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  (2,188) Summary
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Andrew E.
Andrew E.
 
Great wipersEasy to order online, prompt delivery, product exceeds expectations. Highly recommend. Show details
Caravanmods.com.au

Caravanmods.com.au 🏆 2024

5.0  (266) Summary
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Jenny
JennyVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  Verified
Very satisfied with my purchaseHappy with the quality of my leather pouches. Very easy to attach to wall.
Snap Shades

Snap Shades 🏆 2024

4.8  (1,831) Summary
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Belinda B
Belinda BVICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC3 posts
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Snap Shades
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Roof Rack Store Australia

Roof Rack Store Australia

4.9  (253) Summary
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Mat Polaschek
Mat PolaschekNSWHunter Region, NSW
  Verified
Uniwiper Wiper Blades

Uniwiper Wiper Blades 🏆 2024

4.8  (657) Summary
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Steve K.
Steve K.VICGippsland, VIC
 
Replace wipers - Easy!Easy ordering online. Fast and efficient despatch and delivery. Great communication and great product. Show details
Ramp Champ

Ramp Champ 🏆 2024

4.8  (547) Summary
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Aaron
Aaron3 posts
 
A life changing experience for my wonderful dog. I am not exaggerating!My labrador hips are not great. I finally found a wonderful ramp that is small and compact, and the fittings fit beautifully and easily slip out. Now I don't have to lift her in the car. She is happy. I easily fit the ramp because it folds up and comes with us..........Thank you so much! Show details ·  1
Superior Engineering

Superior Engineering

4.8  (288) Summary
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Alex
Alex12 posts
  Online store
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4WD Supacentre

4WD Supacentre

4.6  (17,060) Summary
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Maggie
MaggieNSWSydney, NSW2 posts
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Solid GPS

Solid GPS

4.9  (88) Summary
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Nathan B.
Nathan B.VICSouthwest, VIC
 
Coverworld

Coverworld

4.5  (169) Summary
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Brad Marsden
Brad MarsdenQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
 
Motoquipe.com.au

Motoquipe.com.au

4.4  (430) Summary
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Paul
Paul
 
Good communicationDash mat fits our Hyundai elite perfectly
Motoquipe made sure we obtained the correct Dash mat for our model.
Quick reply to our questions. Show details
The Detail Store

The Detail Store

4.9  (65) Summary
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YTO
YTONSWSydney, NSW16 posts
 
Run Auto Parts

Run Auto Parts

4.3  (161) Summary
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Michael C.
Michael C.WAPerth, WA
 
Mobile Auto Glass

Mobile Auto Glass

4.2  (290) Summary
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Frith Santalucia
Frith SantaluciaVICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC2 posts
 
Very very dodgyBe very very aware - DO NOT USE THEM
Steer clear - big time fakes Show details
NRMA Batteries

NRMA Batteries

4.2  (172) Summary
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Nicola H.
Nicola H.
 
Refusal of WarrantyGoing to go to Fair Trading as you are refusing to admit faulty battery. Had to get a jump start the day I got the battery so it wasn’t charged fully when I got it. Nothing wrong with the car on my end. My mechanic ran a battery test and it says 70% health but yours says 100 apparently. Going to cancel membership and find another roadside group. Show details
MyNRMA
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Kayhan Audio

Kayhan Audio

4.1  (248) Summary
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Aaron
AaronAdelaide3 posts
 
Woeful customer serviceThese are not fully compatible with Ford territory units with front parking sensors no longer working. Installed by a professional installer who has had huge issues with kayhan. Kayhan came up with excuse after excuse and provided woeful customer support. Just avoid them.
Stedi

Stedi

4.1  (139) Summary
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Lisa
LisaNSWSydney, NSW3 posts
  Verified Online Store
5 year lifeI bought the h7 led headlight conversion back in 2019 for my Holden Colorado great lights only thing is they only lasted 5 years don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing never the less they were a very good light Show details
Rolan Australia

Rolan Australia

4.2  (84) Summary
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Bob
BobVictoria11 posts
 
Good companyRoland were easy to deal with. My Michelin tyre inflater arrived quickly and the delivery was tracked.
Would deal with them again Show details
FitMyCar

FitMyCar

3.8  (723) Summary
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Samantha
SamanthaTasmania3 posts
 
Happy with matTwo weeks late on the delivery, however communication with company was good and they got back to me within 2 working days. Car boot mat looks great and excellent quality very happy. Show details
Gas Strut Guys

Gas Strut Guys

4.5  (40) Summary
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Daryl
DarylSACentral, SA2 posts
 
Great Service and fantastic productPurchased replacement struts for my 2000 XR 6 the product perfect the service second to none ordered on Monday 8/1/2024 received on Friday 12/1/2024 from QLD to the Barossa Valley in South Australia
Would recommend the Gas Struts Guy to everyone would use him again when I require for any of my vehicles Show details
MotorOne

MotorOne

3.7  (412) Summary
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Jake
Jake
 
Do not buyBought a new car and Purchased Life time paint protection and life time paint finish protection, paid a lot of money for this, and they denied the claim because they said it doesn’t cover clear coat
Do Not Buy Anything from this company Show details
CJ Industries

CJ Industries

4.2  (53) Summary
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Ben
BenQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD
 
RV Parts Express

RV Parts Express

4.8  (26) Summary
Debjo
DebjoSAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA3 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
AutoCraze

AutoCraze

4.5  (31) Summary
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Fatih E.
Fatih E.
 
NEW ROH WHEELS ON MY MAZDAThank you mo for keeping me updated with my wheels. After they got delayed in freight you helped when they came in.

Highly recommend

RAC Batteries

RAC Batteries

4.0  (60) Summary
Phil Strachan
Phil StrachanWAPerth, WA2 posts
 
Expensive but worth itAlthough you can you to somewhere like supercheap and get a battery for half the price, the quality just isn't there. By buying from RAC, you get guaranteed quality so you don't have to keep ringing them! Show details
Bob Jane T-Marts

Bob Jane T-Marts

3.5  (1,169) Summary
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LenaW
LenaW
  Nunawading
Bob Jane Nunawading - great customer serviceGreat customer service! Max was very patient and helpful taking the time to explain which tyres are most appropriate for our car. Service was completed ahead of time -very efficient and professional. Pleasure to deal with - thank you ! Show details
Rapid Tune Automotive Services

Rapid Tune Automotive Services

3.6  (190) Summary
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Leon
LeonVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
 
Automotive Superstore

Automotive Superstore

3.5  (1,497) Summary
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Ozbattler
Ozbattler3 posts
 
Brake rotor discs BoschGreat prices arrived in a reasonable timeframe.Still had to pay freight on top Show details
Vehicle Accessories

Vehicle Accessories

3.8  (85) Summary
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Aaron M.
Aaron M.NSWSydney, NSW
 
CarKit Masters

CarKit Masters

4.8  (23) Summary
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Roena
Roena
  Verified
Great ServiceMy BMW reverse camera was not working. BMW asked me $1600 for replacing.
Carkitmasters fixed it for me for $280. Picture is even better than before with 3 years warranty.
Can't be happier
Various parts of a car, disassembled and laid out before the car body
A disassembled car body and various vehicle parts.

What are the different types of car parts available?

Genuine parts

These refer to 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 these aren’t branded with the car manufacturer’s logo, they 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

These car 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 a good place 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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