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Another Happy Customer!

Fast shipping, great prices, and great return policy. I have an older car that needed some work and I found just about everything on RockAuto.

The prices are excellent and the parts arrive faster than expected. Will definitely do business with again

Customer testimonial from an independent, third-party survey.


Upcoming Events
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21st Annual Regional Mustang Car Show
Lumberton, TX

Anything on Wheels Car, Trucks, & Bikes
Mooresville, IN

Royal Car Show
Peoria, AZ

Reeds Spring Wolf Pride Band Car & Bike Show
Reeds Spring, MO

Newton Downtown Car Show
Walton, KS

Minden Cruising for a Cure
Minden, LA

25th Anniversary Ford Mustang Car Show
Sequim, WA

Peach Blossom Car Show
Nashville, AR

Back to the Beach Show
Edgewater, MD

Dream Machines of Carroll County 7th Annual Car Show
Sykesville, MD

4th Annual Hereford Zone Car Show
Shrewsbury, PA

Two Rivers Jeep 7th Annual Event
Washington Pittsfield, IL

4th Annual Rocky Mountain Oldsmobile & Pontiac Show & Shine
Highlands Ranch, CO

Vancouver All British Field Meet
South Richmond, BC

Cool Cars for a Cure
Beech Grove, IN


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ANCO Wiper Blades
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FRAM Air & Oil Filters
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DYNOMAX Cat Back Kits
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Forum Of The Month

Midwest Stangs

Midweststangs.com is a great resource for Mustang enthusiasts. Their forum offers informational discussion on topics such as Mustang performance, appearance, technical and how-to, reviews of products, as well as a section for people to discuss upcoming events related to Mustangs. Not only is midweststangs.com a forum, they are also a car club with active chapters in Nebraska and Iowa.

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


Installing a new engine in a Toyota MR2 wasn't going well. From underneath the car, I asked my son who was helping at the time if something was hitting something to keep the engine from dropping into place. He said no. In his defense, he isn't very experienced in this sort of thing, try as I might. I exerted enough force to really get it jammed and then looked from above to find that the water pump pulley was installed backwards and was in fact what was causing the problem. Now the only way to get it off was to move the motor and unjam it. So, I did the smart thing; went in the house and lived to fight another day.

The next day I set about trying to get it unjammed. It wouldn't budge until I stuck my right hand down to adjust the motor mount. As soon as I did, without putting any more pressure on the engine, it unjammed and dropped, pinning the tip of my right thumb between motor bracket and the motor mount. My garage is free standing and is 30 feet from the house but I yelled for help. No response. I had to reach up with my left hand and crank the lift attached to the engine to lift it and free my thumb. Emergency room was next. The nail had been torn from the nail bed at the cuticle. Removed the nail and took seven stitches. When I got home I went back out to the garage and reversed the water pump pulley and got the engine mount bolts in before the local anesthetic wore off.

When I went into the house holding my bloodied thumb I asked my daughter if she hadn't heard me yelling for help. I am sad to say her response was - "Yes, but I thought it was just the usual yelling."

Greg in Colorado

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!



1966 Plymouth Barracuda FS
1966 Plymouth Barracuda FS


This is of my wife's 1966 Plymouth Barracuda FS that she and I rebuilt from top to bottom. The vehicle had been in storage for over 10 years and once we got it home we dismantled it completely. During the year and a half rebuild, as anyone who has experience restoring these "A" body Mopars knows, we were faced many times with the challenge of sourcing hard to find parts. But thanks to RockAuto's super inventory and fast shipping we never got caught without parts.

Thanks RockAuto,
Andy & Kim in Quebec, Canada


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