Parts and Accessories Shopping For My New Vehicle

Parts and Accessories Shopping For My New Vehicle

Learning of the new Partsales website couldn’t have come at a better time; with a new vehicle in the stable needing to be decked out for the frequent and often punishing off road trips we do. The vehicle is a 2001 GU Nissan Patrol, nice and easy to find parts for!

The new horse in the stable!

partsales.com is part of the Carsales network, which has been around for donkey’s years. They must have some great relationships with brands and suppliers because many well-known brands are selling on the Partsales website with some pretty good prices, especially in the sale section!

You can shop by category, brand, or vehicle specific on Partsales, so I’m going straight for vehicle specific. There’s plenty of good quality automotive brands available on here too. The Drivetech 4×4 range is awesome, and there’s also Narva, King Springs, Ryco, NGK, Bosch and heaps more, including a range of tool brands.

To start with, the rotors on this Patrol are slightly warped, I can feel it pulsate under braking. There is a massive range of discs and pads to suit it; I’ve heard good things about Bendix heavy duty 4WD brake pads – a set of them and some slotted rotors should fix the problem! Prices are comparable and even a little better than the local parts store, so by the time you factor in delivery costs you should break even or come in a little cheaper than ordering elsewhere.

I eyed off the suspension kits, although the Patrol already has a decent setup in it; the massively comprehensive Pedders 4-inch lift kit looks very attractive! There’s a decent range of winches and recovery gear as well, and I had a good time in the ‘on sale’ category checking out all the bargains – there’s some REALLY cool stuff in there!

Getting out of the ‘on sale’ section before I ended up with more accessories than I could possibly bolt on, I decided to have a quick look and see what was available for the old Subaru L Series. Not as well catered for as the Patrol, but being 28 years old and not all too common, that’s my usual struggle. Just some basic service and replacement parts are available for it.

So, what ended up in my shopping cart? Some anti-theft nuts for my spotties, a set of supa-peg tent pegs (seriously, replace all your tent pegs with these!), and very nearly a 12,000 LB winch!

This post is bought to you in collaboration with partsales.com, so be sure to check out their website and let us know if you snag a bargain!

Alex

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