The Lowdown on Auto Repair Parts

The Lowdown on Auto Repair Parts

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Auto parts probably never cross your mind until you need to replace one, and that could happen more often if you are among the U.S. drivers who keep their vehicles longer. The average age of U.S. cars is now 11.4 years, up from 8.4 years two decades ago.

You have a number of choices when it comes to the parts used to service your car. New repair parts are available from automakers, their suppliers and other aftermarket manufacturers; while used parts are offered in remanufactured, refurbished or recycled forms. The best option depends on your budget, the age of your vehicle and the party doing the work.

If you’re not handy with a wrench, the best way to ensure you get quality replacement parts is to use a first-rate repair shop, such as a AAA Approved Auto Repair facility (AAA.com/autorepair), that only uses quality parts from reputable suppliers.