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Another Happy Customer!

I was told about RockAuto when I was looking for a Oxygen Sensor for my Toyota Pickup. I am blown away with the price and service I received. I checked all the other local stores and RockAuto smashed their price by almost $60.

I will recommend RockAuto to all my friends and family.

Thank you ROCKAUTO!!!

Steve in Georgia

 

Carlisle Events
RockAuto is the Official Auto Parts Store of Carlisle Events

Carlisle Events

2011 Schedule of Events:

Carlisle GM Nationals
June 24-26

Carlisle Chrysler Nationals
July 8-10

Carlisle Bike Fest
July 22-24

Carlisle Truck Nationals
August 5-7

Corvettes at Carlisle
August 26-28

Fall Carlisle & Auction
Sept. 28-Oct. 2

 

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

The Hot Spot Car Rally-20th Annual Car Show
6/18/2011
Thermopolis, WY
e-mail

Heart of Carolina Street Rodders Charity Rod Run
6/18/2011
Mocksville, NC
e-mail

31st Annual Fun Run
6/18/2011
Martinton, IL
e-mail

16th Annual Mopar Muscle Club of NM Mopar Fest Car Show
6/18/2011
Rio Rancho, NM
e-mail

Truck Show
6/18/2011
Whitecloud, MI
e-mail

Laguna Niguel Car Show/Carnival
6/18/2011
Laguna Niguel, CA
e-mail

Bootleggers Boy Scout Benefit
6/18/2011
Fort Wayne, IN
e-mail

Colorado Cruisers & Young Life Car Show
6/18/2011
Craig, CO
e-mail

Clarkson Car Show & Shine
6/18/2011
Clarkson, NE
e-mail

Corvette Chevy & Street Rod Father's Day Car Show
6/19/2011
Waukegan, IL
website

Euro Car Show 2011
6/19/2011
Liverpool, NY
e-mail

Villa Capri Cruisers Car Club
6/19/2011
Clarks Summit, PA
e-mail

BerettaFest 2011
6/23/2011
Denmark, WI
website

Juicers Car Club 2011 Car Shows
6/23/2011
Trenton, NJ
e-mail

Mid-Atlantic Early Broncos-13th Annual East Coast Bronco Round Up
6/23/2011
Manassas, VA
e-mail

Heartland Nova Reunion
6/24/2011
Coralville, IA
website

North Country Car Club
6/24/2011
Warroad, MN
e-mail

Wolverine 4-Wheelers 10th Anniversary Charity 4x4 Truck & Jeep Show
6/25/2011
Madison Heights, MI
e-mail

Cool City Classic Car Show
6/25/2011
Two Rivers, WI
e-mail

Bethany Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Car Truck & Bike Show
6/25/2011
Bristol, CT
e-mail

Northglenn Elks 5th Annual Car Craft & Food
6/25/2011
Denver, CO
e-mail

GE Meek Family Cruise In Car Show for Parkinsons
6/25/2011
Westerville, OH
e-mail

Edison EMS2 Annual Car/Bike Show & Craft Fair
6/25/2011
Edison, NJ
e-mail

TRAC "Brits by the Bay" Car Show
6/25/2011
Monkton, MD
e-mail

Al Azhar 6th Annual Show & Shrine Car Show
6/25/2011
Calgary, AB
e-mail

Benefiz Cabri & Tuningcar Treffen mit US Cars
6/25/2011
Braunau, Austria
e-mail

Sweet Home Sweet Ride
6/25/2011
Sweet Home, OR
website

Ye Olde Auto Club-2nd Annual Car Show
6/26/2011
Brighton, CO
e-mail

Piscatauis Cruise-In
6/26/2011
Dover-Foxcroft, ME
e-mail

Classic Rides of Portland
6/26/2011
Portland, OR
e-mail

BSA Troop 145 Car Truck & Motorcycle Show
6/26/2011
Clark, NJ
e-mail

Queen City Mustangers
6/26/2011
West Chester Township, OH
website

Rancho Cucamonga Firefighters Benefit Car Show
6/26/2011
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
e-mail

Victoria Swap Meet Car Show & Social Gathering
6/26/2011
Sidney, BC
e-mail

Hackensack Car Show
6/26/2011
Hackensack, NJ
website

Compass School Silent Auction
6/30/2011
North Kingstown, RI
e-mail

Mopars Unlimited of Idaho
6/30/2011
Star, ID
e-mail

10th Annual Charity Benefit Car Show
7/1/2011
Barkhamsted, CT
e-mail

Fairlane Club of America Annual National Meet
7/1/2011
Church Hill, TN
e-mail

12th Annual Can-Am National Car Show
7/2/2011
Tipp City, OH
e-mail

Car Show
7/2/2011
New York, NY
e-mail

2011 Sicamous Fabulous Classic Car 3rd Annual Show
7/2/2011
Sicamous, BC
e-mail

Stars & Stripes Event
7/2/2011
Northwich, UK
e-mail

Lockesburg Open Car Show
7/2/2011
DeQueen, AR
e-mail

Moray Muscle Group Car Show
7/3/2011
Keith, Scotland
website

Mustang International Show
7/3/2011
St. Albans, UK
e-mail

4th of July in the Park & Car Show
7/4/2011
King City, CA
e-mail

2011 IDI Weekend
7/5/2011
Delta, PA
e-mail

Corvette Car Show
7/9/2011
Vermillion, OH
e-mail

Euro-American Auto Show
7/9/2011
Trenton, NJ
e-mail

Watermelon Festival
7/9/2011
Castor, LA
e-mail

7th Annual Appleton City Car Show
7/9/2011
Appleton City, MO
e-mail

1st Annual Pirate Festival Car Show
7/9/2011
Newfan, NY
e-mail

22nd Annual Ledges Classic Auto & Craft Show
7/9/2011
Carlisle, PA
e-mail

7th Annual Corvettes at the Summit
7/9/2011
Commerce, MI
e-mail

Carter County Car Club Weekly Cruise-In
7/9/2011
Elizabethton, TN
website

All Firebird Lawn Shows
7/9/2011
Saratoga Springs, NY
e-mail

7th Annual Corvettes at the Summit Car Show
7/9/2011
Commerce, MI
e-mail

River Edge Car Show Sponsor
7/10/2011
River Edge, NJ
e-mail

Liberty Hose Firefighter Car Show
7/10/2011
Manchester, NJ
e-mail

7th Annual Car Truck & Motorcycle Show
7/10/2011
Milledgeville, GA
e-mail

Classic & New Mini Cruise
7/10/2011
Fairford, UK
website

14th Annual Cruise in on Broadway Car Show
7/13/2011
Fort Wayne, IN
e-mail

All British Day
7/16/2011
Manotick, ON
website

Dragstalgia & Other Events
7/16/2011
Wellingborough, UK
e-mail

25th Annual Street Festival & Car Show in Downtown Hollister
7/16/2011
Hollister, CA
e-mail

Clinton Lions Car Show
7/16/2011
Clinton, ME
e-mail

Cystic Fibrosis Showin' for a Cure Car Show
7/16/2011
Cave City, KY
e-mail

TNCC 3rd Annual Car Show
7/16/2011
Hampton, VA
e-mail

Del Rods Spring Kickoff Show
7/16/2011
Dover, DE
e-mail

Oldsmobile Rocket Round Up
7/16/2011
Sherwood Park AB, CA
website

Keep on Rollin Car Show 7/17/2011
Salt Lake City, UT
e-mail

26th British Car Day of Cincinnati
7/17/2011
Cincinnati, OH
website

All American Car Show Go
7/17/2011
Fountain, CO
e-mail

4th Annual Hot Rod Sunday
7/17/2011
La Farge, WI
e-mail

Razz & Shine Cruise In
7/17/2011
Lynden, WA
e-mail

The Schoharie Valley Region of the AACA Car Show
7/17/2011
Gloversville, NY
e-mail

Appleton Car Show
7/17/2011
Hortonville, WI
e-mail

24th Annual Z Car Club Association International Convention
7/18/2011
Savannah, GA
e-mail

Cruising for Christ Car Club Car Show
7/19/2011
Sidney, OH
e-mail

Hadji Shriners 18th Annual Car Show
7/23/2011
Pensacola, FL
e-mail

Pharoahs Street Rodders Cruise In
7/23/2011
Damscus, OR
e-mail

6th Annual Cruisin for Tunes
7/23/2011
Westerville, OH
e-mail

4th Annual K-9 Car Show & Fundraiser
7/23/2011
Burlington City, NJ
e-mail

Pine Grove Hampton's Off Road Fury
7/23/2011
Pine Grove, PA
website

Hudsonville Classic Car Show Motorcycle Show
7/23/2011
Hudsonville, MI
e-mail

Mecosta Days
7/23/2011
Mecosta, MI
e-mail

Mass Gash Bash
7/23/2011
East Templeton, MA
e-mail

Chicago Crossroads Corvette Club
7/23/2011
Chicago, IL
website

The Queen City Chevelle Club-6th Annual General Motors Car & Truck Show
7/23/2011
Springfield, MO
e-mail

Nash Back at Ya Car Club
7/23/2011
Rogers, AR
e-mail

Osage Beach-Benefit Car Show
7/23/2011
Lake Ozark, MO
e-mail

Bongo Bash Bites Back Take 2
7/24/2011
Hailsham, East Sussex UK
e-mail

MOCGB Highclere Show
7/24/2011
Reading, Berkshire UK
e-mail

South Shore Street Rods Car Show
7/24/2011
Hingham, MA
e-mail

Vette Fest 2011
7/28/2011
Boise, ID
e-mail

11th Annual McGrew Trail Ride
7/29/2011
Central Point, OR
e-mail

Summer Night Cruise In
7/29/2011
Delaware, OH
e-mail

POWMIA Awarness Rally Auto Show
7/30/2011
Pocatello, ID
e-mail

Cold Spring Street Machine Car Show
7/30/2011
Cold Spring, MN
e-mail

Seneca Car Show
7/30/2011
Marysville, KS
e-mail

Crossroads Crus-In Burnout Championship
7/30/2011
Johnson Creek, WI
website

2nd Annual Tyler Shipman Memorial Car Show
7/30/2011
Frazee, MN
e-mail

2nd Annual South Texas Stangs Benefit Car Show
7/30/2011
Seguin, TX
e-mail

Winder Barrow HS Band Benefit Car Truck Show
7/30/2011
Winder, GA
e-mail

Annual Cruise-In/Fly-In
7/31/2011
Tillamook, OR
e-mail

Team Sue's Poker Run/Cruise In
7/31/2011
Arcaida, IA
e-mail

Vintage Auto Club-Blast From the Past Car Show
7/31/2011
Delaware, OH
e-mail

Coast Guard Festival Charity Car Show
7/31/2011
Grand Haven, MI
e-mail

Classic Car Show
7/31/2011
New Lenox, IL
e-mail

6th Annual Chenango Car Show
7/31/2011
Aurora, CO
e-mail


Rancho quickLIFT Strut Assemblies

See what we have from Rancho

Are you looking for a quick lift on your 2004 Ford F-150? Looking to level the ride of your 1999 Toyota Tacoma? Want to adjust the ride on your 2007 Chevy Silverado from the comfort of the driver's seat? Well, you’re in luck. RockAuto is now carrying Rancho quickLIFT Strut Assemblies and the myRIDE Wireless Controller.

Loaded quickLIFT provides 1 to 2.5 inches of additional lift, allowing for the use of larger wheel and tire packages up to 35 inches, which provides an aggressive vehicle stance. Rancho Loaded quickLIFT uses nine point tuning technology that easily adjust your ride quality and performance. Very easy to install for do-it-yourselfer's because it is one full suspension unit and generally can be put on the vehicle in twenty minutes per corner.

Rancho quickLIFT
Rancho quickLIFT

quickLIFT Loaded Features:

  • Levels front suspension
  • Easy to install
  • 9-position tuning technology
  • Liquid metallic finish
  • Clears up to 35-in. tires (on select applications)

quickLIFT Loaded Benefits:

  • Easily adjusts ride quality and performance
  • Removes the factory rake
  • Creates custom look, increases ground clearance
  • Pre-assembled with coil spring and upper mount
  • Premium long lasting finish

Rancho My Ride Wireless Controller

UPGRADE TO THE RANCHO AWARD-WINNING WIRELESS CONTROLLER

The Rancho My Ride Wireless Controller (part number RS999705) provides remote tuning to adjust your ride from firm to soft and anywhere in between.

There is still time to take advantage of the Rancho “No Limits” Promotion! Purchase a qualifying Rancho product and get a Rancho Debit Card.

Find these parts and more in the "Suspension" category of the RockAuto catalog.

 

 

Forum of the Month

Bonneville PRO

Bonneville PRO Forum is an international car club that was created for the love of all Pontiac Bonnevilles. Even though the Bonneville has been discontinued, we won't forget it.

This website was created to cater to Pontiac Bonneville owners, but has evolved into something more; a community of friends from all over the United States and Canada. This site will allow you to access thousands of threads in our forums, numerous tech-info articles, locations of local meets, and hundreds of friends. If you aren't already a member, you should consider registering with us today.

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 cynthia@rockauto.com.

 

 

Repair Mistakes & Blunders

Ouch!

When I was a teenager, I had a 1978 Buick Turbo Regal – the first year for the smaller GM intermediates and the turbocharged V-6 engine. Although the car had nothing near the performance of the Grand National Regals to come in later years, I liked it and enjoyed doing most of the maintenance myself.

I was changing the oil one time and had a friend “helping”. As I drained the old oil, changed the filter, and poured in the new oil, we kept a running banter going, as we always did, about random topics of interest to teenage boys.

As I emptied the last quart of oil into the filler hole, I heard the unmistakable sound of oil draining into the drain pan under the car. Yep, you guessed it – I had been too busy talking and joking around and forgot to put the drain plug back in! Not only had I poured all of my new oil straight through the engine, but I also overflowed the drain pan and made a royal mess.

We drove the 6 miles to town in my Dad’s truck to get four more quarts of oil and I completed the job with no real harm done except to my wallet. I also learned a valuable lesson that I’ve remembered over the years – it might pay to be unsociable when you’re doing car maintenance and repairs!

Herb in Louisiana

 

Tell us about your most infamous auto repair blunder or unconventional fix. Use your woe to help others avoid similar mistakes or share off-the-wall solutions that worked (at least for awhile!). 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 (see the t-shirts under Extras in the catalog). 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!

 

 

Automotive Trivia

Automotive Trivia

What does the "W" in a multi-viscosity motor oil name stand for? 10W30, 5W20, 10W40...

A. winter
B. working fluid
C. weather
D. weight
E. wafture

Answer below

 

 

What's Hidden Inside

RockAuto

MotorWeek

Modern automotive belts and hoses last a lot longer than they used to, but they still eventually fail. What is hidden inside accessory belts, serpentine belts, radiator hoses, and heater hoses? Protect hoses with silicone spray? Motorweek's Master technician Pat Goss provides answers in this video:

 

 

Oliver's 1975 Cosworth Vega

Oliver's 1975 Cosworth Vega

This is my 1975 Cosworth Vega (production number 1134). I purchased this car brand new in 1975 and traded it in 1986. 20 years later, and 30,000 miles more on the odometer, one of my buddies sent me an email, and told me that “1134 is on Ebay!" Was he serious? Should I bid? Did I need another collector car? Did I truly miss 1134? I guess I did – because I bid and won! The fourth owner was rather shocked to learn of the history of the car and was extremely happy to see her go back to the original owner. She had a rather difficult life after my ownership. I spent two years restoring her to the condition I had remembered back in 1975.

To date she has won many First Place awards with the VCCA (Vintage Chevrolet Club of America) as well as two Best of Shows. The Cosworth Vega had many "Firsts" for GM including Electronic Fuel injection, Cast Alloy wheels, Twin Cam engine, and 4 valves per cylinder.

The list of parts from RockAuto is extensive. Brake, Suspension, and Ignition parts just to name a few.

Oliver in Pennsylvania


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Do you purchase parts from RockAuto? If so, RockAuto would like to feature you & your car or truck in our monthly newsletter. New, old, daily driver, trailer queen, classic, antique, we want to see them all! Please e-mail flamur@rockauto.com with your vehicle's history, interesting details, and what parts from RockAuto you have used.

 

 

Let RockAuto Help

Are you organizing a car show or other auto related event?

Are you organizing a car show or other auto related event? From goody bag stuffers to gift certificates...we can help. We can even publicize your event in our newsletter.

Just send us an email with information about your show.

 

 

Automotive Trivia Answer

Automotive Trivia

What does the "W" in a multi-viscosity motor oil name stand for? 10W30, 5W20, 10W40...

Answer: A. winter

Back up to trivia question

 

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