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  1. The online market for after-market car parts, by some estimates expected to top $10 billion in the next few years, represents an interesting opportunity both for established retailers that could grab market share as consumers move online—and companies like Amazon, that will look to grab those same shoppers. Investors have been sensitive to the threat Amazon presents for a while now. Early last year, when news broke that the company was targeting the market, sector stocks took a tumble. Is it useless to resist the oncoming behemoth? Perhaps not. In a Friday report, Raymond James analysts reviewed some of the major players’ sites, comparing those of Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Amazon and privately-owned RockAuto. By their measures, Advance holds up best. ILLUSTRATION: RAYMOND JAMES “Advance’s and O’Reilly’s websites offer a slightly more attractive alternative to Amazon’s,” the analysts wrote, “particularly for DIY customers that are either 1) looking for useful browsing features, 2) seeking information on parts, or 3) wanting to buy online and pick up in store.” More generally, investors seem to like the business. Earlier this month, Credit Suisse predicted improved sales in 2018 and a boost from tax reform. And on Friday, JPMorgan called it “one of the best sectors in retail,” adding Advance to its “Focus List” with a $138 price target on the shares, about 12% above current levels.
  2. Check it this guy Arthur Tussik repairing cars after accidents. https://www.youtube.com/user/tussik01/videos
  3. Wow, that's pretty good considering how the last years has been for Autozone, Advance, and O'Reilly, They should get a stock boost from this today and the rest of the players in this segment.
  4. Check out his video vault http://www.bsfautoparts.com/bsf-video-vault/ funny guy and obviously did something right to sell and secure a position with a corporation.
  5. Thanks for posting this. I don't get a chance to go to AAPEX so it's nice to see a little of it like this. A few videos posted on youtube...
  6. That's a great price actually, amazing that a dealer which is usually more expensive has the lube centers beat on this!
  7. I've been thinking of getting a magnetic one myself. This one looks pretty good.
  8. That's a generic under other brands as well. Check this one from walmart for $13.95. https://www.walmart.com/ip/OxGord-CAN-OBD-II-MS300-obd2-Scanner-Tool-for-Check-Engine-Light-Diagnostics-Direct-Scan-and-Read-Out/150731313?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=693&adid=22222222227046941441&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=146934810922&wl4=pla-257964074393&wl5=9004212&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=112354462&wl11=online&wl12=150731313&wl13=&veh=sem
  9. Has anyone been buying tires at tirerack or other online tire seller? If so, do you have them shipped to the installer or to your house and then bring them somewhere... Or, do you go to a place like sears, firestone, NTB, etc...
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    I would be curious to find out what the best rated impact guns and wrenches are. Are they IR?
  11. Yes, Advance took a big hit today on the stock market.
  12. Two of those big companies will consolidate at one point to grow bigger or be bought by an amazon or walmart, just a guess.
  13. Interesting article: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/14/japanese-auto-parts-could-soon-be-made-out-of-wood.html Japanese auto suppliers such as Denso, Toyota's biggest supplier, and DaikyoNishikawa are working to manufacture auto parts from wood pulp Material made from wood pulp weighs just one fifth of steel and can be five times stronger, researchers said The global push among carmakers to make ever lighter vehicles is leading some auto suppliers in Japan to turn to what seems like an unlikely substitute for steel: wood. Japanese researchers and auto component makers say a material made from wood pulp weighs just one fifth of steel and can be five times stronger. The material, cellulose nanofibres, could become a viable alternative to steel in the decades ahead, they say, although it faces competition from carbon-based materials, and remains a long way from being commercially viable. Reducing the weight of a vehicle will be critical as manufacturers move to bring electric cars into the mainstream. Batteries are an expensive but vital component, so a reduction in car weight will mean fewer batteries will be needed to power the vehicle, saving on costs. "Lightweighting is a constant issue for us," said Masanori Matsushiro, a project manager overseeing body design at Toyota. "But we also have to resolve the issue of high manufacturing costs before we see an increased use of new, lighter-weight materials in mass-volume cars." Researchers at Kyoto University and major parts suppliers such as Denso, Toyota's biggest supplier, and DaikyoNishikawa, are working with plastics incorporated with cellulose nanofibres - made by breaking down wood pulp fibres into several hundredths of a micron (one thousandth of a millimetre). Cellulose nanofibres have been used in a variety of products ranging from ink to transparent displays, but their potential use in cars has been enabled by the "Kyoto Process", under which chemically treated wood fibres are kneaded into plastics while simultaneously being broken down into nanofibres, slashing the cost of production to roughly one-fifth that of other processes. Reuters Staff | Reuters Wood chips and fibers are chemically treated before bring converted into cellulose nanofibers at a laboratory in Tokyo, Japan July 25, 2017.

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