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Old 06-03-2011, 02:14 PM   #11
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I will not go to autozone or advance for electrical parts..I pretty much do all my part shoping at oriley or napa...I have found a couple good deals on same brand parts at pep boys but dont go there much hardly at all.
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Pep Boys, I never research them- but will. Thanks for bringing the name up.
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Hell they just sent me a 10 dollar gift card for my upcoming birthday on june 10th..i have to use it by then but still cool!
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if im on;y missing out of 1 wire can i swap with my SE into my SSei? and the same for the spark plug?
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My birthday is coming up too, perhaps I'll get one. I'll have no problem using it. Tools are simply the best gift, even if they come in the form of a gift card.
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You have be sighned up for the rewards thing at pep boys to get one lol
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Depends on what I am getting. After getting a discount outlet tie rod for my pickup and having it snap a couple weeks later on a 4 lane doing 45, I started going to NAPA for critical parts and never looked back. Things like batterys/wipers/etc I do AutoZone/Wally.
That is what I worry about when using Chinese parts that are not verfied or validated by anyone as being truly road worthy. Glad you got through that safely.....

I sense AutoZone and Adance Auto make a much higher profit using private label Chinese knockoffs than stock parts from DELPHI/AC DELCO, MOOG, Wagner, etc. They do stock a few of them, but I am discovering they are stocking less of the name brand/ tested parts and only stocking their so called private label stuff.
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I usually get my parts at Canadian Tire and Car Quest. Parts from seem to be of fairly good quality, and I haven't had any trouble yet, and i'm not always the easiest on my vehicles. The only thing I get at Wal Mart is oil and washer fluid if its on sale.
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I go to advanced auto because the guy there loves me hahaha
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I usually do autozone and Oreillys, can't argue with lifetime warranties on stuff, especially when there is not much to go wrong, and the part is easy to replace. Otherwise, I go online for some stuff too.

I wouldn't go Napa usually unless I was tired of replacing the same part every other week.
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