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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
Exeter£20£170
Perth & Kinross£28£224
Wirral£26£179
Oxford£27£218
Trafford£30£200
Canterbury£25£191
Thamesdown£27£200
Pembrokeshire£16£140
North Wiltshire£25£186
Vale of White Horse£27£210

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
Plymouth£20£164
Exeter£20£157
Wigan£23£172
Stratford-on-Avon£26£206
Neath Port Talbot£21£162
Bassetlaw£21£161
North Wiltshire£25£192
Aberdeen£25£199
Trafford£31£197
Coventry£26£184

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£30£217
Coventry£30£222
South Tyneside£29£201
Manchester£30£212
Renfrewshire£31£251
Bournemouth£30£218
Crewe & Nantwich£30£220
Trafford£31£219
North Lincolnshire£27£222
Wealden£52£237

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Waverley£24£186
Salisbury£35£350
Newcastle-under-Lyme£32£251
Elmbridge£30£229
Horsham£34£242
Solihull£134£148
South Bedfordshire£20£142
Trafford£24£173
Sefton£21£160
Eastleigh£31£200

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Northampton£47£188
Suffolk Coastal£15£150
Canterbury£28£165
Test Valley£75£325
Eastleigh£48£250
South Tyneside£41£258
South Bedfordshire£65£237
Derby£45£236
Chester£33£293
Stockton-on-Tees£32£217

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
North Ayrshire£20£140
Stoke-on-Trent£19£133
Chelmsford£20£123
Blackburn£13£84
Knowsley£13£111
Stafford£17£106
Sandwell£15£116
Slough£18£127
Canterbury£14£112
Aberdeenshire£12£100

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
Waverley£46£249
North Ayrshire£37£200
Sandwell£24£169
Powys£28£220
Mid Sussex£43£240
Thurrock£42£290
Aylesbury Vale£44£236
Wychavon£28£152
Ashfield£37£255
North Hertfordshire£42£254

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
Cherwell£45£255
Arun£45£256
Perth & Kinross£37£270
Newcastle-under-Lyme£36£223
South Bedfordshire£46£258
Barnsley£34£221
Thurrock£45£258
Birmingham£38£228
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£39£245
Edinburgh£38£250

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Aylesbury Vale£46£269
Sevenoaks£51£255
Thamesdown£44£285
Reigate & Banstead£55£281
East Hertfordshire£49£267
Bridgend£35£213
Tameside£41£231
New Forest£43£260
Kingston-upon-Hull£34£207
Renfrewshire£36£244

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
Gateshead£21£150
East Hertfordshire£26£185
Cherwell£27£181
South Kesteven£16£152
Erewash£20£159
North Ayrshire£19£162
Macclesfield£19£162
Torbay£21£175
Nottingham£23£174
Poole£22£167

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