Posted by Rosanne Holloway at Thursday, November 26th, 2020 - 02:07:52 AM in Car Parts
After a car accident, depending on how serious the accident was, your insurance company will determine if your car is a total loss or if it can be repaired. If you own an older car, the chances are high that if the insurance company considers it would cost more to repair it than the car is actually worth, they will total it. However, this is not always the case.
Of course, due to the frequent use of vehicles, car owners may notice some wear and tear. These small damages if not repaired or replaced immediately can affect other parts, which can be the cause of unexpected incidents. In addition, when it comes to car parts, car owners should also know where to purchase authentic parts to ensure that the car can provide them the performance and style they are looking for. So, if you cannot find the ideal parts for your car, exporting used car parts may be the best option.
When restoring classic cars, there is a small but very serious group of people that believe that when a classic car is restored it must be done with the utmost care and attention in getting factory original parts that were used when the car was new. Many people would think to turn to a Chevy dealer. The problem is that if you own a 64 Chevy Nova and you need some car panels; it is unlikely you'll have much success finding an OEM replacement part there.
Aftermarket car parts refer to the vehicle parts which are used when a replacement is required. These parts are available in the market along with the original company manufactured parts. When a new vehicle is purchased it comes assembled with the original car parts, but whatever auto parts are installed afterwards qualify as aftermarket parts. These can be installed when you want some additional features to be included or when some part requires maintenance or repair.
Of course, there are parts that you can compromise on and get a used part, while there are other's that you can't on. For example, transferring a headlight or tail-light from a used car is not a problem in most cases (though it will wear out sooner than a new one). However, transferring an air filter from a used car may be counter-productive since it may already have dust and dirt in it that will harm your car instead of helping it. The same goes for more sophisticated parts such as transmission. A general rule of the thumb is that more the internal and smaller moving components in an auto part, the riskier it is to acquire a used one for replacement.