Your Guide to Buying Used Peugeot 407 Parts

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In production from 2004 until 2010, the Peugeot 407 remains a popular vehicle for many. When it comes to repairs and refurbishments, many Peugeot 407 owners may need to turn to used parts and components. By following a few helpful hints during their search for Peugeot 407 parts, consumers can easily and confidently find the quality parts they need.

 

Understanding OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts

When a car company first manufactures a vehicle, they create an entire system of parts for the vehicle both in-house and via external, partner manufacturers. These parts are known as Original Equipment Manufacturer parts, or OEM parts. When a vehicle hits the market, third party manufacturers step in and create their own interpretations of these OEM parts. These parts are known as aftermarket parts.

 

Part Type

Advantages

Disadvantages

OEM

Guaranteed fit for a Peugeot 407

Backed by Peugeot's reputation

More expensive

Do not include modifications

Aftermarket

Allows drivers to modify a vehicle

Often more affordable

Can vary widely in terms of quality

Not backed by Peugeot

 

Those familiar with car repairs may choose to experiment with aftermarket modifications, while those new to part replacement may wish to stick with Peugeot OEM parts.

 

Confirming the Condition of Used Parts

Whether shopping for parts for a Peugeot 407 1.6 HDI or another model, it is important that consumers confirm the condition of a part. This can be done in a number of ways. As a first step, consumers can review photos of a part and look for signs of wear and damage. While a bit of rust or wear is common with some used parts, generally speaking, consumers want to avoid parts that have extensive patches of rust or corrosion. Likewise, used parts may feature some dents or dings, but any large-scale dents can cause a part to malfunction.

 

Finding the Right Fit with Used Parts for a Peugeot 407

The Peugeot 407 experienced modifications in its design from year to year. For this reason, it is important to look for parts with both the model and year in mind, as well as the engine model of the vehicle. Two Peugeot 407s from the same year, in fact, may have an entirely different set-up under the bonnet if one is a Peugeot 407 HDI. There are also petrol and diesel versions of the car, as well. Additionally, the Peugeot 407 came in a variety of body styles, including a Peugeot 407 estate, a saloon, and a coupe model, so consumers should ensure that they are looking for the right body style when seeking out body components.

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