Questions You Should Ask Before Buying Used Car Parts

 In Auto Part Tips, Auto Recycling, Engines & Transmissions, Used Auto Parts

Buying used car parts is a great way to save money and be environmentally-conscious in the course of maintaining your car. While there are several places where you can buy your used car parts, not all auto parts recyclers are the same.

Before you buy your next used car part, consider these questions first:

1. Is the used car part dealer reputable?

Even if a used car part dealer looks trustworthy from the outside, asking them questions about the parts they’re trying to sell you is the best way to identify a reputable dealer. If they know a lot about the part you’re buying and can provide you with additional information from the outset, you know you’ll be buying from the right dealer.

2. Are the car parts in good condition?

Used car parts won’t be as shiny and scratch-free as new car parts, but they should still be in good condition. Used car parts should be cleaned and tested and be ready to work in your car after installation. If you can, try to get a guarantee or a warranty on your used car parts so you have peace of mind that they will work after they’ve been installed in your car.

3. Is the used car part returnable?

If something goes wrong after the installation, knowing that you can return your used car part is important. Most reputable used car part dealers have a return policy. At Logel’s, you can return your car part within 60 days of purchase with the original invoice if the part is defective.

4. Do I know what car part I need?

Before you buy a used car part, it’s essential that you know the details and specifications of the part you need. This will save you time and possible money.

5. Should I buy my car part new or used?

When it comes to car parts like batteries, transmissions and tail lights, it’s a great idea to buy these new — and parts like exhaust systems and wiper blades might be better bought new.

At Logel’s Auto Parts in Kitchener-Waterloo, we carry a wide range of high-quality used car parts. Learn how we locate our parts to ensure we’re providing our customers with the best.

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