Buying auto parts can get expensive. There are times when a used auto part can be just as good as a new one, especially if you need it in a pinch and the auto parts store tells you it will be a week while they wait for the special order to arrive. But should you buy used car parts? Do you take a risk in quality if the parts have already been used or are they a great bargain? Where should you buy used car parts?
There are some cases when buying used parts makes sense, such as when you are fixing up a classic car and the parts are no longer manufactured. In that case, looking online may be your best option. You could also try a local swap meet. You may also want a used part if it’s one that you can replace yourself and if you can confirm the part’s quality just by viewing it.