When you need new parts for your car and you have decided to try finding some in the internet, there are a few things you need to know before you make the needed clicks and order. The online shopping for car parts is slightly different than just buying from an auto seller.
You have to note that the announced prices of car parts in the online shops are indeed lower than those in the regular stores, but they may not include the cost of delivery to your home. Do well your calculation for the final price to determine whether you will get a better price to buy the part on the internet or from the nearest shop or garage. Also, make sure if the price includes VAT or not.
Another thing that is important to consider when buying car parts online is the quality of your purchase. When we talk about car parts there is nothing better than to examine and touch the part before you buy and install it. This, of course, is only possible in conventional stores and can’t happen if you shop online. However, when you buy something from the internet, you also have the right to return the goods, if you don’t like it, but this is subject to specific rules.
The most important of these is the time in which you have the right to claim that you don’t like the product or it is damaged. By law, all parts purchased online can be returned within 7 days of receipt of the goods. The good news is that it is not needed the car part to be damaged or defective. You can just return it back if you don’t like it.
Another point you should consider when you decide to buy car parts from any online store is the guarantee that the manufacturer gives you. Check carefully that your interests are protected by the online shop through which you are going to buy the product. If necessary, even contact the owners of the online store and ask them directly how long the warranty lasts and if there is such.
Only when you receive the needed assurance, pay and order your needed part.
The global economic crisis has created many phenomena which affect all sectors and individuals. Starting from the difficulties of finding a job, reduced budgets and things like the importation of cheaper goods, which are with questionable quality. Most of them come from Asia and especially from China.
The latter didn’t miss the car parts market. Today, almost every small garage or car service offers much cheaper parts for all kind of automobiles. The mechanic offers them with the explanation that there is no guarantee of quality with such car parts, but they could last a few months or a few years. Such parts are sometimes twice cheaper than the original ones and people prefer them with the idea that they have made a good deal.
However, it must be understood that this way of thinking is dangerous! When it comes to car parts, even in times of crisis, we need to buy only the best, advise the experts. The cheaper part can cost us really expensive if the things go wrong. Counterfeit car parts are like a time bomb in your car and it is never clear at what point the cheaper part that you put in your car will fail you.
The use of such parts hits the economy too. Such counterfeit parts are offered only in small car services, many of which are in the informal sector and don’t pay taxes. When more people prefer them and not licensed and authorized by the big brands car services, it hits hard the whole industry. Thanks to the use of poor quality and cheaper parts and the lack of tax weight, such workshops offer extremely low prices for the service, seriously undercutting the bids of law-abiding services.
These are the main reasons to end up using fake and cheap parts and limit the work of the workshops in the informal sector. Only then will we have safer roads for both drivers and pedestrians.
The engine of the car is the most important car part that must be maintained and protected to keep your car in good working condition. When we need to replace our old engine it is good to evaluate several important things before buying the first one we see in the market. This is even more important when we buy a new engine from stores for used car parts.
What are the signs that might show us that the engine we want to buy is not working properly?
Firstly the sounds the engine makes while working. If you hear clattering or unevenness in the sound, the engine makes, then there is a problem. Some experts use a method that is associated with the placement of a glass of water on the engine. A good machine will work so that the circles on the water surface will be smooth and continuous.
A very important thing to do is to start the car in which the engine is installed. A regular trick of used car parts traders is to start the car before us and thus offer us warmed engine which works quite well and mislead you. To prevent this trick you simply need to touch the engine. If it’s cold, it’s all right. However, if it is warm, the car parts trader is trying to deceive us.
When you start your car with the engine you want to buy, let it run for a few minutes and then press the accelerator to the red zone. Look at the smoke coming out of the exhaust. If it is black, it is not good burning. If it is too white then the engine is burning oil.
Of course, these are just some of the things you should consider before you go to the car parts store and purchase a used engine. This is why the best option is to make an assessment of the performance of the engine with a friend who knows a lot about automotive engines.
This will guarantee you that you will not buy a not so good used engine.