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Another Happy Customer!

I wanted to send a quick note to tell you that I received my shipment today and installed my parts. Everything was perfect!

Your website is perfect for finding parts, your prices are very low, shipping rates are low and fair to the customer, and your shipping is fast.

Thank you very much, and I will certainly order from you again in the future!

John in South Carolina

 

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

2009 Studebaker Drivers Club Crossroads Zone Meet
5/1-5/2/2009
South Bend, IN
e-mail

Tidewater Corvette Club Car Show
5/2/2009
Hampton, VA
e-mail

Dillon Congregational 5th Annual Car Show
5/2/2009
Dillon, SC
e-mail

Newton Downtown Car Show
5/2-5/3/2009
Newton, KS
e-mail

YASR Show & Shine
5/3/2009
Belleville, MI
e-mail

19th Annual Shawnee College Car & Truck Show
5/3/2009
Ullin, IL
website

Clovis MotorSports Jamboree Car Show
5/3/2009
Clovis, CA
e-mail

3rd Annual Car & Bike Show
5/9/2009
Brooklyn, IA
e-mail

Steele Creek Masonic Lodge Car Show
5/9/2009
Charlotte, NC
e-mail

14th Annual Loafers Car Show
5/9/2009
Hannibal, MO
e-mail

Trinity Car Show & Fun Festival
5/9/2009
Trinity, AL
website

The Underground 8th Annual Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show
5/9/2009
Exeter, CA
e-mail

Fun in the Sun Corvette Car Show
5/9/2009
Colorado Springs, CO
e-mail

64th Annual Pine Tree Festival Open Car & Truck Show
5/9/2009
Swainsboro, GA
e-mail

Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti
5/14-5/16/2009
Petaluma, CA
e-mail

8th Annual 4x4 Safari
5/14-5/16/2009
Pittsfield, IL
website

32nd Shelby Spring Fling
5/15-5/17/2009
Nashville, IN
website

Automotion 2009
5/16/2009
Wisconsin Dells, WI
e-mail

The Road Angels 3rd Annual Shake, Rattle, & Roll Car & Bike Show
5/16/2009
Hollister, CA
website

Helderberg Mountain Nationals Car Show
5/16/2009
Altamont, NY
website

San Juan River Road Run
5/16/2009
Pagosa Springs, CO
website

Blessing of the Wheels
5/16/2009
Bay City, MI
e-mail

9th Annual Open Car Show
5/17/2009
Yakima, WA
e-mail

Northwest Missouri Street Rods 16th Annual Car Show
5/17/2009
St. Joseph, MO
e-mail

Wish Upon a Star Foundation First Annual Car Show
5/17/2009
Brighton, MI
e-mail

35th Annual Red Bluff River Park Car Show
5/17/2009
Red Bluff, CA
website

Route 77 Classic Car & Bike Show
5/23/2009
Burns, KS
website

Downtown Lincoln Car Show
5/23/2009
Lincoln, CA
e-mail

10th Annual Gasoline Alley's Birthday Bash
5/23-5/24/2009
Las Vegas, NV
website

Dadeville 3rd Annual Antique Car Show
5/30/2009
Dadeville, AL
e-mail

Cougar Classic Car Show
5/30/2009
Nokesville, VA
website

 

Nastra Calipers Pairs

Nastra Calipers

Need a disc brake caliper for your 2008 Toyota Sienna CE? How about for your 2006 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition? What about your 1985 Volkswagen Jetta Deluxe? ? Or maybe rear calipers for your 1968 Chevy Corvette with the 427 under the hood? Well, look no further. RockAuto is now carrying Nastra Calipers, all of which are sold in pairs to help save you money!

Nastra Calipers

Nastra Automotive Industries has been specializing in the remanufacturing of calipers since 1978. Nastra uses only original equipment (OEM) type caliper cores. All units are disassembled down to the casing and steel shot blasted clean. Then every caliper is carefully inspected, tested and remanufactured with new phenolic or steel pistons, new ISO 9002 Certified rubber parts, and otherwise built to meet or exceed OEM and S.A.E. standards. Loaded calipers include premium semi-metallic carbon fiber disc brake pads. Find these parts and more in the "Brake/Wheel Hub" category of the RockAuto catalog.

 

 

Still Time to Save

ACC

There is still time to take advantage of the great savings on ACC products. All Automotive Carpet Products by ACC are on Sale until April 30th! That includes ACC custom or OEM style molded carpet, floor mats, trunk carpet, door panels, and more!

Enter code ACCNEWSLETTER in the "How you heard about us" line of the shopping cart to have the sale prices applied to the ACC products in your cart. Cannot be combined with other offers.

 

 

New Rebates

FRAM

Raybestos

Walker

FRAM, Raybestos, and Walker are currently offering new rebates to help save you money on RockAuto’s already low prices!

  • Buy any FRAM Oil and Air Filter and get $5 back.
  • Get up to $25 back with qualifying purchase of Raybestos Advanced Technology and Professional Grade brake pads and brake rotors.
  • Get a $40 rebate when you purchase a qualifying Walker Quiet-Flow muffler or welded assembly.

Getting these rebates is easy. Just go to the Current Promotions and Rebates Page for more information on all of these offers. To find rebates that are available for your vehicle, just look for the little yellow star Promotional Item next to the part category in the RockAuto catalog.

 

 

Forum of the Month

The Lincoln Luxury Sport Owner’s Club

The Lincoln Luxury Sport Owner’s Club (www.LLSOC.com) is the definitive resource for modern Lincoln’s designed for the enthusiast. Originally founded in 2000, the forum centered around the award winning Lincoln LS and is now stretching into the next generation of Lincoln performance sedans. With years of ownership experience shared amongst members, including participation from Ford technical resources, the LLSOC has pioneered many unique modifications, repairs, and performance enhancements through its membership.

 

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!

As a kid my family, living in New England, could only afford mechanically sound but rusted vehicles. The usual area requiring attention was the trunk floor, especially the outside edges. The usual practice was to get out the pop-rivets and sheet metal and patch the holes and then seal the edges with plastic roofing cement. The result was a car which would pass inspection, but had a trunk which was unusable for anything but tools and spare tires. One Saturday, I gazed at the trunk of my sisters severely rusted '60 Chevy Biscayne and tried to figure out the best way patch the rear quarters while hiding the rivets as much as possible. Suddenly, I had a stroke of genius! By drilling from the inside out, I could hide the rivets behind the chrome strip! All I had to do was lean over the fender into the trunk and drill away. The drill would pass through the sheet metal of the fender and come up against the back side of the chrome strip and stop. Perfect!

However...on the fourth hole the drill bit shot right through the fender and chrome strip and buried itself in my leg! I yanked the drill out, threw it across the lawn, and fell backwards onto the ground, holding onto my leg, and yelling in pain. My father, who was working on his car, parked next to my sister's, walked around the front of the car, stared at me for a few seconds, and then calmly walked to the front door of the house and rang the doorbell. My mother came to the door and said, "What?" My father pointed at me, thrashing around on the ground, and said, "Go see what YOUR son did to himself." As my mother ran over to me, she yelled over her shoulder, "Why is it when they do something stupid they're always MY kids?"

Wayne in New Hampshire

 

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!

 

 

Their Old Car Was My New Car

RockAuto

Give yourself a new car this spring for less than $1000! No, I do not mean a wee two-cylinder Nano from India. Those cost 100,000 (rupees). I am talking about doing a makeover on the car already in your garage!

After a long winter, some of my cars are a little scruffy. Bodies and wheels are covered with grime. A madly pooping bird somehow even attacked the cars stored in the garage out back. A tailgate support cable is broken. A heater core is dripping. An oil pan gasket is leaking. A speedometer cable is clicking. A door lock solenoid is sticking.

A stroll through the local auction yard snapped me out of my winter funk. They treat every tired Ford police car, dinged-up Impala rental car and battered Chevy utility van to an interior, body and under the hood cleaning. The workers there have definitely earned the title of Detailers. “Wash the car” does not come close to describing what they do. The most unloved vehicles around are transformed into something that looks almost new or at least appears to have some potential. On auction day someone excitedly bids on and takes home every one of those cars and trucks.

Some of the previous owners of my cars were in the glass-is-half-empty mode. “The mechanic told me the main seals are leaking”. More than seven years later and the main seals are still not leaking. “Mom wasted a lot of money on this car”. My wife happily commutes to and from work in that car every day.

Their old car was my new car. I remember how fun it was when I bought my cars. I did some cleaning and waxing. Replaced the spark plugs, radiator hoses, belts, and took care of other past due maintenance and the cars were ready to enjoy. None of them were perfect when I bought them and none are perfect now.

Go to a car show and talk to the owners of drop-dead beautiful old cars. Even the owner of an immaculate beauty with polished parking brake cables might be fretting that there is a paint chip on the power steering pump.

My old Chrysler 300 was not perfect when I first drove it nearly thirty years ago and it is even less perfect now, but its glass and my other cars' glasses are more than half full! I am doing my best detailing and will be enjoying my cars again this summer just as if they were new.

 

Tom Taylor,
RockAuto.com

 

 

1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible

Dear RockAuto,

I just completed a complete engine rebuild of my wife's 1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible using many parts from RockAuto.com. It is a daily driver that is in like new condition with 323,000 miles. The entire front suspension has been rebuilt using Moog chassis components from your online parts catalog.

Since I discovered your site, I have been telling a lot of my friends who have been thanking me profusely because of your great service and prices you provide.

Thanks for your great website, prices, and fast delivery. I love this car!

Sincerely,
Jeff in New Jersey

 

 

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