Thanks to the Internet, anybody can buy and sell parts on platforms like Facebook Marketplace, eBay, and Gumtree. Not to mention your local wreckers, dealerships, and used 4×4 parts sellers.
However, because there is so much choice and because just about anybody log onto Facebook or Gumtree and sell a part, this opens up opportunities for counterfeits and low-quality parts being sold.
It’s safe to assume there probably isn’t any warranty either.
This is why it’s important to purchase new or secondhand 4WD parts and accessories from credible and trusted sellers.
That said, there is one decision you need to make first. Are you looking for the cheapest and fastest alternative? Or are you willing to fork out a little more for better quality? Who can you talk to?
You alternatives when it comes to buying parts
- Genuine: Typically purchased from your dealership, genuine parts are high quality, come with a warranty, and have an easier selection process. The perks of going to a dealership is you can ask as many questions as you want, especially if you’re unsure about the part you need. However, it is generally more expensive, limited availability and can take longer to arrive.
- OEM: High quality, generally comes with a warranty, and is usually cheaper than genuine. The benefit of going with OEM is they can be purchased from dealerships, local 4WD wreckers in Perth or used 4WD parts suppliers. Used OEM parts are a cost-effective alternative to Genuine, and provide more value for your money.
- Aftermarket: A cheaper option, provides a larger selection of brands, parts and prices, and in some cases quality can be equal or better than OEM. However, may not come with warranty, a lot counterfeits on the market, potentially made from lower-quality materials and poorly constructed. It’s best to speak to your mechanic or a reputable seller.
- Used parts: The fastest and cheapest option to get your vehicle up and running as soon as possible. There is an abundance of parts, prices are very competitive which means you are more likely to get a better deal, and a large variety of choices. Speak to your mechanic about outsourcing used parts as a cheaper option. Reputable used part suppliers and wreckers usually offer a guarantee with their parts.
4wd Parts Suppliers in Perth
Whether you need to replace some worn out parts or upgrade your rig with some new 4×4 accessories, there are plenty of reputable 4WD parts suppliers in Perth.
Location: 87 Kew Street, Welshpool WA 6106
Opening times: 8am – 5pm
Contact number: (08) 9470 1755
Perth 4WD Centre is one of Perth’s no.1 suppliers of quality new and used 4WD parts. With a passion for everything 4×4, you can rest assured nothing short of a quality service. They are your one-stop-shop for all 4×4 parts, new & used, expert 4WD servicing, and yes they offer warranties. If you’re looking to save some money but still end up with a high-quality part, Perth 4WD Centre has you covered.
Location: 92 Beechboro Road, South Bayswater WA 6053
Openings times: 7am – 4pm
Contact number: (08) 9271 6898
As the name suggests, Total 4×4 is everything and anything 4WD related. For over 30 years, Total 4×4 has been designing, supplying and installing high-quality 4×4 accessories and is WA’s leading four-wheel drive equipment supplier. From mining fit outs and fleet management, to work utes and weekend warriors, Total 4×4 can help with customised solutions to meet all your specific needs and to the highest of Australian Standards.