Tips for buying auto parts online in today’s economy.
Bronx, NY (PRWEB) March 30, 2012
In today’s economy, the American public is holding onto their cars and trucks longer than ever before. Hand in hand, the search for the best available online deals for auto parts has also never been higher. With the coming of spring, the auto parts industry prepares for another buying season with rebates, promotions, and sales, along with steep shipping fees, cheap knock-off products, and dishonesty. This article breaks through the myths to reveal the truth and maximize our dollar by defining the quality of original equipment parts versus aftermarket parts, telling the real story of remanufactured auto parts, and providing a few good tips on how to save the most when buying auto parts online.
A common misunderstanding of auto parts is that any aftermarket part just can’t be as good as the original equipment part from the dealer. The first point that needs to be understood on this subject is that all auto makers buy the parts that go into their vehicles from auto part manufacturers and there is no auto part manufacturer that doesn’t sell their parts in the aftermarket as well. While a certain auto part manufacturer may not be the original equipment on your particular vehicle, it is on many others, so the standards of quality and performance are all the same, if not better.
However, truth be told, there are still those auto part manufacturers that are out there producing lesser quality parts because they are cheaper to make and cheaper to sell, but fail to truly save the consumer in the end. The best ways to avoid these ploys is to spend a moment searching out that brand name to discovery their identity or, perhaps better yet, understand who is selling these parts. Any warehouse source that does more business supplying repair shops and store fronts is not likely to stock these deceptive products.
Our economic status is not the only concern as the state of our planet’s health has also become a hot topic (pardon the pun). Regardless of which concerns you more, remanufactured auto parts combat both issues in grand fashion. First, let’s dispose of the myth that remanufactured parts are used, in poor condition, or just inferior to new auto parts. In most cases the remanufacturing process is more meticulous and tested that those of a new auto part; disassembling, cleaning, testing, reassembling with all new and often improved over the original parts, tested and verified again and again. By reusing those non-wearable casted parts, like axle shafts or brake caliper housings, the remanufacturers of this world are using remarkably less raw materials, drastically less energy consumption, and tons less waste. The real kicker is that remanufactured auto parts are less expensive and give the opportunity to even make money back by returning the replaced part, or what we call a core. Some of the greatest auto part remanufacturers are A1 Cardone, Arc Remanufacturing, and USA Industries, all good ‘ol American companies.
Overall, a few good ways to get the best online deal is to follow three general tips that actually stretch outside of just auto part websites. First, get the final shipping rates. If the shipping total isn’t shown at the cart then take it a step further if necessary. Beware; any site that looks to grab credit card information first is likely going to provide a less than impressive shipping charge. Spending a moment to find some reviews on the website that’s being considered is another growing tactic. Great service is sometimes worth that extra buck or two. Lastly, search the web for a coupon code. It is surprising what can be found.
Company Name: Auto Parts Nerd
Company Phone Number: 866-748-6373
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Company Description: AutoPartsNerd is a supplier of auto parts that’s been serving the traditional side of the auto parts industry for over 40 years supplying stores, shops and customers with all the auto parts, tools and supplies needed to run hundreds of businesses. In bringing our products to the internet, AutoPartsNerd is able to provide a range of high quality auto parts at a competitive price with an American service team located in the same building with as parts we sell.