Become friends with the part guys at your local
dealersip. I buy most of my parts at the dealer. So
many that he gives me a very nice discount. Just this
week I bought an MR2 clutch slave cylinder at the
dealer for less than the local O'Reillys wanted to
charge me. Most times, depending on the parts, they
do end up costing a little more but they last much
longer and I don't have to worry about the quality.
--- "John T. Blair" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> At 04:42 PM 10/5/2007 -0400, David Scheidt wrote:
> >Quality is not a concern of most major retailers.
> They're much more
> >concerned with making money. If they decide that
> they can do that by
> >selling crap, and charging non-crap prices for it,
> that's what they do.
> On the same subject, has anyone noticed the quality
> of aftermarket auto
> parts. Do you think it's junk? Should you go to
> the discount dealers for
> the OEM parts.
> I bought an 84 Honda Accord new. It took almost 20
> years and over 120,000
> for things to fail, like the 1/2 shafts and
> alternator. I bought, what I
> thought was decient, parts from the aftermarket box
> store suppliers, AutoZone,
> Advanced, etc.
> The replacement 1/2 shafts only lasted about 2 years
> as did the alternator.
> In the last 4 to 5 years, I've replaced the 1/2
> shafts twice, and the
> alternator twice.
> I'm beginning to there that there really is
> something to the OEM parts!
> But sometimes I just can't accept the price, like
> $380 for a Honda alternator.
> John T. Blair WA4OHZ email: email@example.com
> Va. Beach, Va
> Phone: (757) 495-8229
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