Is it still profitable to import parts for cars from the USA?
Nowadays, in the era when we have such a large selection of cars on the European market, is it profitable for car repair shops and consumers to import American cars in order to disassemble them later or try to use them to remake their own vehicle?
The answer to that question should be it depends.
The vast majority of vehicles imported from the USA have a very rich equipment, richer than can be found in their European counterparts. Moreover, they are mostly cars that are several years old and in good condition. These aspects may outweigh the fact that a vehicle from overseas is an interesting and often cheaper alternative than the domestic market to obtain a car or spare parts for it.
On the other hand, if we acquire cars, car parts from abroad, we should include customs duties or transport costs in the final price, which may significantly affect the final costs.
Certainly, if we are fans of typically American brands such as Ford, Chrysler, Dodge or Chevrolet, it is worth investing in parts for US cars.
Repairing an American car
Having an elegant car is certainly a pleasure. That is why we are increasingly buying American cars. However, if we do not carefully consider our decision, it may turn out that we will buy a car whose repair will be expensive.
Of course, parts for US cars are available in our country and we should have no problems buying them. However, we must remember that some car parts cost a lot. Therefore, before buying a car, we should find out how much it will cost us any repair. It is also worth finding out which part in the car breaks down most often. Each model has its drawbacks. However, we can use the experience of people who already own the car that we want to buy. We will then find out how much the repair can cost us and how much the parts cost. This may turn out to be very valuable information.
If we already have a car and its parts are expensive, perhaps we should consider selling it. Of course, it is always our choice.
It may turn out that we will find
Corresponding parts are produced for each car model. Therefore, the prices for car parts can be different. If we have a popular car model, we will probably pay relatively little money for parts for it. If, however, we need parts for cars from the US, unfortunately we have to reckon with the fact that we can pay a little more for them.
American cars are now much more popular in Poland than in the past. However, European cars still dominate and parts for such cars are more easily available and, as a result, cheaper. If we have an American car, we must be aware that its repair can sometimes be very expensive. Of course, a lot depends on the car model and what part is needed.
Sometimes it is worth looking for the part you need in online stores. It may turn out that we will find a store whose offer will be attractive to us and we will pay much less than in a car repair shop. You only need to spend some time searching.
American cars undoubtedly stand out. They are a real eye-catcher in parking lots and streets. They are large, comfortable and, above all, completely different from the European ones.
They primarily fascinate people who want to have an unusual, eye-catching and comfortable car. A large car provides space that makes traveling much more comfortable. In addition, American cars also have favorable prices due to low or no VAT and excise duties in the US. Of course, if you want to import a car, you have to bear the costs of transport (which are not at all low and range from 300 to 1000 dollars), customs, translation of documents and customs clearance. However, these costs do not discourage some enthusiasts.
Parts for US cars are also becoming less and less of a problem. Many companies sell these types of parts or offer to import them from America. Before buying, however, it is worth checking the availability in Poland of parts for the model we have chosen to avoid disappointment when our car needs service.