Chev Parts: Which Chev Spare Parts Aren’t You Thinking About?
There are some Chev parts you probably haven’t thought about – but which you may very well need in the future. These Chev spare parts might be hard to find, so best find a supplier while the original is still in working condition.
In our quest for constant preparation to mitigate the effects of life’s unexpected surprises, we tend to do things in order of importance. One would suppose that every soon-to-be Chev owner makes a couple of initial inquiries before investing in his/her brand new (or 2nd hand) vehicle: “Do you supply Chev spare parts? No? Oh, the shop around the corner does. Well that’s good.”
But when we enquire about the availability of Chev parts, we’re often referring to – and this is the meaning taken by the friendly sales consultant – the vital parts that make the vehicle move.
But what if the door handle suddenly gives up the fight? If you cannot get into the car, the vehicle won’t move. If it won’t move, there’s no need to worry about those other parts then, is it? But the door handle is just one small part of the many we don’t think about.
So before you buy a car, consider this order of importance when making your inquiries about Chev parts:
- You need to get into the car, first. Ask your Chev dealer about the spare keys and getting new keys made in case the spare set is lost as well. High-end vehicles tend to have their keys custom-made, sometimes in other countries. What would it cost to get these replaced? How long will it take to get here? The same is true for the locking mechanism, since it won’t help having keys if the locking mechanism stubbornly refuses to do its job. Then lastly, the door handle.
- You need to get the vehicle started. The closer you get to the engine, the more general “are spare Chev parts readily available” questions come into play. While starting mechanisms might be more easily obtained than keys, it might pay to know how long you’ll have to wait for these Chev parts to arrive. More often than not motorists are left stranded, or forced to shell out on a rental, because it takes a day or two to get the part, and another day to get it fitted.
- You need to get the car moving. An acquaintance who knows quite a lot about vehicles once named a certain vehicle make, stating that these vehicles need a really big service when they hit 100,000kms. While the same might not be true for Chev vehicles, it does pay to find out whether there are peculiar-yet-vital things that need to be replaced throughout the vehicles lifetime. In this case it not only pays to ask your Chev dealer, but also other Chev owners. Internet forum boards are also a great source of relevant information.
As Chevvies become more prominent on South African roads, the availability of Chev parts will increase. Still, it pays to know who you need to call when Chev spare parts are desperately needed to get you to that meeting in the morning.