All of us do-it-yourselfers love to take the weekend to work on our cars. There’s nothing more rewarding than fixing your own car yourself for a third of the cost, or even less, than the dealer might charge. So where we order our car parts online when we want a good deal and great customer service? Here’s a list of our favorite Top 5 Auto Part Companies Online.
5 Parts Geek
Another great place to find variety of parts for avariety of different builds of cars. Prices on parts geek tend to be insanely low. I have purchasedplenty of parts for my German autos from partsgeek at a lower cost than I could find anywhere else. Though the site has been around since 2002 and looks a bit bland and out-of-date, it’s actually a very reliable place to buy from. Partsgeekalso includes a lot of great rebuilt and OEM parts too. Their return policy is 30 days, and shipping is fast (usually processed the same day if ordered early enough in the morning). You also don’t have to pay sales tax (most of the time).
4 Pelican Parts
BMW and Porsche owners probably already know of this site, but if you are new to German car ownership and are looking for parts, Pelican Parts is a great resource. You can browse parts specifically by make and model, and find pretty much anything you are looking for. Pelican Parts succeeds because its site is specifically organized for these types of cars, and makes searching for specific parts simple. It also features great articles in regards to repairs. There are also plenty of other items from merchandise, to how-to books and free shipping in most cases. Overall, pelicanparts.comis a BMW and Porsche owner’slifeline.
The same rules for Amazon apply for Ebay. Ebay is one of the best places to buy used parts, cheap filters and other general repair items in bulk —just be wary of seller ratings and item descriptions.Ebay is also great for very specific parts (coolant overflow tanks, O2 sensors, etc). Ebay will even help you find those ultra rare parts that you might not be able to find anywhere else for older classic cars. You might even be able to find some OEM stuff that doesn’t really sell aftermarket anywhere.
You can buy toilet paper on Amazon, so why not car parts? In fact, Amazon is one of the cheapest places to get auto parts from. Be wary to check the entire item description, seller rating, and do not assume what you’re ordering is the right item if a full description is not written (in fact, don’t order anything unless it has a full description!). Overall though, I have neverhad one single issue ordering from Amazon. If you want to sweeten the deal, purchase an Amazon prime account which gives you free two-day shipping on everything– besides you get free Amazon prime movies too, and while not car related, is pretty cool.
1 Auto Parts Warehouse
Whether working on domestic cars or foreign, Auto Parts Warehouse will most likely carry the part you are looking for, and usually for a low, low price. You will find parts for both under the hood repairs and body work, best of all, the warehouse offers free shipping on orders over 50 bucks. Customer service is also great and includes a well functioning live chat. Auto Parts Warehouse’s site is easy to navigate too, with the option to even shop by repair. Return any item within 30 days, undamaged and with all the parts, and you’ll be able to get credit to your account.You should read their return policy on the site for all the details or changes, but I’ve never had too much a problem returning a part to them.
There are plenty of options online for your auto part needs. Just remember to plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to order your part. You don’t want to have to rush to an overpriced dealer shop, or thoselimited selection part stores like Pep Boys or Autozone because you waited too long to fix your repair!