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What's Your Favorate Parts Store?

Posted by fourgsixthree33, Dec 22, 2010

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  1. fourgsixthree33

    fourgsixthree33 Proven Member

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    Like the title says, what is your favorate parts store? And why? I like Advance Auto. They usually have everything I need in stock and if they dont, it's there by the next morning. When I have questions, they go to the next step to get my answers. Their parts are dependable and are what I need.

    AutoZone, is completly different. Just the opposite of Advance (in my area). The guys are dicks, never have anything in stock and it takes for ever to get them, half the time they are the wrong parts, and their parts are sh**.

    Napa, is a good place to go for certain things. They are cheap. For example, an O Ring for the coolant crossover pipe is over 4 bucks at Advance. At Napa it is just over a buck. Crazy. To me, they are like a discount parts store. Has its ups and downs.

    Advance, Napa, and AutoZone, are the only parts stores around here. Litteraly in an hours radius. It's pathetic. Near my moms, there is a Pep-Boys. I like that place as well.

    So, where do you guys and gals shop??
     

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  2. GsXdSmKingGsX

    GsXdSmKingGsX Proven Member

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    Any store that sells parts
     
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  3. iugrad92turbo

    iugrad92turbo Proven Member

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    Advance never problems.
     

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  4. tazndrew04

    tazndrew04 Proven Member

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    oreillys,autozone,napa,advance auto anywhere that sells the part i need for the lowest price
     

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  5. crash89

    crash89 Proven Member

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    I like that answer!! In my hometown in Wi, I used to use Bumper to bumper. But since Ive been living in California Ive only got Napa, Kragen or AutoZone.
     

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  6. yepes281

    yepes281 Proven Member

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    advanced ftw
     

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  7. 9!'clipseDOHC

    9!'clipseDOHC Moderator

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    When I lived in Virginia I would always shop at Advance but where I live now we don't have Advance. I primarily shop at Auto Zone now since they seem to be everywhere and I won't lose my warranties if I move again. I've been shopping OEM Mitsubishi more and more so I get most of my parts from JNZ Tuning or Extreme PSI.
     
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  8. fourgsixthree33

    fourgsixthree33 Proven Member

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    I wish there was a better variety of parts stores near me. I have literally never been to an O' Reilly's. Come to think of it, I dont think I have ever even seen one...I never have of it till DSMtuners. Everyone kept talking about O' Reilly's and I eventually searched it up. Sad thing.
     

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    i get all my parts from oreillys but thats cause i woke at one and get a discount on everything i need
     

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  10. brownfinger

    brownfinger Proven Member

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    I read no one's respsonses.

    Just bein' honhest.

    I do the the Mitsu dealer for important stuff, otherwise Advance Auto. They're... Nice.
     

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  11. 1991BlackTalon

    1991BlackTalon Probationary Member

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    Extremepsi.com Great people, fast shipping. Never had any issues.
     
  12. kstoopsdsm

    kstoopsdsm Proven Member

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    My favorite parts store is my DSM friends.
    They always have everything I need when in a bind. :thumb:
     
  13. rlacasse1

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    RockAuto.com is my favorite. Then it's Oreillys.
     
  14. razrman8

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    +2 on O'Reillys. At least here where I live. They seem to be way more knowledgable and overall would just rather do business there. At Autozone, they always seem to question everything they do. Only thing Autozone has done good for me is borrowing their OBD2 scanner:thumb:
     

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  15. kstoopsdsm

    kstoopsdsm Proven Member

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    You cant even scan your own car at Autozone, they have to come do it for you!
    ftl.
     
  16. razrman8

    razrman8 Proven Member

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    LOL. Yeah you can?! I do it everytime it needs to be scanned.. They have NEVER been the one to scan my car
     

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  17. kstoopsdsm

    kstoopsdsm Proven Member

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    Well whenever I see someones car getting scanned they always do it for them.
    Thats why I go to Oreillys.
     
  18. razrman8

    razrman8 Proven Member

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    Thats because 75% of them are clueless that walk through that door and will listen to anything they have to say. But yes. OREILLLY is the best here. No doubt
     

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  19. -TunedDSM-

    -TunedDSM- Proven Member

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    If its not a part I prefer to be OEM I always use my NAPA.

    My local NAPA is great, I know all the guys there and they always have everything in stock from water pumps to any misc. gaskets at the best prices. They even give me discounts since I used to work for a dealership that they dealt with occasionally. They've earned my business for life.
     

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  20. kstoopsdsm

    kstoopsdsm Proven Member

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    Napa is a great store to go to, but usually they are more expensive on some stuff I need, and other times they are cheaper. Just a hit and miss I guess.
     
  21. knochgoon24

    knochgoon24 DSM Wiseman

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    God Tier: Vendors on this site, RockAuto
    High Tier: Advance Auto
    Low Tier: Autozone
    Crap Tier: Pep Boys, NAPA

    RockAuto always has good prices, but it usually takes 2-3 days to get the park. Same with the vendors.
    Advance usually has the parts in stock, but they cost more. I used to live near one where the assistant manager owned a DSM. He kept all those oddball parts in stock.
    Autozone is hit or miss at best. Usually more expensive than Advance for what I need.
    Pep Boys and NAPA almost never have the parts I need.
     

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  22. Gooberlog

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    1. Extremepsi.com
    2. Papa Auto parts (great waranties, discounts and buddy that works there has AWD 1G- so no hassel on getting the right parts.
    3. Carquest
    4. what ever is left
     

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  23. dsm03

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    Fast Shipping, Competitive Prices, Never beaten!
     
  24. TJCTalon

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    At oreillys they have no clue. I got in a arguement about my own car. I will never buy anything other then oil and a filter from them.
     

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  25. rallyturbo

    rallyturbo Proven Member

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    ok lets clear things up I work at Oreillys we garantee the lowest price if you found something cheaper they will match it period if they say no then you could probably getthem fired thats how hell bent they are there. before Oreillys i worked at napa there alittle different they have alittle more sence for heavy equipt. and over the road trucks. Auto Zone is aimed at accesories, and ricin sh** out. i dont know about advance auto we dont have them here. as far as bumper to bumper, checker, CSK and one more i cant think of they have mostly been bought out by Oreillys (Ozark Mountian Distributing). when it comes to part quality all the house brand is the same Period thats it. for example a tie rod end in the house brand from auto zone is the same as the one from napa. same with name brand stuff if you look hard enough a copyright will show who made it. if you dont believe then take a look i bet that about 75 percent of the things in the Oriellys is made by federal Mogle which isnt a bad thing. the best thing to look at when buying something is price to warranty. pay 5 more bucks for lifetime warranty..... hell yeah i will. haha
     

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