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New vs. Used Truck Parts – Pros And Cons

New vs. Used Truck Parts

When performing any type of truck repair (minor or major), the most expensive element are spare parts. Thus, it all comes down to whether to buy new or used truck parts. While many would say that buying new truck parts is the best option, the truth is that there are times when buying used parts for your truck will prove to be a better option.

To know which option is better (new or used truck parts), you need to understand the pros and cons of both. Although. at the end it all comes to personal choice, goals and finances, it does not hurt to familiarize yourself with advantages and disadvantages of buying new vs. used truck parts.


New Truck Parts

The Pros

  • Perfect Fit – When buying new replacement parts for your truck from the manufacturer or licensed dealer, you can be sure that it will fit perfectly. And the perfect fit equals superior truck performance.

  • Extended Warranty – The benefit of buying a brand new replacement part is the extended warranty. In the case the replacement part breaks during the warranty period, you will get a new one at no cost.

The Cons

  • More Expensive – When compared with used parts, new truck parts cost much more. So, if you are not financially prepared for future vehicle repairs, this cost can become a real problem.

  • Potential Wait – The main disadvantage of buying new replacement parts is that very often you will have to wait a while before receiving them. This is because many large replacement parts need to be ordered and shipped directly from the manufacturer to the local auto store. This usually takes few business days.

Used Truck Parts

The Pros

  • Large Selection – Buying used truck parts means greater selection of replacement parts that are immediately available. This is because auto repair shops have plenty of vehicle parts that are no longer roadworthy.

  • Cost – Used parts cost at least half of what you’ll have to pay if buying brand new ones. So, if looking to repair your vehicle on a budget, take advantage of the low-cost used replacement parts.

The Cons

  • Limited Warranty – Since used truck parts do not come directly from the manufacturer, there is only a limited supplier guarantee. Some used parts may still be under the original warranty, but are also more expensive.

  • Limited Lifespan – As the name implies, used truck parts have shorter lifespan because they have already been used.

By Anthony Hendriks

The life of the party, Anthony is always up for spending some time with family and friends, when not blogging of course! Ever since a child, his love for books of mystery, race cars and travelling keeps on growing so it's difficult for him to single out that one all-time favourite hobby. If there's one thing he hates, though, it's having pictures taken but you already guessed that from his choice of plant photo for the blog.