How To Shop For And Find Any Auto Parts You May Need For Your Vehicle

Inevitably, if you own a vehicle you will eventually need parts for it. It doesn’t matter if your car is 30 years old or 5 years old, sometimes you have to get additional replacement parts even if it is something as simple as a light bulb. Whatever the case may be, there are numerous places you can look into to find the parts but you want to try to find them at the best price as well.

Many people feel compelled to pay the price for brand new parts if they have a newer vehicle and if they shop at their dealer or at a local auto parts store they will probably pay the highest price possible. The thing to remember however is that there are probably tons of cars just like yours with the same parts that will work perfectly on your car lying around in wrecking yards or even on the internet. The best thing about this is that these parts can be found at a fraction of the cost of a new part and in most cases will work just as good and last just as long.

For vehicles that are only ten years old or so you will be able to find all kinds of parts for them at a local auto wrecker. They usually have a plethora of parts like windshields, mirrors, radiators, wheels, and even motors! You can save a ton of money this way. I remember having to buy a shift assembly for a Dodge Neon for my son, the dealer wanted nearly $200, I got it at a local salvage yard for $20 and they removed it for me! Some of the better ones will even have the parts they have available listed on a computer so all you have to do is ask if they have the part or not.

If you have an older vehicle it is sometimes difficult to find the part at a reasonable price due to supply and demand and the fact that they just don’t keep that many parts around for vintage vehicles. If this is your situation the best place may be the internet. There are numerous online parts stores that will have access to parts like these and if all else fails you can also try eBay. I have had great success finding parts for rare vehicles there.

If you own a vehicle that was made in the early sixties or before you will probably have a tough time finding parts that are inexpensive. In most cases the parts will be rare and difficult to find and the rarer they are the more they are going to cost. It may be best to check all of the salvage yards in your area first, and then check out used car locaters online who may be able to help you find what you are looking for. Many of these sources have networks of parts houses that may have what you need.

Mitsubishi Parts In ASEAN

All passenger cars and commercial vehicles require replacement parts throughout their lives. Regardless of how expensive or reliable a vehicle is, it needs regular maintenance as well as the chance of crash repairs. Japanese cars both perform well and are also extremely reliable. However, due to the high costs involved in producing Japanese car and truck parts in Japan as well as transporting them around the world, many are made near, but not in, Japan. A classic example is Mitsubishi car and truck spares made in Thailand.

Thailand is the hub of so many manufacturing and transportation processes, especially replacement spare parts for Japanese cars and trucks. The ultra-high quality engineering standards are adhered to, but with lower costs and easier logistics. While many of the Mitsubishi car parts made in Thailand are transported to dealers and distributors all around the world, the majority are for supply and use in South East Asia. Mitsubishi cars, SUVs and pickup trucks are popular all around the world, but especially popular in the ASEAN region. The new Mirage (2012) is loved for its low purchase price and running costs, the Pajero Sport for its comfort, safety and value, and the Triton pickup for transporting goods and people all around the cities and countryside. The people of Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and the surrounding nations appear to love these kinds of vehicles, along with small sedan cars. The pickups and SUVs are extremely versatile and offer the owners and drivers plenty of options when transporting family or their items.

For auto spare parts Malaysia is one of the biggest consumers of imported Mitsubishi spare parts. The country’s population is large and wealthy enough to buy, own and drive cars around the thousands of roads. However, there is very little or no actual production of Mitsubishi spares within the country. Thus, both franchised genuine and OEM Mitsubishi car parts are transported to Malaysia from Thailand for both retail and wholesale purposes. The land link from Thailand to Peninsula Malaysia makes transportation by road or rail incredibly easy. In addition there are excellent seaport facilities in both nations, with cargo ships not taking long to complete each journey.

Organising the supply of genuine and aftermarket Mitsubishi car and truck parts from Thailand to Malaysia is as simple as locating a reputable parts supplier and placing an order. However, dealing directly with Mitsubishi Thailand is often less suitable, as the prices remain high and there are corporation controls over the sale of genuine Mitsubishi spares in such countries. The best option is to buy genuine parts from a non-franchised supplier who specializes in the chosen brand, for example Mitsubishi.

Sell Junkyard Auto Parts and Make Money From Home

A lot of people make some serious money from home selling junkyard auto parts. My husband’s been doing this for a while now and just loves it! I’m still amazed at how untapped this market is. Maybe because when you sell junkyard auto parts you’re not sitting at a computer all the time?

But working from home doesn’t always mean making money online or just from your computer, especially if you’re doing any type of arbitrage deals.

And there are thousands of people looking for cheap auto parts online. Why not get in the game and be one of their salvage auto parts suppliers?

This is business that you really don’t have be a mechanic or detail specialist to make some real money, especially if you’re just dealing with interior or exterior restoration parts or basic engine parts.

For example, a head rest is a head rest. Unscrew some parts and pull it out. Door panels are door panels. Unbolt them from the hinges and take it off. Engine components may be a bit trickier but you can always go on YouTube and find out what the parts are, what they do and even how to remove them.

But even in this type of a business, you may want to specialize in a niche. What do I mean by a niche when it comes to used auto body parts? Pretty easy. Here are some ways to drill down a niche just by specializing…

  1. … in a particular make and model of vehicle
  2. … in sports cars
  3. … in truck parts
  4. … in engine parts
  5. … in exterior body parts
  6. … in interior restoration parts

Just think about all of the parts that go into building a vehicle, whether it’s a truck or car. Some parts are even interchangeable between makes and models. For example, I needed a new front fender for my 2001 Mercury Villager. Did you know that the 2001 Nissan Quest has an identical body to the same year Mercury Villager?

They do! So my husband took the parts off of a junked Quest and replaced the fender and front light assembly on my Villager.

The cup holder assembly in my Villager cracked too. But instead of replacing that unit, he found a narrow console with built-in cup holders from a Dodge SUV that fit perfectly between the front bucket seats of our Villager. Same color and texture as the interior of our car; that console looks like it came with our van!

So now we have three “new” cup holders in the front, and two additional cup holders for the rear seat, from one $10 used Dodge console.

You will have to do some research on eBay before going out and spending money. You can’t just go out and buy any junkyard auto parts and expect them to sell. There are some steps involved to making this a profitable at-home business.

  1. First, get a price list from your local salvage yard. Look for the least expensive parts on the list.
  2. Look up the parts on eBay and filter by Sold listings. Take an average of what those parts are selling for and see what your profit margin is. For example, if it’s going to cost you $10 to buy the part and it’s selling on average of $85 or more, and there are a lot of them being sold, you’ve got a winner.
  3. Take into consideration how much time and effort you want to put into pulling the parts off the vehicles. Some parts are pretty easy and you’ll only need a couple of screw drivers on hand. Other parts can be rather tricky, depending on whether you’re dealing with interior, exterior or under-the-hood parts.
  4. Another thing to think about is the weather! Here on the east coast it gets really blustery during the winter. And in the spring, it can get pretty muddy out in the yard. So you need to make sure you’re dressing for the weather – be prepared for anything.