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 There are various local car bodywork repair and alloy wheels refurbishment and repair experts on our site.

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