When it comes to replacement parts for your Lexus or Toyota, buying recycled make sense for your pocketbook and the environment. Yes, cost and environment are two advantages but there are more including buying local, saving money and time, and the quality of OEM standards.
Buying your parts local helps the local economy. We are located in North Hollywood and supply many local auto mechanic shops as well as hobbyist and DIY mechanics.
Being part of your local economy — even for auto parts — is a great way to be part of the Shop Small movement (Small Business Saturday is November 24 this year).
“There are many respected salvage yards that take pride in their businesses and in serving their valued customers. And be especially careful when buying certain used auto parts, specifically engines, transmissions, differentials, hydraulic units, and electrical parts. “ Tom Torbjornsen, CNN
Save Money and Time
Buying recycled parts saves you and your mechanic time from searching and ordering for parts online.
When it comes to getting your vehicle repaired, time is money. Saving on shipping costs and lead time can put your vehicle back on the road much quicker.
If you are searching for a Lexus or Toyota part, call Toyota Parts Only first. If we don’t have what you need in our stock, we will locate it on our nationwide computer network.
OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer. Though you can purchase replacement parts, they are not the originals.
“Ideally, recycled and reconditioned auto parts are original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts which have been carefully extracted from vehicles which are often bought at auction and dismantled in high tech facilities by the auto recycler.” Yellow Pages
You can purchase aftermarket parts, instead of OEM. Though is possible that they are less expensive, there are also some disadvantages including too many choices. Yes. This can be a problem for the inexperienced.
“If you’re not familiar with aftermarket brands, the selection could be overwhelming, and there’s some chance you may get a bad quality part. Even a part as simple as a spark plug can be made by dozens of different companies and comes in numerous variations.” Ronald Montoya, Edmunds
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