Your Car Parts Supplier and Scrapyard in Pretoria
There are so many ways to go about finding a car parts supplier for your vehicle. If it is still new enough to be covered by a warranty or a service or maintenance plan, you don’t have to go to any trouble at all because, during this stage of its life, the manufacturer still looks after it. They supply, fit, and pay for failed parts. A service or maintenance plan will even pay for service items. The official dealership is your parts supplier during this time and you simply bring your car in and have it attended to free of charge. This is the truly painless part of car ownership, but it comes at a cost.
New cars are expensive and current economic conditions are tough. That is why more people who have bought new cars are now holding on to them longer and others who might have considered a new car are now rather opting for a second-hand one. Both of these options come with a caveat and that is that the responsibility of procuring those parts become the owner’s and it might come as a rude shock to find out how much car spares can actually cost. While these costs might have been hidden when the car was new (if you failed to peruse your service invoice), they become very much evident now. And that could be a problem.
Maintaining Older Cars
As cars age, their values drop and the become worth far less. For many people, these cars are worth a lot more as functional transport than the meagre amount of money they could get if they had to sell them. However, maintenance does not correspond to this drop in value. A windscreen for a 5-year-old car costs the same when bought new than that of a brand-new car of the same type. But if your car is not worth much anymore, it very much feels like over-capitalisation to spend a fortune on maintenance to keep it going. Had you known it would be so expensive to run, you might have chosen something else. Then again, you might not have known you would have to keep it this long. Either way, life happens and now you are looking for a cheaper source of parts for your car.
This is where scrapyards come into play. They buy wrecks of accident-damaged and written-off cars and then strip all the salvageable parts that they can resell from these wrecks. There may be hundreds of perfectly serviceable, undamaged parts in such a wreck and these can be offered at far lower prices than their new counterparts. We sell these parts over the counter at our shop in Pretoria West but you are also welcome to walk amongst the lines of wrecks in our scrapyard to find what you are looking for, as new wrecks that have not been fully stripped yet come in all the time. Our helpful staff is always on hand to help you get the part you need, once you have found it.
Six Specialist Brands
It is not always easy to know where to find the scrapyards that would be able to assist you. Some scrapyards have all brands of vehicles and it can be a nightmare finding the part you need from the vast sea of wrecks. A.S.A.P. Spares specialises in six brands only, so if you are an owner of a Chevrolet, Opel, Suzuki, Renault, Peugeot, or Citroën, we should be your first port of call. We cater only for these six brands and what this means is that our business is focused and we can provide more of what people want for these six marques, rather than having just a few wrecks of every brand imaginable.
Our scrapyard is also particularly useful for Chevrolet owners, since the brand has withdrawn from the South African market a few years ago and Chevy drivers might be concerned about their ability to maintain their cars affordably in the coming years. This is compounded by the fact that residual values of Chevrolet cars have also suffered because of the brand leaving the country. As long as there are still Sparks, Aveos, Sonics, Cruzes and the like driving around on South Africa’s roads – and there are still thousands – fresh wrecks will become available and we will sell the parts we strip off them. This could still tide you over for a good few years, so you can get the best out of your Chevrolet.
At A.S.A.P. Spares, we go the extra mile to ensure that our customers are happy. You can exchange any faulty part, as long as you have not modified it and it is still in the condition in which we sold it. Furthermore, we have not been around since 2001 for no reason and when you work with us, you will certainly appreciate the values of honesty and transparency that we hold dear in our dealings with our customers. We even offer a request-a-part service so, if you cannot find what you are looking for with us, we will try to find it elsewhere in our supplier network. We want to be your one-stop shop for all parts for these six brands. Feel free to contact us today.