Most cheap auto parts shops are online platforms. Online platforms have the inherent advantage of lower cost as overheads can be considerably reduced. Since sale volumes are higher, the purchase of the inventory can often be from the manufacturers with a cost advantage.
One such online outlet is Parts Geek. The company claims their prices can be as low as 80% of the list price. There is an inventory of 10 million parts across various brands, antique car and out of production cars. Both OEM spares, performance parts, aftermarket, rebuilt and refurbished parts are available. The part lists are arranged in many different ways to help find auto parts. Routinely, orders are shipped within two to three working days. There is a return policy that enables the return of parts within 30 days under specified conditions. Both the order and return can be tracked over the net.
Auto Part Warehouse is another online outlet for discount auto parts with prices 70% less than the list price. The inventory is huge with 550,000 auto accessories and parts manufactured by some of the top aftermarket parts for both domestic and imported cars and sold at discounted rates. Auto Parts Warehouse offers free shipping of all orders above $49. Price matching, flexible payments, and extended guarantees are some of the special features. Clicking on the discount shown in advertisement banners automatically implements the discount.
Rock Auto is an online auto parts platform. A group of automotive engineers founded the company in 1999. They vowed to ever remain an online company and pass on the benefits to the consumers in the form of lower prices. The company does not store credit card numbers and is regularly audited to ensure that the information customers share cannot be pilfered by any third party. The company is considered one of the top 10 companies for the best practices by the Online Trust Alliance. They specialize in Ford, Nissan, Dodge, Chevrolet, Honda, Toyota, Jeep, and many others and are growing. The parts catalog is created on the basis of brand, year of the car and the part number. Accessories are also available. The company has rebates, concessions and a return policy too. The company’s RSS feed will inform subscribers of the latest concessions, rewards and the addition of new parts for the subscriber’s car as soon as they are added.
Auto Zone is another online auto parts company. Ordering online is by Make and Model. There is a provision to locate the nearest store to the desired locality. The company has exclusive offers, savings, free shipping for orders above $25 to APO, DPO, and FPO addresses, promotions, same day pickup, and gift cards. Accessories are also available and they disseminate useful repair information. Besides auto parts and accessories, you can find tools and equipment, fluids and chemicals and performance products.