sorting through car accessories

sorting through car accessories

3 Tips For Purchasing Classic Car Parts Online

by Tracy Kennedy

Are you in the process of restoring a classic car so it can be driven around? It can be difficult finding working parts for a classic car, but you may have some luck if you shop online (through an outlet such as Reggie's Garage) because your search won't be limited to your own area. Take a look at the tips that are listed in this article that can be useful when shopping for classic car parts online. 

1. Make Sure the Right Part is Purchased

There is nothing like searching hard to find a classic car part only for it to arrive and not be compatible with your vehicle. Before you begin searching for the part that you need, make sure that you know the specific part and casting numbers for your vehicle. If you are unaware of what the numbers are because your vehicle is missing parts, you can ask a classic car dealer for the information. You might want to obtain the date code as well, which will let you know when the part was made. Date codes can help you determine if you are buying a super rare part that can raise the value of your vehicle if you decide to sell it.

2. Be Careful About the Condition

Don't jump into purchasing a classic car part simply because you are tired of searching. You must make sure that the part will work when it arrives. Be aware of classic car parts that are being sold in an "as-is" condition, as you can't predict if they will be dead on arrival or not. Purchasing a part that is sold "as is" can also interfere with you being able to file a legal dispute if it can't be used after you make the purchase. It is important for you to make sure that the seller clearly states that the art is in a working condition. You might want to check for details of any repairs that was done to the part as well so you will know if you are making a quality purchase or not.  

3. Pay Attention to Shipping Costs

Shop around before purchasing a classic car part to try to find one that is closest to your area. Depending on the size and weight of the part, you can end up spending a lot of money for shipping, especially if the order is placed at a foreign store. You should also pay attention to who is responsible for shipping costs in the event that the part has to be returned from being delivered in a bad condition. Find the part that you need to restore your classic car as soon as possible.


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sorting through car accessories

There are a wide variety of auto accessories for you to consider for your car. Some accessories are made simply to make your car look nicer, some are made to improve performance and some are made to create a safer ride. This blog will show you a number of different accessories for you to consider. You will find some in each category and several ideas that will help you to decide if the accessories that you are considering will do anything more than make your car look nicer or maybe increase the resale value of it for when you are ready to sell.