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3 Considerations When You Buy Used Japanese Truck Parts Online


Buying anything site unseen can be a risky option. One thing you can do to lower that risk is to keep certain things in mind regarding what to look for. This is especially true when you are buying Japanese truck parts. You need to make sure that you are getting not only the part that you need, but that the part is of high quality and genuine. If you are in the market for used Japanese truck parts, and you are buying online, here are a few things to consider. 

Model Numbers and Serial Numbers

The first consideration are model numbers and corresponding serial numbers. Some Japanese truck parts will have several components that may fit the make and model of truck. If this is the case, then you will find the parts you need are identified by a secondary set of serial numbers. You can find these serial numbers from several locations. The main location is a parts book or online parts catalog that will detail the serial number of the part you need. It will also tell you where to locate the serial number on the part to ensure it is a genuine part.

Certified Refurbished

Most of the used Japanese truck parts you will come across will be marked as refurbished. This will lead you to two types of refurbished options. The first is a manufacturer refurbished and the second is a seller refurbished. The misconception is that the manufacturer refurbished may be your ideal option. The truth is both can be ideal, because what you are looking for is a certified refurbished label. What this means is that, if it is seller refurbished, they are certified on repair and refurbishing of Japanese truck parts. This certified refurbished means your Japanese truck parts were handled by someone who new the brand, make, model and repair mechanics of the specific item you are buying.


You may not think the location of the Japanese truck parts is important, but it can be when it comes to import and export fees. Keep in mind, some countries have heavy fees on certain items such as Japanese truck parts. These fees may impact the overall cost of the item for you. For example, you may have the knee jerk reaction to purchase the truck parts that are low cost. The problem is that the fees may be tacked on at the end and they can also let you know if the part is genuine. Make sure you are looking at the country, their fees and how those fees are applied to the purchase.

By keeping these key points in mind, you can ensure that you are getting quality Japanese truck parts. Make sure to have a list of what you need and the qualifying markers for each part to help make your search go smoothly. Also ensure that you are checking the shipping time, especially if the parts are being imported and you need them by a specific time.


3 January 2018