Like most of the finer things in life, there needs to be some maintenance done to ensure that it works soundly, and cars are no different, South African owners of the BMW E36 may be wondering how they can get their hands on spare parts for their prized possessions.
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BMW Scrap Yards
One of the easiest ways to find spare parts for the BMW E36 would be to check out the numerous scrapyards located around the country, people living in the big cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban may have an easier chance, as most scrapyards are based in and around these areas. South E36 Motorists can simply “google” which scrapyard is nearest to them and bargain for that all important part to have their Beamer back to purring on the road. Check out the map for more details:
Online free classified websites are is all the rage in South Africa, there are a number of websites that E36 drivers can turn too to look for their spare parts, such as Gumtree and OLX be sure to do your research, as many fraudsters use these platforms to sell parts from stolen vehicles and will not offer you a refund should the parts be defective. You also need to be weary of websites that offer private sales, always opt to meet somewhere to do the exchange, take a friend along and do cash transactions for safety.
Car enthusiasts are a special breed, and there are many motoring clubs and forums all around South Africa where petrol-heads of all ages get together to talk about their cars, visiting these clubs and talking to fellow car lovers might be just what you need, as someone in these forums will definitely know of a neighbour or old friend who had a BMW E36 which couldn’t be salvaged after an accident, which is being stored in their back yard.
Talk to your Local BMW Dealers and Mechanic:
There are numerous dealership all around the country, from Cape Town to Calvinina. Popping into your local dealership and chatting to the salesman or mechanic may just be what you need to get the right advice on where to find the part for your E36.
BMW drivers know the value of looking after their cars, so knowing where to find their spare parts are vitally important, since the old adage; if you take care of you car, then you car will take care of you applies.