Used Truck Parts
By Hanna Nilson
If you’re working on your
used truck and need to find the right used truck parts for a
reasonable price, well, let’s just say it’s not the easiest of
tasks. Finding cheap used or new truck parts for your used truck is
a matter of knowing exactly what you need and how to weigh your
options. The following tips, tricks and references may help you to
get your project started.
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First of all, it’s crucial
to know exactly what part's that will work with your particular used
truck’s year, make, model and type. For Example, small trucks such
as SUV’s, pickup trucks
and light weight or medium duty trucks in America use gasoline
engines whereas most of the heavier trucks use four strike turbo
intercooler diesel engines. There are also the monster off-highway
trucks which use locomotive or aviation-type engines such as the V12
Detroit Diesel to stroke engines.
Some of the most commonly used
truck manufacturers in North America often employ a third party engine
supplier such as CAT, Cummins and Detroit Diesel. Exceptions to these
practices are Volvo and its subsidiary truck manufacturer Mack Trucks.
These trucks are actually made with their own engines. Mack Trucks,
for example, have been soled in 45 different countries world wide. As
one of the top producers of both heavy-duty off-road trucks and
vocational on-road trucks of class 8 through class 13, they are
currently one of the worlds leading truck manufacturing companies.
When it comes to looking for
used truck parts for smaller used trucks, finding used truck parts for
the transition system will be a lot easier. This is because most small
trucks used the same type of transitions as passenger cars. So, while
finding used tuck parts for either your automatic or manual transition
system might me easier to do for smaller trucks, larger trucks have a
more complicated transition system. Some larger trucks use synchromesh
transmissions, however, a lot of bigger used trucks are often made
with transmission systems that do not have synchronizers. This saves
on both bulk and weight for an already large engine. These used truck
parts may be other wise known as “Crash Boxes”.
If you’re looking
to find used truck parts, chances are that the above manufacturers
will carry what you need. Although, buying original new or used truck
parts directly from the manufacturer can be expensive. A reasonable
alternative may be buying wholesale truck parts. Wholesale truck part
dealers can usually offer about 30 to 50 percent off retail dealership
prices. In fact, many of these parts are made by the same suppliers
that make parts for mainstream truck dealers. Some suggested online
wholesale truck part dealers are
Wholesale Truck Parts
Wholesale Truck Parts.
You can also explore your options on sites such as
or even Craigslist
for local used truck parts.
Overall, it’s best to find
either new or used truck parts in your local area, especially if your
required used truck parts are heavier and bulky. Even if it might seem
that the best prices on certain truck parts are offered in other
states or even internationally; shipping costs, time expense and
supply efficiency may be unfavorable. While it is convenient to shop
online, you may want to consider doing some initial research and
checking your local listings for used truck parts and suppliers. If
there are none available in you local areas; out-of-state dealers
could be the next best option.
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