General Motors Company, known as GM, was rebranded as General Motors Corporation in 2009, is an American multinational automotive corporation, which has its headquarters in Detroit, Michigan and is the world's largest automaker, by sales, in 2011.
GM is the employer of more than 200.000 people and does business in more than 150 countries. General Motors produces light and medium vehicles in 31 countries, and under the brands Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Opel, Vauxhall, Holden, as well as two joint ventures in China. GM distributes, sells and service the vehicles produced. GM's OnStar tech division provides vehicle safety, security and information services.
Aftermarket parts are to be found anywhere one can see the GM brand logo on the front of any part shop.
Once again, the best buys for aftermarket parts can be found on the internet shops. Most of them offer free shipping, if the purchase exceeds a certain value.
One of the most trusted internet shops is represented by pitstopautoparts.com. They offer free shipping across the United Stated if the value of the purchase is over $50, and they have a good return policy, putting a return form for the parts buyed to the user’s use.
Pitstopautoparts.com offer both performance parts and body parts for a lot of Gm’s Models, both automobiles and trucks. The prices are very good and the feedback of the people that used this e-store is very good. Payment can be made by credit cards (Visa, Discover, MasterCard), Checks sent by fax, Checks and Money Orders.
Another e-shop that is worthy of one’s attention is autopartswarehouse.com. This shop specializes on both performance and body parts as well as on accessories for one’s GM vehicle. From door handles and fuel pumps to air filters and heater cores, this shop is keen on keeping the customers happy by providing quality aftermarket parts. Prices vary for the same part depending on the model of the car.
They ship in the US for free, if the parts purchased value exceeds $50 and they ship out of the United States as well, assuring that they have the lowest prices on the market.
If aftermarket parts are needed, these two internet shops will suffice the need for a replacement part on any GMC on the road today.
Honda, one of the most famous brands in the automotive domain, is currently placing 6th on the global scale of automobile producers.
They activate in a number of domains such as motorcycles, robotics, aircraft industry and they are serious competitors on the market of electric and alternative fuel vehicles.
Honda was the first Japanese car company to introduce a dedicated luxury class, under the brand of Acura since 1986.
If part replacement is required, the first thing one can do is to call the closest Honda dealer to order OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). Although Honda will provide the parts needed for the vehicle in cause, it is very easy to find Honda parts either over the internet either by searching for used parts that match the model of Honda.
Over the internet is quite easy. Most online shop part are retailers for OEM parts for different car companies, and is likely to find e-shops that offer a discount if more parts are purchased or if the parts purchased are on sale. Another type of discount that an online shop can offer is the MSRP. It represents a percentual cut out of the Manufacturer's suggested retail price, making online shops heaven for those on the lookout for good prices on OEM parts.
For actual body part shops, if in Indianapolis for example, “Collision Solutions” shop is the best place to repair the car. They are recognized by Honda as retailers so they will provide OEM parts for your model if needed. Another plus for this shop is that they offer a lifetime warranty for all the repairs made to your vehicle all across the country.
In other parts of the United Stated, one can find more shops recognized by Honda. Parts buyed from those shops are OEM so they will fit exactly on the car that needs a replacement.
Another viable solution is going for aftermarket parts. Although the aftermarket parts are cheaper, if not enough attention is given, one might end up with an aftermarket part that don’t fit onto the chassis (for body parts) or onto the place reserved for it on the engine. A crucial matter in purchasing aftermarket parts both for the body and engine of any car, not just Honda is the materials used, aftermarket parts having a bad name for using cheap materials.
Either way, a good way for usage of both OEM parts and aftermarket ones is that one should purchase OEM parts for the engine troubles and aftermarket for the bodywork.
When coming to part purchasing, there will always be a question of choice: original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or aftermarket parts?
This article tries to come in the aid of those undecided upon what to choose.
The automotive aftermarket is a market behind the automotive market itself, the main business of the aftermarket being the production, remanufacturing, retailing and distribution as well as installation of car parts, catalysts, various equipment and tools for both light and heavy cars. This is a multi-billion market in the United States alone, last estimates placing the automotive aftermarket at a $257 billion per year. All in all the aftermarket provides everything needed for a car to stay on the road, by providing service, maintenance and customization of the consumer’s vehicles. Although several clashes in the Court of Law occurred between the car manufacturers and the aftermarket holders, there is a strong argument for the existence of the latter. The aftermarket can keep the manufacturers in direct contact with end users.
Aftermarket parts are supplied for almost all the vehicles on the road today, and if lucky, one can find aftermarket car parts for even obsolete models. The main advantage of the aftermarket parts is that they are somewhat cheaper than OEM parts, but usually the quality of this kind of parts doesn’t match the original equipment. However, if the part itself is manufactured at a shop according to customers’ specifications regarding sizes and materials used a better quality part is more likely to be obtained.
On the other hand, original equipment purchased through a brands dealership, comes at a price dictated by the market and cheap brand new OEM parts are a bit hard to find in a dealership. The quality of OEM parts is usually higher than the parts provided by the aftermarket.
The main advantage of OEM parts is that one will own a part made by same company that produced the car, so it will be an exact fit and it will function like the part replaced when the car was purchased. However, one cannot simply order a part with one’s specifications unless the order itself counts more than 10.000 units of the part ordered.
Coming to a decision, both OEM and aftermarket have advantages and disadvantages, the final decision still being taken by end users.
The best way to successfully purchase parts in Indianapolis – if the car broke down or one just wants to replace old parts of the car itself – is to first visit NAPA Auto Parts.
NAPA or National Automotive Parts Association was funded to meet the ever-growing need for car parts distribution system in America.
Founded in 1925, NAPA is a basically a cooperative based on retailers to distribute parts both to corporate and independent auto parts stores.
NAPA’s services include parts stores, collision centers, autocare centers and truck service. Indianapolis is home to five NAPA parts stores, five AutoCare Centers, five Collision Centers and five Truck Service Centers, so no matter how difficult the problem is, one might find the part needed just by calling the one of the part stores.
There are other options for finding the auto parts, options such as “Big T’s Auto parts”. The shop can be found on the Westside of Indianapolis, on 4840 West Morris Street, near the intersection of US-40 and I-465.They have an online catalogue for browsing the part needed so one could save a trip or make sure the part looked for is on stock.
Another viable solution for finding the needed part is “O’Reilly Auto Parts”. Several of these can be found in Indianapolis (14 to be exact), the one located on 3720 North High School Rd Indianapolis, IN 46224 being one of the largest. It is opened daily from 7:30 AM to 9 PM except for Sundays when it’s opened from 9 AM to 8 PM.
“Advance Auto Parts” is another choice one should consider due to the fact that this store provides OEM parts. Under the slogan “Service is our best part”, they offer warranty for all the parts sold and if an engine or transmission part is to be purchased, the warranty can be extended for up to 90 days. They also buy used cars for their parts, offering down-payment. This shop is to be found at 2907 Southeastern AVE., Indianapolis, IN, 4620.
A lot more shops are to be found in the city of Indianapolis if the search becomes desperate and these three shops can’t provide what you are looking for.
The production of Nissan’s Skyline model began in 1957 and it didn’t stop ever since. Counting 12 generations of production and more than 3 million units sold, the Skyline model received numerous facelifts and performance improvement, its apex being the V36 Model that features state of the art engine architecture, latest technologies in composite and lightweight materials, and advanced electronics.
The 1989-1994 period corresponded to the most groundbreaking Skyline model. Being well ahead of its time, the R32 was unveiled in May 1989. It featured the second improved generation of High Capacity Active Steering (HICAS) which made four-wheel steering even more easy for the driver and combined with the ECCS (Electronically Concentrated Control System) gave the R32 a superior handling.
Production of the R32 Model was halted in 1994, one year after the 9th generation of Skyline (R33) made its appearance on the market. Being an obsolete model, good quality parts for the R32 are quite a challenge to find, and the best starting points are represented by scrap yards. If that doesn’t work out, one can try finding the needed part at any car part shop.
Due to the fact that the R32 is almost exotic these days, difficulties are to be encountered when coming to find and purchase engine parts, intakes and exhausts, body parts being easy to spot and purchase, the rarest of them being the original body parts from an actual R32.
Still there is a chance for the engine parts and auxiliaries by buying them from totaled R32’s or from former Skyline R32 owners. Parts like turbines, gaskets, cylinder heads and exhausts are available on the internet on various sites.
Body parts are easy to find and purchase due to the fact that most of the market is consistent with aftermarket body parts that will fit correctly to the R32 model. Ordering an OEM body part at Nissan is out of the question unless it is a high-demand purchase of 1000 pieces or more is the subject of the order.
We can only conclude that the easiest way to find a body part for the Skyline R32 is to search for an aftermarket part, whilst the internet is a reliable source of finding the engine part one requires to make the car run again.
Formerly named “Datsun”, Nissan came to be one of the biggest auto brands on the international market, rivalling with some of the heavy-weighted brands such as General Motors, Chrysler or Ford. Nissan’s top end line is released under the name of Infinity, brand that started to cause havoc among other top end brands like Lexus for example. Cars made by Nissan focus on quality and comfort as well as on good style.
Still, like any car, Nissans are not indestructible, thus making the necessity for body parts an important one. Body parts can be purchased, if available on stock, or ordered from Nissan representatives scattered around the country. If you want to avoid an order or a purchase from Nissans dealerships, you can try buying the body part needed from authorized dealers, doing this way helps you shave some money from the price of the part, or you can go for aftermarket parts.
Advantage of buying OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts is that most likely, the buyer will benefit from warranty, plus the parts will fit exactly on the car, unlike aftermarket parts, that have a chance not to fit exactly on the cars chassis. Other advantages include the fact that the OEM part is made from the same quality materials as the car itself while aftermarket parts can have different qualities.
Across the world, one can find Nissan dealerships and authorized dealers both in the big and small cities. Prices range on the body parts needed to be purchased from prices ranging from $138 (for a front bumper) to as much as $800 (for a full body kit that includes the front and rear bumper, side skirts and ornaments). Aftermarket parts however are less expensive, and available for purchase at sometimes half the price the OEM part has. For example, take the front bumper that costs $138, purchased from a Nissan dealer and compare it with the $82 you can spend for an aftermarket front bumper.
So, aftermarket or OEM, it's up to you to decide wich suits you best. Both come with advantages and disadvantages and sometimes choosing the best body part for your Nissan can be a challenge.
If you find yourself in a difficult situation regarding your car while in Florida, and you desperately need some parts, there are a lot of car part shops which you can visit, to get going. Being a big state, it offers a wide variety of car parts and accessories, both used, new aftermarket and Original Equipment Manufacturer parts.
One of the many car part shops in Florida that you should consider is “Parts for Cars Inc.”. Located in Jacksonville, it’s a perfect stop to acquire the parts needed to get your car running again. You can either pay them a visit at 694 North Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32254 or either make a call to save a trip by dialing 904-442-7530. They can provide both used car parts for the most makes and models and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts, if available on the shops stock.
If bad luck strikes your car while in Miami, several quality shops are available. A good part shop is located at 4316 NW 22 Avenue, Miami, FL 33142. Named “Perry Auto Salvage Inc.”, the shop provides parts for both domestic and import models. From headlights to radiator grills they offer a 30-day valid warranty on the part sold, the only parts not be included being just the electric parts.
Another location that should be on your list if in Tampa, FL is “Langston’s Used Auto Parts”. On the market since 1925, this shop is located at 8011 North Highway 301 Tampa, FL 33637. They have a huge yard, very well organized and if the shop itself doesn’t have the part you need, they will track it down for you. “Langston’s Used Auto Parts” provide aftermarket replacements, OEM parts, and quality used car parts for a wide range of makes and models, and a visit there will certainly help you either by finding the part that you are looking for, either by being put on the right track by the shops’ staff.
So, there are ways to deal with that car part that just broke or malfunctioned. Remember, though, to always check the car if you are going to have a long trip or a cross country road, in order to avoid these unpleasant situations.
The Focus was first released in 1998 by car producer Ford and it replaced a big part of another successful sedan, the Ford Escort. Since 1998 through 2012 the car suffered two facelifts and counts three generations. During its three generation development, Ford sold over 11 million units, thus, making the Ford Focus placing 5th in Fords bestselling models, only to be outclassed by Fiesta, Model T, Escort and the pick-ups in the F-Series.
In 1999 the Ford Focus made its entry in rallying, Collin McRae and Simon Jean-Joseph each driving a WRC Ford Focus MK I, and thus replacing the much loved Ford Escort. Late in 2005, the WRC Ford Focus Mk I was replace by a Mk II model, after it achieved many victories for drivers like Collin McRae, Markko Martin and Carlos Seinz.
Sensing a trend, car enthusiasts began modifying their own cars by different methods which include the applying of carbon fiber parts.
Carbon fiber has both advantages and disadvantages, main advantage being that it is a lightweight material, a carbon fiber sheet being able to withstand the same amount of pressure as a regular same sized steel sheet but, with 75% less weight, it’s only disadvantage being the cost of production. Other technical advantage includes the possibility of arranging the fiber in such way that it will respond to the force applied in optimal limits, thus reducing stress points on the whole chassis.
There is a wide choice of carbon fiber parts, from wide body kits to side mirrors, and of course, a lot of styles, from which one is meant to suit your needs. Prices may vary by manufacturer and part purchased starting from $116 for a side mirror to as much as $1500 for the cheapest body kit for a Ford Focus that includes front and rear bumper and sideskirts, whilst a wide body kit entirely made of carbon fiber costs around $2800 or even more for a top brand. Basically any part can be converted to carbon fiber with the correct amount of money.
This being said, carbon fiber is a good option to those eager to invest in both the cars looks and performance, thus obtaining a good power to weight ratio, shaving off some of that extra-weight the steel sheets add to the overall car weight.
If you’d ever wind up in Phoenix or Casa Grande and it happens that you’re a mad passionate car enthusiast with some technical skills and a classic to restore, then fortune has struck again.
Your dream of rebuilding your hot rod has come alive. Dessert Valley Auto Parts might own maybe the largest salvage yards in this area, holding a large variety of parts from cars since 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s or even some from 1980s. Every restoration plan that you had in mind will shine, even without your wallet being “robed” as for affordable prices are available. Better than that is the fact that they offer parts for sale online and I would strongly advise you to visit their website.
What Does Dessert Valley Auto Parts has to offer?
Summed up in a phrase would sound like “Those parts that you had searched for so long.” Over five thousand parts being available, the offer doesn’t cease here as you would have two options for your “hunt” first via internet.
The first option would be to search through the Whole Car Option. Here you’ll find vehicles in different state or condition, its sole purpose being to serve as a donor car.
The second option would be to search through the Yard browsing through a large number of cars. As a note, you might consider the fact that pictures taken are for informative purposes only and the real state of the vehicle does not reveal itself due to various changes in time (sold items from the car). Therefore it is best that you’d call before placing an order, so you would receive a full briefing on the matter in state.
On physical aspects of the salvage yards, you should know that employers will treat customers with professionalism as they’re acquainted with their stock and can provide useful and correct info. The parts bought from here are all genuine, as everybody knows that OEM parts offer a higher standard of quality. Sure they might need various repairs, some an occasional polish, they aren’t new. In terms of preservation, the arid climate of Arizona speaks for itself. Therefore due to this aspect, rust problems are minimal to zero. This combined with sheer professionalism and passion is what leads Dessert Valley Auto Parts on a road paved with success.
If you’re interested you could reach them on 23811 N. 7th Avenue Monday- Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. , Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., they’re closed on Sundays and be sure to call for Holiday times -800-905-8024.
Did you ever stumble upon car problems? I bet every one of us in a moment of our lives had such issues. I might imply the fact that the car we possess deserves rightful “treatment”. Therefore it is crucial in a situation like I mentioned above, you and your car ought to be treated with maximum respect and professionalism. Sadly those places are hard to find, due to the surge of events in which we are caught by our everyday lives, everybody seems to be in a rush. Well for the people of Kansas City, Missouri that might not be valid anymore.
Why choosing Midway Auto Parts?
Midway Auto Parts is a full service auto recycling facility to whose belief resides not only in providing the most professional aid possible in its technical nature but it also builds confidence around its quality standards. Whether your vehicle is one or ten year old, no matter its origin or its technical state, Midway would be a prime access point for OEM recycled parts. Being a member of Premium Recycled Parts ensures customers of its high quality standards.
What does Midway Auto Parts has to offer?
First of all the concept which is adopted covers the needs of every issue you might have relating your personal vehicle.
Therefore it is divided in:
- Recycled OEM Auto Parts
- New Aftermarket Parts
The Aftermarket store offers new products at discounted price, having stocked to maximum capacity a 60.000 square foot building with bumpers, hoods, radiators, fenders, headlights and so much more. Being assisted by periodic shipments coming from best in the market vendors it provides all the help needed in fulfilling each and everyone’s automotive needs.
- Vehicle Sells
- Vehicle Buys
- Self Service Yard
It’s all summed up in this motto: “U Bring Tools, U pull Parts, U save Money”
As simple as it sounds this self service provides a huge benefit for those who get a hold of it and want to save some money.
All wrapped in one package it is truly a full service yard.