To find used Ford F150 auto parts, search local junkyards, online used parts dealers, classified ads and local parts stores. Although it is best to purchase some parts new, durable components such as engines and auto body parts can often be transferred to another vehicle, potentially saving the buyer lots of money.
First, call your local vehicle junkyards. Ford F150s are common, and one of them likely has what you need. Some junkyards stock loose parts, with an inventory system similar to that of a retail store. Others require searching for the right vehicle and removing the desired part. You may have to contact several junkyards, but it's quicker than getting it shipped from out of town.
If you can't find it at a junkyard, browse the Internet for used parts dealers. Some sites link the inventories of several suppliers. Others specialize in Ford parts, increasing the odds of finding parts for an F150. One of the top auto parts sites is eBay Motors, where dealers from around the country sell both new and used parts.
Look for used parts in the classified sections of local newspapers, as well as in online classified ads. It may be harder to find exactly what you need this way, but if you do, it is possible to get a better price from a seller who's happy to sell it quickly.
Sometimes, you can purchase used parts through local parts stores. Large chain stores normally sell only new parts, but owners of smaller local stores may have connections to used parts suppliers.