what you are looking for and be able to check this before purchase. You can do this by checking your owner’s manual or asking a local professional. Once you know what you are looking for, searching for it becomes easier.

  1. Make Sure the Part is Compatible with Your Vehicle

Even if part numbers correlate and the parts look the same, there might be slight variations between the model and year of fabrication. Auto parts may have different specifications that could affect how they operate on your vehicle. Check the part number against your VIN and scrutinise the product description on the webpage before purchasing.

  1. Compare Prices

Once you have identified the exact part you need, compare prices between sellers. You can compare prices on various online platforms or use comparison websites. Check once-off sellers versus new and used auto parts scrapyards. Keep in mind, though, the cheapest option is probably not your best option. Beware of low-quality or counterfeit parts.

  1. Consider Shipping and Transport

The weight of the part you are shopping for will determine your search area. The heavier the object, the more expensive it is to deliver to you. Depending on your location, a cheaper part in Cape Town may work out to be more expensive to deliver than a more expensive part in Bloemfontein. Also, find out beforehand, who carries insurance costs in case of damage in transit.

  1. Check Credentials and Quality

One of the biggest concerns when buying auto parts online is trust. There is so much evidence of low-quality, counterfeit and fraudulent activity in this sector that there is cause for concern. To ensure that you are not a victim, check the seller’s name and reputation. How long have they been in business and do they have a fixed premises address?


Who to Trust When Searching for Quality Auto Parts Online

Not only have the new and used auto spares professionals at A.S.A.P. Spares been delivering superior car parts since 2001, but we have also secured a solid name and reputation as the best specialised parts dealer in Gauteng. We specialise in Opel, Suzuki, Peugeot, Renault, Chevrolet and Citroën. Why not pop in for an introduction or join our growing community of online customers? A.S.A.P. Spares – if we don’t have it, we’ll find it for you.