I can only say you guys are great! RockAuto makes owning
an American vehicle (1994 Dodge Ram) in Germany a lot more enjoyable.
year, when my fuel pump quit, I contacted the PX first, and was told I would
have to wait up to 2 weeks for the part, at a much higher price. I called
RockAuto, and the part was here in less than a week!
Now the water pump went out. Again,
RockAuto to the rescue...6 days from ordering to delivery. Fantastic
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Rancho, a world leader in performance shocks
and suspension systems for light trucks and SUVs, is built to
deliver uncompromising performance
both on and
off-road. Rancho is now available at RockAuto.
The new Rancho Quick-Lifts are especially
cool! An all in one solution to get the lift you need for the bigger
wheels and tires you want. Perfect for the DIYer.
If you have a classic car, we have your
weather stripping and rubber components from Metro Moulded
Need a trunk seal for your '64 Lincoln? A Door
'70 Camaro? How about a glove box
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import or domestic, car or light truck, we have wheel covers
for practically any vehicle!
will find these parts and more in the "Tire/Wheel" category
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Repair Mistakes & Blunders
I kept putting off replacing
the drum brake shoes on my old Chrysler until I found time
to locate and organize
my tools after a recent move. Finally the brakes could wait no
longer and I went to work in the driveway with just the tools
in the car’s trunk.
Unfortunately, my handy $5 brake spring tool was not in that
toolbox. So I just grabbed needle nose pliers instead. I squeezed
the pliers with both hands and pulled the first spring within
millimeters of the mounting stud. I was so close. I hunkered
down and pulled harder. The end of the spring slipped out of
the pliers. The pliers, still in my hands, flew back and the
tip stuck in the middle of my forehead. The brake job was on
hold until I bandaged my head and found the brake spring tool.
I probably should have had the wound stitched
up because it looked awful for over three months. Eyes invariably
the hole in my forehead and a thousand times I was forced to
explain I was the idiot responsible for the self-inflicted gash.
Since then, I tell myself NO when tempted to take a shortcut
with the wrong tool. I also closely follow the sharp, pointy
tool rules I learned in Cub Scouts.
Tell us about your most infamous auto repair
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Emission Parts Get New Respect...
Overall my dad did a great job teaching his
kids to revel in all things automotive. When I was ten my dad
did not take me to the mall to build stuffed animals. Instead
we took a VW chassis, Corvette wheels, and other bits and pieces
and built a Bradley GT kit-car that looked like it drove right
out of a Speed Racer cartoon. So I will not be on the Dr. Phil
show blaming my dad every time I break off a wheel lug stud or
leave a fuel tank cap sitting on top of the gas pump.
One place my dad did mess up was teaching
me to loathe emission control parts. To be fair to my dad,
some of the early ‘70s
emission systems were easy to hate. Why take a perfectly good
carburetor, choke, and intake manifold and add three miles
of vacuum hoses and mechanical gizmos? Did a car, which stalled
five times before warming up, really have better emissions?
Loss of both horsepower and real-world gas mileage did not
seem like a step forward. And who wants to see their Bradley
GT overheat while having the heck revved out of it at a state
emissions check station.
But I grew up believing that all emission
parts were worthless junk, which was never true. For example,
every engine needs
a system to vent the crankcase. A vented crankcase means cleaner
oil and fewer leaks. In the ‘50s that system might have
been a passive road draft tube that may or may not have worked
well especially idling in traffic. The PCV valve based system
was much better at consistently venting the crankcase. Unfortunately
for my family’s cars, my dad noticed when the government
put the emissions label on PCV valves in the ‘60s. It
was a testimonial to the durability of American V8s that some
of the family cars still soldiered on for decades despite having
dirty, leaky, unventilated crankcases.
Starting in the late ‘70s, the
difference between tacked on “emission” parts
and everyday “good” parts
really started to blur. Sensors providing a computer with constant
feedback from the intake through the exhaust meant an engine
could be actively tuned for optimum performance whether it
happened to be idling in Montreal traffic or roaring up Pikes
Peak. An engine that starts and runs well also has lower emissions.
My thinking on emission parts has gradually
changed over the years. Gagging on exhaust fumes in places
and Delhi made me better appreciate modern engines. It
is now no surprise that catalytic converters are found under
"Exhaust" in the RockAuto.com
catalog just like every other
piece of exhaust plumbing. However, I still am a bit shocked
every time I look in an Emission section of the catalog
see mass air flow sensors, throttle position sensors, ignition
knock sensors and other useful, must-have parts. Emission
parts get new respect when you realize your car would not
run without them. Even Dad now leaves his cars’ emission
|Dave's 1962 Biscayne
I've had my Biscayne
about 10 years now and we have taken it on two Hot Rod Power
Tours. When we decided to go on the 2007 tour I realized that
needed some replacement parts to make it safe & reliable.
I remembered seeing a RockAuto ad in Hot Rod magazine.
I checked out your website & was impressed with your selection
When you have a car that's over 40 years old, it's
sometimes hard to find replacement parts. I ended up ordering
transmission parts, brake parts, sway bar end links, water pump,
radiator hoses, etc. I like the ability to compare the same part
from different manufacturers that your website gives me, and
your prices can't be beat! Not only do I buy parts for my classic,
but also for my daily drivers. I was also impressed with your
fast shipping, sometimes I received my parts in two days.
Thanks again & hope to see you on the 2008
Power Tour. Keep
up the great work!
Dave in Illinois
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