Any time you need work done on your truck, it can feel like you’re trying to navigate your way through a million complicated questions. From the basic matter of what’s wrong with your truck to how much a repair is going to cost, you might be confused about the whole process, even if you have some background knowledge on the operation of your vehicle. By doing some additional research and finding out more about getting semi truck parts in Florida, you can ensure that you are prepared to make all of the necessary decisions about your vehicle.
Here are some common misconceptions you should be aware of:
- Cost is the most important factor: The myth that cost should be the primary determining factor when it comes to choosing a part has left countless truck drivers with major mechanical malfunctions and high repair costs that far outweigh any initial savings on a part. Set cost aside, within reason, to find a part that’s going to give you the most bang for your buck.
- There are standards for all parts that are sold: Many people who purchase parts assume that there must be some sort of standard that applies to all of the parts that are sold in the United States. However, if you purchase an aftermarket part, the standards and testing may be subpar at best. In fact, some of the aftermarket parts that are sold in parts shops across the country haven’t undergone any testing to ensure the safety or function of the part.
- Aftermarket parts and manufacturer parts are the same: Some aftermarket parts might seem almost identical to manufacturer parts, but this is often not the case. Manufacturers build parts to work seamlessly with the vehicles they manufacture as a whole, while aftermarket parts are usually built as standalone components that might not be completely compatible with the rest of the system. Make sure you consider this when you are shopping around for parts, and do plenty of research to find out more about the specific differences between parts.
- Rebuilt parts are the same as remanufactured parts: Though there is a common misconception that rebuilt and remanufactured parts are essentially the same, there is actually a significant difference between them. Remanufactured parts are taken apart entirely and then different components are used to replace the components of the part. During this process, every single piece of the part is taken apart and inspected individually for safety and function. With a rebuilt part, the main issue with the part is addressed, but it largely preserves the same components and pieces from the original part.
At J & M Trailer Repair, we understand that purchasing semi truck parts in Florida can be confusing, which is why we are happy to guide our customers through the part selection and replacement process. For years, we have been a premier provider of semi truck maintenance, repairs and parts for customers in and around Ocala, FL. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.