Frequently asked questions: Car Accessories & Parts

17 January 2022 – 2 Minute Read

Where can I buy body parts for my car?

You can find car body part specialists in your local area using Yell.com . Such retailers will be able to offer replacement items for your vehicle such as lights, door panels and mirrors. Mass production of car body parts makes it easier to source them, as they no longer have to be made by hand.

How long does it take for car parts to arrive?

This depends on the amount of time it takes for the retailer to source your chosen car parts. If they are available, they may take 3-4 working days to arrive. Some companies offering car part services offer a next day delivery option, but this often costs more, with an average cost of £11.90 depending on the size of the items being shipped and whether they are considered overweight or over-sized (20kgs). Some car parts like brake discs and pads are more common and should only take a few days to arrive. Specialist car parts, or parts for classic and rare vehicles can take up to 6 weeks to arrive, depending on where they are being shipped from. The dealer should be able to advise on a timescale when you can expect your goods to arrive.

Where can I get car parts installed?

Many car accessory specialists will offer fitting services when you purchase parts through them. You may have to pay an extra price for fitting, or fitting may come for free if you spend over a certain amount with a company – this will be at their discretion. You can find a reputable car accessories and parts dealer in your local area at Yell.com .

How do I get the right parts for my car?

To get the right parts for your car, it is important to regularly service your vehicle at a reputable garage. You can find experienced and reputable garages in your area using Yell.com . Regular maintenance on your car will help identify any problems and parts that may need replacing because they have worn out or broken, and can help you to save on costs in the long run. You will need to know the year of your car's manufacture, make and model of the car part you are sourcing. This will be provided to you by a mechanic if you decide to source car parts yourself.

How much is VAT on car parts?

Car parts and accessories are standard rate goods, therefore VAT on all car parts will be charged at the standard rate of 20%.

How do I finance car parts?

Some retailers offer payment assistance programmes where you pay for your car parts in instalments (especially if the cost is particularly high), while others will offer payment options through platforms such as Klarna. For some car parts such as tyres, for example, garages will let you spend over a certain amount, pay 25% of the overall bill, and then spread the cost of the rest of the payment across the following three months. Every car accessories and parts dealer will be different however, and will have varying policies and offers to customers, so always ask them about financing options when purchasing your car parts.