Ordering commercial truck parts is often not as straightforward as it might seem. Among other reasons, consistent language may not be used when referring to a part, and packaging for a particular product may not always look the same.
So, it’s helpful to be aware of some elements to consider when you’re looking for commercial truck parts in Marion County, FL:
- Parts may be procured in multiple ways: While there may not be an aftermarket version of a certain part, this isn’t always the case. If you are open to purchasing an aftermarket part, take the time to find out if it exists rather than assuming that the original dealership is the only source you can turn to.
- Rebuilt parts are different than remanufactured parts: They may sound similar in meaning, but in reality, these are two different types of parts. In a rebuilt part, the damaged component is repaired, with any necessary replacements made. With a remanufactured part, a damaged component is disassembled and its smaller parts are distributed throughout a manufacturing operation. Thus, if your company sends a part to a manufacturer to be remanufactured, you will not get the exact part back, whereas you may receive the same part if you request a rebuilt part.
- Price should not be the most important factor: As with many other types of products, the adage “you get what you pay for” holds true here. If you choose the lowest-priced part, you may be paying the least amount of money up front, but if the part doesn’t hold up and it needs to be repaired or replaced multiple times, choosing the cheapest part wasn’t worth it in the long run. In addition, if your company has invested considerable money in purchasing its trucks, buying a part for slightly less from a manufacturer you haven’t worked with before may not always be the best decision.
- Parts may not be identical: If you come across a part that seems to match the respective genuine part when it comes to appearance, don’t assume that it’s automatically of the same high quality as the genuine part. For example, if manufacturers make adjustments to a particular part, this can alter the part’s performance from its original baseline performance level. Also, parts that can be considered “value line” parts may not undergo as thorough an inspection before being put on the market as other types of parts. They may also be made of a different material, which could cause them to perform differently than another part that looks the same on the surface.
Now that you’re more informed about various aspects to consider when you place an order, you’re ready to shop for commercial truck parts in Marion County, FL. Turn to the experts at J & M Trailer Repair. Our business goal is taking care of your equipment so you can get back to taking care of your business.
We have a fully equipped parts warehouse and also offer mobile truck and trailer repair service 24 hours a day. We work with two trucks and three mobile trailer repair units, along with five full-sized trailer bays and two full-sized truck bays. Contact us today to receive an estimate or to schedule an appointment!