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Looking4spares.Co.Za Safe Trade Tips | Buying Used Motor Spares


Looking4Spares.Co.Za is South Africa’s leading "Part Find Locator Service" to the motor scrapyards and parts suppliers industry with over 200 new and used parts suppliers registered on our system nationwide.

We link 'the buyers' to 'the suppliers'. Our Parts Leads System generates an estimated fifty million rands in new and used motor parts sales each month for the benefit of our participating scrap yards and motor spares suppliers who subscribe to our daily parts leads. Parts leads are sent out in real time throughout the day from Monday to Friday, which are accessed strictly by our online subscribers who log-in to our system.

We offer our 'Parts Locator Service' to anybody who is looking for new and used motor spares and motor scrap yard suppliers that stock good quality motor parts and accessories for all types of motor vehicles including cars, motorcycles and trucks.

We Buy Scrap Cars... We Sell Scrap Cars... We Strip Scrap Cars... We Supply Scrap Car Parts and Good Used Motor Spares... We generate the parts leads which customers are looking for and link them directly to all our suppliers who stock quality engines, gearboxes, auto body parts, steering and suspension parts, motorcycle forks, tanks, clocks and auto electrical parts and more.

The stock held by our scrapyards dominate the market place with a wealth of good reusable motor spares available to the end user. It is these recycled parts which are so important to ua all, an extremely vital process which contributes positively to our planets eco-system. Motor scrap yards strip and recycle good used motor parts for the consumer, the scrap iron is recycled into new steel which positively reduces greenhouse gasses thereby reducing Global Warming effects.

LOOKING 4 SPARES endeavours to provide a trustworthy and loyal used spares suppliers and motor scrapyard dealers who subscribe to our daily parts leads, that help form part of an integral system who are key to maintaining and upholding honest and fair business practices when dealing with customers through sales and purchases over the internet, telephone or in person.

Our registered motor scrap yards and parts suppliers are distributed throughout South Africa and offer various spare parts which are stripped off accident damaged motor vehicles. These parts are usually for sale at half the price of a new OEM part (original equipment manufacturers)part from the dealership. 

Unfortunately the internet is an unsafe place where internet crime is rife and criminals of all types operate their business. These fraudsters have found ways to easily acquire your details and get to understand what your requirements are and make you a target of internet crime.

LOOKING 4 SPARES are dedicated to exposing any bogus parts suppliers or any of our registered scrapyard dealers on our daily leads system who do not conform to our terms and conditions of fair and honest trade principals. We demand and maintain a high level of business ethics and honesty is paramount between 'the buyer' and 'the supplier' which forms part of a transparent parts networking system.

The greatest problem we are all faced with is internet crime, also referred to as the ‘dark web’ which is a 24/7 non-stop underworld where crimes of all natures takes place behind closed doors and later revealed through the World Wide Web at the click of a button for anybody to see.

The motor spares industry and ease of the internet is no exception to criminal elements and fraudsters in particular are constantly setting traps to lure in victims in order to deprive them of their hard earned cash, a place that offers few safe havens, where everything has a price.

LOOKING 4 SPARES was established in 2006 to serve internet users that are looking for spares together with a Safe Trade System that we developed to try and improve security when we link 'the buyers' to 'the suppliers'. Unfortunately internet fraud experts and website hackers have always been and always will be a problem to the trade and the whole industry. In a world where motor vehicles and their relative parts are always going to be wanted which all boils down to the deal between 'the buyer' and 'the supplier'.

However, there are safe ways to trade over the net without getting caught. LOOKING 4 SPARES provides that service, but even here, internet criminals will still try and exploit every loop hole and from time to time manage to intercept the daily parts leads sent out to the registered parts suppliers and salvage yards on our system.

This type of fraudster usually targets someone looking for an expensive item such as an engine or gearbox valued at anything from ten to fifty thousand rand. He is a sadistic and cowardly induvidual who usually comes across quite normal who speaks well and is polite and professional, someone who patiently yet very tactfully convinces his victim who is oblivious to his evil snares to transfer funds over into his bank account, never to be seen again.

The saying, “the devil comes in the best disguise” has never been more true a statement and it is this type of fraudsters who hones his skills. BEWARE and DO NOT pay anyone over the internet before making absolutely sure that firstly, you know who you are dealing with and secondly, what condition exactly are the parts in which is not always apparent until further scrutiny can be done. If you can’t see or touch the goods and you are buying at a distance always do background checks on the seller. If it sounds to good to be true it usually is!

Your best bet is to make use of the LOOKING 4 SPARES ‘Safe Trade Account’. Our system offers anybody buying new or used motor spares from a parts supplier, improved security. Our Safe Trade Payment is a system that will ensure that you get your parts before payment is released from our Safe Trade Account.

N.B Once you have taken delivery of the part/s you must inspect the goods before signing off anything. Only once you have thoroughly checked and inspected that the goods are in accordance with your sale/purchase agreement or invoice description and you are completely satisfied with the goods should you sign off the delivery note. Your signature will make or break the conditions of sale. Once you have signed off the delivery note with the courier, we are compelled to release the money from our Safe Trade Account into the suppliers account.

There are many other preventative measures you can take if you choose not to use our Safe Trade Account that will serve you well when buying spares over the internet, especially from an unknown parts supplier. Don’t skimp here! If possible make use of Google by Googling the name of the supplier, Google the street address and Google his cell phone number and anything pertinent to you and him. 

N.B Ask the seller to SMS or Whatsap a picture of the part/s. If the seller is unknown and heils from a free classifieds website advert then ask the seller for a trade reference, a copy of his ID and proof of residence is always a good way to wear him down to see how he responds if he has nothing to hide.

If you are compelled to transfer large sums of money, again, do your background checks and prepare for the worst! Last but not least, DO NOT meet anybody in a secluded place or on the side of the road. Always take someone with, get them to assist you by taking pictures of the seller or purchaser including their vehicle and registration plate etc. Always choose a busy car park to meet at or even better, meet at the nearest Police Station, but most of all always do your background checks on people when buying or selling via an internet related deal.

LOOKING 4 SPARES will expose any fraudsters and/or dishonest parts suppliers affiliated to us who are found to be deceiving anybody, circulating our daily parts leads, making false promises, entrapment of any nature, theft or by failing to conform to honest and fair busines ethics and principals and our terms and conditions of safe trade.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Criminal behaviour wont be tolerated and perpertrators will be prosecuted if caught and must face the courts.

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

CLICK HERE We Buy Scrap Cars | We Sell Scrap Cars

CLICK HERE  Read our Terms and Conditions of Safe Trade Account for peace of mind.

CLICK HERE  Sign up for our Daily Parts Leads if you are a Parts Supplier or Scrap Yard owner and you want to improve parts and car sales.

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Accident Repair Centre Panelbeaters | Johannesburg Panel Beaters

Accident Repair Centre (ARC) is a company-owned premises panel beating and spray painting auto body repairer situated at 66 Albert Str, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

We are a professional auto body and structural repair workshop that is approved by the AA and SAMBRA auto structural repairers affiliated to all major accredited motor manufacturers and holds membership of major Motor Institutions for all makes of motor vehicles. ARC is also approved by all leading insurance companies in South Africa and recognized as a well known brand.

Understanding each customer's unique needs places Accident Repair Centre among the most respected service providers in the automotive body repair industry. No job is too big or too small. We offer modern high tech services together with state of the art equipment. ARC is geared to carry out the full spectrum of auto body repairs from minor bumps and scratches to repairing substantial damage requiring a major structural repairs and detailed finishing.

Our company has grown since inception over the past 35 years to be an example to the Motor Trade Sector. We utilize a TMS Job allocation system which ensures that all work is done and delivered on time. Not only do customers benefit from our expert knowledge, experience and reputation that our dedicated business team provides our customers with but also our personal and business aspirations which also prosper from our commitment to render ongoing innovations emerging from Global Technology and market trends.

All our services are performed by qualified artisans and master craftsmen which include minor and major repairs, chassis straightening, hail damage repairs, dent removal, spray painting, wheel alignment, mechanical repairs, engine removal and re fitment, 24/7 towing and roadside assistance.

All motor vehicle repairs carry the ARC Warranty of three years or 25,000 km from date of completion and our paint carries a lifetime baked enamel warranty and offer all potential customers detailed estimates and/or quotations which are done at no cost.

If your vehicle has been involved in a road accident then you require the services of a quality assured accident repairer and workshop backed by the most qualified and extensive partner network of accredited manufacturers with our own support-team members. In a nutshell, Accident Repair Centre is your best bet at getting professional advice and services vehicle finish and peace of mind.

Contact us today, we have a disposal of Towing and Recovery vehicles and Roll Back Trucks competent to recover any accident-related vehicle anywhere is South Africa to get your motor vehicle safely to our premises.

Contact ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE on 011 334 9366 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLICK HERE for more information at ARC and Google Maps.


Range Rover Sport Reconditioned Engines | V8 Engine Specialists

Land Rover Range Rover Sport reconditioned engines on exchange from V8 ENGINE SPECIALISTS your V8 engine reconditioners and rebuilding Pro Engine Shop situated in Sandton, Johannesburg.

We offer professional engine reconditioning services and mechanical repairs to V8 petrol and diesel V8 engines that are naturally aspirated, supercharged or turbocharged.

With over 30 years of professional engine building and engineering expertise, we are your best bet at getting your SUV, sports car or luxury sedan back on the road with a quality professionally remanufactured engine.

If you own a Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Vogue, Land Rover Discovery, Jaguar F-Type, Jaguar S-Type, Jaguar XJR, Jaguar XF, sports car, family sedan or SUV (sports utility vehicle) and you need a new engine, then V8 ENGINE is your best bet at getting a quality reconditioned engine at a reasonable price.

Mass produced engines leave much room for improvement we at V8 ENGINE have managed to perfect the many underlying problematic areas within these engine types which are a product of the Ford Motor Company (FoMoCo). The Range Rover Sports came equipped with a 4.2L and 5.0L supercharged V8 engine and the Jaguar F-Type came fitted with a naturally aspirated 5.0L and supercharged 5.0L powerplant.

All our engine strip downs and reconditioning processes are done with extreme care and precision. We offer fully reconditioned V8 engines whether supercharged or turbocharged on an engine exchange basis, old for new. With over 30 years of specialist V8 engine building and motor engineering experience 'V8 ENGINE Specialists' are your best bet at getting a quality engineered and professionally assembled motor using only the best quality OEM replacement parts and engine and transmission oils at an affordable price.

All our engines are engineered and re-built by qualified engine masters’. We endeavor to deliver quality workmanship to all our customers. We assure you safe and reliable services and will get your vehicle back on the road. 

We have a wealth of spares and to fit your make and model. Contact us today so we can assist you with all your parts requirements.

CLICK HERE for expert advice and/or a professional assessment and quotation regarding a reconditioned exchange engine for your Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover Sport or Jaguar Sport Car fitted with a V8 powerplant.


DIESELFIX | Diesel Engine | Diesel Fuel Additive

DIESELFIX is a non-metallic, concentrated Diesel-fuel conditioner additive that cleans and maintains fuel systems, maximizes Diesel engine performance, which dramatically reduces fuel economy and injector fouling as well as costly engine repairs.
The content of H20 has always been an integral part of Diesel fuel until Dieselfix was produced. Water is invisible and hangs in Diesel fuel in exactly the same way as humidity hangs in the air. Free water can be clearly visible, lying below the Diesel fuel and can be detected just as clearly with water finding paste on the end of a dipstick.
The petro chemical and oil industries have never found a solution for water contamination in Diesel fuels and have been forced to pass it on to the consumer. Most diesel consumers are totally unaware that water presence even exists in regular Diesel fuel pumped at fuel stops.
The detrimental effects that water content has on a Diesel engine and relative equipment has always been accepted as part of "normal wear and tear", but this is far from the truth. When water free Diesel became available through the advent of the revolutionary product Dieselfix, only then was it made possible to evaluate and quantify the difference between treated and non-treated Diesel fuels, the test results were alarming. 
Dieselfix is formulated from a totally unique combination of non petroleum chemicals. When applied to fuel tanks at a ratio of 1-in-2000 parts for the initial dose and 1-in-4000 parts for every consecutive delivery the results clearly indicated that the fuel quality is dramatically improved and maintained advertently better than the quality of Diesel as initially delivered before the treatment of Dieselfix, which resulted in ‘zero’ deterioration, which is proven by fuel analysis. 
This is the first time that any means of pro-actively managed Diesel quality in storage has ever been available to Diesel consumers as a DIY fuel treatment. 
How Does DIESELFIX Work?
Dieselfix chemically converts water molecules into a combustible lubricant, bearing non-corrosive qualities due to the lack of H2O, chemically inert with oxides of sulphur and nitrogen which is crucially, Diesel soluble. 
This chemical change does not convert water into fuel but does however combine, producing a liquid that bears no similarity to water and is infinitely more compatible with Diesel fuels used with a wide range of Diesel powered engines. In this state, all of the undesirable characteristics of Diesel fuel namely; Ageing, corrosion, gumming and acid formation are almost and if not, completely eliminated.
The economic impact on any Diesel powered engines lifespan is undoubtedly increased compared the mere costs of using Dieselfix.
Fuel Quality Management with DIESELFIX
Diesel consumers now have an effective means of managing the quality of their Diesel fuel. With the use of Dieselfix every new delivery of fuel will prevent the deterioration of the fuel in the fuel tank, eliminating the accumulation of water contamination, rust and microbial muck. Dieselfix is the first and only product available that ensures that the Diesel quality is maintained and prevents catastrophic damage to your engine, which is upheld. 
DIESELFIX and Warranties 
New vehicle warranties do not cover failures due to the use of sub-standerd fuel. The warranty is fully applicable when fuels are used which conform to the specifications of SABS 342 and EN590. Dieselfix in it's pure form, complies with all of the specifications of SABS 342 and EN590.
In most respects Dieselfix is superior to petroleum-based Diesel fuel, however, used on its own it is not financially viable but when used as an additive, Dieselfix will eliminate the process whereby untreated Diesel fuels deteriorate rapidly with age. Dieselfix will clean and lubricate the entire fuel injection system, dissolving resin build-up in Diesel pumps and injectors, provided that the pump and the injectors are serviced and calibrated to specification.

Dieselfix will optimize fuel efficiency by creating a cleaner internal combustion process and eradicate the need for ‘pre-periodic servicing’ of the fuel system components due to the detriment of water presence in Diesel fuels.

DIESELFIX Provides the Following Benefits

Dieselfix in it's pure form, complies with all of the specifications of SABS 342 and EN590.
Dieselfix Passes and exceeds the Cummins L-10 and N14 diesel fuel engine tests.

·       Dieselfix reduces injector nozzle 'coking' and helps maintain correct spray patterns.
·       Helps the fuel burn more efficiently which in turn produces better fuel economy.
·       Provides corrosion protection within the fuel tank, lines, pumps and injectors.
·       Reduces periodic maintenance of injector systems and extends the engine life.
·       Provides fuel stability and protects against gum, varnish and sludge build-up.
·       Complies with European emission control requirements.
·       Provides lubricity to the Diesel fuel and reduces friction.
·       Minimizes metal-to-metal contact and injector wear.
·       Reduces engine emissions and black smoke.

CLICK HERE for more information on ‘How-To’ determine the alcohol/water content in petrol.

See how you can save on costly engine repairs and down time... Watch the DIESELFIX video on www.dieselfix.co.za

Watch the Water Contamination Test DIESELFIX video on www.dieselfix.co.za


V8 Motor Spares | V8 Engine Parts | US Connection

When you are looking for an all American Motor Parts Store then US CONNECTION is the place to find your V6 and V8 motor spares. We are the number 1 importer for all American V8 engine parts and motor vehicle spares in South Africa that stock race proven quality motorsport spares, accessories, crate motors and just about any hard to locate parts for your SUV, muscle car, sport truck, classic car or bakkie.

American motor manufacturers have produced leading vehicle brands in the market place such as GM, Jeep, Dodge, Ford, Chevrolet and Chrysler and if you are looking for OEM (original manufacturers) or replacement aftermarket motor parts or hi performance parts for your motor vehicle then US CONNECTION will source and supply you with the correct parts at the most competitive prices.

US CONNECTION supply new and used motor parts for all V6 and V8 motor vehicles and what we don’t have in stock we will source and supply through our well established parts locating web of well known brands and motor parts suppliers and scrapyards in the USA and here in South Africa. We deliver what we promise! Your requirements are our concern and when it comes down to American motor parts or accessories we will provide you with friendly and professional services.

With over 25 years of service to the parts industry US CONNECTION have a wide knowledge base to help clarify in easy terms exactly what you need for your particular vehicle. We have a team of experienced sales staff that are schooled in a wide range of motor vehicle specifications, mechanically and theoretically, that are produced by American motor manufacturers.

If you need a professional based company to help you clarify any questions and answers you may have regarding your vehicle status and we will advise you with regards to the ordering and importing the right parts for your motor vehicle application.

US CONNECTION are the agents for Edelbrock, Holley, Gates Belts, AC Delco, Fram Filters, K&N Filters, Comp Cams, Crower, Hayden Coolers & Fans, Engine Tech Bearings, Hawk Brake Pads, Airtex Water Pumps as well as other famous name brands, parts suppliers and manufacturers of engines, gearbox, transmission and all American made car and truckparts as used by car and truck enthusiasts, pro circuit race teams, engine builders and performance guru’s worldwide. 

US CONNECTION stock a wide range of major service and engine replacement parts and auto body parts and for almost any American SUV, car and pickup trucks. What we don’t have ‘in-store’ we will order from our USA based suppliers within a 2-3 week turnaround time. 

Contact the US CONNECTION hotline today on 011-885-3223/4 or click on the link www.usconnectionv8.com and visit our website for more important information. We have an American V8 motor parts technician and general performance expert who will be of valuable assistance to you.

US CONNECTION is your V8 Performance and American Spares connection based at 5 Rautenbach Ave, Wynberg, South Africa.

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