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 selling 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 there is always a stock best-selling and subject to the increased wear of components (such as details of coupling, systems of release fulfilled gases, brake mechanisms, etc.), such shops can often put the required detail according to the exchange scheme that allows to cut down material expenses somewhat. The small wholesale and trading at a discount shops are a good source for acquisition of the expendables and components necessary at performance of routine maintenance of the car (such as oils, lubricants, oil filters, spark plugs, driving belts, automobile paint, lamps, etc.). Besides, in such shops there is always a good choice of the metalwork and special tool and the main automobile accessories. Shops have the schedule of work, convenient for visitors, quote rather low prices and can be always found near the house.
Official dealer representations: This source is ideal from the point of view of acquisition unique, suiting for concrete model of the car and not able to be acquired in any other place of components (such as main details of the engine, transmission detail, elements of finishing and upholstery of salon, etc.).
In order to avoid violation of guarantee certificates you watch that the installed spare parts, irrespective of a source of their acquisition, corresponded to conditions of guarantee maintenance.
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 also acquired detail to old removed from the car.