Have you had your car for a while? At least a few years or more? The longer you own your vehicle the more likely it is that it will start having problems. This is almost always due to wear and tear, and is just a fact of life. If you have had your vehicle for ten years and you still haven’t had any major break downs or maintenance issues, you have one lucky car.

When the automobile that gets you so reliably from A to B does finally require some serious fixing. The price tag attached to this undertaking won’t be small. This is probably the main factor behind the growing popularity of used car parts. They aren’t so hard to locate, they are a lot more affordable, and they are just as good as brand new parts, providing that they are in good condition.


Here are some handy hints that will hopefully help you in your quest for affordable second hand parts to buy.

Know Which Part You Want

The ease at which you can find the part that you require will depend on which part on your car it is, but generally speaking it isn’t hard. Contact your local Auckland Car Wreckers and ask them whether they have the part that your search has centred on. If the part you require is needed to fix a vehicle that belongs to one of the more ordinary and generic auto makes, like Toyota, you will probably find it. And you won’t have to give up eating food for a week either.

How important is the part?

If you don’t replace the part in question, will your car fall apart comically? Is it that central to the running of the vehicle that you won’t be doing any driving until it is found? If you can get by for a little while longer. You can spend a little more time to find the correct part if need be.

How bad is the Damage?

There are problems that cause a kind of chain reaction, where a part gets damage and the damage ends up screwing up other parts around it. Or, it can be benign and you will only need to replace one component. If you are particularly jinxed, the bad part might affect the entire system. Making the price tag associated with repairs skyrocket. This is important to know, as you know that if the damage is limited to one part you may as well get a used one. If you need to get more, it will be cheaper to get a bunch of used parts.

Are You Able to Do the Repair Yourself?

If you want to do the repairs yourself you will need to find a way to transport the part to your house to get the job done there. This will require a transportation device other than your car. As it is stuck in your garage due to the very thing that you are trying to fix. So it is always a good idea to sort out a way to get it to your place. Good luck in your car fixing endeavours!

Finally, if you are looking for the part for your vehicle. You need to meet the leading Japanese, European and American second hand car parts supplier in Auckland.


Those that have never owned a car that runs on diesel, gas will probably find the idea to be inherently weird, due to the fact that they don’t run on ordinary gas, and their engines aren’t even the same. They are even sometimes more expensive. Last year there was some drama surrounding Volkswagen’s diesel, so it’s a good idea to wrap our heads around the ins and outs of the average diesel engine, and also discuss whether it is harder to find used parts for cars that run on diesel gas.


In 2015 there was a major scandal surrounding the Volkswagen auto manufacturing company. It turned out that they were doing the run around on emission tests, fooling them into reading less pollutants than was the reality. This had been happening for a few years, and the company ended up having to recall millions of cars all over the world.

The actual amount of pollutants that were being emitted exceeded 40 times the levels that were allowed. VW had a computer program installed in each car that would test this, but it was using different diagnostics when being monitored by the authorities. It would switch back to the normal one when being used ordinarily. When VW was caught, it was a giant scandal that resulted in the CEO resigning.

Of course the people who owned the models of vehicle that were affected were deeply upset, for various reasons, but mainly because this would likely affect the value of their automobile. So, in a spirit of solidarity with Diesel auto owners everywhere, here are a few facts about Diesel cars and how hard (or easy) it is to get used auto parts for diesel fuelled cars.


Diesel fuel is cheaper than normal fuel. Aside from that, it isn’t that much dis-similar from ordinary petrol. But on a micro level Diesel is much different. Its hydrocarbon chains are longer, and this means its energy density is higher, resulting in better fuel economy.


Diesel engines are responsible for emitting a lot more in the way of environment unfriendly nitrogen oxides than their ordinary petrol counterparts. This is why there was a huge scandal. There are strict guidelines concerning these emissions, and auto manufacturers have to make them in a way that they don’t break those guidelines.


Used auto parts

Petrol powered cars are more common on the road. But there are still plenty of diesel powered car owners out there, and because of this, there are plenty of used diesel parts available in Brisbane. You can find some used auto parts online by using a search engine. If it’s an auto part that doesn’t deal with the engine, then the part numbers will be the same as a petrol powered engine.

If you happen to own a vehicle that runs on diesel, and you are thinking “I want to sell my car in Auckland”, you can get in touch with a Cash for Cars Company like ANZ Auto Wreckers, who will even provide free removal of your automobile.

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