Is it Safe to buy Second-Hand Peugeot Spares?

When looking at the Peugeot Spares, we have to factor in the set backs of importing new car parts.

If there is one thing that can be accredited to the French in terms of the motor industry, it is that they brought luxury vehicles to the average Joe (or Jill, as it turns out.) While several brands across many countries introduced luxury vehicles to the wealthy, it cannot be debated that the French were some of the first to deliver semi-luxury and luxury vehicles to everyday folk.

Electric windows (albeit just two the front at first), air conditioning, and power steering, along with a host of other extra features, were fitted to even the most modest models and entry-level vehicles. Interestingly, Peugeot was one of the forerunners of these innovations. However, the more extras they add, the more you’re going to be looking for Peugeot spares at some point or another.


New or Second-Hand

So it’s happened. You need Peugeot spares and after a little research, you find that brand new parts are not an option. The delivery time is too long and they’re simply just too costly! Your next educated bet would be to visit a reputable scrap yard like A.S.A.P. Spares to find Peugeot parts that would adequately fit your repair budget.


Roaring Reputable Reputations

The Internet is an extremely useful source of information regardless of what you are looking for. However, there are many social media sites that allow unchecked advertising. Before your money disappears into the electronic abyss, ensure that you are dealing with reputable scrap yards or notarised pre-owned Peugeot spares dealers like us. Try to connect with scrap yards that have been around for a few years and have a trusted reputation for selling genuine, excellent quality Peugeot spares. Reputable scrap yards only buy selected models of your car to ensure that worn out and tired parts aren’t on their stock sheets. Additionally, their professional parts sales and support staff should advise you if there are later-year model parts that boast improved performance for your vehicle.

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Local is Lekker

Unless there is absolutely no other option, try to source your used Peugeot spares locally. Again, with the assistance of the Internet, you can search across the country. This not only supports South African business but it keeps costs down. You purchase in your own currency and if transport costs are necessary, they’re local. No unfair conversion penalties, no import duties or shipping taxes, and there is far less chance of your Peugeot spares being delivered to Paris (No, Not Parys). Should the scrap yards in question be in your immediate area, take your mechanic or someone you trust who has previous parts experience with you. Scrap yards that are proud of their premises and even more proud of their products will welcome you gladly and invite you to browse. Here at A.S.A.P. Spares, we are incredibly proud of our well-organised scrap yard and invite all customers to have a peruse.


Tips for Finding Peugeot Spares

Make a note of your vehicle identification number (VIN) and the Peugeot spare part number you need from the scrap yards. The VIN number will identify the make, model and year of your vehicle, almost like a fingerprint. The part numbers will identify the exact parts that you require, almost like a DNA match for your car. Then, make a complete list of everything that you need (including close-up pictures on your phone if you can) and pass this on to the scrap yards you need quotations from. (Ask for reciprocating pictures in return if they’re mailing them to you.) Remember, the cheapest is not always the wisest! You need to make sure you are purchasing from a credible dealer like us!

The Verdict

Is it safe to buy second-hand Peugeot spares?

Yes! When you buy from a reputable source. There are many pirates out there that will ensure a horrific second-hand Peugeot spares experience. However, if you keep to these simple A.S.A.P. Spares guidelines and consider joining A.S.A.P Spares’ growing list of loyal supporters, you might be visiting scrap yards as a weekend hobby for many years to come.


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