Certainly, OEM components are the superior solution when engaging in auto part replacement but this does not make them your only option. If you are keen on saving some cash while engaging in already costly auto repairs, you may want to consider purchasing used parts instead. Contrary to popular belief, used parts do not offer the sole benefit of being cheaper than their OEM counterparts. Before you discount them as a viable solution, check out the following pros of used spare parts that go well beyond cost efficiency.
10 March 2021
If you run a trucking business, you'll need to undertake parts-replacement on your trucks as a normal part of fleet maintenance. You will also need to replace the bad or failed truck parts of in the event of vehicle breakdowns, be it due to an accident or a mechanical problem. When it is time to purchase spares for your trucks, you have two main options – to buy brand-new parts or used ones.
26 February 2020
Most modern cars or trucks have a disc braking system, as this is felt to be the most efficient way of bringing the vehicle to a halt safely. As you may know, this type of system relies on degradable replacement pads that wear down every time that the driver applies the pedal. However, in order to keep the vehicle running as long as possible without interruption and to make sure that everything is as safe as possible, the driver needs to keep an eye on those degradable parts and replace them as and when needed.
25 September 2019
A turbo booster or turbocharger is an engine accessory that compresses air before sending it to the engine; when air is compressed, more of it can reach the engine, and more air in the cylinders will cause the engine to also bring in more fuel. This creates added combustion, so an engine is then stronger and faster. Turbo boosters are often added to diesel engines, as these types of engines are not known for their speed, or they can give a car more pickup from a full stop.
27 April 2018
The average diesel engine is an enormously reliable and robust piece of equipment, and is generally significantly less vulnerable to serious mechanical failures than an equivalent, petrol-driven engine. However, these redoubtable engines are vulnerable to some mechanical problems that are specific to diesel engines, and one of the most common and difficult to deal with is the phenomenon known as cylinder glazing. What is cylinder glazing, and how does it occur to diesel engines?
2 February 2018
Selecting the best replacement springs for a trailer can be a daunting task if you are just learning to repair your trailer on your own. However, that task can be simplified if you have some guiding questions to help you navigate the wide variety of springs available on the market. This article discusses three of those guiding questions. Question 1: Which Type of Spring Do You Need? Many types of trailer springs, such as leaf springs and C-Hook springs are available on the market.
6 July 2016
A quality tractor is a very important tool to anyone who tills the land. However, the huge array of tractors on the market makes it hard for some people to choose one that would be suitable for them. This article discusses some key considerations that can help you to select the right tractor for your needs. Tractor Power Pay attention to two aspects of tractor power. First, consider the horsepower rating of the engine.
31 March 2016
The brakes on your vehicle are essential to its overall safety and performance since it is important that you have the ability to easily stop using your braking system. But braking systems on your car typically begin to wear over time. This means that signs of brake problems should slowly become more noticeable. Most braking issues are gradual and not immediate, which allows you to be proactive with brake repair. Analysing brake problems is easier if you know what warning signs to be on the lookout for.
22 September 2015
If you take your vehicle off-roading, or just want to add some style or your car or truck, you might want to invest in a lift kit. This is a kit of parts that gives your vehicle some clearance, either between it and the ground or between the body and frame. For off-roading, this can protect the underside of the vehicle from damage. For everyday driving, it can just give your car or truck some style.
1 June 2015
When purchasing parts for your car or motorbike online, it can be difficult finding quality parts at the best price. Let's look at some top tips to make your search for online auto parts and accessories a breeze. Shop with big companies With the buying power to offer all-time low prices to their customers, the larger auto parts suppliers are often the cheapest option for new auto parts and accessories. Not only do they have everyday low prices, major online retailers have regular sales, discounts and promotional deals that most smaller companies just can't compete with.
13 May 2015