Best Vehicle Accessories & Parts Shops

When one of your car parts becomes faulty or wears out, it affects the smooth running and safety of your car. Accurately sourcing the right replacement part is important, and there's a balance to be struck between quality and cost. Continue reading...

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Wipertech

Wipertech 🏆 2024

4.9  (2,366) Summary
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FJH
FJHNSW
 
BladesVery easy to install. Does a great job as well. Haven’t experienced heavy rain as yet.
Caravanmods.com.au

Caravanmods.com.au 🏆 2024

5.0  (297) Summary
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Steve
Steve
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Great guysI was not sure if the part I bought would be suitable, the guys at Caravan Mods said if it’s not correct bring it back and we’ll refund at no charge. Great guys. Show details
Snap Shades

Snap Shades 🏆 2024

4.8  (1,985) Summary
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Bailey
BaileyNSW
 
Awesome Product !Fits perfectly for my Ute, super easy to put in and take out, and looks very premium when in the window, super satisfied! Show details
Roof Rack Store Australia

Roof Rack Store Australia

4.9  (260) Summary
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John
JohnACT
  Verified
Very professionalThe staff at Roof Rack Store Australia could not be more helpful.
It's nice doing first time business with a professional organisation. Dealings with Leigh & Justin, keep up the good work boys. Show details ·  1
Uniwiper Wiper Blades

Uniwiper Wiper Blades 🏆 2024

4.8  (720) Summary
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Steven C.
Steven C.
 
Great bladesDelivery was very fast about a week and they work perfectly no streaks or anything Show details
Ramp Champ

Ramp Champ 🏆 2024

4.8  (563) Summary
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Sully3551
Sully3551VIC4 posts
 
Gutter rampProduct exactly what was ordered quality excellent and service communication and delivery above expectations Show reply
Superior Engineering

Superior Engineering

4.8  (288) Summary
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Brian R.
Brian R.QLD2 posts
  Online store
Great products and friendly serviceFrom searching to purchase of products and speed of freight my experience with Superior Engineering was totally fuss free and the products are of very good quality, In fact I've just made another purchase which is my fourth now, so they must be good or I wouldn't have been back. Show details
4WD Supacentre

4WD Supacentre

4.6  (17,096) Summary
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Adam Wareing
Adam Wareing3 posts
  Physical store
4WD Supacentre
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Solid GPS

Solid GPS

4.8  (130) Summary
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Matt C.
Matt C.VIC
 
Great GPS TrackerOrdering was easy. Once the tracker was received it was quick to setup and get going. Tracker had good gps signal, considering where I have it hidden. Show details
Coverworld

Coverworld

4.5  (170) Summary
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Brian W.
Brian W.VIC
 
Motoquipe.com.au

Motoquipe.com.au

4.4  (433) Summary
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Jo F
Jo F
 
Excellent ExperienceGreat to deal with, very helpful, product was delivered quickly
The Detail Store

The Detail Store

4.9  (65) Summary
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YTO
YTONSW16 posts
 
Run Auto Parts

Run Auto Parts

4.4  (164) Summary
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Jamil
JamilMeadow heights Vic6 posts
 
Highly recommend auto parts storeThe best Auto Parts store ever very quick shipping very good discounted prices very knowledgeable about European car parts Show details
Mobile Auto Glass

Mobile Auto Glass

4.2  (292) Summary
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Renee
ReneeVictoria
 
NRMA Batteries

NRMA Batteries

4.2  (173) Summary
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Smart Shopper
Smart ShopperNSW12 posts
 
Kayhan Audio

Kayhan Audio

4.1  (255) Summary
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Dean B.
Dean B.VIC
 
Great car techGreat service and communication with the sale and great customer service afterwards too. Show details
Bob Jane T-Marts

Bob Jane T-Marts

3.9  (1,636) Summary
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Disappointed customer
Disappointed customerQLD2 posts
  Southport
Great serviceProfessional, efficient and friendly service. Would be happy to recommend to friends and family. Show details
CJ Industries

CJ Industries

4.3  (87) Summary
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Steve Y
Steve Y
  Fair Incentive
Stedi

Stedi

4.0  (144) Summary
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Taka
TakaWA
  Online Store
Rolan Australia

Rolan Australia

4.1  (99) Summary
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Shane
Shane4 posts
 
Would recommendHave used these guys a few times now, item has been in stock when stated, prices have been very competitive and packing and postage has always been prompt. Faultless so far! Show details
Gas Strut Guys

Gas Strut Guys

4.5  (42) Summary
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Alex Z.
Alex Z.
 
Excellent service from the gas strut guys!Just bought replacement struts for my 2013 Toyota Corolla. They arrived very quickly, great price including postage. Easy to change. Work great!! Plenty of youtube videos on how to do it. Thank you! Show details
FitMyCar

FitMyCar

3.7  (757) Summary
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Masho A.
Masho A.
 
DisappointedOne of my worst shopping experiences. After waiting for than two weeks and asked them about my items and I have been told they have non in stock and they have no idea when they gonna get it. Th funny thing I have to wait another one week to get my money back. That is three week wasted thanks to FITMYCAR
MotorOne

MotorOne

3.7  (422) Summary
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Brent
Brent
 
Above and beyondDarren has been excellent to deal with! The warranty process has been hassle free and prompt. He is always happy to assist, always going above and beyond. Whether it be an onsite touch up of my vehicle or an express post restock of car care products. Amazing service. Highly recommended. Thankyou!!! Show details
RV Parts Express

RV Parts Express

4.8  (26) Summary
Debjo
DebjoSA3 posts
 
According caravan cover and service deliveryPurchased a Adco Hduty 22ft caravan cover on line delivered within 4 working days by rv parts express
EXCELLENT product at the best price and cannot fault delivery tracking update and delivery at home left in a safe place.
Very happy with this company would buy from them again whenever the need to spend.money arrises.
Kym
Automotive Superstore

Automotive Superstore

3.5  (1,572) Summary
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Steve
Steve4 posts
 
A Great StartEasy to order, staff members easy to talk to. Eagerly awaiting my order and first newsletter.
RAC Batteries

RAC Batteries

4.0  (62) Summary
Terry
TerryQLD
 
RAC BATTERYHi everyone got a new battery fitted to my car from RAC the guy was very helpful/friendly, the only problem is the RAC batteries are overpriced you can save at least £100. Plus, I would advise anyone to buy your own battery if you can you will save in the long run. Show details
CarKit Masters

CarKit Masters

4.8  (24) Summary
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Derek D.
Derek D.NSW3 posts
 
JUST to say thank you Hadi for installing camera and sensor. Great job ...very professional. Will be recommendingJUST to say thank you Hadi for installing camera and sensor. Great job ...very professional. Will be recommending. Show details
Online Batteries

Online Batteries

5.0  (21) Summary
jenniferanne1962
jenniferanne1962East Hills6 posts
 
Highly recommendOne phone call and 30 mins later, Matt was on our doorstep ready to instal the new car battery! Amazing service with a smile and a chat! Show details
Vehicle Accessories

Vehicle Accessories

3.8  (85) Summary
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Aaron M.
Aaron M.NSW
 
Rapid Tune Automotive Services

Rapid Tune Automotive Services

3.6  (191) Summary
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Robert
Robert7 posts
 
Not happy with serviceLast week end I took my car in to be service which was 279 there were additonal itams wiper blade back and front 72 also wynns brake fluid flushing 80 I think this is over priced and I will not be taking my car there again
the person who use to work the allways looked after my car and was all was helpful
Rapid Tune Automotive Services
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Hi Robert, We applologies your experience was not as expected. We do value your feedback and we take all our reviews seriously. If you would like to speak with one of our team please reach out and we will be happy to help.

Various parts of a car, disassembled and laid out in front of a car body.

What are the different types of car parts available?

Genuine parts

Genuine parts are the same parts that were installed in your car when it was originally manufactured. They carry the manufacturer’s logo and packaging. They are trickier to find than other types of replacement parts. You're more likely to find them at a car dealerships - which will be able to source the genuine part and install it.

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts

While they aren’t branded with the car manufacturer’s logo, OEM parts are built by the company that was originally contracted to install the parts in your car. These parts are equally as reliable as genuine parts, fitting just as well, but are cheaper than genuine car parts.

Aftermarket parts

Aftermarket parts are made by third parties, as opposed to the manufacturer or Original Equipment Manufacturer.

There are two types of aftermarket parts: cheap auto parts designed to be as affordable as possible, and performance aftermarket parts, which are specifically re-designed to be an improvement on the genuine or OEM part.

Most car accessories are also aftermarket additions to a car. This refers to any addition that’s not factory fitted by the manufacturer (like air conditioning or airbags) and that's also not a dealer-fitted extra (like wheel packages).

Aftermarket accessories can include: car seat covers, floor mats, battery car chargers, car sun shades, and window tinting. As these post-sale additions sold by car accessories shops aren't manufacturer-approved, aftermarket accessories aren’t covered by a car warranty.

Where can I buy car parts?

Car superstores

These refer to auto parts stores that are large chain stores. Some examples are Supercheap Auto and Repco. Most of these chains have hundreds of locations nationwide. For example, Repco has 400 stores around Australia, so there’s likely to be one near you.

Pros
In-person and online shopping options mean you can speak directly to staff for help and guidance.
Large range of stock when it comes to car parts and accessories, and car care. Often superstores have a large chain of suppliers. Selected motorcycle parts are sometimes available, such as filters and spark plugs.
Ability to search by rego or VIN number online means you can often input your unique car details. THe retailer's website will then have a label informing you whether car parts being sold are compatible with your vehicle.
Cons
Can be tricky to find rare car parts in a car superstore, which is more likely to stock generic or commonly found parts.
Poor build quality issues for cheaper car parts can sometimes be encountered.
Often more expensive than online alternatives, as you’re paying for the convenience of being able to walk in store, talk to a specialist staff member, and walk out with the new car part immediately in your hand.

Car dealerships or direct from the manufacturer

Car dealers aren't just for buying cars, but they also often sell car parts as well.

Pros
Wide range of parts and accessories available, which are branded for your specific car make and model. Most of these will be genuine parts or OEM parts.
Don’t have to DIY as parts and labour are usually completed together. This means you won’t have to spend time figuring out how to install parts, or source a garage to fit them for you.
Often backed by a warranty from the brand, creating a clear trail of accountability.
Cons
Often a more expensive option than sourcing car parts any other way, especially if you say yes to having the part installed for you at the dealership.
Not always practically possible to fit parts as many parts and accessories need to be fitted during the build process. Usually only aesthetic changes or replacements can be made.

Third party retailers

Third party retailers sell aftermarket parts, rather than branded parts and accessories. You can buy these aftermarket parts either in-store or online.

Pros
Some aftermarket parts are of equal or superior quality to genuine or OEM parts. This is more likely to be the case with performance aftermarket parts.
Good for specific, niche accessories such as aftermarket exhaust systems, roof racks, and storage boxes.
Often offer a wider range than the manufacturer when it comes to car parts and accessories.
Cons
Can be issues with fitting correctly as not all third-party systems offer the same fit as genuine and Original Equipment Manufacturer car parts.
Can void your new car warranty depending on the part, such as those involving engine performance upgrades.
Poor quality can sometimes be the result of aftermarket parts that are cheaply made and sold.
May be expensive if they’re engineered specifically to perform better than a genuine or OEM part when first installed in a specific car model. Third party accessories can be solidly built - such as Thule roof carriers, but this will make them more pricey.

Online retailers

As you can't always know 100% what you're going to receive in the mail, the process of making a return claim should be clearly outlined on an online retailer's website. Reading online reviews from fellow car owners can also help you determine how easy it is to return a car part or accessory with a particular company.

Pros
Can often be brand specialists which provides more peace of mind when it comes to getting the correct fitment for specific car parts, such as exhaust systems, wheels, brakes and engine parts.
Can be quick and convenient if the part or accessory you’re looking for is commonly available and easy to find online.
Can be cheaper than buying in-store, provided that fees for shipping and delivery aren’t too high.
Will include a warranty as part of the sale (at the very least, an Australian Consumer Law warranty) since these are online businesses, compared to individual sellers on ebay and Amazon.
Further guarantees may be provided. For example, Run Auto Parts provides a ‘fitment guarantee,’ which allows you to get a full refund on a car part that doesn’t fit properly.
Cons
Could turn into a headache if the car part you’re trying to source is especially niche and you’re spending hours trawling the web to try and find it. It may be easier to consult with a car dealer or a staff member at your local parts store for guidance.
Unsuitable if you need a replacement part ASAP due to the waiting times caused by shipping and delivery. This is particularly the case if you’re ordering from an overseas retailer.
International shipping risks such as damage to the product, and time spent in goods quarantine, can extend the time that the car part or accessory takes to reach you.
Must be extra careful that the parts and accessories ordered from overseas retailers will match the Australian car make and model. Even the same car make and model can have subtle differences between countries.

Second-hand parts

If you’re looking to save a bit of cash, it’s possible to source used parts from private sellers (usually online) or from a junkyard, where you'll find plenty of spare car parts.

Pros
Good for sourcing niche parts no longer made by the manufacturer or OEM.
More affordable than buying new parts.
Cons
More risky from a consumer standpoint as buying from a private seller means there’s no warranty. Buying a second hand part doesn’t guarantee a working part, which can leave you in the lurch if you need an emergency part and you end up buying a lemon.
Existing wear or damage is another risk borne of buying a used car part. You may unwittingly end up paying more to replace the part again if it stops working soon after purchase.
Sellers can jack up the price for particularly rare parts, which can make it easier to pay much higher than a fair price. For this reason and the sake of reliability, it’s often better to source rare parts from a car dealer.

Where can I buy car parts for cheap?

Car parts can be expensive, and it makes sense to prioritise being thrifty so you don’t pay an arm and leg for a replacement part.

However, if the choice boils down to saving some cash or sourcing a reliable part, always choose reliability over a cheap price. Prioritising a low price over everything else often means you can wind up with a poor quality car part - or one that simply doesn’t fit in your car. This means you’ll spend more money buying a replacement part for your replacement part - making the extreme pursuit of thriftiness a more expensive exercise, in the end.

Are eBay or Amazon good places to buy car parts?

eBay and Amazon can be a convenient avenue to buy used car parts, but you need to know exactly what you’re looking for to find the right car part. Namely, you need to know the specific part number and manufacturer name.

Amazon and ebay are online marketplaces with private sellers who are everyday individuals. As a result, ‘mislistings’ can be common. This refers to the incorrect labelling of car parts on the online selling platforms, which can cause you to buy the wrong part. In other cases, the ebay Parts Compatibility catalogue can be incorrect, making it unreliable to solely rely on. Both of these factors make it easier to buy a part that won’t fit in your car.

To avoid this, it may be better to buy parts with the brand/ manufacturer name on the box, if possible, as this helps guarantee that the part will be the right fit. However, as this will be a genuine part - this is likely to increase the price, which may cancel out some of the positive cost-saving benefits of shopping on ebay or Amazon.

Finding used parts at the junkyard

This can be a cost-effective option if you have some mechanical experience or are a fast learner when it comes to cars.

Self-service junkyards (also called auto dismantlers) allow you can find the specific part you need for your car make and model, remove it from the car it’s currently fitted to, and attach it to your car instead. You’ll probably have to bring your own tools. The main appeal is that you can find auto spares for extremely cheap prices.

However, as with all used parts, there’s no warranty or way of guaranteeing that there is no existing damage or wear and tear to the car part that you salvage.

The bottom line

Overall, when sourcing car parts and accessories, prioritising the correct fit for your specific car make and model is the top priority.

While buying online or second-hand can present both convenient and cost-effective options, they can make the issue of transparency trickier in terms of sourcing a good quality car part that’s compatible with your vehicle.

Doing thorough research on the specific part number and fair asking price for a prospective car part or accessory will work in your favour. This will help ensure you get both a good deal and a car part that goes the distance with your car.

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