If you own a car, the day will come when something goes wrong. (It always does). Although cars have a long life span, their moving parts don’t last forever and will, over time, need replacing. Car maintenance is a big-budget concern and so buying smart when it comes to genuine secondhand car parts is why EeziParts exists. Our service is helping you service your car by sourcing quality and affordable salvaged car parts from our vetted platinum suppliers. (We have done the background checks).
No matter what the issue is with your car, or which part needs replacing, it is always important to use factory equivalent parts – OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts – to keep your car performing optimally.
If you have not yet had reason to enter this world of secondhand car parts, then it’s time to arm yourself with the knowledge (and peace of mind) to go down the road of genuine used parts.
Think of it as organ donation but for cars – genuine OEM secondhand car parts are ‘harvested’ from retired cars or vehicles that have been in an accident but still have functioning parts. These parts are generally better quality than new aftermarket car parts and are guaranteed to ‘fit the DNA’ of your vehicle.
Tip #1 – Know the industry lingo
In every industry, there is specific terminology and the automotive industry has its fair share. This is what you need to know when it comes to replacing car parts so that you don’t get taken for a ride by your service technician:
- OEM/genuine/original car parts – These terms are interchangeable within the industry and refer to an auto part that was installed in your vehicle when it was first manufactured and will generally carry the company logo.
- Aftermarket parts – These are also known as replacement parts. Once a car is built, companies can buy the rights to manufacture parts that will work for that vehicle. Aftermarket parts don’t always look like OEM or genuine parts, but they do the job.
Tip #2 – Know which part(s) you need
When your car is giving trouble, a correct diagnosis by a qualified mechanic is always step #1. (Unless you know a thing or two about cars, self-diagnosis could cost you more in the long run). This will mean sourcing the correct used car part(s) that match your car’s VIN (vehicle identification number).
Quality secondhand salvaged OEM car parts – rather than cheaper aftermarket parts – are more durable and will serve you and your car well for years to come.
Tip #3 – Know your supplier
Finding the correct quality secondhand car parts that are just right for your car can be a tricky business. That is why you need a trusty service provider who has access to legitimate suppliers of salvaged car parts and reputable suppliers.
At EeziParts, that is exactly what we do. We have shortlisted our platinum suppliers and are able to access the specialised original used car parts at competitive prices for your specific make and model of car. The added advantage of an OEM used car part is that there is a much shorter waiting time. The majority of secondhand auto parts dealers can order from each other and have the part couriered overnight. And if you have an older car model, there is no problem in sourcing the parts you need.
(If you were intent on a brand new part, you are likely to wait weeks for that part to be shipped from Germany, Japan, Italy or Korea. And then, of course, there is the price consideration).
EeziParts – Buying secondhand car parts has never been this eezi!
At EeziParts, all our original used car parts are quality inspected prior to being barcoded and distributed. (We deliver nationwide within 72 hours). All of our 100s of secondhand suppliers have to comply with our EeziParts rules and regulations before being appointed to our premium panel and we undertake regular site inspections. This means you can rest assured that you will not be taken for a ride.