We are going to say it right up front so there is no confusion: you can save big money, monthly, by purchasing salvage auto parts from salvage yards and doing DIY auto repair yourself.
End of discussion! No debate is possible! We are talking about auto repair which usually costs $75-$125 per hour. We are talking about auto parts which normally cost, new, several hundred dollars each.
All you need to do this, to save big money, is to be willing to try.
We are All Import Auto Parts, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with topnotch used auto parts. Call us for all of your DIY car repair projects. But now, let’s talk about saving you money!
Tough times call for drastic measures
If you lived through the 2008 recession, you know how tough the economy can be. And anyone living through the pandemic understands tough times. There are simply no guarantees regarding your job or your income, not unless you are the Top 1% which doesn’t have to worry about mundane things like car maintenance. Most of us have to cut corners almost daily. We are constantly doing a juggling act between solvency and the poor house. DIY auto repair is one step you can take to help you cut down on expenses because, let’s face it, most of us need our vehicles to be running so we can get to and from our job.
How do you learn DIY auto repair?
Some of you were lucky enough to have a parent who taught you basic car repair. Some of you took car maintenance in school. But the vast majority of you have never even considered working under the hood, and you wouldn’t know an alternator if it fell on your foot.
But you can learn! I have a buddy who learned how to replace his brake shoes by simply watching a video on Youtube. My wife changes the oil on our family sedan. She’s better at it than I am, and she learned by watching a neighbor change his oil. My cousin learned to change his fuel pump by reading a Popular Mechanic article.
The point is this: in today’s online world, it is entirely possible for the average car owner to learn 75% of all car repairs needed to maintain a vehicle and keep it running smoothly. All you need is the willingness to try.
Phone a friend
And, if you still don’t want to learn DIY, buy a six-pack for a friend and ask them to change that alternator for you.
What kind of money can you save?
The average savings on used car parts and used truck parts is 40%. The average cost of auto repair labor is $75 per hour, with one hour minimum charged. What kind of money are we talking about? That alternator job I keep referring to? You do it yourself, using used car parts purchased from wrecking yards, you can save an easy $200 if not more.
What kind of time-commitment are we talking about?
How about two hours per month? Can you spare that amount of time? Let’s stretch that just to play it safe. Let’s say five hours per month. Can you spare that amount of time to save hundreds of dollars?
The bottom line
Nothing in this article is debatable. Car repair companies stay in business, mainly, because people do not want to take the time to learn DYI car repair, or because they too unsure of themselves, or a combination of both. Get over those concerns and there is money to be saved.
A word about All Import Auto Parts
For over thirty years, the people of Fort Worth have placed their DIY faith in All Import Auto Parts. We are family owned and operated, and we are standing by to find that used auto part or used truck parts that you need. Call us today!