We should begin this article about used auto parts by saying we apologize to the creators of Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and other such online market sites. We use them ourselves, and we have purchased some great items from sellers on them. It’s just that we don’t think purchasing used car parts and used truck parts, on those sites, is a good idea, and we will tell you why in this article.
We are All Import Auto Parts, the #1 salvage yard in Fort Worth, and we have over thirty years of quality service to prove that claim. Call us for all of your used salvage parts. We make the whole process very easy for ya.
Surprisingly, we are not going to talk about price in this article. The prices quoted on online sites like Facebook Marketplace are, for the most part, reasonable prices. However . . .
The first problem with used auto parts from a private party.
How do you know that what you are purchasing is serviceable? Joe Schmo from Lubbock, Texas, is selling a used transmission for a 2012 Toyota Corolla. He says he is parting out his Corolla, and he says there is nothing wrong with it. Well, no offense meant to Joe, but how do we know that? He wants $1000 for that transmission, and he says it is top quality, but that’s a lot of money to spend on the word of some guy we have never met.
And that sort of thing happens hundreds of times daily . . . probably thousands of times. In a tough economy, people are always looking for a good deal. They need their vehicle to be running so they can go to work, they are a little bit desperate, and they jump at the chance to save a few bucks, only to find out that Joe Schmo is not a reputable man.
At All Import Auto Parts, we test every part we sell before we sell it, and if it doesn’t pass that “sniff test,” we won’t sell it.
The second problem with used auto parts from a private party.
The second problem is related to the first: if that used part you purchase is not top quality, and it quits working a month after you purchase it, you have no recourse at all. A fuel pump, purchased at a good price online, which stop working after a month, is not, in our opinion, a good deal.
You need a warranty when you purchased used auto parts, a warranty like the 90-day warranty we give at All Import Auto Parts. You can shop with confidence when you know the people you buy from are confident enough to back it up with a warranty.
The only reliable source for used car parts and used truck parts.
In our opinion, the only reliable source for used parts is from salvage yards, in your town, which has a sterling reputation. Find one which has been in business for quite a few years, like our own thirty + year reputation at All Import Auto Parts. Any salvage yard around for thirty + years is a salvage yard you can trust.
A final word about All Import Auto Parts.
Family owned and operated, All Import Auto Parts is a name the residents of Fort Worth can trust. Call and tell us what you need. If we don’t have it, we’ll find it for you.