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Car Parts It Almost Always Makes Sense to Buy Used

Rather than buying a whole new car, many consumers opt to fix the car they already drive. However, repair costs have been rising over the past few years, making every fix into an expense. Buying used car parts can curve costs depending on your repair needs.

There are some car parts you should always buy used, as they hold nearly equal value and quality as new parts. To get a better look at The Benefits of Used Car Parts check out this article!

Spare Tires

Used tires in a pile from My Auto Store

If you’ve already worn down your spare tire, it’s time to buy another one. But does it have to be new? There are many cars that never need to use their spare tire, meaning there are tons of spare tires in junkyards that are technically brand-new. Rather than paying around $150 for brand-new, spare tires can be found “used” for as low as $50.


Even if your rims are fine, you can find a cheaper upgrade to protect your tires. Fancier styled rims can be found cheap, as even wrecked cars often have rims in great condition. For more practical use, good quality steel rims can be found at a bargain secondhand.


A broken side mirror can cost more than you think. A brand-new part could wind up having to be ordered, adding up quickly in cost. Alternatively, untarnished secondhand mirrors have the same quality but for a fraction of the cost. Rather than just replacing your mirror, you could upgrade to a heated mirror and still have significantly cut your costs.

Power Locks

Since new power locking systems can be so expensive, many car owners decide to live without them when they stop working. However, they really don’t need to. Instead of living without or shelling out a ton of money, you can replace power lock solenoids and switches secondhand. These parts are often untouched in wreckages and can bring the price of your repair down to a fraction of the original cost.


It’s fairly easy to see what condition a window is in, so why buy new, when you can buy used parts? As a bonus, you can also easily find cheap car motors, hardware, and power window switches to add up to a much cheaper full fix solution.

My Auto Store has the perfect solution when OEM parts from the dealer are too expensive and you’re not sure about the fit or quality of aftermarket parts. You can be sure that our warrantied used parts will be the right fit without breaking the bank. Browse our massive selection of used transmissions and motors today! Or contact our team to find any other used parts you may need for your vehicle.

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