Originally Posted by cvc
the dealer, would the quality of the part be better, do these auto parts store starters last ?
The majority (if not all) of these starters are rebuilt. So, it depends on the shop that rebuilds these starters as to how long they will last. If you got a lifetime warranty on this starter that would be a good thing. However, a lifetime warranty does NOT necessarily mean it was rebuilt any better than one that comes with a 90 Day Warranty. Remember, Advanced Auto is not sitting on their backs removing and reinstalling that starter.
But to answer your question, the dealer tends to sell better rebuilt starters BUT at a Price.