Tip & How-To about Ford F-450
For those that have bought parts and had them fail know how frustrating it is to have to pay for a new part. Here is the scoop on Parts.
Aftermarket parts have a 6 month to 90 day warranty if a mechanic installs it (Professional) labor is included, if part failed because of another part that the mechanic said needed to be changed you pay for parts and labor and any additional parts, So if a mechanic tells you need something get two estimates and go with their recommendations The cheapest way may not always be the best way to fix the problem.
When replacing parts ask mechanic if rebuilt or new or used will be supplied, you have the right to have only original parts replaced with OEM original Manufactures parts. This will cost more but may last longer discuss with your repairman what you should do, if your going to keep the car go with the extra money, if selling or trading in you are not going to get your money back so go with rebuilt parts.
Exceptions to the Last statement. Electrical Parts such as alternators starter switches. Most parts stores will not give you your money back if you buy electrial parts so whn buying staters or altanators bech test the parts before you leave the store to make sure it works, Once your out the door the only thing you will get is a replacement part and not a refund. This goes for mechanis as well as the general public.
If you are replacing the parts yourself always disconnet the battery before replaceing altanator or starter. If your car has a alam system on it be sure you know how to reset it after you disconnet the battery because it won't start afterwords with some types of alarms.
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