3 Tips That Will Help You Save Money On Parts For DIY Car Repairs


If you are a handy person, there may be a lot of repairs that you do yourself. This may include car maintenance, such as changing the oil and doing minor repairs. Knowing how to get the best prices on your parts can help you extend these savings. Here are some tips that will help you save when you are looking for auto parts for your DIY car repairs:

1. Rebuild Your Old Parts By Replacing Worn Pieces

There are a lot of parts on cars that have pieces that get worn overtime, such as the gaskets on fuel injection housings and carburetors. Many of these parts can be reused by simply rebuilding them. If you have parts that you want to rebuild, contact a used car parts service and talk with them about getting kits to do these tasks.

2. Get Hard-to-Find Parts From A Used Parts Service

Depending on the make of your car, there may be some parts that you need to complete repairs that are sparsely available. To get these hard-to-find parts, you may want to talk to a used car parts service. These services often have the rarest parts that cannot be found anywhere else. If you are doing renovations to a classic car, this can be a great way to find parts that are no longer available from parts manufacturers.

3. Buy A Salvaged Car To Use For Extra Parts For Your Repairs

If you need a lot of parts to keep up with the maintenance of your car or for a restoration project, you may want a parts car. You can check with salvage services to get cars that have salvaged tiles, but still have a lot of good parts. This can be a great way to get many of the parts you need for repairs at a low price. When you get a parts car, you will want to have a space in a garage or somewhere to store the car, so you can take all the spare parts off of it. When looking for a parts car, try to find one with a minimal amount of damage and that is mostly intact.

These are some tips that will help you save on parts for your next DIY car repair project. If you have parts that you need to do repairs, contact a used auto parts service to see if you can locate the parts you need for your repair project.  


12 February 2016

buying a car that can be fixed

There are so many things that can go wrong with a vehicle at any given time. Being on a tight budget limits me to the type of cars that I can afford to buy, and many times the ones that I buy require some work to get them running before I can drive them. What parts should you check when buying a car? What parts can easily be replaced without spending too much money? My blog will show you all sorts of things about buying a car in need of repair. It is my hope that you will learn what is worth buying and what should be left on the lot.