A great source of cheap car parts can be found at a scrap yard. This is where people take their cars when they are nearing the end of their life so that they can be officially taken off the road and so that the owner no longer has to pay road tax. The owners of the scrap yard will strip down each car, keeping parts that still work and crush the rest and sell it. If you need a specific part it can be worth your while phoning round all the scrap yards in your area and finding out if they have what you need. If they do they will be able to sell it to you at a reasonable price.
One of the markets that you are opened up to online, is that of the car breakers. These are people who buy a car that is no longer fit for the road, and they literally take it apart piece by piece and sell it. For those who sell these parts online, this is like having access to a car scrap yard without having to go and negotiate with a gruff car scrapyard owner. For those of us who know relatively little about cars and prefer not to have to face the prospect of pointing out to an expert which car parts we need, this can be a big relief!
Once you have the title in hand and the car is cleaned out, take it to the salvage yard. If it cannot drive, ask if they would be willing to tow it, or arrange for towing. When you arrive with the car, you will be offered a final sale price after the employees inspect it. Be prepared to negotiate, because this is expected. If you are happy with the price, accept it and sign the title over. You will then turn over the car and the keys and be on your way, no longer worrying about that old junker in your yard.
Online stores – this could be one of the most viable options since it saves a lot of time and effort. You have the option of looking up the products that you want to buy.However you must be careful since all of them are not very reliable. You must look for a toll free number where you get to talk to the customer service representatives and get assurance about service provided.
No matter what ever part you are searching for at low price, many retail stores of local salvage yards are offering the parts at discounted rates. Most common of these parts are steering rack, belts, brake pads, AC compressor, water pump, catalytic converters, tail light, hoses, water blades, headlights, starter, condenser, muffler, etc.
The body of the car is also a money maker for you. Just like engine parts break down and need replaced, body components are damaged for a number of reasons. A person can damage their car in a wreck, someone can purposely inflict damage on their car, or their car can become physically damaged during a natural disaster. In these cases, doors, hoods, trunks, side panels, fenders, and even the wheels and tires are needed to fix those damaged areas. They can easily have the spare body parts installed on their car and refinished to look like nothing ever happened.