HOW TO FIND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR MINI
Hundreds of businesses produce parts and accessories for different MINI. Some of these businesses specialize in a specific collection of parts, while others produce nearly every component required for any MINI or model. With more variety comes lower prices and a larger range of choices. You can make your decision based on price, quality, and what your service technician recommends for your particular MINI and model.
HOW TO GET OEM PARTS?
Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) MINI parts are components used either on or in a vehicle that come from the original equipment manufacturer. When purchasing a part for your MINI, make sure it’s OEM so it fits and functions exactly like the manufacturer’s specifications. It’s the same component that was initially assembled during the manufacturing process, so you can be rest assured regarding how well it will work and look.The original equipment manufacturer that provides OEM parts is the company that produces the parts used in the vehicle when it’s new.
While OEM parts are available for purchase online, most car users prefer to go straight to the dealership for these parts. If you want to have your car fixed by a local mechanic, the shop will have access to OEM parts, but in most cases, they will have them ordered, thereby extending the repair time.
HOW TO FIND USED OEM MINI PARTS?
Used OEM parts are produced by companies that the automobile manufacturer has not contracted to manufacture its parts. Used parts manufacturers may produce them in larger quantities, where one part can suit several MINIs and models rather than a single vehicle.
If cost is a major consideration, used parts with lower prices may be more appealing. Used OEM parts are usually 60% less expensive than new OEM parts. Going to the dealership for major repairs like engines, transmissions, sensors, and car parts can be very expensive.
MINI PARTS & ACCESSORIES - BY VIN
You can use our tool to get an up-to-date vehicle history report with all relevant information by entering the VIN (vehicle identification number) to identify the correct component and confidently negotiate with the vendors you’ve found.