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There is no better way to save money on auto repairs or customisation than by doing it yourself. If you have the mechanical ingenuity to fix or modify your own car or bakkie, all you need to do is find the right parts and tools, and not only can you save yourself money, but you can fix your car on your terms without having to wait until the repair shop gets around to it. The easiest way to find used auto parts and accessories in Western Cape is by browsing the free classifieds.
Finding the Right Parts
When attempting auto repair at home, it's important to find the right parts to fit your vehicle. Sometimes a seller may be mistaken about whether or not a part is in good working condition or whether it will fit a particular automobile. You should always avoid buying used parts and accessories online so you can visually verify the part's condition. You should also familiarise yourself with the cost of each part so you know if you are getting the best deal possible. There's really nothing worse than going home with the wrong part, or finding out you paid entirely too much for it.
Commonly Purchased Parts and Accessories
No matter how soundly an automobile is built, inevitably, parts will begin to fail. The most commonly purchased secondhand auto parts and accessories in South Africa according to "Africa Business" are batteries, tyres, water pumps, ball bearings, and used, working engines. Many people purchase these and other items to repair their own vehicles, but some buy them to resell. There is a huge market in South Africa for used auto parts and accessories and unfortunately, this often results in higher costs for the consumer. A way to avoid this price trap is to buy from an individual rather than from a business.
You can always find used auto parts and accessories in Western Cape by browsing the local classified ads. Sellers are often willing to negotiate the prices of these items and having a good idea of how much you are willing to pay will go a long way in helping you avoid the typical frustrations that come with negotiations.