Why Used Parts – Smart Land Rover Repair

Whether you’re taking care of your personal vehicle or own a service shop, when it comes time to buy a replacement part for your vehicle, one question will come up time and time again:

Is it really worth it to buy new parts, or is it smarter to buy them used?

The short answer is yes, it is definitely smarter to skip the dealer and buy used car parts! But if you don’t know enough about the process, it can be easy to become overwhelmed and disappointed when trying to find quality used parts. At Roverland Parts, we have been in the business of salvaging Land Rovers and reconditioning parts, including used Range Rover parts, to be sold to service shops and vehicle owners for more than 30 years. We know everything there is to know about getting the most value from used vehicle parts.

Here are the Top 3 Reasons to Buy Used Parts:

  1. Price: Price is almost always the primary motivator for seeking out used car parts. Whether you are seeking out an affordable solution to get your own vehicle up and running or you are looking for a way to provide your customers with lower cost service, price does matter. While it’s easy to assume that a used part is always going to be significantly cheaper, that is not always the case. If you are buying a part that is especially rare, the part is an OEM from an original vehicle, or it’s a like-new, professionally rebuilt piece, expect the quality or scarcity of the part to be reflected in the price.

Overall though, there’s no question that using used car parts for a Land Rover repair will save you big money. Mark-ups on new parts from a dealership or even directly from a manufacturer are astounding, and finding a rebuilt or salvaged part, especially on a more complex item like a rebuilt transfer case or differentials, is absolutely the smartest move you can make.

  1. Value: Really what smart mechanics are looking for when hunting for used car parts, even more than a “good price,” is a good value. If you buy something that is exceptionally cheap from an unknown supplier (think Craigslist), you’re risking the chance that the part you receive has been shoddily refurbished or is possibly not in safe condition. Sometimes, the seller may not even be intentionally trying to deceive you, but really is just lacking in knowledge.

The smart move is to buy a professionally reconditioned part. The higher quality will be more reliable and cost effective than buying a new replacement part from a manufacturer, and someone who specializes in salvaging car parts should have a strong guarantee in place on the parts they sell. Using a professional salvage company that specializes in reconditioned parts is the best way to be sure the used parts you are receiving are consistently high quality.

  1. Practicality: Often, a major factor for purchasing used parts for any vehicle is efficiency. It seems wasteful and impractical to commission the manufacture of a replacement part for a vehicle when there are already top quality parts available, especially if time is a consideration. Plenty of low mileage vehicles that have been written off by insurance companies for minor accidents have a number of parts in good or even great condition. With the right reconditioning by a qualified professional technician, these used parts can really be made as good as new, faster and for less.

Tips for Buying Used Land Rover Vehicle Parts – From The Pros

When you’re working with Land Rover vehicle repairs and you’re looking for a cost effective and efficient solution, a reconditioned part from a Land Rover specialist is absolutely the smart way to go. It’s important to get all the specifics about the used part you are looking at before you buy, or you could end up wasting your time and money. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and request a detailed history and photos of the part itself, before you buy. A professional supplier will be able and happy to provide you with all of these details. If he or she seems unable or unwilling to answer your questions, that is a definite red flag and you should look elsewhere. Always ask for the ABN number of the supplier and request copies of the receipt and of any guarantee before you hand over the money.

Generally, the internet can be your friend when searching for used vehicle parts, but remember that if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. Usually, yard sale sites, salvage yards, and Craigslist end up being more of a time-waste than they are worth. Unless you have a lot of extra time to spend hunting for a part, it’s smarter to stick with a professional.

Roverland Parts: Quality Used Land Rover Parts and an Unbeatable Warranty

At Roverland Parts, we’ve been in the business of selling professionally reconditioned parts for the full line of Land Rover vehicles, including the Range Rover, Discovery, and Freelander trucks. We sell via mail order to repair facilities as well as directly to Land Rover owners. In our decades of experience helping supply Land Rover owners and service shops, we have learned everything there is to know about the used parts industry.

One of the most important things we offer our customers in addition to the highest quality reconditioned parts is our 1 year, unlimited mile warranty. We guarantee our parts for 12 months with unlimited mileage because we know that parts we supply are in truly like-new condition. We work only on Land Rover vehicles, and our professional team of expert technicians know these vehicles better than anyone.

Visit our website to view all currently available used Land Rover parts in our inventory, including pictures, and feel free to contact us for any additional information.

 

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