When ordering used Ford spare parts from an auto wrecker, you must know your vehicle inside out. Following are the essentials you must know:
MUST KNOW THE CORRECT PART DETAILS
Make sure you are using the appropriate term for the part you’re looking for. However, if you are not sure or don’t know the right part name, never use terms that could be misleading to the auto wrecker. Where you’re not sure about the correct part name, you can take a snap of the part and email or MMS it to the auto wrecker. Looking at the image, an auto wrecker might be able to figure out which part you want. The more details you can provide to an auto wrecker, the better will be your chances to land up with the right part that you’re looking for.
Details pertaining to vehicle recognition can normally be acquired from a build or compliance plate found on your vehicle. Each vehicle has one or two vital identification information that assists with the identification process.
1. MAKE/ MODEL:
Ensure you have the right details of your vehicle. In addition, you can easily find the right make/ model of your vehicle using the Internet.
2. BUILD DATE:
Build date can be found on the build plate and/ or compliance plate. This build date details can provide crucial information for vehicle part replacement and use suitability. Nonetheless, many cars have both a build plate and a compliance plate fitted but the date on the build plate is most relevant. Some vehicles can be manufactured by the factory up to 12 months before being complied and plated for the chosen country. Thus, the compliance plate info can be obsolete and misleading to the auto wrecker.
3. VIN (VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER) OR FRAME NUMBER:
Each vehicle has a unique VIN or frame number to identify it from all the other vehicles manufactured in the same line process. This unique VIN or framework number helps to identify what type of parts were used in the manufacturing process. For example, a ‘B9’ in the VIN might determine the vehicle has a 1.8L engine with an automated transmission.
PARTS FOR THE INTENDED USE
An auto wrecker will be in a good position to provide different spare part choices and you can pick the part that suits your intended use. For example, an auto wrecker will have ford used engines that have travelled several kilometres and you need to identify which alternative suits your vehicle fittingly. Actually, many factors impact the decision that includes:
- How long you want to use your vehicle?
- Who drives the vehicle?
- For what you use the vehicle for?
An expert sales representative of the auto wrecker will ask you many questions to know precisely what kind of part you’re looking for and then provide you with fitting part alternatives.
THE PART IS NEEDED FOR WHICH SIDE OF THE VEHICLE
It is imperative to find out for which side of the vehicle you need a part. That means you need to know beforehand whether you need the part for left or right side or for front or rear side of the vehicle. For example, car’s headlight at the passenger side is referred as l/h side whereas headlight at the driver’s side is referred as r/h side.
DO THEY BACK THEIR PRODUCTS?
Always deal with an auto wrecker you trust or with whom you have built a friendly relationship. Alternatively, you can ask a friend or colleague as to which auto wrecker they have used in the past. Interact with the auto wrecker’s sales representative and ask as many questions you have concerning the Falcon spare parts you’re looking for and judge them by their replies.
Finally, ask the auto wrecker if they provide any guarantee or warranty with their parts. Well, if the auto wrecker is willing to stand behind their products then it speaks volumes about their zeal to provide support.