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When Are Aftermarket Parts OK?

10.10.2013
Steve needs to do some repairs on his Dodge Durango but his friends are giving him conflicting advice. A mechanic buddy says he should definitely use real Dodge parts, but a friend who does auto rebuilding says he can get away with aftermarket products. Tom and Ray explain that there's no one-size-fits-all answer for aftermarket parts, but Steve can probably get away with using them in this case. Find out why, right here. 

Advice for an Aspiring Auto-Parts Expert

10.04.2012
Brad is starting a job at an auto-parts store and he wants Tom and Ray's advice to help him impress at work. Will Tom and Ray have any good advice for him? Or should Brad learn that asking Tom and Ray for job coaching, two guys who have made a career out of working as little as possible, was not a great idea?

Today: The Saab that Locked Itself

02.07.2012
John's dad is locked out of his Saab thanks to a faulty part. With Saab in bankruptcy, will he ever be able to get back in?

How do I sell a car for parts?

12.08.2011
Barbara gave the rear of her 1998 Plymouth Voyager Minivan a huge wedgie by backing into a cement post, but the engine is still in good shape. How should she go about selling this car for parts?

Can Brad just go ahead and rip off that air dam?

06.01.2010
So the air dam on my '91 Chevy C1500 has taken a beating and is starting to come off. Rather than try to rig it back on or replace it, I want to simply remove it and be done with...

When you're repairing a car, do the parts need to be clean?

05.01.2008
My husband is an excellent mechanic and can put together just about any vehicle made. Trouble is, he never cleans any of the parts off before he puts them back in. It is MY opinion that putting in dirty parts...

Is it ever okay for a dealership to "cannibalize" a brand-new car for parts?

05.01.2008
On Saturday I selected a brand-new Honda Accord from a local dealer here in Hawaii, and gave them my down payment. I was to pick it up last night. But as I was on my way over to get it...

What to do, when your car's manufacturer decides to stop making parts?

12.01.2007
I purchased a Nissan Sentra GXE brand new in 1999. The reason I chose Nissan was its reputation for reliability. At 120,000 miles the "service engine" light came on, and I brought it to the dealer. He found that the metal fuel-filler...

Where can I find classic car parts?

10.01.1989
I have a Buick Special with no brakes What I need is a power lever boot and a master boot I have not been able to find either of these parts I used to know the number of a place...


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