The past year of lockdown restrictions will likely mean you haven’t travelled any considerable distance in your car, and if it’s been sat on your drive for most of the last 12 months, then it may need some TLC.


Before you set off on your great UK staycation and road trip this summer, you should get your car serviced to ensure it’s not going to break down in the middle of your journey.


However, before you shell out for new car parts to replace worn or damaged parts, you might want to consider is you should look at used parts. We have a look at some of the benefits to be gained by opting for used car parts.


1. Cost


It will be of little surprise that used parts will cost you less than new, but the price difference might astonish you. The price of parts will vary depending on factors such as rarity, demand, condition, and where you buy them from, but you can be certain of finding parts for less than new.


2. Availability


It is usually relatively easy to find used parts, particularly for popular vehicles. They are most often taken from used cars of the same make and model that have been abandoned or scrapped due to age, accident, or other reasons.


3. Outlets


There are plenty of outlets that can provide you with the parts you need. If you know exactly what you need, maybe you can find the parts at a junkyard, but reputable dealers will often stock them, and be better experienced to know that the part is of good quality and not hiding damage.


4. OEM Standards


This stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer standards. When new or after-market parts are manufactured, they may or may not be identical to the parts originally manufactured for use in your car. They may be produced by third parties instead of the original automaker.


You dont necessarily know that what youre getting is right for your car. When you seek out used parts that were once on cars of your same make and model, you know theyre going to fit and function properly.


5. Refurbishing


If the thought of used alerts gives you cause for concern about the condition they are in, then you may want to look for car parts that have been refurbished for the purpose of resale. They may cost a little more, but they will still cost less than brand new parts, and you will have some level of guarantee that they are fit for purpose.


6. Recycling


Recycled car parts help spare the environment. Many used car parts are priced at around 60 to 70 per cent less than manufacturers original new parts, and they are usually the choice of budget shoppers seeking a bargain.


By investing in used parts, not only are you saving money, you’re reducing the industry’s need to manufacture new parts, and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and junkyards, as well as reducing the damage to the environment.


Experts believe that the sale of used car parts saves around 85 million barrels of oil every year.


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