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    Thanks for visiting our brand new online forum for automotive parts. We are just starting to build content and invite you to join us here in our new online discussion forum for automotive parts topics.  Whether you are a veteran automotive parts guru or just someone looking for some quick auto parts advice, register today and start a new topic in our forum. Registration is free and you can even do it with social network platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn.  

  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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    • AmazonBasics 6-Pack High Mileage Motor Oil - Synthetic Blend
      AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil - Synthetic Blend

      AmazonBasics high-mileage synthetic-blend motor oil offers an enhanced level of protection for engines over 75,000 miles. Its synthetic blend combines conventional oil with synthetic for cost efficiency with some of the benefits of a full synthetic. An important part of routine maintenance, the motor oil works well for anything from topping off levels to complete oil changes. Whether it’s a beloved older vehicle or one with an uncertain maintenance history, help protect its engine with AmazonBasics high-mileage, synthetic-blend motor oil.
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    • OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts for Your Car: How to Choose
      When selecting parts for a car repair, it pays to know the differences between original and aftermarket parts. Whenever possible, get estimates for both.

      Choosing between original and aftermarket car parts — and even used parts of either type — is all about squaring your priorities with your budget.

      You’ll have different options depending on the part and the shop. And the best choice will depend on whether you’re trying to keep repairs cheap, restore your car’s appearance after a wreck or soup up your ride.

      Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts match those that came with your car, and are of the same quality as its original parts. They’re also the most expensive.
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    • Replacement Intervals For Oil And Air Filters In Today’s Vehicles
      The factory-recommended replacement intervals for filters can vary quite a bit depending on the year, make and model of the vehicle, as well as how it is driven. As a rule, older vehicles (those more than 15 to 20 years old) typically have more frequent service intervals than newer vehicles. Why? Because late-model vehicles require less maintenance, thanks to improvements in motor oils, transmission fluids, engine design and filter media.

      Many long-life air and oil filters use synthetic fiber media or a blend of cellulose and synthetic fibers to extend filter life.

      Changing the oil and filter every 3,000 miles was standard practice decades ago. But it’s no longer necessary because most multi-viscosity oils today are a synthetic blend or a full synthetic that resist viscosity breakdown and oxidation for a much longer period of time. Late-model fuel-injected engines also run much cleaner than their carbureted ancestors, which reduces oil contamination in the crankcase.
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    • Oil Filters And Air Filters: Important Maintenance Parts
      Air filters, cabin air filters, oil filters and (sometimes) fuel and transmission filters are important maintenance parts that typically are replaced according to a time and/or mileage schedule. A vehicle’s service schedule recommendations can be found in the owner’s manual or in a separate brochure. Unfortunately, many motorists never read – or totally ignore – the recommendations.

      Factory service schedules are designed to prolong the life of the engine, transmission and cooling system, to reduce premature wear and breakdowns, but also to minimize maintenance costs while the vehicle is still under warranty. That’s why factory oil change recommendations have been stretched to 7,500 to 10,000 miles or more on many late-model vehicles. Most late-model cars and light trucks no longer have recommended change intervals for transmission fluid and filters, or for fuel filters. These so-called “lifetime” fluids and filters are supposed to last a long time – but they won’t last forever. Experience has shown that “lifetime” filters and fluids don’t live up to the hype.

      Fuel filters always should be replaced when a fuel pump is replaced (unless the filter is part of the fuel pump module assembly). Likewise, transmission filters should be replaced if a customer is changing the fluid in their transmission.

      Last Line of Defense Against Contaminants

      Filters are the first line of defense against contaminants. Air filters keep dirt and abrasive particles out of the engine. A good-quality air filter will trap about 98 percent or more of the particles that can cause trouble inside an engine. As the filter media becomes saturated with dirt, it’s efficiency actually increases. But, as the filter becomes clogged with more and more dirt, it also becomes more restrictive to airflow. The greater the pressure drop across the filter, the more it hurts performance and fuel economy.
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