Whether you run a towing business or you have a single tow truck for professional or personal use, you will need to make sure that you are able to get the replacement parts that it is in need of and at an affordable price. This is especially important if you are trying to stick with a budget. Also, you never want to find yourself in a position of not being able to use your tow truck because an important part, such as the tow truck light bar, is out of commission and you can't afford an expensive one at the moment. Here are some tips to help get you started on the path to finding all of the replacement parts you need and for a reasonable price:
Find A Tow Truck For Parts
By checking out local auto auctions and the private auto sales advertisements online and in the local paper, you might be able to stumble across a few tow trucks that are being sold for parts. They might have a blown motor or transmission, but parts such as the tow light bar, the chains, the lift, and the flatbed can still be taken off of it and placed on yours if they are a good match for the make and model that you currently own. Since you already have a tow truck, you can easily tow the spare parts truck home or to your shop. You can keep it there and simply pull parts from it as you need it or remove all of the salvageable parts right away. Then, you will simply scrap the rest for a little bit of money and so it will be out of your way.
Look For Wholesale Companies
If you would like brand new parts for your tow truck, you will want to avoid the common retailers that many people go through. Instead, you will want to locate the wholesale companies who will sell the parts to you for a much more reasonable price. By cutting out the middleman, you will be able to save a substantial amount of time. Even if you have to buy multiples of some parts in order to get the great pricing, you should find that it will be well worth it in the end.
With those tips in mind, you should not have any trouble finding the parts you need, when you need them. You might also be able to start building up your own collection of spare parts ahead of time. This way, as soon as a part is needed, you can immediately install it because you will already have it.