If you are a DIY kind of guy or gal, you can save big money with used BMW parts purchased at your local salvage yards. That is not some wild or vague claim designed to entice you to shop with us or other salvage yards; it is a claim based on the facts, and in this article we will deliver those facts.
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The average savings buying from wrecking yards
The industry standard savings, or average savings, per purchase is right around 40% vs purchasing new parts retail. That average figure may be a bit higher in your area; it may be a bit lower in your area; but taking into account thousands of salvage yards across the country, averaging all of the savings on all used car parts sold, and the 40% savings figure is attained.
Let’s break that down to used BMW parts vs new BMW parts
40% is just a number. Let’s break that down to real-life dollars.
Let’s say your 2005 BMW needs a new transmission. You are looking at a cost between $850-$2000 if you purchase that new transmission from a retail car parts shop. Now, factoring in the 40% savings, you would be looking at a cost of between $500-$1200 if purchased from a salvage yard.
Huge savings on that transmission from wrecking yards!
Look at it another way. What do you spend on repairs for your BMW in any given year? Include everything, from oil changes to tires to any parts which need replacing? According to the recent Harris Poll, the average car owner spent $2,000 on car repairs over the past five years. That may not seem like a lot of money if you are flush with cash, but after the 2020-2021 pandemic span, there are a huge number of people who think $2,000 is a large amount of money, especially since they need their vehicles to get to and from work, so they really have no choice in the matter. Would it make a difference, saving 40% on that $2,000? Of course it would!
Also you are saving on labor for car repairs
By going the DIY route, you not only save on the used auto BMW parts, but you also save on the labor a car mechanic would charge you to install the part, and we are looking at $75-$100 per hour for that labor.
Over the span of five or six years . . .
Is it any wonder why so many used BMW are up for sale? Who can afford the upkeep on a BMW in today’s world? Not the average American, working two jobs just to pay the rent and buy food. And is it going to get better in the next few years? Can we really say that with confidence?
A word about All Import Auto Parts
The DIY movement is sweeping across the country, and that comes as no surprise. People are trying to find ways to save money, and DIY car repair is just one of those ways. Call us at All Import Auto Parts and ask about our 90-day warranty on all used parts sold. We aim to please, and we’ve been pleasing the people of Fort Worth for over thirty years.