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3 Advantages of Investing in Used Auto Parts for Your Vehicle

The next time you need to repair your vehicle, instead of purchasing new parts, invest in used auto parts. It's easy to assume used parts might be poorer quality, but they are typically just as good as new parts. This blog lists the many benefits of purchasing used auto parts for your vehicle.

Advantage #1: Better Quality Parts

When you repair your vehicle, there are two different kinds of parts you can use to fix or replace damaged components. Aftermarket parts or original equipment manufacturer parts.

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Parts

OEM parts are manufactured by the same company that created your vehicle's original parts. The replacement parts are designed and crafted for your specific vehicle.

OEM parts should be compatible with your system, which is especially important when replacing electronic vehicle parts.  

OEM parts are high-quality parts that should fit and work precisely as you expect in your vehicle. Additionally, most OEM parts also come with some degree of warranty protection.

These durable parts go through many quality checks. The original manufacturer ensures they're putting a high-quality product on the market.

When purchasing parts from a used auto parts or scrap yard dealer, you should be able to secure OEM parts for your vehicle at an affordable price. This ensures you put the best fitting and most durable replacement parts on your vehicle at a price-point you can afford.

Aftermarket Parts

Aftermarket parts are manufactured by someone other than the original manufacturer. Aftermarket parts provide many individuals with affordable replacement parts for their vehicles.

The big downside to aftermarket parts is they are not always a perfect fit for your vehicle. Aftermarket parts are often made to fit many vehicles that are similar to yours, but not your specific vehicle. For example, an aftermarket engine part may be built for all midsize cars produced from 2000-2010, but not for your specific 2005 Ford Fusion.  

The manufacturing of aftermarket parts can result in a part that fits your vehicle but is not a perfect fit or match for it. The fit and quality of the part may not be ideal for your specific vehicle.

Another downside to aftermarket parts is that they often do not come with a warranty.  

Advantage #2: Cost Savings

Purchasing brand new parts for your vehicle can be expensive. Purchasing high-quality OEM parts may be outside of your budget. Even aftermarket parts can be costly.

Auto repair shops often add a markup to the price of aftermarket and used parts they secure for you. You end up paying more for those parts than if you had purchased used auto parts directly from a used auto part business yourself.

If you find yourself in a position where you need to repair your vehicle right away but don't have the budget you need, used auto parts are cheaper. Purchasing used parts will leave you with enough room in your budget to pay the labor costs for fixing your vehicle, and it's a great way to save money.

Advantage #3: Environmentally Responsible

When you buy used auto parts, you prevent those perfectly working auto parts from becoming pieces of waste in a landfill.

Using previously-owned auto parts helps to save natural resources. Each time you purchase a used auto part for your vehicle, you are contributing to the recycle, reuse and reduce waste method. Assisting in saving natural resources and work hours needed for manufacturing.  

Recycling used auto parts for your vehicle reduces the amount of waste in landfills and the use of natural resources.

The next time you need to replace a part on your vehicle, John's Famous Auto Parts offers high-quality used parts at an affordable price. You can be frugal and environmentally conscious at the same time.



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