These days, there are many different ways you can buy auto parts for your classic car or truck. Most of the time you don’t even care how you get it as long as it is the part you are looking for and it is inexpensive. Well that may have been the case in the past but now there is only one way you should buy your parts, and that is online. Whether it is a new part, a used but good part or even an entire vehicle, you can find what you need right here at your own computer. It’s like having the store come to you. The best thing is, it’s always open. So even in the middle of the night when you can’t sleep because you need to find that steering wheel for your ’56 Chevy so you can tool around town, you can shop, order and buy right from the comfort of your own home. So sit back and read the 3 reasons you should buy your classic auto parts online.
1) Convenience – What could be more convenient than shopping from home? used auto parts
We have all gone out to the local salvage yards spending countless hours walking and searching for the parts we need only to come up empty handed most of the time. Let’s face it, the cars we want to restore are popular, so finding the parts we need is becoming more and more of a chore. You need to be in your shop putting your vehicle together so you can get it on the road but that is hard to do if you are always on the road getting parts. If you order your parts online however, you can spend more time doing just that. You can see all the parts that are available right in front of you and then have them shipped right to your door. ” Oh yeah , well what about the shipping costs? ” How does that save me money, you may ask. Well, with the rising costs of gas, I think you will find that the costs of shipping are very reasonable, and if you buy a certain amount of parts from some places, then they throw in shipping for free.
2) Availability – Virtually every old car part can be found online, if you know where to look first.
Everybody has their favorite store they like to do business with. But how many times have you gone to your store to get that certain part only to have them tell you it has to be ordered or it is out of stock. And in the case of classic car parts, most towns only have one or two stores that specialize in this department. When you shop for classic car parts online, you have hundreds of places you can go right at your fingertips. If one place you go to doesn’t have the part you need, you are just a couple of clicks away from finding it instead of having to drive across town and wasting valuable time and gas. And in the rare instance that you can’t find that part, you can be notified by e-mail as soon as the part is available even if it is late at night.
3) Cost – You want to keep your costs as inexpensive as possible.
You have made a big investment buying your vehicle, now you have to restore it. If you are on a budget like me, you have to pinch pennies where you can. Using online auctions can be a great way to do this when shopping for good but used parts and even new parts as well. Not only do individuals have parts that they are selling, but there are also stores on certain auction sites that have parts already on the shelf waiting for you to place your bid. I have used these auctions myself and continue to use them all the time because it does save a lot of money. who knows, you may even do like my father-in-law did and find an entire car he was looking for at a great price.