The great thing about buying used car parts is the price; they are usually far less expensive than OEM or aftermarket parts. Of course, there is a flip-side; they have been used in another vehicle so there is always the chance that they may not be as reliable as new parts. When you do buy used car parts in Chicago don’t hesitate to ask questions, lots of questions; how many miles did the car the part came off have on it? Is the part warranted? Is the part in good condition and are you sure it works well? For some used parts these questions don’t really matter, if it’s a used taillight lens the answers are obvious, not so if it is a mechanical part, perhaps a starter motor.
The price difference between rebuilt parts and used parts can be considerable, depending on the situation used parts may be fine; in other cases a rebuilt part is the better option. Many of the better businesses that sell used car parts in Chicago carry an extensive inventory of rebuilt or remanufactured parts as well. What is the big difference between the two?
* Rebuilt parts: Your mechanic will often use the old part, the one that has failed, disassemble it and replace the components that have failed with either new parts or parts salvaged from another car. If the engine has failed for example, it may only be the crankshaft bearings that need replacing; the rest of the engine is still fine. Many car owners opt for this solution.
* Used parts: There is actually nothing wrong with using used car parts in Chicago as long as you know what to buy and what not to buy. Many parts on a car get very little wear, items like doors, hoods, trunk lids, radiators etc are ideal when purchased used. On the other hand, suspension parts such as ball joints as well as brake components should not be reused as they are critical components.
If there is any doubt whether you should uses used parts or not always trust your mechanic; mechanics know from years of experience what used parts are OK to reuse.
When you buy used car parts in Chicago make sure they have been subjected to inspection. When you buy from Aero Auto Parts you can rest assured they will be fully functional and long lasting.