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  1. Auto Parts Discussion Forums

    1. General Auto Parts Discussion

      This forum is for general auto parts topics that are not specific enough for other forum areas. Forum moderators may move a topic if a better suited forum is available.

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    2. Finding The Right Auto Part Help

      Do you need help finding the right auto part for your car or truck? Forum for questions on brand, quality, warranty, or where to buy your parts.

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    4. Auto Parts Stores, Sellers & Suppliers

      This forum is for topics about automotive parts suppliers that do not currently have their own dedicated forum on AutopartsForum.com.

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    5. Factory OEM Auto Parts

      This forum is for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) auto parts topics. Auto parts topics that are factory direct and not aftermarket should be posted and include topics about OEM suppliers such as Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, BMW, etc.

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    6. Auto Parts Brands and Manufacturers

      This forum is for topics about specific brands of auto parts and the manufacturers that make them. Post specific brand or manufacturer questions with a topic in this forum.

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    7. Auto Parts Training and Resources

      This forum is for topics about auto parts training and resources provided by automotive parts manufacturers and suppliers.

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    8. Automotive Tools & Equipment

      This forum is for automotive tools and equipment related topics. You can post anything that is related to automotive tools, equipment, etc. 

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    9. Used Auto Parts Forum

      Finding used parts at an Auto Wrecker, often referred to as a Junk Yard, can save lots of money. These parts are not new and come off of wrecked vehicles. Post a new topic if you have questions or suggestions.

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    10. Auto Parts Classifieds

      List your auto parts you have for sale, new and used. Post a topic if you are looking for something specific to buy or trade.

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  2. Automotive Parts Category Forums

    1. Automotive Brake Parts

      This forum is for automotive brake parts such as brake pads, calipers, brake rotors, other brake components and related topics.

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    2. Automotive Chassis, Steering & Suspension Parts

      This forum is for automotive chassis, steering, and suspension parts related topics that are not specific enough for other forum areas. 

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    3. Automotive Heating, Cooling & AC Parts

      This forum is for automotive heating, cooling and Air Conditioning related topics such as AC compressors, blower motors, Freon, heater controls, water pumps, thermostats, heater cores, etc. 

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    4. Automotive Ignition, Battery & Electrical Parts

      This forum is for automotive ignition, battery, and electrical parts such as modules, sensors, starters, alternators, ignition components, etc. 

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    5. Automotive Engine & Drivetrain Parts

      This forum is for automotive engine and drivetrain related such as automotive engines, transmission, differentials, etc. 

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    6. Automotive Wipers, Filters, Oil & Lubricants

      This forum is for automotive maintenance parts such as wiper blades, filters, oil & lubricants and other normally maintained items on cars and trucks. 

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    7. Automotive Tires

      This forum is for automotive and truck tire related topics, tire news, tire information, tire questions, tire fitment, tire brands, etc.

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    8. Auto Body Parts & Accessories

      This forum is for auto body parts and accessory related topics such as fenders, paint, lighting, interior, etc.

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    9. Heavy Duty, Equipment, and Off-Highway Parts

      This forum is for heavy duty, equipment, and off-highway parts topics. Examples of fitment would be for big semi trucks, excavators, loaders, compressors, farm equipment, etc.

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  3. Automotive Discussions and Help Forums

    1. The Automotive Forum

      This forum is for any general automotive related topics. 

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    2. Help With Car or Truck Repair

      Post a question about repairing your car or truck to get help. You can post symptoms, DTC codes, etc.

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    3. Modify Your Car or Truck

      Working on a car or truck modification? Share your project with the community. Post tips, how to pictures and videos, and any other modifications you are or would like to work on. 

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    4. 4x4 Truck and Jeep Parts

      This forum is for topics specific to 4x4 trucks and Jeep parts.

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    5. Classic Car and Truck Forum

      This forum is for topics on older cars and trucks including classic cars and hot rods.

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    6. Off-Road ATV, UTV, Side by Side & Go Cart Parts

      This forum is for topics about parts specific for off-road applications such as ATVs, UTVs, Side by Sides and Go Carts.

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  4. Auto Parts Business & Career Forums

    1. Working In Auto Parts

      Forum for topics related to working in the auto parts industry.

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    2. Auto Parts Training Resources

      Topics on auto parts training, learning about auto parts, and automotive parts training resources.

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    3. Auto Parts Store Ownership and Management

      This forum is for auto parts store ownership and management topics.

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    4. Auto Parts Store Distribution

      This forum is for auto parts store distribution and distributor topics.

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    5. Starting or Expanding an Auto Parts Business

      This forum is for topics on starting or expanding an auto parts business. Store, On-line, or other.

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    • Latest U.S. Tariffs Could Make Auto Parts Pricier
      SHANGHAI—The Trump administration’s latest tariffs will hammer Chinese auto-parts makers, likely raising prices for their U.S. customers, who have few options to buy key parts elsewhere, manufacturers and industry experts say.

      The new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese-made goods, announced Monday and set to take effect next week, are expected to hit a range of auto-related imports—from crankshafts and spark plugs to windshield-wiper blades—and reverberate through the supply chain, potentially impacting the prices of new and used cars alike.

      The automotive industry has become so globalized, and Chinese suppliers so dominant at certain points in the supply chain, that there are few immediate and affordable alternatives to China for some materials and parts, industry experts say.

      More than 1,000 Chinese companies export auto parts to the U.S., shipping axles, fog lamps, brake rotors and more to U.S. auto companies and parts stores. The U.S. imports about $10 billion in parts from China annually, second only to Mexico’s $23 billion, according to a recent Boston Consulting Group study. The latest round of tariffs will impose a 10% duty effective Sept. 24 and then increase it to 25% by the end of the year.

      Those tariffs could increase prices for car owners looking to replace worn-out components—some of which, such as brake rotors, are built mostly in China. A 25% tariff would likely increase the average cost of replacing a set of four brake rotors from $280 currently to nearly $400, which could dissuade some car owners from making needed repairs, according to the Auto Care Association, a lobbying group for independent parts manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
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    • Karl Rove Joins Keynote Speaker Lineup At AAPEX 2018
      Karl Rove, a political strategist best known for his provocative and robust knowledge of the major political issues of the day, will speak at AAPEX 2018 during the grand opening keynote session, “Breakfast with John King and Karl Rove: How Trade and the Elections Could Impact the Aftermarket.”

      AAPEX will take place Tuesday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. The grand opening keynote session is a ticketed event and will be held from 7-8:45 a.m. PDT on Oct. 30 in The Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom, 5th floor.

      During his keynote address, Rove will focus on the global impact of President Donald Trump’s imposed and proposed tariffs, as well as how tariffs potentially levied by foreign countries may impact U.S. businesses.
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    • Replacing Cabin Air Filters for the Health of It
      Cabin air filters may not be the most exciting part of today’s vehicles, but their role in cleaning up the interior air can be vital to your customers’ health.

      Air pollution is becoming a bigger concern, even as cars are producing fewer emissions. Since the 1990s, automakers have included cabin air filters as a standard feature on vehicles, to remove dust, pollen, allergens and soot from the air in the interior of the car.

      Much like an air filter for your home’s HVAC system, the cabin air filter improves the quality of the air entering the vehicle through the heating and cooling system. It also keeps dirt, debris, bugs and leaves out of the evaporator and heater core.

      How often should these filters be changed? That depends on the filter’s service life and operating conditions. However, most manufacturers recommend replacing them once a year.

      Cabin air filters are very efficient and can filter up to 100,000 liters of outside air through the vehicle’s interior – which is one reason that it’s a good idea to change these filter elements regularly. Your customers may not even realize they have one of these filters, because it’s not as commonly known as an air filter or oil filter. They sit behind the glovebox or in some other out-of-the-way location where most vehicle owners never see them. And being out of sight can lead to lack of maintenance.
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    • Indirect Tire-Pressure Monitoring System: The ‘Other’ TPMS
      It’s been more than a decade since the federal government first mandated that new vehicles feature tire-pressure monitoring systems to warn drivers against underinflation. Direct TPMS sensors and their service kits are a common stocking item for parts stores, tire shops and even general repair shops nationwide, but while these sensors are now well-known and widely available, there is another system that provides tire-pressure monitoring without sensor service and replacement.

      In the case of direct TPMS, radio frequency signals from each tire-mounted sensor are transmitted to a central receiver, where the individual air-pressure readings are compared to the manufacturer’s recommended inflation pressure. If the actual pressure in any tire drops below 75 percent of this recommended calibration, the warning light will illuminate. Some manufacturers also display the actual pressure of each tire in their driver information center (usually found in the gauge cluster) during startup.
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