Auto Parts Missoula MT

Local resource for auto parts in Missoula. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to auto parts stores that have new auto parts, used auto parts and discount auto parts, as well as advice on auto maintenance.

Sparrs Towing and Automotive
(406) 549-6462
2000 W Central Avenue
Missoula, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Electrical Repair,Truck Parts

Big Sky Truck and Equipment
(406) 728-3346
6450 Us Highway 10 West
Missoula, MT
Services
Truck Parts

Western States Equipment CO
(406) 721-4050
3760 N Reserve Street
Missoula, MT
Services
Truck Parts

Montana Truck Parts
(406) 258-6221
1250 Tremper Road
Missoula, MT
Services
Truck Parts

Rec Petes LLC
(406) 549-0188
9555 Us Highway 10 West
Missoula, MT
Services
Truck Parts

Missoula Freightliner
(406) 728-5250
8745 US Highway 93 North
Missoula, MT
Services
Truck Parts

Carquest Westside Store
(406) 721-2852
2304 W Broadway St
Missoula, MT
Services
Auto Parts

Hagan Welding and Repair Shop
(406) 543-4278
9200 Cartage Road
Missoula, MT
Services
Trailer Repair,Truck Parts

Steel Smith Tank and Equipment
(406) 721-5405
6725 Us Highway 10 West
Missoula, MT
Services
Trailer Repair,Truck Parts

Carquest Automotive Refinish
(406) 542-3339
1421 W Broadway St
Missoula, MT
Services
Auto Parts

Auto Parts

How To Save Money On Auto Parts By Brian Alexander, Road Test Editor

Auto parts are typically dirty, complex and expensive. That makes shopping for them no fun whatsoever. Worse yet, a lack of technical knowledge can make you feel unknowledgeable and vulnerable as a consumer. As a result, you may find yourself at the mercy of your dealer’s parts department. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
 
If you’ve diagnosed the problem and know what parts you need, one great way to pick up parts on the cheap that’s often overlooked by consumers is through refurbished parts dealers. They offer nearly new parts for a fraction of the cost of a shiny, new equivalent.
 
Auto dismantlers and recyclers like Bavarian Auto Recycling sell refurbished and durability tested parts at a massive discount over new parts. For example, a new driveshaft for a late-80s BMW 3-Series runs nearly $400 new, but refurbished they’re available for just around $200. There are parts recyclers out there for most manufacturers, and a quick Internet search should reveal several sources for less expensive refurbished parts.
 
eBay and Craigslist are also great places to look for auto parts. People gut cars and sell everything from seats and shift knobs to transmissions and engines at a discount online. Use caution with sites like Craigslist though. While eBay will help you get your money back if a part doesn’t work as promised, Craigslist may leave you out on your own, so it’s best to buy smaller items there and leave the big ticket parts for auction sites. 
 
If you’ve got a real beater car that seems to be constantly going through parts, think about purchasing another damaged car and using it as a parts donor. There is a very small market for dying parts cars, so it could easily pay for itself even if you only need a few pieces from it. Plus, it’s always nice to have backup parts just in case.

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