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When to Buy Old Auto Parts

There are plenty of times when a used or reconditioned auto part is equally as good as a new part. Deciding between using new or old auto parts is something that most backyard mechanics go through since they may be looking for cheaper alternatives, but do not want to jeopardize the safety or long term reliability of the vehicle. It’s still possible to find plenty of old parts that have a lot of life in them. One thing to keep in mind is what part of the car the parts will come from.

Know What You Are Looking For

If you are going to buy used parts, be sure you know the exact make and model and year of the car. There is nothing more useless that an auto part that won’t fit or doesn’t work on your car. Finding the correct part that’s in good condition is key when you’re headed to the salvage yard.

Perfectly Good Used Parts

A few examples of parts that are perfectly good to use no matter how old they are would be bumpers, the jack, and windshield wiper arms. There are also other used parts you may consider; however, you must pay particular attention to their condition. A few example of parts of this nature are cylinder heads, the fuel pump, the radiator, and the transmission. You want to be sure that these parts have not been damaged or are unserviceable. Never buy old brake shoes, clutch plates, or pistons since these parts take a great deal of abuse in use and should always be purchased new.

Buy Used From Aero

Our auto salvage yard has an enormous supply of used auto parts for almost all makes and models. Our yard spans over many acres and has a huge selection of cars which consists of Nissan, Honda, Mazda, Toyota, Ford, Jeep, and many more. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will help connect you with the appropriate parts you need! Whether you are rebuilding an engine, or replacing a radiator, our expert staff will help you find the part you need to get the job done.

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I got my windshield replaced recently and it took less than an hour. Then as I was driving home the rear view mirror fell off. It kept doing it so I rode back and they replaced it. No haggling or anything. With this kind of service I will keep coming back. I am a repeat customer as they do not dissapoint!

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Decent prices on the parts you need. Honest and informative workers. Reasonable and efficient service. They’re also pretty well stocked and will likely have the part you need for just about any replacement or repair. If not, they’ll order it for you and usually have it in a day or so. Overall, no real complaints on my end. I’d recommend this place.

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I got my windshield replaced recently and it took less than an hour. Then as I was driving home the rear view mirror fell off. It kept doing it so I rode back and they replaced it. No haggling or anything. With this kind of service I will keep coming back. I am a repeat customer as they do not dissapoint!

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