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To Buy or Not to Buy Used Auto Parts

March 21st, 2014 Salvage Hunter Auto Parts

To buy or not to buy used auto parts? That is the question. The answer can only be found with the consumer, but we’ve compiled a list of some pros and cons to help you wend your way through the decision making process.


The obvious benefit to buying a used auto part is price. Used parts can sell for up 70% less than new replacement parts. It also does wonders for the environment. Used auto parts that don’t re-sell can pile up, causing eyesores and taking up space. Reuse, recycle, redeem.


Some dealers offer warranties on used auto parts, insuring that the product your getting is of the same quality as a new part. So there’s no need to stress over whether or not you’ll need to replace the part again in a few months.


Perhaps the most exciting part of buying used auto parts is that often parts are discontinued for older models. Finding a discontinued part in a salvage yard is a rush not for the faint of heart.


The only real benefits to buying new parts is in dealing with less than couth salvage yards. Be wary of used parts that don’t pass the DSA theory test to assure that the part you’re getting will function up to code.


If you’re ready to start refurbishing a classic model or just need a replacement part for your vehicle at up to 70% less than the cost of a new one, contact Salvage Hunter Auto Parts today!



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