Are you the type of person that throws something away the moment it stops working? Whether your cell phone’s screen stops registering your inputs or your blender’s pulse mode won’t seem to work, if it’s not 100% you throw it out. While it’s always nice to get new things, you don’t need to waste your hard-earned money buying new tools, devices, and equipment whenever something breaks. This is especially true for vehicles.
A small car can cost more than $16,000, which is anything but cheap. And a large truck or semi can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. When a problem occurs (and problems will certainly occur), you are better off getting the problem fixed. While you know you can replace tires, spark plugs, and windscreens, what happens if something more unusual breaks? Despite what you might think, companies like Acme Truck Parts can provide you with everything from radiators to used truck cabs. Here are just a few of the things you didn’t know you could replace.
What Can Be Replaced
1. Do you need a new bed for your truck? Whether yours is damaged beyond recognition after years of hard abuse or someone ran into the back of your truck while you were driving, no bed is too damaged to fix. You can actually install a new (or used) truck bed, replacing the old or damaged one. Most auto shops or major parts stores can help you order and replace a damaged bed for a surprisingly low rate. So don’t worry about using and abusing your truck; there are plenty of replacement beds out there if you need them.
2. Did you spill something on your new truck’s seat? Has your semi’s seat seen just as may miles as the engine? Did you accidentally tear or rip your upholstery while trying to cram your cab full of equipment? If you answered yes to any of those questions then you need a new seat. And it just so happens that you can replace the seats and upholstery in your vehicle. Don’t worry about only being able to find a pink seat covered in long fabric; it’s possible to find custom seats or ones that exactly match the originals in your car.
3. Whether it’s through small accident or an electrical issue, it’s possible to ruin your vehicle’s horn. You might be surprised to find how many people actually drive about town with a broken or damaged horn. You might think that it’s alright to ignore the problem. In reality, horns are an important safety feature in any automobile. While honking at a driver who cut you off won’t always save your life, being able to warn other motorists or pedestrians (and even animals) is critical. If your horn breaks for any reason, you can find a replacement. And as a bonus, horns come in a variety of sound options allowing you to pick something more unusual or unique.
4. Differentials are important parts of most cars and trucks. They help distribute power to the wheels of your vehicle in a variety of situations. For as useful as they are, they are prone to breaking and failing. But don’t worry if your differential breaks; many repair shops can help you get yours repaired.
Whether you are interested in used truck cabs or need a new horn for your truck, shops like Acme Truck Parts will carry almost anything you can think of.