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Used Rear Ends VA - Buying Tips & Guidelines

Buying used rear ends in VA is made a little easier with tips and guidelines from Follow these simple tips and you can not only save money on your rear end purchase, you will help to ensure that you get plenty of wear and tear from your investment. Some parts providers offer rebuilt rear ends as replacement options. Browse through these guidelines and then call your local salvage yard in VA for availability and rear end pricing.

Make Sure You Order the Correct Rear End for Your Vehicle Including the Ratio…

As with most used auto parts purchases, when buying used rear ends make sure that you have your vehicle information available for the salesman including the VIN, Production Date, Year, Make and Model before calling the salvage yard. In addition, you may have to obtain the rear end ratio from your old rear end. Your salesman will inform you if that information is needed.

Obtain the Mileage on the Parts Vehicle & Rear End if Possible…

Salvage yards are collecting more and more data about their parts vehicles. The chances are they will have the rear end mileage readily available at the time the parts vehicle became inoperable or was parted out. If they do not have mileage information they will certainly have the VIN and you can do a little research online to find a relative mileage on the rear end.

Inspect the Rear End for any Visible Damage before Installation…

Rear ends are fairly durable during so most will not sustain damage during an accident. However, if the vehicle was in an accident that involved a rollover or impact directly to the rear end, then damaged may have occurred. You should ask your salesman how the parts vehicle was damage and thoroughly inspect the rear end before installation. Look for any signs of impact including bent axles, bent or broken studs, bent springs, splash guards or even the rear end itself bent. Make sure that the axles turn properly and that there are no leaks around the seals. Paying attention to these details may save you from unnecessary or multiple installations.

Follow Proper Rear End Installation Procedures…

It’s a rear end and installation should be a breeze, right? Well, kind of! You still have to think it through and make sure that you are taking whatever steps necessary to ensure proper function. If the rear end was shipped to you then the fluids were probably drained and you will need to refill before operation. At minimum you will need to check the fluid levels and make sure that you use the proper fluid suggested by the manufacturer. For rear ends that require alignment, you will need to get the alignment checked by a professional to avoid improper wear on your tires.

Follow any Warranty Guidelines that Apply…

As with all used auto parts purchases make sure that you read the warranty and follow any installation or other guidelines that may void your warranty if not observed. Rear end warranties are pretty straight forward but you still have to pay attention.

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