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What Do Other People in My Situation Do?

Posted by RockAuto, Sep 17, 2019

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  1. RockAuto

    RockAuto Supporting Vendor

    Joined Jan 26, 2011
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Gaining insights from a relative handful of anonymous product reviews requires patience and skill at reading between the lines. Anonymous reviews of replacement auto parts are even sketchier. There are just too many parts and too many vehicle models to ever hope to get a meaningful number of useful reviews for any one part. RockAuto may have ten alternators with a choice of three amperage outputs that fit just one truck. Reviews of broad part types (alternators, thermostats...) and brands (ACDelco, Stant...) without any specific make, year, model, engine connections are likely to be nothing but vague opinions and biases.

    RockAuto's heart icons ( Heart.png ) turn the extreme specificity of replacement auto parts into an advantage! A heart icon next to a part means it was ordered most frequently and returned least frequently for a specific vehicle. This is actual data from ALL customers facing similar repairs on the same vehicle. That is what makes heart icons great. They are based on data that automatically reflects the myriad things ALL customers purchasing that part for that vehicle have taken into account.

  2. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

    Joined Nov 12, 2001
    Roseville, California
    Nice feature. I don't know if the heart is a best way to represent that, but I realize it would be tough to find the right icon for it.

    Street Build 9K  0

    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

    Road Race Build 8K  10  23

    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
  3. LaserRS92

    LaserRS92 Supporting VIP

    Joined Aug 14, 2008
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    I'll go play around with the feature, thanks.

    2K  0

    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    automatic · 1G DSM
  4. Broken 2G

    Broken 2G Probationary Member

    Joined Mar 18, 2016
    South Roxana, Illinois
    Thanks RockAuto, this has the potential to help people - A lot of people will see ten options (all of which are the same exact part) and get confused. This will show them what parts people have had success with. :)

    763  0

    automatic · 2G DSM
  5. bling5tatus

    bling5tatus Proven Member

    Joined Sep 23, 2005
    DFW/Austin, Texas

    Street Build 2K  1

    1989 Dodge Colt GT
    manual · 4G63t Swapped

    Street Build 2K  1

    1991 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 1G DSM
  6. buddahboost

    buddahboost Proven Member

    Joined Aug 15, 2007
    I love the ❤'s

    Street Build 147  1

    1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
    awd · automatic · Galant VR-4
  7. livedsm4g63

    livedsm4g63 Proven Member

    Joined Mar 1, 2008
    Auburn Hills, Michigan
    By not allowing comments you only allow one end of the spectrum while not allowing the other. At least allow a broken heart. Decent business plan for selling though.

    1K  0

    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.495 @ 124.750 · 1G DSM

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