March Newsletter
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Another Happy Customer!

I am very happy with my RockAuto experience. While maintaining multiple vehicles in our household, RockAuto has consistently provided me with what I needed to get the job done. The variety and pricing are hard to beat... They will always be my first stop when looking for auto parts.

Charles in Virginia

Upcoming Events

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22 52nd Annual MG "Southern Gathering of the Faithful"
Altamonte Springs, FLEmail
23 Great Falls Custom Car Show
Great Falls, MTEmail
24 Wizard of Rodz
Tucson, AZEmail
24 Honor Flight Tallahassee Car Show & More
Tallahassee, FLEmail
24 Hot Rod & Racing Expo
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24 Travelers Rest High School 2nd Annual FFA Auto Show
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24 27th Annual Southern Cruisers Car & Truck Show
Statesboro, GAEmail
29 Buffalo Motorama
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30 Lasalle Speedway Thaw Brawl
Lasalle, ILEmail
31 18th Annual Car Show & Street Fair
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31 SWFL Spring Nationals Car Show
Fort Myers, FLEmail
31 1st Annual Open Car Show
Georgetown, TXEmail
7 3rd Annual Rev'd Up for Autism Car & Bike Show
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7 Flying Tigers Car Show
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7 Roar for Kids Bulverde Car Show
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7 34th All British Car Show
Winter Park, FLEmail
7 Murphysboro Cruise Night
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7 Autos for Autism
Spring Hill, FLEmail
8 54th Annual April Fools Rallye
Santa Rosa, CAEmail
ANSA Exhaust
See what we have from ANSA

RockAuto now carries ANSA Mufflers, ANSA Tail Pipes and other ANSA exhaust parts!

From its humble beginnings in a small workshop in the Emilia region of Italy, ANSA was founded on one man’s love affair with exotic Italian cars. Originally designing exhaust systems for Ferrari race cars, the small family business eventually expanded its European reach and range to cover the most sought after sports cars of the '60s and '70s.

Fast forward to today - ANSA offers a full line of durable, high-quality factory replacement exhaust parts to satisfy even the most hard-to-fit Asian and European brand vehicles. ANSA builds direct-fit, stamped or welded exhaust systems and installation hardware that meet or exceed industry standards, are fully compatible with factory components and are engineered to bolt-on accurately every time.

From the '84 VW Rabbit, to the '91 Acura Legend, to the '95 Nissan Pathfinder, to the '02 Mini Cooper, to the '11 Ford Focus, find the ANSA exhaust parts you need for your specific car or truck in the “Exhaust & Emission" category of the RockAuto catalog.

Rebates, Rebates, Rebates!

Take advantage of current promotions and manufacturer rebates at RockAuto and save even more on our reliably low prices!

Power Stop Spring Brake Kit Rebate
Power Stop Spring Brake Kit RebatePower Stop is offering RockAuto customers an exclusive "Spring Brake" promotion on their premium Rotor & Brake Pad Kits through April 16, 2018. Save up to $30 when selecting a Power Stop Performance Upgrade Brake Kit.

Featuring Rotor & Brake Pad kits, Power Stop takes the guess work out of your brake job. Their pre-assembled kits include Rotors and Brake Pads matched to optimize performance, durability and appearance. Hardware and Wear Sensors are included, where applicable. Replacing all the parts at once improves brake performance and helps prevent problems such as noise, excessive dust or uneven wear.

With even more quality-upgrade options available, RockAuto is sure to have the Power Stop brake kit you need for a performance car, tow vehicle or trusted daily driver. To see the brake choices we have for your vehicle, go to the RockAuto catalog and click on the "Brake/Wheel Hub" category.

USA Standard Gear Rebate
USA Standard Gear is offering RockAuto customers an exclusive rebate through May 31, 2018. The rebate covers select USA Standard Gear Positraction Differentials, Drive Shafts, Axle Shafts, Ring and Pinion Sets, Spider Gears, Installation Kits and Bearing Pullers.

For durable and affordable differential parts and tools, look for USA Standard Gear! By using higher quality materials and improved manufacturing techniques, USA Standard Gear parts are often longer lasting than the originals.

Find the complete selection of parts under the “Drivetrain” category for your specific vehicle. Visit the “Tools and Universal Parts” section of the catalog to find Bearing Pullers under "Drivetrain" and then "Tool."

USA Standard Gear Rebate

More Rebates
Go to the Promotions and Rebates page to see details for the Power Stop and USA Standard Gear rebates and additional rebates for Spark Plugs, Filters, Hubs, Suspension, Exhaust parts and more being offered by ACDelco, Autolite, DynoMax, KYB, Monroe, Ranchom, Omix-ADA and WJB.

View all Current Promotions & Manufacturer Rebates

While shopping, watch for the Promotion or Rebate Star Star in catalog next to the part names to help you save even more on RockAuto’s reliably low prices!

Forum of the Month is a comprehensive resource and large community for all modern Hondas and Acuras. This forum is active with friendly members sharing technical information on all aspects of these cars, from forced induction to wiper blade selection. There are even active forums for Honda motorcycles and scooters!

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

Repair Mistakes & Blunders
Repair  Mistakes & Blunders

Back in the 1980s, my family had a 1981 Mercury Cougar that my sister drove daily 30-40 miles for her commute to and from college. One morning its battery died, and a new car battery was installed by the local service station. The new battery worked fine for a week until the following Monday morning when the battery was dead. The garage replaced it with a new unit. The second replacement battery lasted another week. Monday morning it was dead again. The garage installed another battery, and a cursory inspection yielded nothing unusual. This cycle repeated itself two more times aggravating all involved.

I suspected there had to be some sort of slow electrical discharge, but what could it be? All the lights were off, the radio was off, etc. On a hunch I crawled into the trunk and shut the lid... Bingo! The trunk light stayed on. The daily commute during the week was enough to keep the battery charged, but over a weekend with the car parked, the battery charge was slowly drained by the trunk light.Being the inpatient teenager, I could not locate the switch for the trunk light; so I just pulled the bulb and proclaimed the problem fixed. That did fix the dead battery, but I still regret that my fix was just a temporary hack.

Jacob in Virginia

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 a while!). Please email your story to Include your mailing address and if you would like a RockAuto T-Shirt (please let us know your shirt size) or Hat if we publish your story. See the T-Shirts and Hats under Tools & Universal Parts 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 is a wiped cam?

A. A forged camshaft that has been polished using CNC machining.

B. A camshaft that has its lobe(s) worn off by high mileage, insufficient lubrication, a seized-up roller lifter or some other problem.

C. The wide-angle backup camera required on new vehicles sold in the US and Canada beginning in 2018.

Answer below

Oil Filters & Heart Icons
Tom's Story

I was so enthused about the FRAM High Mileage® Oil Filter that I cut it open after my daughter unscrewed it from her car's engine last weekend. This oil filter has a little plastic basket inside that contains FRAM's TRT™ additive gel to help balance oil pH and maintain viscosity. It was worth risking cut fingers and cleaning up an oily mess to see if any of that special gel remained after slightly more than a year and 3,000 miles (4,800 km) of city driving. The filter's plastic basket was empty so the gel had been gradually released into the engine oil as planned!

Surprisingly, FRAM has discontinued this unique oil filter. Maybe they did not see all the heart icons next to the FRAM High Mileage Oil Filters in the RockAuto catalog? A small heart icon next to a part's description means that part has been purchased most frequently (with fewest returns) by other owners of that vehicle. The heart icon is one more tool customers can use to choose the part that will best fit their needs.

heart icon next to a part's description means that part has been purchased most frequently

Part manufacturers can also get valuable insights from the heart icons. The oil filter business is exceptionally competitive. For most vehicles, RockAuto offers a huge selection of excellent oil filters made by numerous manufacturers. When there are more than a dozen competing oil filters, it is quite an accomplishment for one specific oil filter to be so popular that it earns the heart icon.

Nearly all FRAM's High Mileage Oil Filters earned the heart icon. Many have already sold-out. Last weekend, my daughter screwed on a high-tech oil filter made by another respected manufacturer. still has FRAM High Mileage Oil Filters for some very popular engines such as the FRAM HM8A that fits everything from a '58 DeSoto to an '06 Ford and the FRAM HM4967 that fits everything from a '88 Toyota to a '11 Lotus. Look under the "Engine" category in the RockAuto catalog to see all the cool oil filters currently available for your specific car or truck!

Tom Taylor,

To read more of Tom's articles, click this link and choose from story titles on the Newsletter Archives page.

Andy's 2005 GMC Canyon
Andy's 2005 GMC Canyon

Let me tell you about my 2005 GMC Canyon SLE.

From the first time I saw this black beauty at a US car dealer here in Germany (Bavaria), I fell in love! I bought it in February of 2011 with 89,000 miles. It now has 134,000 leak-free and reliable miles. There is no rust on any of the exterior parts and no blemishes on the chrome either! I am fortunate to have had no serious problems at all. I am now in my fifties and have driven a lot of German cars in the past 30+ years, but none of them have been as reliable as my GMC. Well done General Motors!

I always order my parts from RockAuto. New headlights, bearings, brakes, catalytic converter and many other parts are from RockAuto. Thank you for a great online shopping experience! Your website/catalog is very easy to use and I find all the parts I need!

Kind regards from Germany,

Share Your Hard Work
Do you purchase parts from RockAuto? If so, RockAuto would like to give you the opportunity to have your car or truck possibly featured in one (or occasionally more) of our publications such as the monthly newsletter, collector magnets or RockAuto social media. New, old, import, domestic, daily driver, trailer queen, classic, antique, we want to see them all! Please email with your vehicle's history, interesting details, your favorite images (tips for taking pictures of your car) and what parts from RockAuto you have used.

Automotive Trivia Answer
Automotive Trivia

What is a wiped cam?

A. A forged camshaft that has been polished using CNC machining.

Answer: B. A camshaft that has its lobe(s) worn off by high mileage, insufficient lubrication, a seized-up roller lifter or some other problem.

C. The wide-angle backup camera required on new vehicles sold in the US and Canada beginning in 2018.

Back up to trivia question