I just wanted to pass along my appreciation for another very
positive experience with RockAuto. I ordered shock absorbers for my 2000 Dodge
truck from RockAuto after thorough research concerning brands, prices, etc.
Again, like previous orders, the shocks were delivered the second day after
placing the order. If only a fraction of the other companies I deal with gave
such service how much better life would be.
I am a ASE Master Technician in
automobile and light truck and soon will be testing for my medium/heavy truck
master certification. Any chance you'll start handling heavy truck parts?
Just kidding! Keep up the great service. The website and newsletter are tops
in my book.
Harold in Maryland
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3rd Annual Spring of Life Car & Truck
3rd Annual East Texas Spring Showdown
Atlantic City Collector Car Show
Bakersfield Camaro Club Show
Relay for Life Car & Bike Show
1st Annual Classic Car & Bike Show
11th Annual Boys & Girls Club Benefit
Sierra Vista, AZ
Melrose on 7th Ave Car Show & Street
Comanche Cruise Car & Bike Show
22nd Annual Spring Meet Corvette Show
Spokane Auto/Boat Speed Show
Big River Classic 9th Annual Show & Shine
7th Annual Troop 362 Car Show
Orange Park, FL
Cruising for a Wish Event
3rd Annual Van Horn Car Show
South Jersey Region AACA Car Event
With Timbren Suspension
Kits (SES Kits) you’ll improve your load handling,
be able to haul heavy loads with ease, and eliminate the sag
and sway of your truck, SUV, or van.
Easy to Use: Rubber cushions absorb road
shocks and automatically adjust to uneven loads or road conditions.
Easy to Maintain: There are no air lines
or fittings to allow leaks. Simply bolt the kit on and you
are set for a lifetime
of trouble free suspension.
Easy to Install: There are no holes
to drill, no airlines to route, and SES Kits can be installed
in a matter of minutes
using basic hand tools.
You will find these parts and more under "Suspension Helper"
in the "Suspension" category of the RockAuto
For over 35 years, RAM
Clutches has produced the world's top
performing competition and street performance
You will find these parts and
more in the "Clutch" category
of the RockAuto
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5% Cashback Bonus
Attention Discover "Open
Road" Card users. Yes, purchases from RockAuto.com qualify
for the 5% Cashback Bonus on auto maintenance purchases. Be sure
to read Discover's rules in fine print for the Open Road Card.
The rebate is limited to the first $100 in combined gas and auto
maintenance purchases each billing period, etc.
Forum Of The Month
a great source for Ford truck info.The forum discussions feature
a wide range of Ford truck and SUV interests, with targeted areas
for late model light duty, heavy duty, diesel, smaller trucks,
SUVs, classic trucks, off-roading, performance, aftermarket,
and much more. The newer truck sections (2004+ F-150 and Super
Duty) have many
users who are first time buyers or those “stepping-up” to
larger trucks. The diesel section mirrors the explosive
growth of the diesel market.
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Repair Mistakes & Blunders
For many years I would jack up a car with
scissor jacks while I would change the oil or just inspect the
undercarriage. That all changed one fateful
day when I was replacing the brake pads on a Ford Taurus. The
jack was holding up the car with the wheel off on one side exposing
the brake rotor. I was under
the front end of the car inspecting the brake
hose, and I got up to get a tool. Suddenly...the scissor jack
broke with a loud snap and the entire car came crashing down
a chip out of the cement with the brake rotor. Good thing I had
previously had a bathroom break. The car would have crushed
me if I had been under it. I always use jack stands with the
jack as a backup now. Safety first for me.
David in Florida
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only your first name and your vague geographic location (state,
province, country, continent, etc.) so you can remain semi-anonymous!
Right To Repair
When you think of freedom and
rights do you ever think about the right to work on your own
car? We are lucky in North America that the right to fix your
car seems as natural and uncontroversial as the right to cook
your own dinner.
What would you do if somebody tried to take away your right
to work on your car? Nobody is going to jump out of a black
helicopter and weld the hood on your Impala closed. It is more
likely that your Right to Repair will gradually be chipped
away to nothing.
For decades there have been many Right to Repair battles quietly
going on. On one side are usually new car dealers that want
their service centers to be the only places with the tools,
parts, and legal right to repair your car. Many justifications
for this are presented like vehicle safety, intellectual property
rights, the cost of equipment, etc. But the bottom line is
that successfully using laws and courts to create a repair
monopoly would mean more business and profits.
On the other side are auto parts stores, aftermarket part
manufacturers, independent repair shops and do-it-yourselfers
(DIY). A repair shop cannot be profitable if it has to buy
expensive parts from the car dealers that are its competitors
and/or it does not have access to parts and diagnostic tools.
DIYers and their cars might be completely out of luck if the
car dealers do not even bother to stock low volume parts for
The battle lines sometimes blur. The same manufacturers now
often make both OEM and aftermarket parts. RockAuto sells both
OEM and aftermarket brands. Dealers often sell aftermarket
parts like bed liners, trailer hitches, etc. Pirated brand
names and safety are important issues everybody cares about.
However, the Right to Repair battle
is ongoing and real. This is an especially interesting time
because of all the electronics
in new cars. If only the dealers have access to the latest
On Board Diagnostics then only they can do many repairs. The
DIYer working on an old Chevy may not think it matters to him.
It is easy to visit RockAuto.com and buy new carpet, a new
alternator, or new tools to repair an old Chevelle. Most car
dealers stopped caring or arguing about Chevelle parts long
ago. But today’s new cars will be our kids’ old
cars. What is your kid going to work on if molded carpet or
an alternator with diagnostics capability become intellectual
property only available to new car dealers? Think of all the
other machines in your life that must be junked because they
are unaffordable to fix or parts are unavailable. What a waste
if we have to throw away our Chevrolets like we throw away
old washing machines.
For more information about current Right
to Repair issues and laws, visit the Owner Clubs & Links
page at www.rockauto.com and click on the AAIA link in the
Other Services > Miscellaneous
|Alan's 1958 Fury
Over two years ago this
car was moved from Hattiesburg, Mississippi
just 24 hours before hurricane Katrina hit the area. The car
was a complete mess; it had sat in someone's yard
20 years. Shortly after we had it shipped over here to the UK
and I started the massive restoration job.
The complete car was stripped down to the bare frame, all the
rust was cut out of it, and new panels went in.
With the help of RockAuto the engine was
rebuilt, and the brake system was modified to a dual circuit
system from a Dodge Charger.
It stops really well now!! The only part of the car I didn't
do myself was the interior. This I had done by a local trimming
but I did put it
2008 will be her 50th birthday and I hope
to take her to a few shows. You never know...she might win
a trophy or
Alan in the UK
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