U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old Yesterday, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
1,428 posts, read 569,425 times
Reputation: 3357

Advertisements

I get most of my repair parts at Autozone, Oreilly or NAPA, all of which are a few minutes from my home. I get a senior or veteran's discount that I don't get online and returning stuff is easy. Occasionally I'll buy online if it's a specialty part or I'm not in a hurry. Rock Auto and eBay are good sources. For batteries, fluids, maintenance supplies, and tires it's Walmart or Sams Club whichever has the best deal at any given time. My Walmart is 10 minutes away and has the auto service department at the back of the store where I can park easily and be in the store in 30 seconds and pay at the auto service counter for anything I buy anywhere in the store.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old Yesterday, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Florida
4,680 posts, read 2,613,858 times
Reputation: 8291
Parts, NAPA is my first choice, O'reilly's is second.

Consumables like air filters, Wally world. None of them in this area has a repair shop.

Accessories, I shop on line to find out who has what I want.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Coastal, NC
2,692 posts, read 2,122,688 times
Reputation: 3890
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cape Cod Todd View Post
Who here remembers the JC Whitney catalogs?

They always had all kinds of cool and quirky things.

I remember buying my girlfriend a "blinky the cat" it was a stuffed white cat with red eyes that you would place on the rear shelf of your car and wire it into the back lights and the red eyes would blink when you used your indicator.

Too funny.


Yea, Way back when I use to order from them. They did have hard to find parts. They've come a long way compared to what they use to carry. Some of their stuff was junk.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 06:46 PM
 
1,216 posts, read 880,289 times
Reputation: 2840
Quote:
Originally Posted by RcHydro View Post
Yea, Way back when I use to order from them. They did have hard to find parts. They've come a long way compared to what they use to carry. Some of their stuff was junk.

Their curb feelers were top notch.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
2,970 posts, read 1,369,021 times
Reputation: 3063
Almost every Merkur thing I have I got on Ebay.
I haven't bought anything in awhile because I have damn near everything including some one of a kind things.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 09:02 PM
Status: "Postatem obscuri lateris nescitis" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
3,630 posts, read 2,966,441 times
Reputation: 6373
Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodyfromnc View Post
The only auto accessory I've purchased was a tonneau cover for my truck bed. I went to the F-150 forums and read up on which brand and style was recommended and had a local dealership install it.
Toyota has an interesting way of handling this, by having a performance division within the company, with the unfortunate acronym TRD. Toyota Racing Division, that is. As the name suggests, they make high performance parts and accessories for various models. Mostly offroad, and they do race Tundras and Tacomas here and there, worldwide. Some street stuff, too, for the BRZ line and X-Runners.

I've actually bought more than a few performance parts for my Toyota Tacoma X-Runner from TRD counter (yep, their own small shop in the dealer). Can be quite convenient. Specifics include a Leer tonneau cover (hard cap, on hinges) painted Black Sand Pearl, i.e. matched to the truck, which surely looks fine. Also the TRD Supercharger, a kit that really wakes up the 4.0 liter V-6. Also high performance front brakes for obvious reasons. Those are definitely accessories.

Surprised Ford and others don't have race or speed shops associated with the factory, and mini-shops in the dealers too. Not like Lexus, an upscale Toyota, with their own infrastructure. Or Lamborghini, bought by Audi back in the '00's and keeping their own infrastructure too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
4,292 posts, read 6,327,153 times
Reputation: 10263
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blondebaerde View Post

Surprised Ford and others don't have race or speed shops associated with the factory, and mini-shops in the dealers too. Not like Lexus, an upscale Toyota, with their own infrastructure. Or Lamborghini, bought by Audi back in the '00's and keeping their own infrastructure too.
Ford has/had the SVT division for along time. It comes and goes. Bmw has M. Mercedes has AMG. there are others but its too late to think of them all lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
16,717 posts, read 10,255,506 times
Reputation: 36115
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cape Cod Todd View Post
Who here remembers the JC Whitney catalogs?

They always had all kinds of cool and quirky things.

I remember buying my girlfriend a "blinky the cat" it was a stuffed white cat with red eyes that you would place on the rear shelf of your car and wire it into the back lights and the red eyes would blink when you used your indicator.

Too funny.

Yep, bought a lot of stuff from JC Whitney, also from Honest Charlie's Speed Shop....Honest Hisself !
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY
4,128 posts, read 3,687,652 times
Reputation: 3280
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blondebaerde View Post
Toyota has an interesting way of handling this, by having a performance division within the company, with the unfortunate acronym TRD. Toyota Racing Division, that is. As the name suggests, they make high performance parts and accessories for various models. Mostly offroad, and they do race Tundras and Tacomas here and there, worldwide. Some street stuff, too, for the BRZ line and X-Runners.

I've actually bought more than a few performance parts for my Toyota Tacoma X-Runner from TRD counter (yep, their own small shop in the dealer). Can be quite convenient. Specifics include a Leer tonneau cover (hard cap, on hinges) painted Black Sand Pearl, i.e. matched to the truck, which surely looks fine. Also the TRD Supercharger, a kit that really wakes up the 4.0 liter V-6. Also high performance front brakes for obvious reasons. Those are definitely accessories.

Surprised Ford and others don't have race or speed shops associated with the factory, and mini-shops in the dealers too. Not like Lexus, an upscale Toyota, with their own infrastructure. Or Lamborghini, bought by Audi back in the '00's and keeping their own infrastructure too.
You mean like Fords FRPP dept and GMs performance division?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY
4,128 posts, read 3,687,652 times
Reputation: 3280
If you mean accessories like floor mats, seat covers and leather steering wheel wraps; I don't buy that crap. Adds wieght and makes a car look like trash. There's a difference between accessories and maintainance and aftermarket parts. Factory placement speakers are aftermarket parts, a set of KC Hi Lites or those horrid effing light bars are accessories, Royal Purple Water Wetter is a maintainance item.


There is one item I have that can be deemed an accessory, which can be had at most places that sell car stuff; a Broadway mirror. I can only think of one more accessory I'd want in my car and that's a pair of fuzzy handcuffs to hang on my spotlight, because retired police car. And those can be had at any pornshop or Spencer's Gifts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top