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Another Happy Customer!

The heater coil for my Astro van has arrived this morning and I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the great service and the quick delivery.

Once again, another good shopping experience at RockAuto.

Best regards,
Steve in Switzerland


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RockAuto recently added SKF Bearings to the catalog. SKF provides high quality solutions for nearly every rotating element on a vehicle.

Whether you need an Axle Bearing & Hub Assembly, Drive Shaft Center Support Bearing, Knuckle Bearing or Wheel Bearing, make RockAuto your source for SKF parts.

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Forum of the Month (CVN) is a forum dedicated to owners and enthusiasts of the Ford Crown Victoria and its siblings, the Mercury Grand Marquis & Marauder and the Lincoln Town Car. CVN contains a wealth of information geared to all levels of ability on general maintenance, service and repairs, and performance modifications. We are especially proud of our "Body of Knowledge," which is a compilation of platform specific "How-To" articles written by CVN's members. There are regional forums where members talk about local happenings and set up meets. CVN has organized several pilgrimages to the assembly plant in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, and we have also had a CVN tent at the All-Fords Nationals at Carlisle, Pennsylvania for the past few years.

Like any automotive forum, also has sections specifically for off-topic discussions that have nothing to do with cars. Although those discussions can become heated at times, we have a lot of fun. is as much about the people and personalities as it is about the cars. recently celebrated its 9th anniversary on the Internet. CVN is proud to have been associated with RockAuto for nearly three years!


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Repair Mistakes & Blunders



My first job was working in a service station in Michigan. This was in the late 60s and my job was to pump gas and do oil changes. My dad always changed his own oil but since his son now worked at a service station, he thought he would be supportive and bring it into the station so I could change it. I drained the oil, changed the filter and then drove it out of the bay and called my dad telling him his car was ready.

He went out to get his car, but then came back in and said that the ‘OIL’ light was on and the engine was a bit noisy. I went to the car, popped the hood, and stood there looking at the engine wondering what could have went wrong. My dad walks up and says “You did put oil in it, didn’t you?”. Even though I was positive I did, I pulled the dipstick and checked anyway...No Oil! I quickly pulled the car back into the service bay and filled up the engine with oil. I don’t believe my boss ever knew what I did, I never said anything, and I am sure my dad didn’t want to tell him either. I have never had the nerve to ask my dad what was going through his mind at that time and we have never spoken of it since.

BP in Florida


Tell us about your most infamous auto repair blunder or unconventional fix. Use your woe to help others avoid similar mistakes or share off-the-wall solutions that worked (at least for awhile!). Please email your story to Include your mailing address and shirt size (large or extra large) and we will mail you a RockAuto "Do it yourself?" t-shirt if we publish your story (see the t-shirts under Extras in the catalog). The story will be credited using only your first name and your vague geographic location (state, province, country, continent, etc.) so you can remain semi-anonymous!



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Car Show

Are you organizing a car show or other auto related event in 2010? If so, RockAuto would like to talk to you about helping with your show! From goody bag stuffers to gift certificates...we can help. We can even publicize your event in our newsletter.

Please contact the RockAuto Marketing Department with information about your show.



Paul's 1972 Buick Riviera
Paul's 1972 Buick Riviera

Hi there!

I have a 1972 Buick Riviera with a black interior, exterior, and vinyl roof as my daily driver over here in the UK. It is one of only 375 to have black exterior and a vinyl top from the factory.

I was getting the car ready to be the ‘wedding car’ for my brother-in-law’s and when I tried to replace the 36 year old, perished PCV valve grommet, it shattered and dropped in the intake manifold in pieces! I had to remove the manifold and get all the bits out. The replacement valve and grommet both came from RockAuto! If it was not for RockAuto’s fast delivery the car would not have had a replacement gasket in time, and it would not have been fit for the 400 mile drive down to Newquay for their wedding. So thank you!

I always use RockAuto as they get parts to me faster than an UK company would! Everyone finds it amazing I can get parts so fast (two days after ordering is excellent when you consider it has to travel so far)! I have bought all sorts of parts including a new fan clutch, water pump, windshield washer unit, oil filters, bulbs, bushings, relays, wipers, hoses, gaskets, grommets, valves. Anything I haven’t already bought...I’ll probably be buying soon!

The car has also been in a movie called Birthday which looks like it may become a Hammer Films production (the people who did the original Wicker Man, Dracula, Frankenstein etc.)! This picture was taken on set.

Keep up the good work!

Paul in the United Kingdom


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