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This car has nothing but issues, now I have water coming in when it rains and my back seat floor is a puddle. Took my spare tire out and have water in there also. Sprayed the whole car down and can see the water coming in when I spray the roof. Looks like it may be coming from the roof rack area. Took the panels off to look and the roof/body seal may be the culprit. Also found a bulletin on this. I ordered some 3M sealer on Amazon so I'll try and replace the seal. Anyone run into this on an equinox or terrain?
Fix Your Ride, Protect the Environment with APW Rewards: Double Points for Every Purchase for 4 Days OnlyBy Auto News
Cars are some of the biggest sources of pollution in the environment, and it doesn’t help if your daily driver is in bad shape because it’s very likely producing even more pollutants than well-maintained vehicles. Earth Day helps bring awareness to the need for protecting the environment, and you can do your small part to protect it by fixing your ride. The great news is that APW Rewards, Auto Parts Warehouse’s loyalty program, can help you do so with its 4-day Earth Day promo exclusive to APW Rewards members from April 23 – 26.
Simply by signing up for a free APW Rewards account, you will automatically get free 100 points during the promo period. The perks don’t end there, however, because on top of these signup points, every purchase you make on Auto Parts Warehouse during the promo will give you double points. What does this mean? It means, for example, that a $100 order will give you 200 points instead of the usual 100. With 200 points in your APW Rewards account, you can immediately redeem a $10 off $20 coupon that you can use on your very next purchase, guaranteeing you savings that you can’t get anywhere else!
If you’re looking for the best value for your money, APW Rewards is a loyalty program that gives you multiple ways to save when you shop for car parts and accessories. As mentioned, you will get points equivalent to the dollar value of your order the moment you join this exclusive club. These points are redeemable for coupons that could get you up to $100 off on your next order along with special access to promos and benefits that are not available to other customers.
Finally, once you’ve had $300 worth of purchases, you will unlock Premier Tier, which will give you double points for the rest of your APW Rewards membership. As long as you remain active by making a purchase, your account will not expire and you can continue to earn points and redeem auto parts store coupons whenever you need. This is the best time to get your ride in tip-top shape and contribute to making the environment healthier and safer for you and other people. When you’re ready to sign up for free, just go to https://bit.ly/2ZxFquQ and seize this 4-day promo while it lasts.
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By Auto News
If you’ve been putting off fixing your car, the best time to do those repairs would be right now because April is National Car Care Month. A lot of vehicles need maintenance and upgrades, yours included, and Car Care Month is an important reminder of the value of taking care of our vehicles. Here at Auto Parts Warehouse, we want to help you get your ride in tip-top shape with APW Rewards’ exclusive offer from April 10-12. During this period, APW Rewards members will get free 100 points just for signing up!
But your savings on auto repair don’t end there. For 3 days only—every product you purchase from AutoPartsWarehouse.com as an APW Rewards member will get you either free 100 points or 200 points! All these points are easily redeemable for exclusive coupon codes that you can use on the site to get huge discounts on auto parts and accessories. In fact, you can already redeem a $10 off coupon with just a minimum of 200 points and you can keep on earning points to get discounts up to $100 off per order!
During the limited promo period, APW Rewards will give you free 100 points on select items–with no purchase limit. The great news is you can earn even more points–200 points to be exact–if you purchase from the brands listed below:
Plus, all loyalty members who accumulate $300 worth of purchases unlock Premier Tier membership, which automatically credits double points for every purchase all year round–even after our Car Care Month promo is done! No need to hunt down discount codes; with an APW Rewards membership, all the coupons you need can be found right inside your APW account.
Investing in your daily driver ensures the smoothest and safest drive. To help get you started on refreshing your ride, check out this simple car care checklist. Sign up for an APW Rewards membership for free today at https://bit.ly/2UOEfrq and avail of this special deal that await you for Car Care Month. Remember: the more points you earn, the more auto parts store coupons you can redeem for future purchases. Make car care a priority while earning big savings with APW Rewards.
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March Madness Sale! For 5 Days Only: Free 50 Points for Signing Up, 100 Points for Orders Below $200 or 200 Points for Orders Above $200By Auto News
It’s March Madness! And that can only mean one thing for you and other sports fans around the country: it’s time to fill out your brackets to predict who will win this year’s collegiate national championship. On Auto Parts Warehouse, we’re giving you one more reason to get excited about March Madness: for 5 days only, we have an exclusive offer to APW Rewards members: mad rewards points for free!
Joining APW Rewards from March 26-30 will automatically credit you free 50 points. APW Rewards is Auto Parts Warehouse’s loyalty program, which gives you exclusive offers and heavy discounts on car parts and accessories all year round as a member. On top of that, for every purchase you make between March 26-30, APW Rewards will give you free 100 bonus points for orders below $200 or free 200 bonus points for orders above $200! Those points are going to come in handy if you need to fix or upgrade your daily driver and you want to save on repair costs.
Your bonus points in addition to the points you will earn equivalent to the dollar value of your order will more than likely make you immediately eligible to redeem discount auto parts coupons starting at $10 off. APW Rewards has bigger discount codes that you can redeem, including a $100 off coupon that you can apply on your order!
Another friendly tip: if you want to save more on car parts: all APW Rewards members who accumulate 300 points from their purchases will automatically unlock Premier Tier membership, which grants members double points for the rest of their membership as long as they remain active customers at Auto Parts Warehouse. The more purchases you make, the more points you earn, the bigger the discounts you can apply on your every order.
So while you’re waiting for your favorite NCAA team to play this year, you may want to visit APW and sign up for this exclusive and limited-time offer for March Madness. Sign up today at https://bit.ly/2CEL2tC and start grabbing mad rewards points!
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Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) has acquired the DieHard brand from Transform Holdco LLC (“Transformco”), for $200 million utilizing cash on hand.
“We are excited to acquire global ownership of an iconic American brand. DieHard will help differentiate Advance, drive increased DIY customer traffic and build a unique value proposition for our Professional customers and Independent Carquest partners. DieHard has the highest brand awareness and regard of any automotive battery brand in North America and will enable Advance to build a leadership position within the critical battery category,” said Tom Greco, president and CEO, Advance Auto Parts. “DieHard stands for durability and reliability and we will strengthen and leverage the brand in other battery categories, such as marine and recreational vehicles. We also see opportunities to extend DieHard in other automotive categories. We remain committed to providing our customers with high-quality products and excellent service. The addition of DieHard to our industry leading assortment of national brands, OE parts and owned brands will enable us to differentiate Advance and drive significant long-term shareholder value.”
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.
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.
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.
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.