How to Get Affordable Used Spares in Gauteng

For many professional workshops, auto panel shops and home mechanics operating in and around Gauteng, one of the more pleasurable exercises of undertaking an auto rebuild project is arguably searching for used spares from scrap yards. There is something about the entire process, from drawing up the list and researching ways to get your hands on affordable auto parts to finally securing the spares required.

It may not always be the most pleasurable experience, though, but it certainly does take up much time and patience. Ideally, you find a dependable, reliable, trustworthy scrapyard with a renowned reputation. They either have great quality used spares onsite or they will gladly source them for you at really competitive prices. But how do you find these auto parts suppliers in Gauteng? Specialists in the trade, A.S.A.P. Spares walk you through the answer.

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Precautions to Follow When Finding Ways to Get Affordable Used Spares  

There are many ways to source used auto parts. There are local classifieds, scrapyards that sell over the internet and individual parts being sold separately online by privateers, among others. Your local used spares dealer is always the best place to start as it is convenient and there are no additional delivery costs to consider. Although most of these sources are legitimate, beware that not all dealers are honest.

Some will demand a deposit and then disappear into cyberspace. Others may forward you a part, but the part number, year model and specifications may be incorrect. Sometimes, even though the intentions are good, the condition of the part is worse than the one you are replacing. These are only a few of the precautions you need to look out for in your search for the perfect parts supplier.


Follow This 4-point Checklist for Perfect Results

Once you have been made aware of the precautions, you may find a reputable scrapyard that ticks most of the “perfect world” boxes. Still, there is more to consider when shopping for your used parts.

When sourcing your used spares, whether online or in person at your new-found, reliable scrapyard, it is advisable to have a four-point checklist of requirements to follow to ensure that you always purchase once with perfect results.

  1. Write down exactly what you need: Assuming you have checked that your supplier is a reputable source, know what you need. Write down the make, model and year of fabrication of the vehicle to simplify the process.
  2. Additional numbers you will need to note: To ensure accuracy when procuring the part, take note of the vehicle identification number (VIN) and the part number stamped into the part you require. Not all parts are compatible with all models. Your VIN and part numbers will ensure compatibility.
  3. Take Photos: The first prize is to take the relevant part with you when shopping for the replacement. If this is not possible, use your cell phone to take photos of the part from various angles and where it fits into the engine in relation to the surrounding parts.
  4. In-Person Visits: If possible, try to locate a scrapyard that you can visit in person. One-on-one visits build loyalty and trust between you and your supplier ensuring a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship. Additionally, there are no delivery, transport or mailing costs involved and you will know you are leaving with the perfect part in hand.


Where to Find the Perfect Parts Partnership

If you are looking for affordable, quality used auto spares or brand-approved aftermarket auto parts in Gauteng, consider an in-person visit to A.S.A.P Spares in Hermanstad, Pretoria West. If a visit is not possible, we offer a comprehensive product range online for your convenience. We have been supplying trusted, reliable auto parts for Opel, Suzuki, Peugeot, Renault, Chevrolet and Citroën since 2001. Join our happy community of return and new customers today. If we don’t have it, we will find it for you. A.S.A.P. Spares – your perfect part provider.


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