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Tips on Buying Motor Parts from a Scrap Yard


Looking 4 Spares is your engine and gearbox and spares specialists with over 200 scrap yards and parts suppliers who can assist you when you are looking for spares and accessories for your car, bakkie or motorcycle. If you are looking for any car, bakkie or motor bike spares, LOOKING 4 SPARES is your best bet at linking your parts request to all our participating auto and commercial scrapyards and spares suppliers throughout South Africa.

Here are some tips when buying or selling motor part from a scrap yard:

  1. VISIT www.looking4spares HOME page and complete the parts request form.
  2. Make sure you complete the form with as much accurate information as possible.
  3. Engine and VIN numbers can be found on the licence disc of your vehicle.
  4. The more information you supply, the better your response will be.
  5. Make use of your cell phone camera and upload and send the supplier a picture of your part.
  6. Your e-mail address is important to the parts supplier as this makes a response quick & easy.
  7. Supply a telephone number that will be available during the day at all times.
  8. When contacted by a parts supplier or automotive scrap yard always check out their credentials.
  9. Always insist on a company name, telephone number and address and use GOOGLE maps.
  10. Never pay any supplier before contacting the LOOKING 4 SPARES One-Call-Centre for help.
  11. It’s up to 'the buyer' to understand and know exactly what spare part he is purchasing.
  12. Use your common sense and don’t trust just anyone when buying spares on the internet.
  13. Do not sign for parts that are incorrectly supplied !
LOOKING 4 SPARES offers a free, safe and effective parts locator service. Although we strive to give you the best service possible we cannot be held liable for any motor parts incorrectly supplied, bought or sold through our website or call centre. All our rights are reserved.

Please make use of the LOOKING 4 SPARES SAFE TRADE ACCOUNT Payment Protection Facility. VISIT http://www.looking4spares.co.za/safe-trade-account and read up on how we can help you when buying or selling spares from an unknown supplier or motor scrap yard at a distance or simply contact the LOOKING 4 SPARES One-Call-Centre on 0861-777722.

LOOKING 4 SPARES will send all your parts requests out to our suppliers, auto and commercial scrap yards and reconditioning centres with your name and number. Whoever has the parts that you are looking for will contact you back directly with a quotation. You deal directly with our parts suppliers and used spares scrapyards. We are the largest suppliers of new and used spares, scrap yards parts, engines, engine parts, gearboxes, diff, suspension, steering, brakes and clutch, flywheels, auto body parts, auto electrical spares at the best prices. Contact us today and we will put you in touch with an approved supplier in your area.

We buy cars, bakkies and motorcycles for cash in any condition. We offer you ‘cash-on-the-spot’ for your vehicle and immediate ‘tow-away’ services. Contact us for safe and efficient vehicle scrapping solutions.

LOOKING 4 SPARES It’s a free service and always will be !