Top 6 Tips to Buy Car Parts Online

In India, people are tending towards purchasing their own vehicle to facilitate their movement across the country, to have privacy and to save time. With car sales being so high, the need to have spare parts is also rising. No one wants to go to the authorized service center after the expiry of their vehicle’s warranty. Online and aftermarket stores are often used in this regard. But, fake and inferior products are also circulating to lure customers. Also, offline methods have some disadvantages of being costly and lack of availability of all parts.

So if you want to buy spare parts online, then you can make full use of following tips to help yourself in protection from fraud and purchase of genuine and reliable parts-

Identify Your Need

This tip revolves around identifying your cart. What do you want to add to Cart? Obviously what you lack or what you need Thus first and foremost step in buying activity is to identify and finalize your needs.It is always advised to make a list of what you want to buy. You have to ensure yourself with the quality and quantity of parts you need thus protecting yourself from extra expenses going to be waste on purchase of a part you actually don’t need. Suppose you want to buy a wheel of your car, then make a list of subsidiary parts like wheel spacer, wheel seal, dust cap, wheel adapter, and nipple kit, etc.

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After preparing a list of parts, the next step would be to research online by crunching various websites about brands offering the same part and corresponding price. Don’t settle for the first option that you see because there is a huge probability that other deals may be comparatively cheaper and more attractive and lucrative. Make a list of all rates at which the parts are available. Compare all brand’s prices and check if the same quality is being offered. Visit your nearby aftermarket store to see if they are offering the same part at a low price. But that would be a rare case as online products are comparatively cheaper than offline stores due to the elimination of middlemen’s charges.

For your convenience, you can also browse Enter your car details such as model number, variant, yea and very easily, you will be able to locate a broad list of every genuine automotive part compatible with your car.

Check the Reliability of Product

Before buying your desired spare part, check if enough images of the spare part are given. Read the review sees listed on different websites. Don’t fall in the trap of heavy discount, chances would be there that the product is fake in terms of quality and the seller is trying to clear the stock. You can also recognize product reliability by cross verifying the Original Equipment Manufacturer(OEM) number. For that, you can visit the OEM website and check their spare part catalog or call up the authorized service station. If you notice the part that you are looking for on an OEM’s catalog, then you can be pretty sure that it’s not a fake product. Also, go through the guiding manual of the OEM product to know about the product’s, description, details, and compatibility with your car.

Check The  Return Policy

Check if the car part is having any guarantee or warranty. It is like an insurance that entitles you to replace or repair your part. So, in this case, you can trust the vendor and the automotive part about their genuineness.

If the product is not coming with a warranty, you would be losing your right to return. Thus if a defective product reaches your home, you have no option rather than disposing of it off and buying a new one. Hence No warranty means a waste of your precious money.

So, don’t make the final decision until you satisfy yourself with the return policy of the website from where you are planning to buy spare parts.

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Shortlisting some and finalizing one

After adding the desired part to the cart, note the final price you would be required to pay. Get all the information about delivery charges. After satisfying the price check the payment method which the website is accepting like debit card, credit card, wallet, UPI or NetBanking. Choose your desired option and pay. Don’t forget to have an acknowledgment receipt.

It is beneficial to have a tracking system where you can track the presence of your product in real-time. On sites like, you can assess shipping charges and delivery timeline so as to have an idea of your car getting on your expectations.

Check For Installation Services

Last but not least, check if the vendor sends an expert from its company or local partners to help you in installing your new spare part. Many parts can be installed by customers on their own but some parts require professional knowledge and specific machines to install.

For many people, their cars such as Hyundai Tucson and Grand Vitara are like their family members. So car parts should be treated as body Keeping the above tips in mind, you are now ready for having a genuine spare part for your loving care and to have more remarkable rides in your life.

Charu decided to unite her Honors Degree in New Media and lifetime of geekiness to pursue a career in tech and gaming journalism. You can usually find her writing about a variety of topics and drooling over new gadgets and games.