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Do you want more auto parts options for your vehicle repairs? The days of shopping at one or two local auto parts suppliers, seeing only limited quantities and brands, are a thing of the past. Today, a number of online auto parts stores make a concerted effort of getting the best, most cost effective auto parts in your hands, in as short a time as possible.

Online auto parts stores allow you to select from a variety of auto parts brands that you can trust. Also, those people that are familiar with buying after-market auto parts understand that not all manufacturers create the right fit. The need to return auto parts is going to occur once in a while. That's why it's important to shop at an auto parts store that provides a no-hassle auto parts return policy.

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4.5 stars
Advance Auto Parts

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS

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Advance Auto Parts is a name that many people recognize and trust. As a company they have been around over 75 years and have 3,400 stores nationwide. They service both the do-it-yourself and professional installers providing aftermarket auto parts, batteries, accessories, and maintenance items. The list of products range from replacement parts, engine parts, brakes, batteries, performance parts, accessories and tools for your garage.

Advance Auto Parts is not only an online store, they also have locations nationwide. Because of this, consumers have the option of in-store pick-up, which is free of shipping charges. Your order generally is ready in 1 hour to be picked up from the store. If you choose to have your order shipped to you and your order is over $75, the order ships for free. If you are not completely satisfied with your order and you need to return a product, you have up to 90-days from your date of purchase to return the item to either a retail store or mail to the return center.

The website is easy to locate what you are looking for. There is much more to the website that just ordering auto parts. There is an Advance Know-How section that has podcasts, articles, videos and brochures that help the consumer with many different auto projects and problems. Recently Advance Auto Parts released a new section to the website called "Your Garage". This service offers the following features:

  • Service alerts to warn you of standard services your car needs at set mileage
  • Diagnose problems to figure out what is wrong with your vehicle
  • Get an estimate of the approximate cost of the service needed
  • Find a mechanic if you would rather have a professional perform the maintenance for you in your locale
  • Recall notifications
  • Service history
  • Vehicle prices and values to find out what your current vehicle is worth
  • Cost of ownership to find out how much you can expect to pay to maintain your vehicle.

While pricing is not as competitive, this is a full service company and the convenience of returning the part locally is a definite plus. Their customer service representatives are knowledgeable and friendly at 1-877-886-4605. Advance Auto Parts provides a strong option for your auto parts needs.

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Streetside Auto

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Street Side Auto has an expert staff and management team that represent years of experience in the specialty automotive aftermarket. This team has relationships with some manufacturers that go back as far as 30 years. These relationships and experience give the consumer the security of knowing they are dealing with real hands-on all-American automotive enthusiasts, who have the answers the consumer needs to help them select the right product for their needs.

Initially the website has an orderly appearance with sharp colors and layout. But the search capabilities left us frustrated. The page that lists the products does not list the prices. To find the prices the consumer must click through to multiple other pages. A very annoying feature that this website has is that every time the consumer clicks on an item to receive more information, a pop-up screen shows up that has the consumer input information about the make, model, etc. of the vehicle that you are looking for the part for to be verified by the consumer. Just to find out the price on a product you must click through many screens, as the pop-up window appears each time you navigate to a different page. This was time consuming and would prevent many from purchasing from this website, as there are many other great options available through other websites reviewed.

Free ground shipping is offered for orders over $50. If the order is deemed an oversized item, free shipping does not apply and a $99 flat rate is assessed to the order, no matter how large the shipment is. If a tire is ordered, a $25 fee per tire is assessed for shipping with the maximum fee of $99. Auto parts may be returned up to 60-days from date of purchase. All items must in original condition to be returned and will be assessed a $10 restocking fee. There are a few products that are not returnable, please check out the website for the extensive list of products. Most auto parts are warranted by the manufacturer, usually for 90 days from the date of purchase, unless specified otherwise.

Unfortunately, this poorly built website takes away from any positives in return policy or selection. We believe that most would be too frustrated to complete their purchase.

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Before you purchase your next auto parts online, it's important to consider several factors:

  • Selection.  Does the company offer the auto parts that you're looking for? Do they supply auto parts from several manufactures, or only one?
  • Return Policy.  If you buy the wrong auto parts, or they don't fit, will you be able to return the auto parts and get your money back?
  • Price.  How do the prices of the auto parts compare between competitors?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best auto parts stores available today. We hope these reviews help you find the auto parts you need quickly and easily!

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