Used Auto Parts Warranties – What Consumers Should Expect

Get the Right Warranties for Your Used Parts!

Searching for the used auto part that you need with the correct warranties can be difficult and challenging. There are an abundance of factors and variables that impact the availability of the part you are looking for, how long, and how inclusive the warranty may be.

One of the key parts with what type of warranty you should expect on a used auto part is what type of auto part you are purchasing.

MECHANICAL PARTS

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This group of parts includes most auto parts that have a moving component and a mechanical function that is not electric. This would include the engine, transmission, front or rear axle assembly, transfer case, differential, etc.

The warranty you receive or purchase on these parts requires the most in depth consideration, because these parts are the most likely to have some sort of malfunction or failure. They have moving parts and wearing parts that can eventually cause trouble or need replacement. You should accept nothing short of a 90 Day Warranty on these parts.

Here at Premier Auto Parts, we offer a “Silver” Warranty, a “Gold” Powertrain Warranty, or a “Platinum” (Lifetime) Warranty. These are all 6 months or higher warranties.

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ELECTRICAL PARTS

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This would include parts like the radio, starter, alternator, window switches, and other electronic automotive parts. Consumers should not stand for companies not giving them warranties for electronic parts because of the “finicky nature” of auto electric. In auto parts, there is always the possibility that there is an issue with electronic parts.

Here at Premier Auto Parts, we offer a “Silver” Warranty, a “Gold” Powertrain Warranty, and a “Platinum” (Lifetime) Warranty. These are all 6 months or higher warranties.

BODY & SUSPENSION PARTS

These are the rugged parts of the vehicle. These products are only damaged in the collision, or some other incident, or will possibly wear out over time.

Having a warranty isn’t pressing with these parts because they are not likely to fail.

Want to see our full table of warranties? Click here for more information!

Steel Rims….or Aluminum Rims?

Well, it’s that time of year again. The time of year we all look forward to from Cedar Springs to Grand Rapids, MI. The beauty of the snow stuck to the tree branches. The fresh blanket of snow across the yard that the children are playing in, and let’s not forget……… POTHOLES!

 A deep pothole filled with water in middle of street is murder to your wheel rims.

That’s right…Michigan driving at its worst. As one of the leading Cedar Springs-Grand Rapids auto parts suppliers, we are here to assist you in not only your used auto parts needs, but also used auto parts education. Today, we will lay out the pros and cons between steel and aluminum rims when it comes to winter driving.

Pros

  • Steel rims are a great choice when it comes to winter driving. One of the benefits of used steel rims on your car or truck is that they do not corrode like aluminum rims. In West Michigan the roads are littered with salt during the winter. This salt can ruin the finish on your aluminum rim as well as affect the rims ability to hold air, which then can become a driving hazard.
  • The other benefit of steel rims on your car is their strength. Steel is a much more solid metal than aluminum. Steel rims will withstand the abuse of the many potholes we have here in Cedar Springs much better than aluminum rims.

Cons

  • One of the disadvantages of steel rims is the fewer number of spokes. With the amount of snow and slush the roads have throughout West Michigan, used steel wheels can build up with ice and snow. Aluminum rims typically have much larger opening in the spokes allowing for easier clearing of this ice and snow. Not only does this buildup cause annoying vibrations to your car, it can cause other problems as well if the ice and snow are not removed from your steel or aluminum wheel.
  • The other disadvantage of steel rims is they are not aesthetically pleasing to look at. Typically aluminum rims are much better looking and increase the overall appearance and resale of your used car.

We hope you’ve found this information helpful! If you have any additional questions or are interested in purchasing used steel or aluminum rims, call our friendly sales staff at Premier Auto and Truck Parts or checkout our e-commerce inventory at our Cedar Springs-Grand Rapids auto parts store by visiting www.premierauto-parts.com.

10 Ways to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Driving

Yes…it’s here.

Winter driving

Are you and your car prepared? If not, now is the time!

  1. Have your battery and charging system checked for maximum performance. Cold weather is very hard on batteries.

If your car needs a replacement battery, stop in for a tested used

battery from Premier Auto Parts in Cedar Springs.  All batteries come

with a 12-month replacement warranty.

  1. Clean, flush, and put new antifreeze in the cooling system. As a general rule of thumb, this should be done every two years.
  1. Make sure heaters, defrosters, and wipers work properly. Consider winter wiper blades and use cold weather washer fluid. As a general rule, wiper blades should be replaced every six months.
  1. Check the tire tread depth, tire air pressure, and condition of rims. If snow and ice are a problem in your area, consider special tires designed to grip slick roads. During winter, tire pressure should be checked weekly.

If you find your tires are in need of replacing, good used tires and sets

of used tires at Premier Auto and Truck Parts can save you a bundle of

cash.  With used individual tires starting at $20 pc. and good used tire

sets starting at $99.00 you can’t go wrong!  If you find your used wheel

is cracked or heavily corroded, consider purchasing a quality replacement

used wheel from Premier Auto and Truck Parts in Cedar Springs to get

you through the cold months.

  1. Be diligent about changing the engine oil and filter at recommended intervals. Dirty oil can spell trouble in winter. Consider changing to “winter weight” oil if you live in a cold climate. Have your technician check the fuel, air and transmission filters at the same time.  Extreme cold temperatures can cause your engine oil to flow significantly slower which can lead to catastrophic engine failure, thus the importance of fresh, clean, oil.  

If you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of needing an engine

replacement before or during the winter months call Premier Auto and

Truck Parts for used engines at great prices with amazing warranty options.

Used engines are the way to go to save money and you can find any used

engine north of Grand Rapids at Premier Auto and Truck Parts!

  1. Have your transmission tuned up and inspected prior to snowfall. Winter is especially hard on used transmissions because of the additional wear and tear of wheel spin. Remember if you get stuck in the snow, DON’T SLAM THE TRANSMISSION BACK AND FORTH! You will ruin your used transmission in no time.  A couple hundred-dollar tow bill from a local towing company will be inexpensive compared to having to replace your transmission.

Again, if you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of needing a

transmission replacement before or during the winter months, call Premier

Auto and Truck Parts for used transmissions in Cedar Springs at great prices

with amazing warranty options.  Quality, guaranteed, used transmissions

are the way to go to save money and you can find any used transmission

near Muskegon, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Rockford, and Cedar Springs by

calling Premier Auto and Truck Parts today.

  1. If you’re due for a tune-up, have it done before winter sets in. Winter magnifies existing problems such as pings, hard starts, sluggish performance or rough idling.
  1. Have your brakes checked. The braking system is the vehicle’s most important safety item.
  1. Have the exhaust system checked for carbon monoxide leaks, which can be especially dangerous during cold weather driving when windows are closed.
  1.  Check to see that exterior and interior lights work and headlights are properly aimed.  If you’ve been driving around with a broken or cracked headlight or taillight consider replacing it before winter.  With increased driving in the dark during the winter months it’s a good idea to have all your lights fully functional.  

If you need a replacement, go used! Premier Auto and Truck Parts can

help you with your used headlight and taillight needs as well.

Be careful out there this winter!

Premier Auto and Truck Parts

A Quality Used Transmission AND a 100% Guarantee!

What happens if your transmission fails in your daily driver?

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What is the best replacement transmission option that will give you both dependability and a fair price?

When the transmission dies on your car, truck, or SUV you have two options:

1) Buy a new one…

or

2) Save big and get a quality, used transmission from Premier Auto and Truck Parts!

Every single used truck transmission, used car transmission, and used SUV transmission in our North of Grand Rapids, MI warehouse that we sell comes with a standard 6 Month replacement warranty!  

For a very low additional cost we offer a 6 Month, 1 YR, and 3 YR parts AND labor warranty as well.  If you purchase a used transmission from Premier Auto and Truck Parts you will have the peace of mind knowing that if you do encounter a problem, we will back you up!

We buy 100’s of salvage vehicles year round, making sure there’s a steady supply of high quality transmissions in our state-of-the-art salvage yard. Doing a full transmission replacement on a vehicle is time consuming and costly. Transmission repairs and replacements are usually the most expensive jobs an auto repair shop will do. A new transmission for a car plus labor will quickly add up to thousands in repair costs. Save money where you can by getting a quality, used transmission for both domestic and import models, including Toyota, Ford, Chrysler, Chevrolet and more, from our salvage yard in Cedar Springs, MI. High quality, lightly used truck transmissions are also waiting for you just North Grand Rapids, MI.

Imagine you have a child who is away at college and their used transmission fails!  Wouldn’t you like to have the peace of mind knowing that whatever used automotive transmission you have installed, can be backed by a Parts AND Labor Warranty for up to 3 Years?  Well, at Premier Auto and Truck Parts our used Toyota transmissions, used Chevy transmissions, used Ford transmissions and every other make and model we carry can be purchased with the peace of mind knowing your child will be taken care of.

Just 20 Minutes North of Grand Rapids, MI, used transmissions can be found right here in Cedar Springs, saving you a bundle at Premier Auto and Truck Parts.

Call us today at 1-800-397-6812!