With the prices of commodities rising every month, the average consumer has a hard time making ends meet. He has to pay for food, rent, credit card bills and the maintenance of his car. One of the most important things in maintaining a car is its transmission fluid filter maintenance. If this part is neglected, the transmission would not work well or would not run smoothly. Worse, it may damage the car’s gears. The same situation applies to you. You can try calling your dealer, but the filter is just too expensive. Finding an inexpensive transmission fluid filter may require you to do some detective work, but these simple tips on how to successfully find the filter you need would surely give your expensive car dealers a run for their money.
- Browse the Internet for dealers. The Internet contains millions of information that will help you find the inexpensive transmission fluid filter that your car needs without putting holes in your pockets. A website called Prundo.com has a user-friendly interface that instructs you how to find that part you need. Their site has an extensive database on where the auto parts dealer is located. You’ll get more than finding the right cheap part for your car because this website offers great coupon discounts. You only have to print the coupon for that dealer you choose. You can follow their directions at prundo.com, put on your walking shoes and you are on your way! Another good website with cheap replacement parts, motor oil, differential fluid and synthetic fluid is Car Parts. You can get a replacement fluid filter for as low as $7 and they are on sale. You can choose from different brands that can best suit your budget. You can even filter your search by price so finding that cheap filter is just a click away. You get your money’s worth and more at Car Parts.com. Auto Part Hound has a slogan that reads "high quality, low prices." Like Car Parts.com, you can search by price from $1 to $500 or more. If you want to find the lowest possible price for a transmission fluid filter, type in the price that you can afford and order it online at their website.
- Go surplus. Sites like Precision Filtration Products offer an online surplus shop besides offering filter services and maintenance. Their surplus parts are available on a first come first serve basis. You can try looking for your car’s transmission fluid filter in their inventory list but if it is not available, you can always contact them and request for a quote.
- Junkshops. Some people may look at junkyards or junkshops as literally "junk," but junkyard owners salvage good running parts from damaged cars. You will find that some cars replace their fluid filters periodically and it is still somewhat new when their cars get badly damaged beyond repair. These salvaged parts are usually sold at a very cheap price.
Maintaining your car should not be a burden to your budget. In these times of recession and high prices, it is a necessity to be on the lookout for low cheaper prices even if you go to a junkshop because your money is as important as your car’s condition. That way you can drive smoothly and still have money left to buy yourself coffee.