Car Parts. Something we really don’t think. We buy Honda or Jeep or Lexus, new shiny or whatever and pray that he walks forever without problems. And then if there is a problem we hope the repair is not too expensive and the parts can be found relatively easily.
Welcome to the real world.
Sales of auto parts is one of the largest industries in the world. It makes sense because almost everyone in the world has a car except maybe in less developed countries. Some car parts come out a bit fast like oil filters. Some stay a little longer like brake shoes and bearings. And then you have a section that is gratitude not too often aus at all the same as transmission or car is not possible to maintain wise costs.
But there is more to the automatic part of the part itself. Make and model and year your car will have a big impact on how much it costs will be charged to replace and how easy it is.
Let’s start with the ease of getting. Clearly newer car parts will be easier to get than the older ones. A friend of mine still has Leman Pontiac 1975. To get a part for this car, he must go to Junk Yards and even online. There is no new car dealer that keeps its parts outside 10 years or more and even car spare parts shops limit their inventory to a car under 20 years. 30-year-old vehicles are almost impossible to find parts for. Plus, if you can find parts, depending on where you get it, the cost can be from 20 to 100% above the cost of the original part. To say that the late model car owner will be a dirty statement.
But the ease of acquisition is not only limited to the age of the car. Vehicles with limited production are also difficult to get spare parts, especially if the vehicle is not a large seller. The reason for this is clearly clear. Storing inventory that will not be sold is expensive. So the dealer of auto parts keeps supplies limited to this vehicle.
As for the price of auto parts, apart from the variety of vehicles there are make and models. In this case the parts of foreign cars are far more expensive than domestic artificial cars. Most people who buy foreign cars don’t realize this or even think about it until it’s time to get their vehicle repaired. Then they got hit with bills and their eyes came out of their heads. For example, the oil filer for the 2005 Buick century was around $ 2.98. The same oil filter for Honda CRV is $ 3.98. It’s basically the same filter for Honda but the price is $ 1.00 more. Which comes out to 33% markup in a relatively cheap part. Imagine the same 33% markup in the section which costs $ 60 for Buick. You will pay around $ 80 for the same part for Honda.
The best way to get the best price for auto parts is shopping. Look on the internet. Go to auto parts auctions. Go to Junk Yard, even though you don’t want a used part for something critical like a machine. Some things like door handles and non-functional items like that are fine. Most likely they will not be bad for a while. But for items that keep your car run, if you can afford it, it’s best to get a new one.