Fun Facts About Cars and Auto Spares 

If you are on the hunt for some auto spares, you are probably wondering how to separate the quality dealerships from the hoodwinkers. Maybe it is time to replace the fan belt, or perhaps the windscreen wipers need changing. If Lady Luck is not smiling upon you right now, it could even be a bigger job like an entire engine replacement. Whatever you are looking for, be it an interior or exterior auto spare, we have an array of premium car parts at an affordable rate. With us on your side, the hassle of finding quality spares is diminished and safety guaranteed. auto Spares

Buying new or used auto spares from a reputable supplier is essential if you want your car to tick along safely. Opting for a trusted dealership like A.S.A.P. Spares naturally gives you that extra piece of mind. We will take care of the sourcing, admin, and safety checks while focusing on finding the best spares for your car. Whether you are a car fanatic with dreams of owning a vintage collection one day or purely interested in getting from A to B in a fuel-efficient city car, cars are here to stay. In fact, it is believed that there are about a billion cars on the road today, which basically means that one in every seven people is driving a vehicle. Since we are pretty wild about cars here at A.S.A.P. Spares, we thought we would share some fun automotive facts.

4 Fantastic Facts about Cars

Here are some fun facts about cars and auto spares that you might not know.

  • Cars Are Made Up of Thousands of Parts: The average car is made up of 30 000 parts. When you crunch the numbers, it makes sense that these parts might need replacing from time to time, and it is kind of amazing that our vehicles do not break down more often. Knowing who to call when an auto part needs replacing is imperative if you want to get back on the road fast. When it comes to A.S.A.P. Spares, we will ensure that all necessary parts are easily accessible and up to industry standards. If we do not have a particular part at hand or in our scrapyard, we will reach out to our vast network and do our best to find you the best auto spares.
  • Over 70 Million New Cars are Produced Annually: Yep, you read that correctly. A whopping 78 million cars were built in 2020, or about 213 698 a day if we want to get technical. The new car industry is thriving. To date, the Toyota Corolla is the most produced vehicle, with over 43 million sold globally. This is followed very closely by Ford’s F-series, with over 40 million cars having been manufactured. Luckily, with so many of these vehicles on the road, auto spares can be easy to find.
  • The Second-Hand Market is Booming Too: Just because new cars are being manufactured, it does not mean that the second-hand market is missing out. In fact, it continues to boom in the South African market. AutoTrader’s 2020 Car Report noted that the most popular second-hand car was the Ford Ranger, followed very closely by the Volkswagen Polo. Luckily, this means that there are loads of second-hand spares floating around and these keep servicing costs down when you need a repair.
  • Cars Can Crank Super High Mileages: Choosing a reputable vehicle can ensure that you get to enjoy your cars for many years ahead. Some vehicles are able to clock incredible mileage, with one car clocking an incredible 2,85 million miles. If we break that down into a visual, that is the same as someone driving around planet Earth 100 times. We are guessing that the car needed some premium spare parts from time to time.

Explore Our Range of Auto Spares and Services 

If you are ready to invest in new and used, premium-quality auto spares, then browse our products today. What started out as a small Opel spares business soon grew into one of Pretoria’s largest auto spares suppliers. We specialise in Opel, Peugeot, Renault, Chevrolet, Suzuki, and Citroën, and will happily source any parts that we do not have on hand. If you are looking for a particular piece, be sure to fill in our request form here with information on the vehicle brand, model, make engine number, and year. You can also enjoy the following offerings when you work with our team:

  • A Well-Organised Scrapyard: While the word “scrapyard” might bring about images of chaos and disorder, we pride ourselves on our neat, organised, and fully functioning scrapyard. This offers clients a fantastic opportunity to scout the yard and find precisely what they are looking for. Feel free to browse at your leisure or chat with the team if you need some expert advice and help.
  • We Buy Accident-Damaged Cars: If you have an accident-damaged car that you are looking to get rid of, we will happily have a look and send you an offer if we would like to take it. Often, accidents render cars unroadworthy and selling them for their spare parts is the best way to make some extra cash.

Premium and Trusted Spares: Whether you buy new or used spares from us, one thing is guaranteed: the quality. All our used auto spares undergo quality checks prior to selling them to ensure that they are safe and ready for the road. Explore our diverse product catalogue here to see if the spare you need is easily available.

If you are ready to find the best spares for the job, get in touch with us today. Give us a call on 012 379 1300 or send us an email to We look forward to helping you on your next automotive adventure and finding quality spares that will keep your car going for many years to come. For any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us.