Buying Used Car Parts vs New

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When it comes to keeping your vehicle running smoothly, high-quality parts are a must. So how can you be sure you’re getting the best deal on parts? Here are a few tips to help you decide whether you should buy new auto parts or used auto parts:

Benefits of Buying New Auto Parts

A new and used oil filter used to demonstrated new vs used parts

New parts, sometimes known as ‘aftermarket parts’, are made by a 3rd party manufacturer. They are almost identical to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts like the ones you would get from the factory that made your vehicle.

Some key benefits to buying new auto parts include:

  • They are widely available
  • Parts will come with a warranty
  • They have never been used before and will typically last longer than used parts

TIP: Ensure that you buy parts from a reputable supplier to get a great bang for your buck, without sacrificing quality.

Benefits of Buying Used Auto Parts

A variety of used parts sitting on a shelf

Used parts have come from a vehicle that is no longer running.

Some key benefits to buying used auto parts include:

  • They will be made specifically for your vehicle’s make and model at a plant that manufactures your vehicle
  • They are generally less expensive than buying new
  • Buying used is an excellent way to help care for our environment by recycling parts that would otherwise wind up in the junkyard. Because of this, availability is dependent on access to a vehicle that is no longer in use.

How To Decide Which Option Is Best For You

Ultimately, both new and used parts can work. Our team will work with you to determine the best choice for you based on information including, the age of your vehicle, your budget, and how quickly you need the part.

If you’re in the market for a part for your vehicle, get in touch with our team today.

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    Thank you for mentioning that buying used parts is generally less expensive while also being an excellent way to take care of our environment by preventing more parts from winding up in junkyards instead of getting recycled. It seems like something is wrong with my brother’s car engine since I overheard him say he was getting replacement parts for it later. I hope he finds the right auto parts he needs for his car at a good price.

  • Lily Bridgers

    I appreciate you bringing up the fact that purchasing old components is not only often more cost-effective but also a great method to protect the environment as fewer parts end up in junkyards rather than being recycled. Based on what I overheard him say, my brother’s car’s engine appears to be having problems. He mentioned receiving replacement components later. I hope he gets a fair deal on the correct auto components for his vehicle.

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