Anyone with experience in DIY autobody repair know of a good place to secure parts online?
The car is a 2005 Mazda 6. I was the victim in a hit and run. I want to replace the left front and right rear fenders, and the left front fender liner/splash guard. (Hit from right and pushed into a truck on the left - both of the other drivers fled the scene). I’m trying to do the repairs myself as a pet project. On a 16 y/o car with 150k miles, I’m not concerned about OEM parts or a perfect color match. Just looking to make the vehicle reasonably presentable again and trying to squeeze a few more years life out of it.
Most of the chain auto parts stores don’t carry body parts. I did find a fender online, but the shipping cost was, literally, 10 times the cost of the fender.
Maybe I’m better off just picking the stuff up at my local dealer? Even with their markup, the prices might come in lower than online with shipping costs.
I appreciate any advice or recommendations. Thanks.