How the internet changed looking for car parts

In the old days, if you needed a spare part for your car, you had two options.

You could buy the part from your garage or you could spend the afternoon at the breaker’s yard climbing over rusty old bangers looking for the spare you needed.

The problem with these approaches, however, was that you never knew whether or not you were getting the best deal.

Plus, it was a major hassle — I remember spending the best part of a weekend trying to find a replacement rear light cluster for an old BMW 5 Series and struggling to find a half-decent one at a reasonable price.

However, things have changed a lot over the past few years, and now you can buy almost any spare part you care to mention over the internet.


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