1.1.5. Acquisition of spare parts
Auto parts can be acquired from many sources which can be divided into two main categories - official dealer offices on sale of auto parts and independent retail shops of automobile accessories. At the appeal to both sources it will be useful to use the following recommendations:
Retail shops of auto parts: In good shop of automobile accessories always there is a stock of components best-selling and subject to raised wear (such as details of coupling, system of production of the fulfilled gases, brake mechanisms, etc.), such shops can often put a demanded detail according to the exchange scheme that allows to cut down somewhat material expenses. Shops small wholesale and trading at a discount are a good source for acquisition of expendables and the components necessary at performance of routine maintenance of the car (such as oils, greasings, oil filters, spark plugs, driving belts, automobile paint, lamps, etc.) . Besides, in such shops always there is a good choice of the metalwork and special tool and the main automobile accessories. Shops have the schedule of work convenient for visitors, appoint rather low prices and can be always found nearby to the house.
Official dealer representations: This source is ideal from the point of view of acquisition unique, suitable concrete model of the car and not able to be acquired in any other place of components (such as the main details of the engine, a transmission detail, elements of furnish and a salon upholstery, etc.).
In order to avoid violation of guarantee certificates watch that established spare parts, irrespective of a source of their acquisition, corresponded to conditions of warranty service.
With confidence to get suitable for application on your car a detail, sometimes it is necessary to refer to the corresponding identification number. It is useful to compare an acquired detail to the old removed from the car also.