Drivers of both old and new BMWs need car parts if they are to avoid costly garage repairs. The technology involved in the design and manufacture of newer BMWs means that there may be less that the owner-maintainer can do; however, you could still save money in key areas. Drivers of older models may be able to repair and service their cars without ever taking them to a garage if they know where to get the best BMW parts.
Seeking out BMW parts
Whether you’re an owner of a new BMW looking for alloy wheels or body parts, or the driver of an older style BMW looking for an engine or gearbox, you need to find dealers who can supply the parts you need. New BMW parts can be expensive, so a great place to go is a breaker or dismantler who has good quality pre-owned car parts for sale at a more reasonable price. This is especially true for older BMW models, where parts are likely to be out of production. The recent scrappage scheme in the UK has added a surge of quality pre-owned parts. Where once your weekend would be spent travelling to specialist yards or particular dealers in order to hunt down a specific BMW car part, today’s owners can sit in their homes and search online: Cheaper, faster, and helping to recycle.
BMWs that are driven by corporate personnel are unlikely to be serviced by their drivers. They will be lease or contract hire vehicles, with a service agreement that ensures that every BMW car part is sourced new and fitted by a professional. Many BMWs, however, are bought and driven by individuals who love the style, build quality and performance of these cars – and these are often the drivers who save money by maintaining the car themselves. By having access to car dismantlers across the country, these owners can get hold of the BMW car parts they are looking for and have them delivered to the door – often saving time and money. Parts sourced this way can be good quality, reliable parts and carry a guarantee, so that you can be certain you’re making the right choice.