Aftermarket Vs OEM

Problems, problems, problems! If you’re anything like me I’m sure you’ve had to deal with your fair share of car problems.

You know, the ones that set you back a few hundred dollars and seem to happen all the time. Granted, we all have to deal with car issues it’s just a way of life; the key is to minimize the damage.

You may be wondering what is the best way to cut the damage caused by unexpected car expenses? The answer is to buy used working car parts. And the best place to find good used parts is a junkyard.

I know what you’re thinking. If I buy a used part, isn’t there a good chance that it will fail shortly, just like my part did? Not likely. Even if it does fail shortly down the road, chances are it’s a lot cheaper than buying new.

I want to clarify something though. It may be in your best interest to buy new parts if you own a domestic vehicle; (GM, Dodge, Ford, etc.) The reason being is those parts aren’t nearly as expensive as European car parts. But do your research on both new and used, and figure out the price difference.
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