How to Find Suitable Opel Corsa parts in South Africa

Are you the owner of an Opel Corsa? If yes, you will probably have a hassle trying to find high-quality Opel Corsa parts in South Africa at some stage or another. There are various avenues you can explore, and here we look at various ways and places where you can source your Opel spares in SA.

Directly from Manufacturer

If the parts you need are in high demand, you will often find that you have to order directly from the manufacturer. This sometimes means that you have to wait for parts or spares to arrive from overseas, which could be highly inconvenient if you or a client is stuck without a vehicle during this time. It could, however, be worth the wait, as authentic parts are usually very well made, and custom designed and manufactured to fit your specific make and model. Manufacturers also know that they have a reputation to uphold and therefore perform extensive quality control and testing on the parts and spares that they manufacture. The part will inevitably fit the engine well and you won’t run the risk of damage to other engine parts or components. Often, manufacturers also provide guarantees on the performance and longevity of the part. It could, however, be quite costly to purchase new Opel Corsa parts in South Africa straight from the manufacturer!

Generic Parts or Spares

Generic parts are made according to wider specifications and without particular vehicles and makes in mind. This means that they may not fit the engine very well and could end up damaging other parts of the engine or not perform well in certain vehicles. While a lot of these are very well made and are a lot less expensive than manufacturer parts, the quality of the materials could be lacking and the part may not last as long or perform as well as others. The quality control and safety testing is also not as rigorous as with authentic car parts from a manufacturer, and this could lead to an array of other engine problems.

Second-Hand or Used Car Parts

Used Opel Corsa parts in South Africa can be provided by certain suppliers or distributors, or you can harvest these from a scrapyard. Often, accident-damaged vehicles or vehicles that cost too much to repair contain very usable or almost-new parts, and these can be removed and sold as used parts. The owner or manager of the scrapyard will usually catalogue the usable parts, and often these will be removed and tested before being sold. Purchasing second-hand parts could provide the perfect solution for someone who likes the reliability of an authentic manufacturer part, but at a significantly lower price. It is also possible to scan parts on suppliers’ websites or catalogue pages to find out whether the parts are available.

At A.S.A. P. Spares, we specialise in the supply of new and used Renault, Peugeot, SAAB and Opel parts in South Africa. If you need a part or spare, just give us a call!