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Do I Need a Car Parts Specialist to Exchange or Replace My Car Parts?

As you use your car over time, the efficiency of its moving parts will decrease. When something breaks or wears out, you’ll be needing to find a replacement part and have it fitted before a more serious fault occurs.

Smaller spare car parts can require replacement as part of a repair for larger components. For example, a new silencer might be needed to fix your car’s exhaust system, or a new belt might be needed for its engine.

Even if you feel confident that you know your shock absorbers from your brake pads, and you are considering taking a punt at buying spare parts for your car yourself, we strongly advise heading to a local car parts store and finding a specialist to source and fit the parts. Accidentally fitting the wrong parts could void your car’s warranty, or cause problems with its performance.

What Does a Car Parts Mechanic Do?

A car parts mechanic is fully versed in the workings of your vehicle and knows how to source, repair and replace the right parts to keep it running optimally, whether they’re a small independent car parts specialist or part of a larger organisation such as Euro Car Parts. Their responsibilities include:

  • Diagnostics: A regularly running engine of any car is bound to develop faults through general wear and tear. A car parts mechanic will run diagnostic tests to identify issues, using specialist tools like a stethoscope, vacuum gauge and vacuum pump, and can examine any and all parts of your vehicle you feel need a look at, from exhaust to tyres. Once the problems have been identified, they will talk to you about the possible solutions and make recommendations about which parts to purchase, then fit and test the new parts to ensure everything is working fine.
  • Car electrical servicing and replacement: Car parts mechanics help to fix ignition issues or battery problems, and can also perform an in-depth analysis of other faults that may occur with things like radios, lights or anti-theft systems. They can also install a new sound system.
  • Engine and gearbox replacement: Gearbox and engine problems can be a result of leakage of the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) and grinding or shaking of the gears. A car parts mechanic can assist in correcting engine problems by conducting a thorough diagnostic check and sourcing and installing the required engine car part.

How to Find a Car Parts Shop Near You?

To find car parts suppliers near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to car mechanics in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a car spare parts specialist that best suits your needs, budget and location.

When searching for a car parts specialist, check out our list of other related tradesmen on HaMuch.com. There are various local car bodywork repair and alloy wheels refurbishment and repair experts on our site.

Find the best price for your project, click on a trade to get started

Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Milton Keynes£31£205
Amber Valley£28£199
South Lanarkshire£25£173
Ipswich£26£177
New Forest£32£226
Teignbridge£23£189
Edinburgh£30£218
Poole£33£227
Macclesfield£31£185
York£24£180

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Bassetlaw£21£161
East Ayrshire£27£223
Wrexham Maelor£25£186
Wycombe£31£224
Broadland£20£176
Poole£29£186
Trafford£32£201
St Albans£31£217
Stafford£35£207
Arun£28£216

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
York£26£208
Renfrewshire£31£251
East Riding£28£188
Pembrokeshire£24£188
Stockton-on-Tees£31£224
West Wiltshire£37£249
Thamesdown£35£249
Belfast£23£172
Havant & Waterloo£33£236
Plymouth£32£228

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Windsor & Maidenhead£28£212
Southend-on-Sea£20£196
East Ayrshire£12£75
Bedford£20£142
Bristol£26£206
Charnwood£17£191
Newbury£22£168
Peterborough£30£280
Huntingdonshire£16£140
North Somerset£27£220

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Luton£51£245
Exeter£45£257
Basingstoke & Deane£90£190
Kirklees£35£301
Rotherham£40£207
St Albans£53£278
Trafford£42£225
West Lothian£22£205
Bedford£65£237
Horsham£38£213

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Bolton£14£108
Bath & North East Somerset£22£204
North Ayrshire£20£140
Aberdeenshire£12£100
Huntingdonshire£43£207
Leeds£17£112
Arun£28£187
Birmingham£15£115
Walsall£15£116
Falkirk£13£113

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
North Ayrshire£37£200
Kirklees£31£216
Swale£35£175
Wolverhampton£21£141
Basingstoke & Deane£50£310
Coventry£36£281
Aberdeen£40£280
Luton£43£245
North Hertfordshire£42£254
Aberdeenshire£40£280

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Derby£39£243
Maidstone£44£247
Test Valley£38£255
South Ayrshire£35£217
Fife£38£262
East Lindsey£33£217
Dumfries & Galloway£29£220
Pembrokeshire£27£204
Bracknell Forest£55£283
Lancaster£37£246

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Sandwell£38£223
Perth & Kinross£40£288
Havant & Waterloo£41£244
Eastleigh£41£247
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£34£234
Dumfries & Galloway£29£220
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£34£205
East Lindsey£32£210
Dudley£38£225
Horsham£44£259

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
North Ayrshire£19£162
Thamesdown£21£159
Dacorum£40£212
Macclesfield£20£164
Colchester£20£161
Nuneaton & Bedworth£22£162
Barnsley£19£146
Plymouth£19£144
Northampton£28£185
Waverley£32£178

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