How We Locate Our Used Car Parts
At Logel’s Auto Parts in Kitchener, we get asked a lot of questions about our used car parts. One of the most commonly asked questions is, “How do you locate your used car parts?”
In an effort to be transparent and provide our customers with the information they need to make an informed purchase, here is how we locate our parts:
All of Logel’s inventory is stored in an onsite database that is immediately uploaded to our systems, making our online part search instantaneous. The database includes condition, colour, price, and most importantly, what year and model of vehicle the particular part will fit. We refer to it as ‘interchange’.
If we don’t have the part you’re looking for, we use what are called ‘exchange partners’. Exchange partners are other recyclers with whom we share our inventory in Ontario. Most of these recyclers are other members of OARA (Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association) or CAR-MS (Management Solutions).
We have roughly 80 members in our exchange. OARA has a many more members than that, but those are the members we pull from. We can see their inventory on our lookup screens, exactly as we see ours, so all of the information we need is there.
If we can’t locate your part in Ontario via one of our trading partners, we can expand the search using what’s called our ‘eden locate’. This searches all of Ontario, Canada and the U.S.
We have several trading partners in the United States that have a sophisticated logistics network throughout the country. This means that they are able to locate parts quickly and can ship them within an accurate time frame.
If you’re looking for used car parts, get started with our auto parts search!
If you have more questions about how we locate our parts or anything related to our business, don’t hesitate to get in touch.