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How to find spare parts for my car online?
May 9, 2006 12:30 PM   Subscribe

Is there an online outlet/store to find spare parts for cars?

Both of my visors on my Nissan Altima just recently broke, and getting replacement visors thru Nissan is going to cost $170 (!). Does anyone know of a decent online resource (or even a junkyard in the Austin, TX area) that might be more affordable?
posted by skechada to Shopping (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Your best bet would be to call around to some salvage yards in the area. As far as online - I've used car-part.com, and heard ok things about getusedparts.com.
posted by sluggo at 12:44 PM on May 9, 2006


There's a pretty good junkyard on either South 1st or South Congress just north of William Cannon. I don't know what standard junkyard protocol is... some places seem to get bent out of shape if I go wandering in the yard, others don't care... this one doesn't care.
posted by rolypolyman at 12:48 PM on May 9, 2006


I use Ebay for car parts. It has worked wonderfully.
posted by zonkout at 1:33 PM on May 9, 2006


I don't know that you'll have any luck finding visors there but I buy most of my by-mail car parts at Rock Auto
posted by phearlez at 1:44 PM on May 9, 2006


I get OEM parts for Toyota, Nissan, Honda, etc. from PartzNet, they're pretty good. These are new parts, from the manufacturer, and you pay less than you would at a dealer. They won't be nearly as cheap as a junkyard though.
posted by knave at 2:01 PM on May 9, 2006


Gagel's.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:06 PM on May 9, 2006


I've used autopartswarehouse, parts were delivered way faster than I thought they would. Don't know how they compare re: price, though.
posted by fishbulb at 2:02 AM on May 10, 2006


Thanks for the answers!!
posted by skechada at 4:45 PM on May 12, 2006


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