Choosing Used Auto Parts in Chicago for Vehicle Repair

Posted on April 30th, 2021 by ncapmanage

As a car owner, sooner or later you’re going to need auto parts, whether it’s because you’ve had a fender-bender or some mechanical part has failed. To fill your need for parts, you basically have three options.

The first is what’s known as OEM parts, which stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer – new parts made by your vehicle’s manufacturer. A second option is aftermarket parts – parts that fit your car but were produced by a third party, not by your vehicle’s original manufacturer.

Finally, a third option is to choose used “original” parts. Read on and we’ll give you 5 reasons why we think choosing original used parts beats the other two options hands-down.

Used Auto Parts in Chicago for Vehicle Repair

1. Cost Savings

First, buying used original parts saves you money. New OEM parts can be very expensive, and often the only reason for the higher prices is that they’re brand new parts and not necessarily because they’re better than good used parts. This cost savings can be especially important with an older vehicle that you simply want to keep safely on the road.

It really doesn’t make sense to buy an expensive new part for an older vehicle that has well over 100,000 miles on it. In this case, a good quality, original used part is the perfect option.

That doesn’t mean, however, that only older cars should have parts replaced with used original parts. There are other reasons why used parts are suitable for repairing newer models besides the fact that this choice can potentially save you hundreds – and even thousands – of dollars.

2. Expert Refurbishing

You’ll want to select high quality, used original vehicle parts that are professionally cleaned and restored for the specific purpose of resale. In other words, parts have been treated and tuned by knowledgeable technicians who have taken the time to make sure they will be just as effective as a new OEM or aftermarket part.

Expert refurbishing

3. Higher Quality

At first, buying new aftermarket parts may seem like a good idea, especially since they’re usually cheaper than new OEM parts and they are new. However, aftermarket parts don’t necessarily have to meet the performance and quality standards of the original parts. At New Cats Auto Parts, our parts’ specialists work hard to find you affordable, used original parts that fit your car or truck perfectly. And that brings us to a fourth reason to select used original parts.

4. Fit and Function

Used original parts were made by your car’s original manufacturer, and generally this means there should be no problem with the fit and function of the part. Whereas, aftermarket parts are often manufactured to less-exacting standards and require some finiggling to make them fit properly. In addition, the used parts come with extras that you don’t get with the other types of parts.

For example, let’s say you need a door, and if you buy either an OEM or aftermarket part, the chances are, all you’re getting is the bare door shell. That means you’ll be on your own – having to find and fit additional parts like wiring panels, door glass, trim panels, etc. In contrast, recycled doors are often complete and include all those additional pieces – and that can save you a lot of time and money.

5. Help for the Environment

Perhaps you’ve never thought of it, but buying used original parts is good for the environment. How? Well for one thing, buying used original parts reduces the need to use our limited natural resources to manufacture new parts.

Also, many cars that have been declared a total loss still have many undamaged parts that are perfectly usable. Buying these parts not only saves you money but also prevents them from winding up in a landfill or just dumped somewhere. This greatly reduces the chances of soil or water pollution occurring from leaking chemicals like antifreeze, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and motor oil.

When we prepare and clean our used original parts for the specific purpose of resale, our expert technicians make sure all fluids are either recycled or disposed of properly.

Chicago used auto parts

Saving both time and money is easy when you choose New Cats Auto Parts as your source for original used parts for either domestic or foreign models. When you need just the right part to get your vehicle back on the road, give us a call at 708-385-2200, and we’ll have that part in your hands in no time!