Shipping (click here to view more shipping
info on our FAQ page)
We calculate shipping charges using "live" FedEx, U.S. Postal Service, UPS, DHL and Truck Freight rates.
When you add a part to your Shopping Cart, change a quantity
or change your address,
the Cart automatically recalculates shipping based on the weight
and size of your order and your postal (zip) code. As you're building
your order, you'll always know the full delivered cost -- before
you've entered your credit card number or any other personal information.
We try to make our shipping charges match what carriers charge
us. We do not consider shipping a "profit center" --
on the contrary, we pass on to customers the discounts we receive
from carriers. For some orders, the shipping cost does include
more than just the postage you see on the box you receive. Examples
* Additional fees charged by our suppliers for shipping special-order
items directly to consumers
* Costs of inbound shipping from suppliers who will not ship internationally
to us before forwarding them on to you (applies only to international or APO/FPO
orders of certain low-volume parts)
* Impact of choosing higher-cost suppliers for some parts so everything on
an order can ship together (when the cost difference between suppliers is lower
than the cost of shipping a separate box)
If any of these situations exists with your order, it's reflected
in the shipping cost you see before you submit the order. We
never add extra charges after the order is submitted--what you
agree to pay when you enter the order is what you will be charged.
To minimize shipping costs:
- Select all your parts from the same manufacturer, if possible
(this helps ensure your whole order will ship from one place).
- Ship to your office or business, rather than your home (commercial
rates are lower).
If you believe the shipping cost on your order is not
being calculated correctly, please let us know before you submit
the order. If our database contains an incorrect weight for a part,
or there is some other problem with our system, we will fix it promptly.
Problems are very rare, though. In most cases, when shipping costs
seem high it's because it just costs a lot to transport big, bulky
items and to deliver to distant places.
Please allow 24 hours for your order to process.
Orders placed by noon central time usually ship the same day
but we cannot
guarantee that an order will ship the same day it is placed.
Orders do not ship on weekends. Customer is responsible for
ensuring that Fedex, UPS, and/or any other carrier used can deliver
specified shipping address.
Our catalog contains applications for vehicles in the United
States, Canada, and Europe. Vehicles with a flag next to them
European models or for
Canadian models) are unique to those markets. Vehicles with no
flag were sold in the US (and possibly other countries also).
We welcome customers throughout the world. But if your vehicle
for a different
please use caution when ordering. And though our return policies
apply equally to US and international orders, shipping international
returns can be expensive.
If a tax line (identified as GST in Canada, VAT in the
UK, etc.) appears on your order, we will pre-pay tax (and any import
duties which may apply) for that shipment. The carrier will deliver
with no additional charges due, offering you the same convenience
our U.S. customers enjoy. Our tax registration number will appear
on your order confirmation so you may reclaim input tax if you
resell the product.
Prepayment of tax is limited to certain countries, warehouses
and ship methods. If a tax amount does not appear for a portion
of your order, we are unable to prepay tax for that shipment.
For example, if part of your order is shipping via mail, or from
a warehouse that is not set up for tax-prepaid shipments, no
tax line may appear for that warehouse's portion of the order,
even though a tax line does appear for items shipping from warehouses
which can prepay tax.
If taxes or other import fees are due for a shipment, the carrier
may ask you to pay them when your order is delivered. To avoid
surprises, please contact your local customs office before placing
an order to ask what charges may apply. We will be happy to assist
you in gathering information (e-mail
Customer Service) but a
final determination can only be made by local authorities.
We will ship to APO/FPO addresses if the item does not
exceed USPS limits on size and weight (108 inches in combined length
and girth or 70 pounds in weight). Shipping costs for APO addresses
include postage and insurance. Since not all of our shipping locations
can ship via the mail, shipping costs for some parts include extra
charges for shipping the parts to a mail-enabled location.
U.S. Mail shipping is available to Alaska, Hawaii and
international locations, but only for certain parts (some parts
ship from locations that do not have mail pickup). If you don't
see a Mail shipping option for your international order, you may
try choosing parts from another manufacturer (this may allow your
order to be filled from a mail-enabled warehouse).
Everything we sell is returnable for full part cost credit
within 30 days (except certain special order and discontinued items
identified in our catalog as "No Return"). If you're not
satisfied with something or you just decide you don't need it, you
can obtain return instructions using our Order Status & Returns page or by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (in your email, please
tell us your order number, the part number and the reason for the
return). If a part doesn't fit, don't try to "make it fit"
and risk damaging the part or your car (or yourself). We won't accept
responsibility for any costs exceeding the cost of the part (and
you don't need the aggravation of doing a job twice!) so please
inspect the part before you start the repair.
Returns go to different locations, depending on the type
of part and the reason for the return. You must send the return
to the correct location and include the return instructions in
package to receive credit. Check that the parts are complete and
in their original unmarked manufacturer part boxes (cores must
be returned in the box the new part came in). Put the part boxes
in a shipping box - returns sent in just the manufacturer's packaging
may not be refundable if the original box is damaged in shipping. Please
don't paint the part, install the part or throw away the box until
the part you have is the part you need! Please do not write
on or alter the box in any way. We cannot issue return credit
parts which have been installed, painted, modified or returned
without their original packaging.
Shipping charges are not refundable unless the return
is due to our mistake. If you decide you don't need a part, we don't
mind taking it back but we can't recover the shipping cost. You
do have the option of generating a return shipping label for a return
from the Order Status & Returns page. The shipping amount will be deducted from your
refund. If you refuse delivery or the carrier returns a package
because you provided an invalid address, the cost of return shipping
will be deducted from your refund.
Refunds typically take up to five business days to be issued. Refunds will be issued in the same form as the original payment (eg, if we received a payment by credit card, then we will issue a refund to that same credit card). Payments excepted from this policy include wire transfers, EFTs (electronic funds transfers), or any other cash payment for which we cannot issue refunds in kind. In these cases, a refund will be issued with a store credit or a US/Canadian dollar check. Once a refund has been issued, we send a confirmation by email. Providing us with a return tracking number will ensure a faster refund time. If you entered the return tracking information into the Order Status & Returns page, you do NOT need to email us, as we will already have the tracking information on file.
Some of the parts we sell are remanufactured. These parts
are identified in our catalog as "remanufactured" or "reman."
For parts like alternators and master cylinders, the basic
body (a complex and expensive metal casting) usually is very durable.
But components, like bushings and seals, can wear out and cause
the part to fail. Replacing just the worn components can be very
cost-effective, helps protect the environment, and produces very
reliable results. (Visit Cardone
Industries, our primary supplier of remanufactured parts, for
more information about remanufacturing.)
Remanufactured parts usually have a core charge. The core
charge is a deposit that the manufacturer charges us, and which
we pass on to you, to encourage the return of old parts to be remanufactured.
You pay the core charge when you place your order. If you return
the old part to us, we refund the core charge.
To receive credit, cores (except for complete engines
and transmissions) must be returned within six months of the date
your order was placed. Complete engine and transmission cores
must be returned within 60 days from the date your order is delivered.
Cores must be complete, rebuildable, fit the same vehicle
application and be returned in the box the remanufactured part came
in. This means the part you send back needs to have whatever
components (like pulleys) came on the remanufactured part. The box
helps identify the part and proves to the manufacturer that the
core replaces one of their products. Obviously, the core won't be
working well (or you wouldn't have replaced it) but it can't be
smashed, rusted solid, or otherwise unusable. (We rarely reject
a core. If the part came off a running vehicle and just wore out--no
problem. But please don't send a part that's been soaking in junkyard
mud for 5 years and expect to receive core credit!)
Shipping charges on cores aren't refundable. (Before sending
back a core, you'll need to decide if the core deposit is worth
the shipping cost.) As with any return, before returning a core
you must obtain and follow return instructions from our Order Status & Returns page or via email.
video explaining the differences between used, rebuilt, new, and
remanufactured auto parts.
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We do not sell or rent customer information to anyone.
Both the dynamic version and the traditional HTML version of
our catalog use a cookie only to identify contents of your shopping
cart before placing an order. We do participate
in conversion tracking programs offered by Google,
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search engine to track the number of search users that place
The statistics produced by these programs help us decide if the
cost of advertising on search engines is worthwhile. These programs
apply only if you found us using a search engine and agreed to
accept their cookie.
We store customer names, addresses, email addresses and phone
numbers in our database. We need this information so we can find
your order if you ask us about it, so we can tell you when your
order ships, and so you can use the "Remember Me" feature
instead of typing your address on every order.
Our website uses the latest "128-bit" SSL encryption
to keep your information secure. Our site is regularly audited
by credit card
companies and other third-party organizations to ensure that
information you share with us cannot be extracted by anyone else.
We use your phone number only to contact you about a problem
filling or delivering your order. We may use your e-mail (or regular
mail) address to let you know about special promotions, newsletters
or other events. Each e-mail sent is accompanied by the option
to unsubscribe from our mailing list. If we send you mail you
find annoying, just tell us and we'll take you off our list.