Have you been told by a local garage that one of the parts or components of your Mercedes vehicle needs replacing?
Well before you go ahead and make a purchase you might want to take a few steps to ensure that you don’t end up wasting your money.
The first thing to do would be to get a second opinion, and potentially a third, from other garages in your area.
You might be surprised to hear that some give different advice to others, and it is not unheard of for garages to imply that a car needs a new part in the knowledge that it does not, just to make a profit from carrying out the work themselves.
Once you’re sure that you need to purchase a spare, it’s a good idea to go online to try and find the best deal.
First make a request for the spare you need at a site such as AutoOnline.co.uk or BuyYourCarParts.co.uk. Once you have submitted it your information will be sent off around the country to hundreds of parts brokers. They will then respond via email with quotes which makes it simple for you to pick out the best price.
For all the fast car fanatics out there, you’ll know that recently the Hennessey Venom GT, which is much faster than even a Jaguar S-Type, was named as the fastest production car in the world after a ruling from the Guinness World Records. Well, following a reverse decision from the people at GWR, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has been reinstated as the world’s fastest. You just can’t predict this stuff, it’s more unrealistic than an Eastenders plot.
If you were too busy driving your Audi Q3 or your Hyundai Getz to read about recent events, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport was stripped of its Guinness World Record due to some suspect speed-limiter removing on Bugatti’s part.
It seems incredibly strange for that the people at the Guinness World Records could make a ruling and then a complete U-turn on it the following week, but nevertheless that’s what happened and they released the following press statement.
“Following a thorough review conducted with a number of external experts, Guinness World Records is pleased to announce the confirmation of Bugatti’s record of Fastest production car achieved by the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport.
“The focus of the review was with respect to what may constitute a modification to a car’s standard specification.
“Having evaluated all the necessary information, Guinness World Records is now satisfied that a change to the speed limiter does not alter the fundamental design of the car or its engine.”
And there you have it, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is once again the fastest production car in the world, well probably for at least another week anyway until the Guinness World Records people change their minds again…
Are you in need of replacement parts for your Mercedes vehicle, or any other automobile for that matter?
For many of us, buying spares and replacements for our cars is not regular practice and a question mark can hang over exactly how to go about obtaining them. Do you just go down the local parts supplier in your area and accept a quote without knowing whether you are getting a good deal or not?
Well fortunately there is another way – have you considered searching for parts online?
It doesn’t matter what car you drive, whether it be a Mercedes A-Class, B-Class or C-Class, or even a used Mini Convertible – there are parts available online for all vehicles.
If you are still unsure, here are a couple of advantages to buying online.
What could me more convenient that ordering the parts you need from the comfort of your own home? You save money on fuel that would be used to get down to your local parts supplier and it takes less time – simple.
Remember that if you go down to a dealer in your area there will be one price for the part you want and one price only. Searching for parts online from sites such as BuyYourCar.co.uk allows you to compare prices from hundreds of suppliers all over the UK and makes it easy to see who is selling the part you want for the least amount of money.
Forget about dealers pressuring you to make a purchase, there is none of that when you buy online and you are free to make a decision in your own time.
It is cheaper for parts suppliers to sell online without having to employ people to try and sell them to you, so in turn you save money on the replacements you need.