Posted by Lila Pickett at Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 - 02:01:09 AM in Car Parts
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.
Next, you might want to check into parts stores as well. You may have some success with this method, but if you struck out finding the car parts at the dealer, it is unlikely that you will have much luck at a parts store considering most parts stores get their OEM parts from the same place the dealer gets theirs, from the closest manufacturer parts depot.
If you are trying to repair an older car then you might experience a little difficulty in locating parts for the car. That is, if you are looking for OEM or factory original parts. While this can be done, it might take a bit more of your time then finding an after market counterpart.
One solution is to join one of the many online forums that dedicate members to the particular make and model of car you own. Then ask the question first before you buy anywhere. Is the part I need to buy have different serial numbers or has it been supplied on a consistent basis around the time of manufacture could be a question?
Since these independent manufacturers specialize in these fields you can be sure that they are qualitatively good and will last for a long time. These companies are an important part of the automobile industry and supply parts which are used by many people all over the world. The other advantage is that these parts are also more affordable than the original car parts. Due to the recent recession the automobile industry has experienced a slump, but the aftermarket car parts industry has been running fine. This is so because people may have stopped buying cars but maintenance and enhancement will continue.