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Another Happy Customer!

Thanks for the great customer service!

I just sent a family member to you for a gas tank for his F-250. He had looked all over for one and could not believe the price when I told him that you had one for less than $100.

I can certainly say that my family and I will be long time customers!

Jeremy in Michigan

 

Upcoming Events
If you would like your event featured here, email us with details.

Home Runs, Hot Dogs, & Hot Rods
2/28/2009
Mesa, AZ
website

Mission Car Show
2/28/2009
Mission, TX
e-mail

6th Annual "Silver Magic" Car & Bike Show
2/28/2009-2/28/2009
Port Charlotte, FL
e-mail

23rd Annual Spring Meet Corvette Show
3/1/2009
Miami, FL
website

Cauley Square Historic Village Classic & Antique Truck & Car Show
3/1/2009 Miami, FL
e-mail

29th Annual MDA Car Show
3/6-3/8/2009
Roanoke, VA
website

Portland Roadster Show
3/6-3/8/2009
Portland, OR
website

7th Annual Charity Classic Car Show
3/7/2009
Semmes, AL
e-mail

Relaxin on the Bayou
3/7/2009
Lafayette, LA
e-mail

Queen's English Car Show
3/8/2009
Burbank, CA
website

Dave Davidson's 6th Annual PT River Run
3/12/2009
Laughlin, NV
website

First Flight Cruisers 2nd Annual Shamrock Show & Hooter's Poker Run
3/12-3/15/2009
Devil Hills, NC
website

Dallas Spring Classic Chevy Show
3/14/2009
Dallas, TX
e-mail

GatorRama 2009
3/20/2009
Deridder, LA
e-mail

Heart of Texas Corvair Reunion
3/20/2009
New Braunfels, TX
e-mail

12th Annual Boys & Girls Club Benefit Car Show
3/21/2009
Sierra Vista, AZ
website

The Cars of Palestine Car Show
3/21/2009
Palestine, TX
e-mail

Corvettes & Classics Peoples Choice Car Show
3/21/2009
Rocky Mount, NC
e-mail

Rally in the Park Against Cancer Show
3/21/2009
Titusville, Florida
e-mail

8th Annual Troop 363 Car Show
3/28/2009
Orange Park, FL
e-mail

3rd Annual Rock N Roll Pony Show - Mustang Show
3/28/2009
Mesa, AZ
website

Cruising for a Wish
3/28/2009
Laurel, MS
e-mail

The RockAuto Shopping Cart Just Got More Convenient!

Multiple Shopping Carts

Email this cart to a friend

Our newest catalog features allow you to save and even e-mail multiple shopping carts with just a click of the mouse!

Q: Do you need to make two separate orders for your car and your Mom's car?
A: You can now maintain multiple shopping carts in a single browser. All you have to do is click on the “New Cart” New Cart icon and you’re on your way to completing a new order!

Q: Do you need to make any changes to your saved shopping carts?
A: To make changes to your shopping carts use the “Rename Cart” Rename Cart and “Clear Cart” Clear Carticons. Using these icons will allow you to make any necessary changes before completing your order.

Q: Are you working on your shopping cart from work and need to come back to it later?
A: Email the shopping cart to yourself and finish up at home! Simply click the “Email this cart to a friend” Email this cart to a friend icon. The email sent will include a link that will open to a copy of your saved shopping cart in the RockAuto.com catalog. This is also a great feature to create wish lists for your family and friends, or to send your shopping cart to a mechanic or customer for input before completing an order.

These new shopping cart features are just a few ways RockAuto.com is trying to make your shopping experience more convenient.

 

 

Most Often Replaced Parts

Most Often Replaced Parts Highlighted

It’s now even easier to search for the parts in the RockAuto catalog. Frequently replaced parts, like brake pads and spark plugs, now appear in bold in the RockAuto catalog. Certain parts that are replaced frequently on particular car makes and models, for instance the Ford Focus’s thermostat housing, the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s cooling fan relay, the Honda Civic exhaust manifold, and others, will also appear in bold. This highlighting may also help with diagnosis and preventive maintenance: If a part for your car is bold, you may want to pay a little extra attention to it to catch early signs of failure.

 

 

Extended Weekend Customer Service Hours

Customer Service

We know weekends are when a lot of people work on their cars, so to better serve you, we have extended our weekend office hours. RockAuto customer service representatives are now available to answer your questions until 4 pm (cst) Saturday and Sunday. Our weekday office hours are Monday - Thursday 7am-10pm and Friday 7am-9pm(cst).

 

Forum of the Month

PT Cruiser Links

PT Cruiser Links came onto the automobile forum scene in July 2001. Since then, over 7000 people have become members of one of the most active Chrysler PT Cruiser forums on the web. The forum is entirely run by the members for the sole purpose of bringing together owners of the PT, whether it be for social contact or to find answers to questions about the vehicle. The forum is broken down into four main categories; General, Turbo, Regional, and Marketplace. Any member is welcome to post on any part of the forum as long as it's relevant to the PT Cruiser. There is a part of the General Forum that is called Non PT Discussions and anything not related to the PT can be posted here as long as forum rules are followed. The forum also has members from all over the world who join the forum to talk with others in far off lands.

There are members with vast experience as mechanics and long time owners with hands-on PT Cruiser experience that are willing to help answer any questions from the new owner or long time enthusiast that has suddenly developed a problem whether it be mechanical (engine, brakes, suspension...), customization (carpet, grille,...) or a question on where to buy a particular part. (RockAuto.com!)

The forum aims to be a friendly place for PT owners to share conversations, pictures, and problems about the little retro car that swept the world.

 

If you are the administrator or member of a forum and you would like to see your website featured in an upcoming newsletter and receive a discount code to share with your members, contact jessa@rockauto.com.

 

 

Repair Mistakes & Blunders

Ouch!

I am restoring a 1963 (and a half) Ford Galaxie which had spent 14 years sitting in a field with a window open, so you can imagine the condition it was once in. One of the first tasks was to remove the fuel tank and clean it out. The fuel gauge sender was toast, but the tank was in surprisingly good condition. I soon had it all back together and the engine running. Months later I was working on the car when I started to smell gas. Looking underneath I could see that a seam on the tank had split and gas was gushing everywhere. Clearly the tank was not as good as I had assumed.

So I bought a new tank from RockAuto and salvaged the nearly new sender from the old tank. Just as I was finishing the installation a fellow 63 Galaxie fan turned up. When he heard my story he asked if I had checked the breather pipe, and after seeing the blank look on my face, explained that if the vent tube was blocked the gas in the tank would expand in the hot weather and eventually rupture the tank. I put an air line down the vent pipe (having first disconnected it from the tank) and sure enough it was blocked solid. Eventually I was able to blow out a handful of rust and debris and breathe a sigh of relief that I had not burst my new fuel tank.

David in Virginia

 

Tell us about your most infamous auto repair blunder. Use your woe to help others avoid similar mistakes. Please email your story to flamur@rockauto.com. 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. 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!

 

 

Dean's Ford F-150
Dean's F150

This is my 1986 Ford F-150, Straight-6 engine (4.9L, 300 cid), 4x4, with 4 speed OD transmission. It would hardly shift when I brought it home, and there was giant hole in the floor covered with cardboard. The box and front fenders had holes in them that someone had filled with Bondo and chicken wire! Over the course of the summer I cut, ground, and welded in replacement panels and made new sheet metal floors. I used minimal body filler and painted the whole truck in my garage! This was my first attempt at body work and welding.

I ordered front hubs and rotors from RockAuto (at an absolutely killer good deal price!!!) and they are scheduled to be installed this summer. I have also rebuilt the carburetor and replaced quite a few gaskets in the engine. This old truck now purrs like a kitten and gets 25 miles to the gallon - if I keep my foot off the skinny pedal!

Thanks,
Dean in Wisconsin

 

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