Cars for Kids

Cars for Kids

The holiday season is commonly known as the “most wonderful time of the year.” At PartsMarket, we feel the same way, but also recognize that not everyone is as fortunate to experience a holiday season of gifts, good fortune, and quality time with loved ones. That’s something that leaves us wishing we could help. We soon realized we had a great opportunity to partner with a charitable organization this holiday season. We want to use our success to help as…

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4 Car Repairs You Never Knew You Could Do

4 Car Repairs You Never Knew You Could Do

While some people are willing to change their own oil, or even change their brake pads, most car owners turn to professionals when their vehicles need something more complex. Whether you’re scared, or just don’t know where to start, today there is an abundance of resources to help you repair your own car, and save hundreds of dollars in the process. Auto forums and video tutorial hubs like YouTube provide step-by-step instructions on how to perform almost any Do-It-Yourself auto…

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Veterans in the Automotive Industry

Veterans in the Automotive Industry

Today, our country observes Veteran’s Day. It’s not just a day of no school, no banking, and no mail, though. It’s an important day to acknowledge the brave individuals that keep our country safe and allow all of us to enjoy our freedoms. While doing research on the history of Veteran’s Day, I almost accidentally stumbled on a resource that referenced the many education programs that the military offers to its retired veterans. These programs help to train and subsequently…

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Introducing PartsMarketing: An Auto Parts Referral Program

Introducing PartsMarketing: An Auto Parts Referral Program

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from loyal PartsMarket customers is “How can I help promote PartsMarket to other industry professionals?” Well, for all those patient customers that have been making calls, sending emails, and talking about us at dinner parties, we finally have a better way for you to help spread the word. We’re calling it PartsMarketing. We are pleased to announce that the paint is dry and the dents have been buffed out of our…

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The Internet Can Fix Your Car and Save You Cash

The Internet Can Fix Your Car and Save You Cash

Any car repair project, whether mechanical or cosmetic, can turn into a real nightmare when you’re dealing with the dealership, or even with an independent mechanic. While most mechanics are honest, many shops rely on the information asymmetry between themselves and their customers to line their pockets. We recently came across a customer story that we thought would be beneficial for car owners in this predicament to hear. The customer owns a 1996 Volvo 850. Unfortunately, she broke off her…

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8 Car Clichés We Could Do Without

8 Car Clichés We Could Do Without

We may end up beating a dead horse here, but some of the clichés that are still being used today have grown tired over the years. I thought a lot about it recently and began auditing my surroundings to determine just how often I would hear a cliché. It was bad enough to see how many times aclichés was overheard in the span of a day, but when it comes to the automotive industry, there were more than enough that…

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Our Online Quoting Portal Has Moved!

Our Online Quoting Portal Has Moved!

For those PartsMarket customers that already enjoy the quoting experience of our online portal, they’ve known how much work we have constantly been putting into improving the tool. We’ve spent countless hours syncing the frontend with our inventory, keeping users updated on their orders, and even redesigning the entire look and feel. We won’t be stopping anytime soon either. We want to continue to solicit feedback from users, making more improvements, and letting more auto repair shops know that such…

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How to Part Out Your Car

How to Part Out Your Car

So, you’re considering parting out your car. Maybe you’ve been in an accident or the cost of replacing your engine exceeds the car’s resale value. Before you begin, you need to have a plan that will maximize the amount of money you can earn from the parts while minimizing the hassle of selling and removing those parts. These 5 steps will make the process easier, and will ensure that you aren’t left with a pile of parts you can’t sell….

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Auto Mechanics are Mad Scientists

Auto Mechanics are Mad Scientists

Take Halloween for what it is. It’s an opportunity to become something you’re not, scare or confuse others, and eat as many unhealthy treats as humanly possible. Automotive professionals have a unique perspective on what’s scary, though. Whether it’s receiving a damaged part, dealing with an unreasonable customer, or having a repair job go completely wrong, dressing up in costumes simply can’t compete with the potential horror. Candy consumption aside, the most joy we get out of Halloween is the…

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9 Common Auto Repair Scams To Avoid

9 Common Auto Repair Scams To Avoid

PartsMarket was featured on cheapcarinsurance.net a while back chatting about some of the most popular repair scams out there. These are some great things to be aware of while getting your car repaired. 9 Common Auto Repair Scams to Avoid Whether it’s high prices, problems not fixed properly or repairs that don’t hold up, there are some auto repair shop scams that consumers should be aware of. Some may be innocent and may just be overzealous salesmen trying to make sure…

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