When it comes to auto repairs, it often feels like you have just two choices. Unless you can do it yourself, you can either take your car to a dealership or visit your trusted independent auto mechanic. Depending on your situation, there are benefits to both. But when you need a repair not covered by warranty, there is only one clear winner. And it’s not the dealership.
Off-warranty repairs often cost hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars. They’re one of the top reasons people trade in their car or truck for a new vehicle. But when you use your trusted independent mechanic and shop your own parts, you can save as much as 30 to 70% or more of the dealership price. That means you can keep your automobile longer without paying an arm and a leg.
Independent mechanics care about your business.
One of the differences between independent auto mechanics and dealerships is that [...]
When the pros need used auto parts, they know they have a choice when they shop. And so do you. Because pros want high-quality and trusted parts at a great price, they prefer to shop with Team PRP recyclers. While they could go to a nearby junkyard and sometimes do, Team PRP members offer something junkyards can’t – peace of mind and a guarantee.
If you need recycled parts, look for auto parts distributors and suppliers affiliated with Team PRP. The pros do. Here are seven reasons why you should, too.
1) Nationwide Quality Standards
Junkyards contain some near-mint quality parts. But to find those hidden gems, you need to scour rows of wrecks.
Team PRP auto parts distributors use a nation-wide quality assurance program based on ISO 9000 standards. This label means that parts are [...]
As a Team PRP partner, Bow Auto Parts is among the largest auto recyclers in the Northeast and it’s important for the public as well as our customers to know what “recycling” really means to the automotive industry, the planet, and motorists from every walk of life. One of our previous blog posts discusses the terminology of “used” compared with “recycled” auto parts. In most cases, the two terms are synonymous but each supplier has different acceptable standards for wear & tear as well as vehicle sources.
In this post, we’re pleased to delve deeper into how recycling in the automobile parts business has a profoundly positive effect on maintenance affordability and long-term vehicle performance for every kind of consumer. And all this recycling and reuse helps preserve more clean open spaces for future generations to enjoy. Please take 3 [...]
“I want brand new, factory fresh parts,” say some automotive enthusiasts who claim they won’t take a chance with anything considered “used.” They just don’t want to risk buying a part that comes from a vehicle they know nothing about. We can understand that. Some folks simply demand new parts, especially when they’re made by the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) specifically for the year, make and model of their car or truck. Some people even prefer replicated aftermarket parts or “knock-offs” instead of used OEM parts just because they are technically “new.”
Every part of your brand-new car is used!
How do “like new” or “good as new” parts sound for your vehicle repairs and maintenance? The fact is, all parts of a car become “used auto parts” the moment that car is driven by its first owner. A [...]
Lots of people like to buy quality cars & trucks and drive them for a long time. Settling into a favorite vehicle and taking care of it for many years is not only prudent but highly gratifying for many drivers. Modern-day vehicles, when properly serviced, run reliably for hundreds of thousands of miles and keep going strong for 10, 15 or even 20 years. But at some point, it’s time to say goodbye to that old “friend” whose cabin you’ve ridden in for countless hours.
Maybe it’s time to replace an older vehicle or maybe you have an extra car or truck that you just don’t need anymore. Whenever it’s time to dispose of a damaged or older vehicle, a decision needs to be made on the best way to sell or get rid of that old car. Your ultimate decision will be based on your [...]
A debate on automotive components word usage recently came up when speaking with a few of our associates. What should be the primary term used to describe the auto parts that we source and sell – “used” or “recycled?” Given that our products have been used on one vehicle and then get reused on another without being disposed of, you can certainly say they are used auto parts and that they are being recycled.
When coming to terms with what to call our products, we’ve decided to simply let our customers decide. “Used” or “recycled,” we’ll know exactly what you mean. What’s really important is that we do everything possible to assure that your (used) recycled auto parts perform as good as new on your vehicle! While our industry seems to be moving toward “recycled auto [...]
Your car’s ride quality depends a lot on the quality of its tires. Remember when you were a kid and you got a new pair of sneakers? You felt lighter on your feet and you just wanted to run and jump and play the moment you put them on. Replacing your car’s worn out tires feels like that on the road. Your car instantly has a smoother ride and better handling. Brand new treads can make a big difference to your driving experience and as we all know, they can be quite expensive.
What about used tires? Can you save money and still get a quality ride? Are they safe?
You’ll tend to get many opinions about whether or not buying used tires is a good idea. Like so many of life’s decisions, the answer depends… It depends on [...]