I spent a heck of a lot of time trying to find auto parts for my classic cars. I rehab a car a year and usually the best places to find rare parts are from companies that buy junk cars. They usually have a wealth of parts stored and inventoried in their yards or they have relationships with other salvage yards and they share their lists of parts.
It’s almost a science when trying to find vintage parts for old cars you’re trying to restore. The salvage business has grown up around these large inventories of parts all around the country. I haven’t spent anytime trying to go overseas but from what I have read, Cuba has a huge demand for these parts because all of their cars are from the 40’s and 50’s; mostly all American makes and models.
We ran across a company today that was just about the best customer service experience I’ve had in Chicago or anywhere for that matter. We had a car breakdown and we called this company whose site was cash for car in Chicago. I have never dealt with them before but they couldn’t have been nicer. They gave us a price, showed up on time, called ahead of time and even paid us in cash for the car.
Why can’t more companies be like this. A few weeks ago we bought carpeting from one of the big advertisers in Chicago and Holy God what a terrible experience. They never showed up after we took the day off. They then showed up three days later, started the job and left after two hours and came back a week later.
I’m actually hoping one of the kids’ cars breaks down soon so I can call these folks again. Thank you again!