Auto body parts can be very expensive, and getting used parts online can be a smart choice financially. Today, you can find various auto parts and accessories online at affordable prices thanks to the industry’s open acceptance of the Internet. In this article, I will walk you through the shopping process.
Have your car vin number ready before you search for parts.
The first place to look is your local auto used parts shop. Find their number on the yellow pages and inquire about the part you are looking for. They will usually have contact with other shop’s database as well. The added benefit of searching locally is saving on shipping fees with local pickup as an option.
If you have no luck at the local auto salvage shops, try the world wide web. If you search at google for used auto parts online, you will get a list of auto parts websites.
For example, if you do a search at a popular site such as www.car-part.com, you will get a list of people who are selling the requested part and their contact information.
Another good source of used parts is ebay.com, for popular cars such as Honda Civic, you are sure to find that the part you are looking for is listed on ebay.
Try craigslist and car forums. If you have never been to forums, it is a great place to ask other owners about used parts or even place a message post about the part you are looking for.
Make sure to have your car vin# ready as it will be needed to confirm the part will fit your car. Do your homework on the seller and make sure that they are a established legitimate business. Always be aware that there are many scams online. Do your homework about the website/seller before making a purchase.