When compared to all other machines present in our society, an automobile is probably the only mass produced machine that functions when moving at high speed. This is because of the unique shape of automobiles and let say automobile having high power engine fitted into a light weight body will end up as a failure. A balance has to be maintained between engine and the body and for this reason a lot of work has been done into the development of automobile parts.
The exterior of the automobile consists of panels like the hood, the door, and etc. earlier the frame was made up of iron and the panels of wood. But with the passage of time both the frames and the panels were made of steel. And today aluminum is the popular choice. Further efforts are being made to reduce the weight of the automobiles yet maintain efficiency and durability.
It is not compulsory for body parts to be made of same material. For we have examples where metals are being used for frames and plastics or fiber glass are used for panels.
The interior of the automobile has undergone several changes over the past few years where initially we saw only the steering wheel and the gear box but now we have a number of interest based or commuter focused gadgets, electrical and analogue, as a luxury or as need.
The gradual development has resulted into a magnanimous marker for replacement or spare body parts. People find many reasons why they should go for replacement body parts for their vehicles, for some want to and show the body parts to ensure the functions properly and some simply want to change the appearance of their vehicle. Apparently, you can change each and every body part in an automobile.
For long auto manufacturers were considered only possible source of auto replacement parts. However, in the 80s the scenario changed. Many dealers and manufacturers begun to make and sell replacement parts and they succeeded because of the then expensive and often of poor quality replacement or spare parts.
Due to the easy availability of the automobiles replacement parts, the car owners do not appears to be keenly following the warnings of vehicles manufacturers and therefore replacement parts made by non-car manufactures have survived long in the market.
Replacement parts market is nowadays growing rapidly and the market has gain much fame in recent few years. It has become an inevitable part of the automobile industry. And the demand for replacement parts is increasing day by day as the number of vehicles on the roads remarkably increasing. People nowadays mostly prefer those vehicles whose replacement parts are easily available in the local market.