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Another Happy Customer!

Just want to say thank you for having a rather elusive Power Window Motor Gear for my 1989 Dodge B250 van.

The Dodge dealer up here in Canada quoted me $167.00 for the gear. I purchased it brand new in the box from you for about $15.00. Amazing!

Thank you again. My power window works great!

Isaac in Alberta

 

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

4th Annual Grand Slam Spring Training Car Show
5/29-5/31/2009
Bel Air, MD
e-mail

1st Annual Spring Mayhem Auto Show
5/30/2009
Claremore, OK
website

4th Annual Custom Rides for Savings Lives
5/31/2009
Shelby Twp., MI
e-mail

25th Annual British Bash-All British Car Show
6/5-6/6/2009
Lousville, KY
website

Coggon Harvest Home Car Show
6/6/2009
Coggon, IA
e-mail

20th Annual Route 66 Blowout
6/6/2009
Sapulpa, OK
e-mail

Woodbury Lions Club 31st Annual Car Show
6/7/2009
Woodbury, CT
website

Fountain Valley Classic Car & Truck Show
6/13/2009
Fountain Valley, CA
e-mail

6th Annual Bringing Back the Memories Car Show
6/13/2009
Beaumont, TX
website

Hopewell Valley Auto Show
6/13/2009
Pennington, NJ
e-mail

Tri-Lakes Cruisers Benefit Car Show
6/14/2009
Monument, CO
e-mail

12th Annual All-Wheels Drive in Car Show
6/14/2009
Alton, IL
website

11th Annual East Coast Early Broncos
6/19-6/20/2009
Manassas, VA
e-mail

11th Annual Cruisin' Gratiot
6/20/2009
Eastpointe, MI
website

Annual Rib-Fest Show Shine & Dine
6/20/2009
Two Hills, AB Canada
e-mail

Classy Cruisers Show & Shine
6/27/2009
Bethlehem, PA
website

 

OE Pro Solutions

OE Pro

Do you need a turn signal switch, a turn signal cam, or a cruise control lever for your vehicle? If so, you are in luck! RockAuto has recently added OE Pro switches to the already large selection of parts offered in the RockAuto catalog.

OE Pro

OE Pro has been focusing strictly on manufacturing turn signal switches and related parts since 1970 allowing them to specialize to a point unparalleled in the industry. OE Pro has parts for most domestic vehicles on the road today. Don’t wait; find these parts and more in the "Electrical-Switch & Relay" category.

 

 

Joe Gibbs, Raybestos, & RockAuto

Raybestos

Joe Gibbs Racing runs Raybestos brakes on their NASCAR race cars. View video to hear JD Gibbs' feedback to RockAuto and see some quick shots of NASCAR race cars 11, 18, and 20 at home in their dream garage!

 

 

 

Forum of the Month

Regalgs.org

Regalgs.org is a forum dedicated to improving all aspects of ownership for the 1997½ to 2004 Buick Regal. The forum contains sections for everything from performance upgrades to exterior modifications and everything in between. Regalgs.org also has members that are fans of other GM W-body cars (Chevrolet Impala/Lumina/Monte Carlo, Olds Cutlass Supreme, Pontiac Grand Prix) and various other GM 3800 powered vehicles.

Members are very knowledgeable and more than willing to share their automotive know-how in a friendly and respectful manner. Regalgs.org is a great place to spend time on the internet!

 

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!

When I was younger I worked as a mechanic’s assistant for an exotic car salesman, a dream job for a high school motorhead! I did tune ups, detailing etc. and sometimes got to deliver the cars. One day I was completing a tune up on a 1974 BMW 2002Tii (outside in front of one of the garage bays as it was a beautiful summer day) when the lunch whistle blew. I shut the car off and left it with the hood up, keys in the ignition, dwell meter attached, and went to lunch.

Upon my return, I reached in the window and turned the key. To my surprise, the car lurched forward, crashing through the garage door, and stopping only after hitting the pristine Triumph TR-6 in the garage. I stood there mouth open and speechless as everyone ran to see what had happened. I couldn’t comprehend it...I had the car running in place, emergency brake on while I was tuning the car, how could it have done this? Since I was the low man on the totem pole, everyone looked at me like I was just another irresponsible kid, until the shop owner came over and admitted that he’d taken the car out for lunch and returned it, leaving it in gear without setting the emergency brake! He had actually gone through the trouble of re-opening the hood and reattaching the dwell meter, but left it in gear and did not set the emergency brake! Luckily the damage to both cars was relatively minor, and I spent the day re-installing the garage doors. Thank God I had an honest boss! Lesson learned...NEVER start a car without your foot on the clutch.

Dave in Connecticut

 

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!

 

 

Spring Time Well Spent

RockAuto

Here’s a springtime checklist for safety, dependability, and fuel economy.

  1. Check the air filter (and cabin air filter if applicable) and replace it if necessary.
  2. Check the battery and charging system. Clean corrosion from the terminals.
  3. Pressure test the cooling system, examining belts and hoses for wear or deterioration.
  4. Check or change the engine oil (change oil and filter, lubricate all grease points if this service is due).
  5. Check all lights.
  6. Check windshield wipers.
  7. Check under the vehicle, including tires and suspension.
  8. Check air conditioner refrigerant and hoses.
  9. Check engine to determine condition of fuel, ignition and emission control systems.

If you need to replace any of the parts mentioned above, the RockAuto catalog has all the parts your car will ever need!

tips provided by carcare.org

 

 

Jack's 1992 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE
1992 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE

RockAuto.com has the hard to find parts that are crucial to my completing the restoration of my 1992 Lincoln Mark VII before the All Ford Nationals Show at Carlisle in June. The car is also my daily driver that just turned 180,400 miles. Routine maintenance and great products from RockAuto.com have kept the Mark VII alive!

I always find the original Motorcraft and other parts I need at RockAuto.com; Distributor Cap & Rotor, OEM Plug Wires, various sensors, TFI Module, EGR valve, IAC and MAP Sensor, left & right side Power Window Motors, Airbag Clock Spring, and Autolite Platinum Spark Plugs. If a part is not labeled as FoMoCo, Motorcraft, or Autolite it doesn’t go on the car. The show judges just love to see “stock/oem” parts!

“Rock” On!
Jack in Pennsylvania

 

 

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