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Salvage Yards and the 'LOOKING 4 SPARES' parts locator system

Contact the LOOKING 4 SPARES one-call-centre today on 0861-777722

Motor Salvage Yards are generally called Scrap Yards in South Africa, which enable 'the buyer' of used motor spares the opportunity to save money when buying used motor parts from a supplier for his car, truck, van or motorcycle when an engine, engine part, turbo, gearbox, diff, propshaft, suspension, steering component, auto body part is needed and just about any other automotive and commercial motor part that you may require for your particular motor vehicle.

Looking 4 Spares is your one stop new and used spare parts locator service in South Africa that links you to a world of quality automotive and commercial parts suppliers and motor salvage yards countrywide.

Looking 4 Spares has over 200 motor salvage yards and new and used parts suppliers that can assist you by taking your parts request telephonically or on-line by completing the Parts Request Form on the Looking 4 Spares websites HOME page. All parts requests received are sent out to our participating salvage yards and parts suppliers with your name and your number. Which ever parts supplier has the salvaged spares that you are looking for will contact you back by phone or electronic Email to make the sale through the system. You deal directly with the suppliers of the spares.

Visit http://www.looking4spares.co.za/safe-trade-account and read our terms and conditions of the Looking 4 Spares safe trade account. If you choose to make use of our payment protection facility, your payment for the parts required is held in the Looking 4 Spares Safe Trade Account until such time as the spares reach you. A 5% Safe Trade Account fee will be levied to the value of the purchase for use of our 'Safe Trade' service. This fee can be shared or absorbed by 'the supplier' of the spares through negotiation.

Do not sign for or pay for parts that are not in accordance with your sale or purchase agreement. It is up to the buyer of the spares parts to know and understand exactly what it is that he is purchasing from a salvage contractor.

When buying an engine always ensure that all the paperwork is in order to obtain a police clearance which is vitally important. The engine number that appears on ‘the salvage suppliers’ invoice should correspond to the number on the engines cylinder block.

Payment will be released to 'the supplier' of the part/s once you are reasonably satisfied with the spares that you are receiving as per your quotation, order and guarantee from ‘the supplier’, together with any other relevant paperwork available.

For further advice on our Safe Trade account  or new and used spares please contact our call centre on 0861-777722 for assistance.

Looking 4 Spares will also buy any car for cash in any condition at the best prices today. We also do the scrapping of all cars, bakkies, trucks and motorcycles to a code 03 and code 04 status. Call us today for a quotation and immediate ‘cash on the spot’ and towing and recovery service.

LOOKING 4 SPARES is a free service and always will be !


Used Motor Spares National Road Traffic Management Act

Used Motor Spares play an integral role in the well being of South African people. Many of us rely on our old motor vehicles to get to work and do our daily business in order to feed our families and pay the bills. Cars are the pride and joy of every vehicle owner in South Africa, a dream every South African has adopted of owning a car, but maintaining a motor vehicle is another story all together.

A new law is set to be passed by parliaments 'National Road Traffic Management Act' by the end of the year 2013 which prohibits motor vehicle owners the right to buy ‘good used motor spares’, that usually come at half the price of the new part. The government expects automotive and commercial scrap yards to close their doors which will leave the entire motor industry in a shambles, forcing motorists to buy new cars and spares and the reason our shameless government gives is, “vehicle theft crime”.

A ban on the sale of used auto parts and the closure of motor scrap yards proves the "failure of our government" to provide adequate police protection, creation of jobs and the general well being of a nations people. Whatever happened to the ‘vehicle theft branch’ and why can’t the present police force keep the situation under control? Last year ‘micro-dotting’ of motor vehicle parts was made law before a police clearance certificate can be issued, at an additional cost of around R60-00. Surely this is a positive step towards curbing vehicle theft and crime together with vehicle trackers?

Most middle class South Africans cannot afford new cars, together with high insurance premiums. A motorist can cancel his insurance at any time and statistics show that 60% of the vehicles operating on public roads don't have cover. Last year Santam Insurance Company recovered over 600 million rand in salvaged vehicles alone. The re-use and re-cycling process of 'good used spare parts' is vital to our economy and global warming.

The economy and policing in South Africa is in a bad state of affairs and the country is in more debt than ever before. Times are tough, and at times like this the government should be assisting families by providing the four basic necessities of life which includes: food, shelter, protection and clothing. We rely on transportation and expect protection to and from our work place and without these two essential requirements a country cannot prosper. Together with high petrol prices and the new E-toll system our current state of affairs can only dwindel.

When the ANC took over in 1995 Nelson Mandela was interviewed on television and when asked what he was going to do for the country he replied: “The ANC will build two million homes, give free education to all children and free hospitilization to all women and children”. When asked how the ANC would pay for  this he replied:

1. We will implement national toll roads 2. Legalize casinos 3. Make sure everyone pays tax 4. Introduce a state lottery. E-toll is the ‘cherry on top’, where do the billions of rands go each month generated by the above that were never in place before the ANC took over?

There is no such thing as FREE education or FREE medical care, and we have not yet seen the two million homes promised by the ANC and their cronies.

Used motor spares are an essential part of South African culture that keeps us going! The ANC are clearly mismanaging our country by passing such "insane laws", which are aimed at forcing people to scrap old cars and buy new vehicles, thereby lining their pockets through import tax, making the rich richer and the poor poorer.

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LOOKING 4 SPARES is a FREE service to our nation and its people and always will be !


LOOKING 4 SPARES important information for buying and selling motor parts

LOOKING 4 SPARES is your nationwide motor parts One-Call-Centre 0861-777722 with over 200 new and used parts suppliers, vehicle dealers and scrap yards in South Africa. If you are looking for car, bakkie, truck or motorcycle spares and accessories you will find that sometimes it is not as easy as one would think when trying to locate your vehicle spares. The dealerships or agents usually dont have the parts in stock or the parts are absolete and can only be sourced from an automotive or commercial scrap yard.

There is however a solution to your problem that can save you time and money!

LOOKING 4 SPARES is a motor parts locator service that links ‘the buyer' to ‘the supplier’ of the spares.  We have a new or used parts supplier in your area. If you require an automotive, commercial or motorcycle spare parts, we can assist you by sending your parts request out to all our participating scrap yards, spares dealers, reconditioning centres and  any other companies that trade in different types of new and used mechanical spares and vehicle parts.

To get a link to a compatible world of spares for your vehicle type, make and model, simply CLICK HERE www.looking4spares.co.za and complete the Parts Request Form on the HOME page or contact the LOOKING 4 SPARES One-Call-Centre on 0861-777722 during office hours. Your parts request will be immediately processed in real-time and sent out to our suppliers  who will contact you back as soon as they have checked their stock for the part you require in order to make a sale.

Remember, it is up to the buyer’’ and NOT up to  the supplier’’ of the part to fully know and understand what you are buying. Always take a sample or cross reference photographs or similar diagrams and technical descriptions to be sure you are purchasing the correct part. VIN and engine numbers are vitally important  together with gearbox codes and part numbers pertaining to the spares you require.

The more accurate the information that you supply the parts dealer the better your response and outcome will be!

The following information should always be supplied or requested when buying or selling a motor car or commercial vehicle through the LOOKING 4 SPARES car and parts locator system or classifieds. Vehicle deatails such as VIN and engine number can be found on the licence disc of the vehicle :

Make of vehicle ?

Model of vehicle ?

Year of vehicle ?

VIN /  engine / gearbox code ?

Is there any accident damage ?

If so, where ?

Condition of Engine and Gearbox ?

Condition of interior ?

How many Km’s on the clock ?

Single or Double Cab ?

4x4 or 2x4 ?

Colour of the vehicle ?

Is the vehicle paid for ?

Do you have the registration papers ?

Your telephone numbers ?

Your e-mail address ?

Your town and province / area ?

Bottom line price you want ?

CLICK HERE for the LOOKING 4 SPARES ''Safe Trade Account" your Payment Protection Facility when buying or selling vehicles and motor spares from an unknown supplier or at a distance

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


Motor Scrap Yards National Road Traffic Management Act

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The National Road Traffic Management Act of South Africa is underway to impose a ban on the selling of good used motor parts that are stripped off motor vehicles that are write off’s. At this stage it is still unclear as to how far the new law will impact our industry or economy.  

Undesirable vehicle rebuilds seem to be the real problem in our country. The law at present does not prohibit the flow and regulation of accident damaged vehicles that are beyond repair from being scrapped to a code 03 or code 04 status which results in a ‘rebuild-a-bargain’ scenario in many cases and the ‘cheapies’ that are purchased are simply tied to a tree and pulled ‘back into shape’, with the most unsatisfactory conditions prevailing.

The problem is, who is going to be responsible for determining what is a ‘complete right off’ and what will be allowed back on the public roads?  The bottom line question is, what 'used vehicle parts' will be allowed for resale purposes? Surely this will be a role that the insurance companies will be required to undertake? This means higher insurance premiums and more emphasis placed on the buying of new vehicles. With this will come all types of corruption as usual, and as far as auto and commercial scrap yards are concerned, the buying of accident damaged cars and the selling of ‘good used spares’ will continue as ‘business-as-usual’ unless the law is passed.

Over the last ten years there has been a drastic improvement on drunken driving statistics which has seen a reduction of motor vehicle accidents, which in turn has been responsible for a shortage of ‘good used motor spares’ becoming available from accident damaged vehicles due to the decline in the drinking and driving campaigns. The problem is that companies who ‘buy and sell’ these rebuilds are claiming the bulk of the vehicle stocks without allowing the used spares industry to thrive from being offered an opportunity to dismantle these unsatisfactory vehicles.

The Re-Use & Re-cycling process of ‘good used spares’ is good for the environment. By using salvageable used auto parts from accident damaged vehicles and the processing of scrap metals reduces the global greenhouse gas footprint. Global warming is a reality and every good vehicle used part should be reused!

The people of South Africa are always in need of good reliable used spares to help the economy grow instead of declining. Impeding access to good used spares is not an option for the lower and middle class income groups who have to cope with rising living costs, including the reality of a new and unfair E-Toll tax system to add to their frustrations of owning and running a motor car which is their business.

LOOKING 4 SPARES is South Africa’s #1 parts locator service that generates 10000 parts leads a month which are sent out to over 200 participating automotive scrap yards, motor parts suppliers & reconditioning centres nationwide.

Whoever has the parts will contact the buyer directly and make the sale. There is no middleman or broker in any sale or purchase.

VISIT www.looking4spares.co.za or contact our One-Call-Centre on 0861-777722


The Mercedes-Benz Scrap Yard

Mercedes-Benz used spares One-Call-Centre 0861-777722

Over the last 50 years Mercedes-Benz has produced various models of cars and transporters for the South African market and gained a reputation as one of the finest luxury-sports vehicles in the world. Mercedes has many dealerships throughout the country and if you have ever had the pleasure of owning or driving a new or second hand Mercedes motor vehicle you will come to understand why these cars are at the top of the vehicle brand list.

Mercedes-Benz cars require specialist attention when the service date is due and you will find that spares are not too difficult to come by in the new or used spares markets today. Sooner or later you will require the service of a parts centre at some time or other. There are a few options you have when buying Mercedes spares for your motor car or commercial vehicle.

There is a Mercedes dealer in your area that sell new Mercedes spares which are readily available if you drive a late model vehicle and then there are also the local motor spares suppliers that sell aftermarket replacement parts or the pirate version of motor spares. The Mercedes aftermarket parts are basically a replica part that is almost identical to that of the Mercedes-Benz original factory part and if you still don’t find what you are looking for then there is one last option.

The Mercedes-Benz Scrap Yard is the place to go that stocks original good used spares for Mercedes that you are looking for. These used Mercedes spares can be sourced as used parts for your vehicle from an auto or commercial scrap yard that are stripping the same vehicle like yours. Mercedes used spares are usually quite easy to locate in South Africa and if you get a response on the part you are looking for it would be worth your time and effort to go and view the part and negotiate a deal.

The Mercedes-Benz Scrap Yard is a bargaining shop where cash in hand does the talking for car and van parts being dismantled for good resale.  When the time arises, you need to consider if replacing the part with a good used Mercedes part from a scrap yard near you will be worth your efforts. The scrap yard offers excellent reusable replacement Mercedes parts which can be bought at approximately half the price of a the new spares part and get good mileage from such parts.

If you are looking for Mercedes spares, contact LOOKING 4 SPARES www.looking4spares.co.za or get hold of their ONE-CALL-CENTRE on 0861-777722 for fast service on new and used spares. The LOOKING 4 SPARES call centre will put you in touch by sending your parts request out to all participating scrap yards and spares suppliers nationwide, together with YOUR name, number and email address if you please. Whoever has the parts in stock will contact you back with a quotation.

LOOKING 4 SPARES for your Mercedes ? It’s a free service and always will be !