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How to Pick an Exhaust for Your Car

A new exhaust is a very common first modification for many car owners. While modern cars won’t see as much of a power increase from just the exhaust on its own, its still possible to improve the sound the car makes, and that’s a big part of the experience for a lot of people. But…
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What to Do with A P0420 Code

Your car’s catalytic converter is the centerpiece of the emissions control system, which unfortunately makes it one of the more feared and expensive potential repairs you may need. At its most basic level, the cat works as a filter on your exhaust system to reduce the pollution that exits your tailpipe. It’s designed to last…
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Saginaw 68/86 Power Steering Gearbox Buyer’s Guide

The Saginaw 68 and 86 are far and away our best-selling power steering gear boxes, most likely because of how many cars they were in and how many of those are still on the road. As you can tell from the names, the 68 and 86 are two different gearboxes, but in practice they are…
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How to Find the Right Driveshaft

While a driveshaft used to be a very simple item connecting the transmission to the rear axle, vehicle developments such as front-wheel drive and independent suspension have created some more options, which leaves room for confusion when it’s time to fix your car. This quick guide should explain the multiple options available for replacement driveshafts,…
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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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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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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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