Purchasing Used Auto Parts vs. New Auto Parts

Purchasing Used Auto Parts vs. New Auto Parts

When a mechanic gives you the estimate to fix your car, you may be surprised at the total. Fortunately, there are ways to lower that bill. Many people do not look into purchasing used auto parts. There are numerous misconceptions about buying new vs. used. While there are pros and cons to both sides, knowing the risks and benefits can benefit your vehicle and your wallet.

Purchasing Used Auto Parts Pros

There are several benefits to purchasing your auto parts in a used condition. The most obvious is the cost. Buying used can result in a significant discount when compared to brand new parts. Additionally, used auto parts are better for the environment. If more people were to buy used, manufacturers would have fewer parts to make. Since the manufacturing process can be harmful to the environment, purchasing used parts can reduce the effects.

Purchasing Used Auto Parts Cons

Although it would be nice to purchase used parts at no risk, there is some involved. Fortunately, most salvage yards are fair in their return policies. Nonetheless, it can take time to find out that a part does not fit or work with your vehicle. If you find yourself in a rush to get your car in working order, finding the used part can fall on the cons side of the list.

Purchasing New Auto Parts Pros

Buying brand new, shiny parts for your car is a great way to ensure you are getting high-quality items. When it comes to safety, you would be best off purchasing new parts. Airbags, windshield wipers, and other parts related to your safety cannot be guaranteed safe from a junkyard. Additionally, you know exactly how much mileage has been put on the part when it comes to new parts. Estimating parts from a salvage yard is not always so easy.

Purchasing New Auto Parts Cons

The most obvious reason to avoid purchasing new auto parts is the price. A vehicle repair can climb in price when new parts are added into the mix. However, if the mechanic uses used parts to fix your car, you can quickly drop your final bill. It is also important to remember that purchasing new auto parts often benefit a large corporation, whereas purchasing from your local junkyard helps small businesses.

Whether you’re a mechanic by hobby or trade, we have the parts you need. We provide quality late model foreign & domestic used auto & truck parts as well as a free parts locator service. That means if we don’t have the part you’re looking for in stock we will do our best to locate it for you!

Call us at (508) 697-6319 or fill out the ‘Chuckran Parts Office Form’ below, with your inquiries!


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