I have been a customer of RockAuto for several years and have always been
pleased with your service. I have always found that you have the best prices
I recently purchased spark plugs for my '04 Ford Explorer.
I got the Autolite top of the line plug for the vehicle at $2.00 less per
plug than anywhere else!
And on top of that, with the Autolite rebate program
currently running, I’ll save an additional $1.50 per plug!
RockAuto can’t be beat!
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Georgia Classic Rides Show
Wheels of Time Car Club Car Show
Newton Downtown Car Show
16th Annual United Way Bud Classic Car Show
Mustang Club of Orange County Car Show
Plymouth Spring National Meet
4th Annual Gibbsboro Car Show
Cruise to the GAP
Wind Gap, PA
Cool Cars for a Cure
Beech Grove, IN
Rapids Mall Classic Car Show
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
More New Catalog Features
Need a Molding Clip?
Need a Cam Gear Sprocket Tool? Need a Metric Thread Grease Fitting?
RockAuto added an "Extras" category to our catalog
for tools and universal parts that do not fit into a specific category
for a specific vehicle. Here is where you will find all of those "Extras" that
you have been looking for. Clips, bolts, tools, gauges, connectors, clamps,
interior parts, hoses,...even belts for ATVs and snowmobiles.
New Car Search
Want another quick way to find your vehicle in the RockAuto
feature. Our already easy to use catalog is
now even easier!
More New Parts
Sunpro offers a variety
of mechanical and electrical gauges in several different gauge styles.
These styles include white or black dial face with chrome or black panels
and bezels. The gauges include oil pressure, oil/water temperature, voltmeter,
ammeter, vacuum/boost, vacuum, fuel level, and air fuel ratio.
You will find Sunpro gauges and more in the "Body Interior" category
under the "Extras" tab in the RockAuto catalog.
performance headers, pipes, mufflers, and direct fit Cat Back exhaust
systems for your Acura or Honda are now available at RockAuto.
These parts are perfect to build up your car for show
purposes, or perfect to simply add “attitude” that expresses
your unique personality.
RockAuto has added RSS feeds to our
website. The two RSS
feeds now available will notify you when the monthly newsletter
is released, and when new promotions and rebates are available.
here to subscribe and for more information.
Vehicles with rack
and pinion steering, front wheel drive, or rear wheel drive with independent
rear suspension all have sets of flexible "boots" or "bellows" underneath
that should be inspected and replaced if they show signs of cracking,
tears, or leaking.
The boots keep dirt and water out of sensitive, expensive steering
gear joints (where the steering rack meets the tie rod end) and expensive
drivetrain joints (CV joints). The boots also hold in protective grease.
The boots look like small rubber accordions. They can be inspected
by either removing the wheels or raising the vehicle. There will be
at least one boot on both the right and left sides and some vehicles
may have two boots (an inner and an outer boot) on each side. New boots/bellows
are relatively inexpensive.
Installation of rack and pinion bellows (steering) is not difficult
on most vehicles. Installation of new CV boots (drivetrain) can be
a lot of work. To slip the new boots onto the end of the driveshafts
will probably require removing wheel hubs, suspension mounting bolts,
etc. However, it is still worth replacing the boots to prevent doing
even more work later on. For easier installation there are Speedi-Boot
type CV boots available. The Speedi-Boot style opens up like a clam
and slips over the driveshaft from the side. It is not necessary to
remove parts to expose the end of the driveshaft; just cut off the
old boot and close the Speedi-Boot clam over the driveshaft The two
halves of the clam are sealed with bolts and/or adhesive depending
on the brand of the boot and the vehicle. Careful installation is very
important with Speedi-Boots to ensure the boot is sealing properly.
You will find these parts and more in the "Drivetrain" and
"Steering" categories of the RockAuto catalog.
|Z-28 Barn Find
|Mark, RockAuto’s FedEx account representative, attended a funeral in
rural Wisconsin a few weeks ago. On the way home he stopped to fill up his
gas. While paying in the Kwik-Trip mini-mart, an older man wearing bib overalls
struck up a conversation. The friendly man was a farmer and he mentioned to
Mark that he had barns filled with old stuff!
Before Mark knew it, he was following the farmer out to his farm. Mark was
wearing his funeral suit and there was several feet of snow on the ground,
but curiosity about those barns overcame childhood warnings never to follow
strangers into the woods.
The farmer had 28 buildings filled with old tractors, furniture, and best
of all, old cars! In one barn Mark found a 1980 Camaro Z-28; black with red
interior, t-tops, 350 cid, 4-speed, and cowl induction. When Mark was in
high school this was the bad ass Camaro on the front of the Chevy sales brochure!
The tires were flat and a thick layer of dust covered everything. There
were 87000 miles on the odometer and the Z28 had not left the barn since
1987. But the farmer had never driven it in the snow and under all the grime
it was rust and rodent free. He had all the maintenance records up to the
point when he inexplicably stopped driving it twenty years ago. The farmer
pulled a battery out of a tractor and put some gas in the tank. The 350 started
right up and Mark bought the car.
Mark kept shopping and next bought what every man needs; a couple of vending
machines from the late ‘50s. The farmer had gotten out of the vending
business abruptly. The coke machine still held 10 oz. bottles of nearly 50
year old Coke and the cigarette machine was full of ancient, dried out smokes!
After buying the farmer’s Indian motorcycle, Mark remembered his wife
was still sitting in the Cadillac out in the snow and decided it was time
A few days later Mark went back with his dad to pick up the Z28. The only
surprises on the way home were when the cowl induction opened on the Z28
and when a car pulled out of a driveway and knocked the rear bumper cover
off Mark’s Cadillac. Mark’s dad and the Z28 were ok and the Cadillac
could be fixed so Mark was still happy.
The Z28 cleaned up great. Mark had the driver’s seat reupholstered
with original GM fabric. Otherwise he just had to do a lot of maintenance
Mark will not tell me exactly where the farm is. He selfishly says he has
not been through all the barns yet. There cannot be that many Kwik-Trip
mini-marts in Wisconsin so maybe I still have a chance of finding that farmer
and his barns myself!
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