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SEMA 2019 Highlights

SEMA and AAPEX are an annual trade show held in Las Vegas where all kinds of aftermarket manufacturers show off new stuff. BuyAutoParts attends every year, so we can continue to offer the newest, coolest stuff around. While we spend most of our time at AAPEX, the half of the show dedicated to more normal,…
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Five Reasons Your Steering Wheel Shakes

A shaky steering wheel can be incredibly frustrating when you’re trying to get from one place to another in your car. While it may seem like a simple annoyance, a shaking steering wheel can indicate a variety of serious issues that need to be handled promptly. While the most common culprits of a shaky steering…
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How To Pick The Right Turbo For Your Dodge Ram Cummins Diesel

It’s true that everyone has their own brand loyalty, but when it comes to old Diesel pickups, the Dodge Ram Cummins seems to have the best hit rate. When it first became available for the 1989 model year, the Cummins 6BT blew away the competition such as the Detroit Diesel 6.2L and 6.5L in the…
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2007-2012 Dodge Ram 6.7L Cummins Turbocharger Problems

Halfway through the 2007 model year, Dodge replaced the venerable 5.9 24v Cummins diesel with a new 6.7 liter model, in order to keep up with the ever-increasing competition from Ford and GM. In addition to a massive power increase, this also brought the Ram up to emissions standards not scheduled to go into effect…
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BuyAutoParts Turns 30!

October 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of BuyAutoParts.  We don’t have an exact anniversary date, because like many businesses, ours started as a one-man operation working out of our founder’s garage. But over the next three decades, this grew into a flourishing wholesale business, then one of the first customer-facing auto parts websites, then a…
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How To Replace A Turbocharger

At one point, turbochargers were a cool new unexplored technology. Putting a turbo onto an early Porsche 911 turned your dentist’s car into an infamous snap-oversteer death machine. Mitsubishi was so proud of the Starion ESI-R that they covered the interior in now-fantastically-dated TURBO logos. The Ford Mustang SVO dropped the iconic “five liter” V8…
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Why Our Remanufactured AC Compressors Beat the Competition!

While we pride ourselves on our extensive AC catalog and ability to source some hard-to-find components for older vehicles, some vehicles are so obscure that finding a reliable source for parts can be challenging. We carry brand new aftermarket compressors for most mainstream applications, but we fill in holes in our catalog with quality remanufactured…
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Unique Parts for Hybrid Vehicles

While they used to be a unique oddity, hybrid cars have become exceedingly normal and mainstream. As the tech has become more widespread, costs have come down enough to make it a more rational purchase now than it was when early adopters were trading in a well-worn CRX HF for a funky-looking first generation Honda…
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How to Pick the Right Turbo for Your Subaru

After years of only being seen in Gran Turismo on PlayStation or maybe an odd Best Motoring VHS tape, the Subaru WRX was first sold in the US in 2001 for the 2002 model year. It actually landed right around the same time the first Fast & Furious movie was in theatres, right around the…
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What’s In An AC Kit?

AC is a huge part of our business, and our best-selling AC component would definitely be the compressor. For many people, it may be the only AC part they actually know of, and it’s certainly most people’s first suspect when the vents stop blowing cold air. But A/C is a complex system with a lot…
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