3 Tips on Buying Used Auto Parts

Posted on December 18th, 2019 by ncapmanage

Rest assured, no matter how reliable your vehicle might be, sooner or later you’re going to need replacement parts. And perhaps because of the size of your bank account, you may find you’re in the market for a used part. There’s no better place in Chicago for used auto parts than New Cats Auto Parts, and here are three tips to follow in getting the part(s) you need to get back on the road.

1. Bring the right information – This includes the make, year, model, engine size and trim level. Also bring the VIN (vehicle identification number), the 17 numbers stamped near the base of the windshield as that can be helpful in locating the right part.

2. Take pictures – If possible, use your cell phone to take pictures of the part(s) you need. Pictures showing the part and the way it attaches to your vehicle can be a big help in locating the right used part.

3. Consider safety – While it’s just fine to use many used auto parts, others should probably be bought new. This is especially true of those critical to your safety, including brakes, steering and airbag components.

For help in locating Chicago used auto parts, call us at 708-385-2300, and one of our parts experts will give you their honest opinion on which way to go, new or used. We want your business, but above all, we want you to be safe.