Many car owners strongly prefer to use only OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts on their cars. This is an easy goal to reach if the cars are currently in production, because automakers also continue to produce parts for those vehicles. It is also fairly easy to do for older cars if the vehicle in question has become popular with car enthusiasts. In those cases, parts production may even be resumed to meet the continued demand.
What, though, can someone do if his or her car of preference is old, but not popular enough to warrant continuing to run the parts factories for it? Then, it can be all but impossible to find OEM parts. Many people start thinking that they will have to resort to using non-OEM ones, which may be of dubious quality or lower the car's resale value, to keep the car running.
Fortunately, there is another option for those in the second category. With an intelligent buying plan, you can get all of the parts you need from a well-stocked junkyard.
The Junkyard – A Never-Ending Source of OEM Parts
Buying parts from a junkyard isn't just for those who want to save money. It's also a treasure trove for anyone who wants OEM parts for a car that is no longer supported by its manufacturer.
The first thing to remember is that when a car is sent to a junkyard, most of its parts are typically still good. It may have a rusted body or a transmission that went out, but the rest of it is often just fine. Even better for OEM-part seekers, these cars are usually right about at the very age at which it becomes hard to find brand-new parts for them.
● Most parts on a "junked" car are still good
● The salvage yard is the perfect place to find OEM used parts for older vehicles
Here at Ace Auto Parts in St. Paul, you aren't just sent into the back with your wrench to hope for the best. We offer used parts that we know will work in your vehicle – complete with a 90-day warranty!
By shopping with us, you can stick to your plans for using all-OEM parts and rest assured that those parts will work. Just because we have a salvage yard doesn't mean that we sell junk! Stop in today or do a parts search on our site to find exactly what you want for your make and model of car.