March 11, 2018

Tucson Tom's Auto repair Pages

I am back to working on my own cars again.

Places to get parts

I have used both Parts Geek and Rock Auto. The Parts Geek name is cute, but I prefer Rock Auto. As an example, when ordering oxygen sensors for my sons Honda Prelude, the Parts Geek site was confusing, and I ended up needlessly ordering a universal sensor. The Rock Auto website made it clear that the upstream and downstream sensor were identical (whereas the geek told me I was ordering two upstream sensors after I had clicked on separate links to order an upstream and a downstream.)

A tip I have been given also is to check Amazon if you have a part number and many times you can find an even better price.

I still use Autozone or O'Reillys for some things, such as when a heavy core needs to be returned.

My vehicles

Batteries

Off road experts say that the most common causes of vehicle breakdowns are tires and batteries. Tires are simple. Buy good ones, replace them when you should (bald tires get way more flats). Consider carrying two spares and maybe even a repair kit and pump.
Have any comments? Questions? Drop me a line!

Tom's Auto repair pages / tom@mmto.org