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Buy Auto Parts: Auto Blog moves up on the Internet Retailer 2014 Top 500 Guide ranking

Another year, another noteworthy ranking on the Internet Retailer Top 500. has moved up 35 positions to rank at number 387 on the prestigious Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide. This is only the second time (consecutive appearances in 2013 and 2014) we have been ranked amongst the internet retail elites and we know this is a compliment to the hard work of our employees and our beloved and loyal customers who come to us when they need a part to get their car fixed. On the Internet Retailer Top 500 list we ranked 9th in the automotive parts/accessories category, up two spots from 2013.

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Finding Auto Parts Online, It's Not As Tricky As You Think

We get it. Your car breaks down, and you want to get it fixed as soon as possible. Oftentimes, your car is your livelihood. Without it, you are unable to go to work or be mobile for work, or something similar to that. So, the thought of purchasing parts online rather than having your mechanic source the part for you may seem a bit tiresome and even a bit of a hassle.
What you don’t realize though is that your mechanic oftentimes will source the parts needed for your vehicle from local AND online vendors, the same places accessible to you. The mechanic will then tack on additional surcharges to create a profit margin for getting the part for you, and you will end up paying much more than if you were to purchase the part yourself...

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San Diego International Auto Show

As you may already know, is headquartered in San Diego, California. We are a great mix of car enthusiasts from all over San Diego County all working towards the goal of getting you the auto part you need at the best price. After a year of hard work accomplishing this in 2013, we get to begin the New Year here in San Diego by joining our fellow San Diegan car lovers at the 2014 San Diego International Auto Show. The show started on January 1st and lasts until January 5th 2014 and only costs $12 for adults. For our customers who are in San Diego or somewhere nearby this is a fun event to go to with friends and family and check out the newest car models, classic cars on display and custom vehicles that made the show room.

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We Have the COOLEST Customers

Ever buy something over the phone and think, “What a nice person. How can I give back”? No, probably not. Well, it’s not our first reaction either. But, here we are, writing this blog, which means we clearly have awesome customers who thought differently.

Meet Toby, our sales rep (Read more about Toby on our ‘Get To Know Your Pros’ Page). He received a call from a customer looking for a blower motor for his 2001 E320 that no one else could get except for the dealer (and you know how outrageous dealership pricing can get!)...

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Categories: BuyAutoParts Employees| Car Fun Attends SEMA!

It’s that time of year again, the time for premier automotive specialty parts to have their shining glory all in one place – SEMA. SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is a convention that occurs once a year at the Las Vegas Convention Center held exclusively for those in the automotive industry. It’s basically the center for performance and specialty parts...

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We’re in the San Diego Business Journal -- AGAIN! made headlines again! This morning, Mike Allen of the San Diego Business Journal released the article, Delivers on Customer Service, underlining our company’s business strategy and why we’ve been successful thus far.

So what were the main points in the article? Here is the shortened version of the topics the SDBJ highlighted, in case you’re not a subscriber: ....

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3rd Time's a Charm: Inc. 5000 List


We did it again! INC. 5000 recently release their top 5000 fastest growing companies, and we made the list for the third consecutive year. This year we ranked at #2382 and #50 for the San Diego Metro area.

“We attribute the majority of our success to our excellent customer service,” commented Dara Greaney, CEO of “Finding car parts online can be a daunting task...

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What to Do if Your Car Catches Fire

What to Do if Your Car Catches Fire

You never think it will happen to you. That’s what I thought anyway.

Here’s the background story: This was in late January, and my boyfriend and I were on my way home from a snowboarding day trip from Big Bear Mountain. The drive home is definitely not a short one; we were going on our fourth hour driving due to the heavy traffic of people leaving the mountain for the night. We were maybe 15 minutes out from the city of Escondido when I hear a loud thud coming from the engine of his Camry. Immediately after, the entire windshield is clouded by a huge plume of white smoke. In panic, my boyfriend pulled over to the emergency lane off the freeway, turned off the car, rushed to the hood, and before he opens it, I notice an orange glow emitting from the cracks of the hood. Crouching down, he confirmed the worst: the engine was on fire.

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