Tips for buying second hand engines and spare parts online

Gone are the days when buying second hand engines or spare parts for your automobile used to be a sweaty, grimy day’s work. These days, looking for specific spare parts, checking out their condition and history, comparing prices from ten shops, haggling over the right price, and then carrying the heavy bag of the purchased spare parts, all of this can be done from the comfort of your home, in a matter of seconds. Thanks to Online shopping websites, buying a second hand engine or a spare part is now easier, more convenient and really economical.

However, with comfort, usually comes the cost. And in this case, the cost involves the chances of being swindled out of a good deal online because of your accidental overlooking of some important detail regarding the purchase. To avoid that, here are some tips that you should go through in order to buy second hand engines and spare parts from online garages, and get the best deal out of them.

Firstly, you should always keep your VIN (Vehicle Identification number), a number which is unique to every vehicle, handy. This will help you find the best spare parts for your vehicle, and is especially helpful if you are buying a second hand engine. Not only can you determine the make, model and the year of manufacture of your car through the VIN, you can also request a VIN check on the second hand engine or any other peculiar spare part that you are buying to see its past performance. This will also keep you from landing up with a faulty engine or spare part.

Secondly, before finalising any purchase online, gather all information about the spare part that you intend to buy, so that you do not feel lost in the technical description of the same on the website and end up buying the wrong item for lack of technical knowledge.

Thirdly, Always ask for a warranty coverage for the second hand engine or the spare part you are buying. In online transactions of spare parts, the sellers are bound to give you a minimum warranty coverage even in case of second hand parts. Also ask for their return policy document, just in case. That’ll make sure you get your due, in case you are not satisfied with the part you’ve received.

Lastly, go through the fine lines very carefully while making any such purchase, be it a second hand engine or any other spare part. Do not overlook any detail in the purchase brochure to get the best deal on the used spare part you buy. And then, just click away to glory!


March 26, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Automotive

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