In the last few years repairing your vehicle after an accident has been
changing. Recycled car parts are now being an option that insurance
companies are offering customers. Should you let your vehicle be fixed
with recycled parts? How good are recycled parts? These are questions
that customers need to ask themselves before choosing this option when
their car is being repaired. Let us take a closer look at recycled
parts and what they actually mean to you.
Recycled car parts come from junk yards or salvage yards as some
people like to call them. Many people are on the impression that these
used car parts will do the job for you. It will cost you less and the
insurance company will also pay much less for these parts. The real
question are these parts something you should consider. Recycled parts
are used and come off similar vehicles like your own. The one problem
with these parts is you really do not know how much life they have left
in them. In other words they could last a week or years this is the
chance you take with recycled parts. The other big disadvantage is
these parts come as-is which means no refund is given. If the part
breaks it could cost you more money out of your own pocket. Many times
no warranty is given so the consumer is usually the one left footing
the bill when it does break.
In the end getting recycled parts could comes down to a couple of
things. If the part is minor such as tail light lenses and not
electrical than recycled parts can be used with good effectiveness.
Parts though such as doors, fenders or other things that need to be
precise after an accident should always be new. This way you know
you’re getting a good fit and the replacement part will continue to
perform for years. Recycled parts can save you money, but as a
replacement part many times you do not know how long it will last. The
only real advantage of recycled car parts is it will save you money,
but over the long haul it's not a good investment.