We actually hear this question quite often at All Import Auto Parts.  The answer seems like it would be obvious, doesn’t it? New is always better than used, right?  New auto parts will surely last much longer than used auto parts or used auto body parts, right?

Not so fast!

There are a number of ways to look at this question, which we will do in this article.  We are All Import Auto Parts, Fort Worth’s premier salvage yard. Call us for more information about quality salvage auto parts.

How long will new auto parts work?

We start off with a tough question, and a question which is really almost impossible to answer.

Engine parts typically will last upwards of 150,000 miles.  Brake parts will make it about 70,000 miles.  Timing belts – less than 100,000.  Body parts can feasibly be good for a million miles if rust is avoided.

Having said all that, the life of a car part depends greatly upon the care you give your car parts. Keeping new oil circulating through your engine will increase the life of your engine parts.

Cost new vs cost used

Usually, and this is just an estimate, used car parts can be had at 40% or 50% discounts from the price of new parts.  New brake pads may cost $100; used brake parts from salvage yards may only cost you $50.  This makes the cost of used car pars very attractive during tough economic times, especially for people who must have transportation to get to and from a job site.

Savings relative to your financial situation

The question, then, is this: how tight is money for you at any given moment?  Can you afford to continually pay for new auto parts, or is your budget limited?  Purchasing new brakes can be expensive, especially if you do a lot of driving during the year.  Would it make better financial sense to buy used brake parts?

We can’t answer that question for you, but it is a question you need to ask yourself.  We have stayed in business for over thirty years because a great many customers have found it makes good sense to purchase used rather than new from salvage yards such as ours.

How reliable are used car parts?

At All Import Auto Parts, we test every major car part before we sell it. We also include a 90-day warranty on all salvage car parts we sell, so we are confident when we say our used parts are as reliable as any used parts you will find in this country.  Will you get that kind of assurance at every salvage yard? We can’t answer that question, but for sure you will get it at All Import Auto Parts.

About All Import Auto Parts

We are family owned and operated, and we’ve been meeting the needs of Fort Worth residents for over three decades. That kind of longevity in business can only happen if you sell a quality product and provide quality customer service.

Call us today and we will put you back on the road with quality used car parts you can count on.