Purchase Auto Parts Online :
Tips for Purchasing Auto Parts Online
By Terry Bolton
There are thousands of small auto parts dealers selling parts on the Web now.
There are also
a few dozen huge auto parts warehouses with online sales pages. Among the smaller auto parts dealers you have to be careful because many do not
have a lot of actual knowledge about what they are selling. Many other apparent auto parts dealers are really just sales pages that run through
drop shippers. Spend some time looking over any auto parts sales pages for signs of professionalism and experience before making a purchase. Read
over their policies too. If a eal seems too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true.
If you are still not sure about an auto parts sales site, take some time to research the company. Feel free to ask about them at the Better
Business Bureau in their region. Do a quick Google of their company name and see what others are saying. Sometimes it is worth paying a few
dollars extra to buy from a company you know.
One of the things to pay attention to when buying auto parts online is how much detailed information a company supplies about the product.
Scammers usually don't take the time to provide a lot of extra details. When they do provide details, they often misspell words and use bad
grammar. Look for warranty information, especially if you are buying used auto parts or non-OEM parts. If there is a phone number, call it during
business hours and see if someone answers.
Above all other things you can do to protect yourself when dealing with a new auto parts seller online is making sure you use a credit card
for your purchase. By law, credit cards offer you some fraud protection. Some credit card companies offer better protection than that mandated by
law, so you would do well to use one of these. Never use a debit card for a first-time transaction with an online seller, as you have very little recourse if someone wants to
empty your bank account.
Also, avoid using checks for first time purchases, in the event you find one of the rare online sellers willing to accept checks. The routing
number on your check is a liability in the hands of a smart swindler. Obviously cash should never be used for any purchase in any amount you
can't afford to give away.
Paypal is a good payment option for companies you have done business with in the past when making small purchases. It provides limited fraud
protection for some purchase types.
About the author:Terry Bolton is an internet publisher of automotive stuff. Read his useful and popular articles about buying
cheap used cars and used car loans at a low rate.