, replacement is also necessary in the event of an unplanned breakdown or breakage.
Sometimes we regret that we have one and no other car, because it turns out that the parts we need are very expensive. If we had a different model, we would just pay less for the same part.
American cars in particular are expensive to repair as the availability of parts for US cars is inferior. Of course, a lot has changed in this regard and one may even be tempted to say that repairing American cars is getting cheaper every year. This is mainly due to the fact that parts for such cars are easier to obtain and many workshops have them in stock. As a result, the repair is cheaper and the repair time is much shorter.
However, it is not impossible today
If we bought a car in America, then at some point we will certainly start looking for a store or garage in Poland that sells parts for cars from the USA.
Admittedly, American cars are specific, so it's no wonder that sometimes you have to do some research to find the right parts. However, it is not impossible today. There are so many American cars on Polish roads that most garages have already made sure that they have the right car parts in their offer. If they are not in stock at the moment, they can easily get them. Of course, this means that we will have to wait a while until the part is delivered.
We can also try to find the necessary part on our own on foreign sites. However, it only pays off if we have the appropriate knowledge. We should also remember that garage owners often have discounts, so they can buy the part we need much cheaper than we do.
As a result, the cost of repairing such a car
For some time in our country there was a huge fashion for used American cars. We were very eager to bring them to our country because it was easy and simple. We didn't have to pay a lot of money for such a car. So it was profitable. However, sometimes the decision to buy an American car was not well thought out. It sometimes happened that only after the car was imported it turned out that parts for cars from the USA are very expensive. As a result, the cost of repairing such a car was not the cheapest.
Unfortunately, although we have more and more knowledge and awareness, we still buy cars on impulse. Only a few remember that sometimes you have to spend a lot of money on car parts. If we buy a car only because it looks nice and is cheap, at some point we can be very disappointed. At the first repair, we may regret our decision. It may also turn out that our car will become a bottomless piggy bank and we will often have to buy expensive parts.
These aspects may outweigh this
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.