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Integrated Family Community Services 3370 South Irving Street, Englewood, CO 80110-1816 Ph: 303-789-0501

Fixing up the Old Car? How to Find the Right Parts without Breaking the Bank

Car dealers cannot guarantee that their products and services will fit your budget. Buying replacement parts is an expensive venture that is made easier with the Internet. Choose from plenty of low-priced auto parts when you look through the endless supply online. Learn how to find the right parts without spending more than necessary.

Visit Popular Online Shopping Sites

Look through the rotating listings at popular shopping, auction or trading sites. The sites that get the most traffic have hundreds of thousands of sellers and products. Sites like eBay and Craigslist have car dealers, private sellers, car manufacturers and remodeling specialists from all over the world.

Go to a Junkyard

Browse the large and affordable selections of car parts found in junkyards. The same bumper or A/C condenser that you find in a yard will cost twice as much if you buy it from a manufacturer. Once you find your part, learn how to negotiate a fair price.

The main task is to look through more than one junkyard. At some yards, you’ll find parts from cars dating back to the 1970s, and in other yards, there are parts taken from the recent year’s models. You can ask about the selections available before you visit the site.

The junkyard is also the place to get rid of your own car parts. Some owners allow you to trade in your parts for theirs. Make a deal easily and contact companies like U Pull & Pay to have your car towed to the yard that same day.

Look for Discounts

Auto parts companies always have sales going on, so continuously look for coupons and rebates. See if additional features are included like free shipping or lifetime warranty. Then, compare discounted prices from other providers.

Work with the Right Specifications

A common error is to buy the wrong part. Some parts are made for specific engines and car models. You could rush through the purchase and buy a mismatched part that doesn’t fit properly or work at all. Get the right product using specifications like the VIN or OEM number.

There are always ways to get good deals in the auto industry. There are many stores, both online and locally, that provide affordable auto parts. You have to compare prices, shop around and look for discounts. Use the same precautions to look for parts as you do when looking for a car.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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Thank you to our partners at Aspen Grove Shopping Center. Give a gift and receive a gift - we appreciate your support!Donate gift cards from any Aspen Grove retailer today and tomorrow from noon to 4 PM and it will be given to local families in need by Integrated Family Community Services. Receive a limited-edition Aspen Grove ornament with the donation of a gift card from an Aspen Grove retailer valued at $10 or more. Non-perishable food items and hygiene products are also accepted. Drop off your donations at our Holiday Station near Gigi's Cupcakes. ... See MoreSee Less

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TOY GIVEAWAY TODAY and FRIDAY

Who -

**Parents seeking gifts for their children age infant through 17.

Dates & Times -

** Thursday, Dec. 13, 8:30 to 11:00 and 1:00 to 3:00 for those living within western Arapahoe or Northern Douglas counties. Areas include Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Sheridan and unincorporated Arapahoe County.

**Friday, Dec. 14, 8:30 to 11:00 and 1:00 to 3:00 for anyone in Colorado

What’s Needed -

**Interested parents will complete a registration form in our office. The following documents are also needed - Parent ID, Child ID (birth certificate, Social Security Card, or school ID), and Proof of Address

What to Expect -

- We will not be able to honor requests for clothing or specific toys.
- We have very few items for teenagers.
- If we run out of toys, we run out of toys.
- Unfortunately, those seeking gifts can receive no other services that session.

Call 303-789-0501 for details
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