This article is an unashamed call to action for car owners to purchase used car parts, learn a little DIY, and save money.
If you have no desire to do your own car repairs and save money, stop reading now. If you are interested in saving money, read on. We are All Import Auto Parts, and used auto parts, and used truck parts, are what we specialize in, leading the way in the Fort Worth Metro area. Call us for all of your used car parts needs.
How much you can save with used car parts.
We can only tell you what the industry standard is among salvage yards and savings on used car parts. The savings may differ, slightly, from city to city, and from part to part, but generally you can plan on saving about 40% when you purchased used as opposed to new.
But that’s just a percentage. Let’s break it down a bit into dollars and cents. The average car owner in the United States will spend between $5000-$10,000 in car repair/maintenance each year. Let’s say half of that total expense is for car parts, so you are looking at the cost of car parts of between $2500-$5000 per year by buying used auto parts. 40% of that cost would be savings of between $1000-$2000 per year.
If that kind of savings interests you, read on.
How much you can save with used car parts plus DIY.
DIY, obviously, stands for do-it-yourself, and in this instance, it means doing the car repair/maintenance yourself. Again, let’s do the math. Half of the total cost, $2500-$5000, is labor, and that is a total savings of between $2500-$5000 if you do the labor yourself.
Obviously, we are talking about some serious coin if you adopt a DIY attitude and tackle the car maintenance yourself.
But, do you have the skills to do it?
Can you do it?
Here is where the majority of car owners balk at this idea. They simply do not have the confidence to take on car repair, afraid that they do not have the skills.
Let’s begin with simple car maintenance, replacing fluids, checking belts, tire maintenance, and such. None of those jobs are rocket science. Watching YouTube videos for a half hour will give you all of the expertise you need to do average maintenance on a majority of the cars owned in the U.S.
Car repair? Again, we refer you to YouTube videos, and we also refer you to your friends and relatives. Between all of you, we are confident you could replace brake pads, replace fuel pumps, and replace most other parts in a vehicle. The big jobs, like replacing a transmission, no, we would suggest leaving that to the pros, but we really do believe that most car owners are fully capable of doing the work themselves, and we see proof of that every single day at our Fort Worth salvage yard.
A final word about All Import Auto Parts.
All Import Auto Parts, family owned and operated for over thirty years, is the leading Fort Worth salvage junkyard. Call us for all of your used car parts needs. We have what you need at a price you can afford, and our industry-best 90-day warranty provides you with the buying confidence you deserve.