Every car owner needs to buy certain auto parts once in a while. And often the question that owner is facing is: do you go higher price and get original or go a little cheaper and buy an unknown similar part?
The answer usually is answered by going to a nearest local service center, or asking a good friend. This is not the best decision, as even the smallest part in your auto could lead to a serious damage, if not picked and installed properly. That’s why you always need to be aware of a fake parts.
Find out where the part was made from and who sells it. Buying parts from your auto maker is the best choice. The advantage of those parts is that they are usually being thoroughly tested and match your car 100%. You can sometimes find deals on discount auto parts at the car manufacturers retail locations. Of course even then those parts are still pricey, but they will serve longer than their simplified copies from a third-party retailer. You can also find used parts and nearest junk yards, but there’s always a danger of those parts to be used too much, hence it could lead to their quick breakdown. Another option is buying certified parts from third party manufacturers. While being moderately pricey and usually good quality, those parts may not fit your car properly.
To find your perfect auto part in Denver, CO, check out these local service centers and what auto enthusiasts of yelp.com had to say about them:
Advance Auto Parts
6342 E Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80222
Angela S wrote: Incredible Service!! I special ordered some parts for my Nissan Xterra today. With Joe’s help I was able to obtain the parts in time for my mechanic to install them before this weekend. Joe went above and beyond and hand-delivered them to the store closest to my location – no questions asked. Thanks man!
Complete Auto Body & Paint
2855 W 64th Ave
Denver, CO 80221
Chris S. wrote: So I have been on the road from Monday from Seattle, stopped in Denver Friday night due to a broken trailer receiver. U-Haul said they couldn’t help, the trailer specialist shops closed till Monday. I went from auto shop to auto shop all Saturday long with “too busy”, or “come back on Monday”. Stopped at Complete Auto Body and they dropped what they were doing to resolve the problem. What an ordeal. They had to remove my entire bumper and even fabricate parts from scratch. Even gave me a can of pop (wouldn’t take my $1) while I stayed out of their way. Friendly conversation and very kind parting words. Took well over an hour. It was even their free time that they helped me. Point of all this story? If they are going to treat a stranger out of town asking for a service not exactly what they specialize in this thoroughly, just think how you can count on them for a job from a local? What an incredible couple of men there. Sorry, wish I would have got their names, but the one gentleman that helped me also made a killer motorcycle.
Certi-Fit Auto Body Parts
5745 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80216
Andrew W. wrote: Cheap and unbeatable prices for car parts.
I was referred to Certifit as I needed to replace my Ford Explorer bumper. I found the bumper with fog lights, a headlight, a turn signal light and other little parts to install myself all for under $140.00.
Checker Auto Parts
1955 S Wadsworth Boulevard
Lakewood, CO 80227
Maha K. wrote: I’ve made a huge leap from changing the air freshener to changing the air filter.
And this is yet another Checker Auto Parts with friendly and extremely knowledgeable technicians to help me with that. This is also one of the very few places I really feel comfortable coming to and asking for what I need. The auto industry is known for its scams, misleading marketing and deception – but I can definitely seek refuge from all of that here at my neighborhood store.
They special ordered all the parts for my lil’ Japanese boy (sway bar links and a rad new air filter) and almost always get their stuff in next day. You just can’t beat that.
The only thing I forgot to buy this time was the air freshener…