Automotive parts can be purchased online from auto part distributors, junkyard sites and classifieds sites. Purchasing parts online not only allows a user to find the exact part needed for a vehicle, but can also help a user save money as opposed to locally-priced parts.
Some retail stores have websites available, so their customers can purchase their parts, at a discounted rate, and pick them up in the store. Retail stores also offer shipping specials.
Junkyards will have databases listing the parts that are available. The part cost is generally inexpensive, and a labor fee will be required for its removal.
The classifieds also offer another source to buy automotive parts. Although the parts found here generally cost less than retail prices, they will be sold as-is and without warranty.