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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
Swale£43£209
Calderdale£23£169
Bracknell Forest£42£243
South Somerset£26£225
Tameside£31£198
Reigate & Banstead£36£231
Carmarthenshire£21£169
Canterbury£25£191
Ipswich£26£177
St Helens£25£173

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
East Devon£20£164
Belfast£18£139
South Oxfordshire£33£217
Oxford£30£219
Cambridge£26£215
Reading£33£205
Poole£29£186
Horsham£26£209
Isle of Wight£27£196
Nottingham£28£198

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Huntingdonshire£31£226
Wealden£51£239
Newbury£39£252
Lancaster£34£246
Caerphilly£29£204
South Kesteven£35£181
Dacorum£42£253
Breckland£28£236
Blackburn£32£218
Preston£29£205

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Solihull£125£142
St Albans£42£273
Chester£36£277
Rochdale£21£152
Colchester£26£144
Erewash£20£171
Scottish Borders£49£382
Cardiff£17£150
Oxford£20£120
Wycombe£22£173

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Milton Keynes£90£160
Breckland£30£240
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£41£258
Sevenoaks£63£271
Preston£58£283
Birmingham£57£324
Mid Sussex£37£207
Newport£58£190
Chester£33£293
The Wrekin£45£120

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Middlesbrough£31£102
Rochdale£14£108
Kirklees£19£107
Lancaster£12£80
Thamesdown£16£115
Milton Keynes£19£139
Wealden£13£62
Southend-on-Sea£18£128
North East Lincolnshire£35£264
Highland£18£150

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
Ipswich£35£200
St Albans£42£240
North Lanarkshire£31£89
Wigan£36£249
North Lincolnshire£35£250
Sandwell£24£169
Cheltenham£45£310
Basildon£50£324
Conway£30£150
Rochdale£35£204

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
Northampton£45£255
Manchester£37£230
Derby£38£241
Luton£50£276
South Ayrshire£35£217
East Hampshire£42£251
Walsall£38£228
Breckland£34£240
Test Valley£38£255
Elmbridge£56£288

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Gwynedd£28£222
Slough£52£277
West Lancashire£34£218
Caerphilly£33£215
Bournemouth£43£276
Stockton-on-Tees£36£242
Cambridge£42£272
South Lanarkshire£36£257
Kirklees£33£218
South Gloucestershire£37£249

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
London£29£191
Stafford£23£150
Slough£34£197
Belfast£19£144
Charnwood£19£163
Walsall£20£154
Epping Forest£31£194
Guildford£33£185
St Albans£36£203
Lisburn£19£147
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