Is your Ford not performing as it should? Does it need repairs to keep it on the road? Then you may be in the market for used car parts.
Buying secondhand auto parts can be a cheaper alternative to buying new, but it can also put you at risk if you don’t go through the right company.
We will give you a breakdown of everything you should know before buying used Ford auto parts in Perth.
Know your car
Parts vary between makes and models, so it isn’t as easy as searching for a Ford window or a Ford door.
You need to know:
- The make of the car (the brand, for example Ford)
- The model of the car (the name, for example Festiva)
- The year your car was manufactured
- The VIN number
- The part number
- The colour of your car
Why do you need this information? Even minor differences in parts can affect their performance. If you happen to have the part number, this will make the shopping process easier, but it’s not essential.
The colour of your car is only relevant if you need a replacement door or painted body part.
Not all parts are genuine
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Fakes are a problem in a range of industries, and your bargain car parts may not be legitimate.
You should always look for original or OEM parts, as these will keep your Ford running as the manufacturer intended. Fakes are often found online as you don’t have the benefit of in-person inspections.
How do you know your Ford part is genuine? Unfortunately, fakes can be hard to spot. Obvious counterfeit car parts may have missing components, or the brand name could be misspelt.
Sometimes, the only way to know for sure is by visiting a trusted mechanic. When you purchase used Ford car parts from a reputable wrecker, you can be sure you are getting what you pay for.
Used is not always the answer
There is a long list of Ford car parts that can be replaced with quality, used components. Doors, mirrors, engines, lights, alternators, and wheels are just a few auto parts that can be bought second hand.
However, some parts should only be bought new. Certain components can be a safety hazard when worn and can hinder the performance of your vehicle.
Always buy new brake pads, rotors, starters, seatbelts, hoses, belts, and spark plugs.
It is worth shopping local
It may be tempting to buy secondhand auto parts online, but you will miss out on good old customer service.
When you shop at Advanced Auto Wreckers in Perth, you will get knowledge, experience, and commitment that only comes from a locally owned business.
Supporting jobs in your region isn’t the only reason to shop at your local wreckers. You will often get your Ford parts quicker, without risking damage or loss in the post. If you accidentally order the wrong component, you will never have to worry about return postage.
Plus, you can see the parts in person, giving you peace of mind that they are genuine.
You can get a warranty for your used car parts
Before you buy any auto parts in Perth, find out whether or not you will get a warranty.
This type of guarantee shouldn’t just for new purchases, as car parts should be safe and reliable. At Advanced Auto Wreckers we offer a 3 month warranty, and we test every part before resale.
When a company offers you a warranty, it shows they are confident in their product. You can leave the wreckers with peace of mind that any issues will be rectified.
You may need professional installation
Buying the parts is one thing, but unless you are mechanically minded, installation can be difficult.
It is recommended you visit a qualified mechanic for any Ford auto repairs, and the good news is, we have a mechanical workshop located on site.
You don’t need to travel around the state or trawl the internet for parts and mechanics, because we are a one-stop shop. We can supply you with a quality part with an affordable price-tag and install it for you.
Before you shop, write down the details of your car including the make, model, and year. Be cautious because not all parts are genuine and visit a local company for personalised service and a warranty.
Don’t forget, not all parts can be bought used. There are certain components that need to be new for safety reasons.
Need a Ford auto part in Perth? Whether you drive a Fiesta, Falcon, Fairlane, Territory, or Focus, we can find you the part you need, when you need it. Get in touch.