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Whether it is an unexpected breakdown, a needed tune-up, or you just want some shiny new aftermarket upgrades, finding top quality Honda parts in NSW doesn't need to be difficult or time-consuming. They are waiting for you, but you do need to know some things about the task you are undertaking.

1. Look for the Correct Part

You really need to be specific in your search. At the very least, you should familiarise yourself with the names of parts that dealers and service centres will use, and ideally, you'll have the VIN number of your car on hand. That way you can get not just a “front strut mount for a hatchback” but the front strut mount that will perfectly fit your unique make and model.

2. Check Your Options Online

Look around for a bit before you head down to the dealer. Try to familiarise yourself with some different brand names and search online forums to see if people had good or bad experiences with them. You can do this by typing the part name, the brand, and the word “forum” into a Google search.

Check not only the prices but the estimated shipping, and also take into account how much time it will take to get your part. You can't afford to wait if the alternator is gone and you need your vehicle to get to work, but the wait may be worth it for an obscure performance part that nobody stocks.

3. Be Careful or Consider the Dealer

Just because you know your way around an engine bay doesn't mean you have everything you need to do the job. If you are getting LED headlights, for example, you need to have the correct power supplies to hook them up. Check what comes with the kit and what else needs to be purchased if you're doing it yourself.

This goes double for tools. There are a lot of specialised tools for working on cars. The newer the vehicle, the more tools you might need to do what used to be a simple task accomplished with pliers. In a lot of cases, you'll get things done more quickly and safely if you just let the Honda service centre take care of it for you. Not only will they have the parts but also all the tools and supplies needed to do the job.

4. Check With Local Dealers for OEM Replacements

Sometimes the parts store is a bit cheaper, but when you want the best part for the job, it's best to shop at the source. Call up your local Honda dealers in NSW to check for the price of your part. If you are really lucky and your car was purchased new, you might even get a rebate or warranty work, so have your VIN number handy.

The nearest Honda service centre should always be one of the first places you look for parts. Know what part to get, how much it should cost, and what else you need to pick up with it for the install before you venture out. You should have no problem finding the right part for your Honda.

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