What are Obsolete Parts?
You may often find that when you come to buy a part for your car on ebay that the description says it is obsolete - what does this mean?
In some cases it may mean that the manufacturer has stopped making the part and therefore the only way you will be able to find that part is if someone still has one in stock or from an old car at a scrap yard etc?
However this is not always what it means, in some cases dealerships write off parts if they have been sitting in storage for more than 12 months, they could have been a mistaken order that could not be returned, or a part which was then not needed but as many dealers do not actively try and sell these parts they get written off, even though they may be for a current vehicle! This of course means that the price to you will be a lot lower for a totally genuine new part!