When choosing to use spare parts in NZ, it is essential to go through certain steps to ensure you are purchasing the correct part. Buying the incorrect part can be time-consuming and costly. Especially if it is installed and causes damage to the car. 

Once you have identified the part that needs replacing, it is time to search for a replacement part. In this article, we will discuss the process of selecting the perfect spare part for your needs. 

Make, model and vehicle identification number

The first step to take is to identify the make, model and vehicle identification number for your car. This ensures you are purchasing the correct part for your vehicle. It will also ensure that the part will fit and function properly. 

A vehicle identification number is a number that relates specifically to your vehicle. It can be used to identify the correct part. This information can often be found in the manufacturer’s data tables. It will then allow you to identify the parts code. 

Identify the parts code

Often the parts code can be found on the part itself. After many years of sitting in a car, parts are usually covered in oil, dirt and dust. Meaning the part might need a good scrub to remove any residue. Once the part code has been identified, it then becomes easier to source the correct part. 

Do your research

An important step that is often overlooked is research. Research is required to further understand the part you need. This includes components of the part, what equipment you will need to install it and the availability of the part.

 It is an integral step to identify and outline what is necessary to get your car running to its full potential. 

Visual identification 

One of the most obvious ways you can identify a second-hand part is by looking at it. If you are unsure if you have the right part, get in touch with the team at Dodson Autospares. Our experienced team have significant knowledge surrounding cars and parts. We will be able to help you on your journey to find the perfect part. 

Part comparison

Comparing the old part you are replacing to the new part is a good way to ensure you have the correct one. Take a close look at all the components and fixing points. It is important to figure out if your part is the exact same one to make sure it can fit properly. 

These are just some of the steps that can be taken to find the perfect used car part in Auckland. Here at Dodson Autospares, we have a large range of new and used Japanese car parts and an experienced team to guide you through the process. 

Dodson Autospares

At Dodson Autospares, we sell spare parts in Auckland. When you are in need of affordable auto parts, give us a call. 

We hold an extensive range of new and used car parts in NZ. Anything we don’t have, we make an effort to track down any part that you need at the best possible price. Purchase any second-hand car parts from Auckland and NZ-wide with Dodson Autospares.  

We have  a range of genuine parts for the following makes: 

  • Toyota parts
  • Nissan parts
  • Honda parts
  • Subaru parts
  • Suzuki parts
  • Mazda parts
  • VW parts

View our extensive range of parts here.