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Expert tips for buying used auto parts

If you are badly in need of some car parts replacement, but having second thoughts about the expenses, going for used car parts might be an option for you. Replacing car parts can be expensive, but not if you buy used auto parts. You have to be very careful and strategic while purchasing used parts though as low quality car parts can put your safety at risk and also could sign you up for bigger expenses in the future.

In this article we have listed some issues that need to be considered before purchasing used car parts. This read can lead you to making good decisions and having a happy and safe ride.

Look for compatibility

Compatibility is one thing you cannot overlook when buying car parts. Whether you want to replace your existing engine with a similar one or need to upgrade to a more powerful one, it has to fit the vehicle’s chassis correctly. Also, keep in mind the weight, as it affects the car’s overall weight as well as the load the nearest axle supports. This, in turn, affects handling and braking ability. The model and year of your car requires particular attention, as most cars evolve over generations.

Look for quality

Buying used car parts shouldn’t come between you and quality. Only in this case, you have to look better and more carefully. Ask your dealers for information, check if it suits to your vehicle model and meets your requirements and then decide.


To check if the car part is suited to your car should be easy if you have your car’s vehicle identification number (VIN). This number provides the seller with lot of useful information, such as the make and year of manufacture, engines, transmission etc.

Vehicle mileage

It is important that you find out the mileage on the auto part. Also confirm whether the part is being sold as used, repaired or remanufactured.


Be careful about the auto part duplicates as these are generally not safe and reliable. You can easily detect those by inspecting the auto part well. Usually the look, mismatched logo or typos reveal the counterfeits.

Burleigh Auto Recyclers has been in this industry for years and has gained trust of the clients by supplying the best quality auto parts. So, if you need to identify and purchase used car part/s that is compatible to your vehicle and can get your car running smoothly, call us and we will be happy to assist.