If your motor car has been involved in a road accident and been towed in to your local panelbeater and spraypainter for repairs then you are more than likely going to need used car parts which have been stripped off accident damaged cars exactly like yours.
Recycled used car parts are excellent value for money and often have many thousands of kilometers of good mileage left. On the other hand you will be contributing to the environment by using recycled used car parts.
Good used car spares can be found at any motor scrap yard that deals with your type of vehicle brand and most often these used car parts are dismantled and sold because they are in such good condition. Always inspect the parts for any visible flaws or irregularities that the scrapyard staff might of missed when stripping your used car parts off the scrap car.
When buying used car parts make sure that you know what you are purchasing and if you are not sure take a friend along that does have a fair mechanical background. Sometimes the person selling the used car parts is not quite sure or may be dishonest or confused and his word may be of little consequence. Before handing over any cash or before you transfer any money do your homework to make sure that the parts you saw advertised as good used car spares in deed are what they are claiming to be selling.
Not only are the spares questionable but the seller must be screened particularly if he is unknown in the used car parts industry in your area. Buying used car parts over the internet can be tricky especially if you are buying spares at a distance and the seller has promised you that all is good and the parts are good used car spares as per photographs that can be taken of the used car parts and easily shared via SMS, Whatsap or email.
Should you feel uneasy about paying anyone over the internet who is an unknown supplier or private individual then you should be careful how you handle payment for these car spares that you cannot see?
There is however LOOKING 4 SPARES a parts locator service that has a Safe Trade Account which we hereby urge you to make use of when buying spares from any scrap yard or parts supplier on our system.
CLICK HERE for our Safe Trade Account (terms and conditions).
CLICK HERE for our Parts Request Form which is sent out with your parts request to all our participating registered scrapyards and used car, bike and truck parts suppliers in South Africa.