Be Sure to Take Caution

It is important to get a good idea of exactly what you need to do before you actually add your spare part, have a look on the internet for any advice and also speak to someone in the know if possible before you try and do it yourself.

Make sure that the spare which you buy is the right one or compatible with your car if it is a generic piece of kit and also make sure that you have the correct tools for whatever it is you are planning to do.

Make sure you shop around, if you do not have a good correct price in your head before you go looking to buy the spare part which you need, you could end up being over charged, so explore a few options before you commit to a purchase to get a feel for what you should be paying for a certain part. If you are using this task is done for you showing you the cheapest and best offers which you can then choose from.

Try to gage whether or not replacement is entirely necessary; it could be the case that the part which you are looking to replace could be repaired for a cheaper price (for example if you have a small dent in the left door of your Vauxhall Astra, there is no need to replace the whole door - you could likely get it repaired relatively inexpensively). Nevertheless it is probably still worth investing in buying the part in spares just in case it does go past the point of no return.

If possible you should carry spares, especially things like batteries and fuses, in your boot ensuring that you are prepared for the event of a breakdown, this could prove especially useful in the winter months when breakdowns are more immanent. But remember, there’s no use in carrying spares if you don’t have the correct tools to implement the spares, so carry those too.