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What are Your Goals in 2018?

What are Your Goals in 2018?

We want to improve with you in 2018. That’s why we’d like your feedback. Picture the following… You’re our special guest at the PartsMarket Auto Part Summit. You have a seat at a cozy table of a select few auto industry professionals devoted to work on their businesses for the day. Once you sit down, you realize you hadn’t planned ahead. You hadn’t thought about what you need help with most. In any business, it’s important to set goals and…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

As we ring in a new year, we are reminded of how far we came throughout 2017. We’ve added millions more parts to our inventory, made enhancements to our customer experience, and continued rolling out improvements to our technology. Expect to see a lot more from us in 2018. We don’t plan to slow down anytime soon. We can’t wait to work with you even more this year. If you ever have any questions, new ideas, complaints, or simply want…

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18 Reasons To Shop at PartsMarket in 2018

18 Reasons To Shop at PartsMarket in 2018

Happy New Year! As you plan for your 2018, I wanted to give you 18 reasons one of your resolutions should be to work with, and/or order parts from, PartsMarket more often during the new year. 1) Our inventory never stops growing. 2) We offer superior warranties on all our parts. 3) We respect your cycle time by delivering parts when you need them. 4) Our quoting portal is a one-of-a-kind online ordering experience. 5) Our support staff will continue…

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A Holiday Greeting

A Holiday Greeting

Merry Christmas from all of us at PartsMarket! With so many holiday campaigns and coupon codes available right now, I thought it would be nice to take it easy this week. Much like what you should be doing as you relax and spend some time with your loved ones during the holiday. If you are still working on vehicles and need parts, you can use CHRISTMAS5 for 5% off your order. We’d like to wish you and yours a very…

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Deal #6: Steering Gears

Deal #6: Steering Gears

On the sixth deal of Christmas, PartsMarket gave to me six gears a-steering… What is a Steering Gear? A steering gear is the equipment provided on a vehicle to turn the ship to the left or to the right. The steering gear works only when the vehicle is in motion. It actually does not function when the vehicle is stationary. Manually operated, mechanical steering gears were in use during sailing ship days. Sailors with strong body were required to operate…

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Deal #5: Coil Springs

Deal #5: Coil Springs

On the fifth deal of Christmas, PartsMarket gave to me five coil springs. Coil springs are just one type of many springs that exist inside of an automobile. All springs are vital to vehicles because their job is to support heavy weight. They have the ability to expand and contract when an exaggerated movement is necessary. One example is when your car hits a pothole on the road. Another would be how springs must compress when you encounter speed bumps….

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Deal #4: Calipers

Deal #4: Calipers

On the fourth deal of Christmas, PartsMarket gave to me four calipers. There are two main types of calipers: Floating (or sliding) Fixed Floating calipers move in and out relative to the rotor and have one or two pistons only. They are typically located on the inboard side of the rotor. This piston pushes the entire caliper when the brakes are being forced. This creates a friction caused by the brake pads on both sides of the rotor. Fixed calipers,…

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Deal #3: Front Lamps

Deal #3: Front Lamps

On the third deal of Christmas, PartsMarket gave to me three front lamps. A front lamp, while it sounds better recognized as such for our holiday song, is more commonly known as a headlight. A headlight is a light attached to the front of a car to help light the road ahead. It is common for the term headlamp to be used interchangeably in some discussions, but headlight is the most common term to the masses. Headlamp, however, is known…

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Deal #2: What is a Turbocharger?

Deal #2: What is a Turbocharger?

On the second deal of Christmas, PartsMarket gave to me two turbochargers. What is a Turbocharger? A turbocharger is an induction device that increases an engine’s efficiency and power output by pushing air into the combustion chamber. This allows the compressor to force more air, which in turn, pushes more fuel into the combustion chamber than atmospheric pressure on its own. Turbochargers were originally known as turbosuperchargers. Obviously, that’s much too long of a name for a part, though, so…

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Deal #1: A Power Steering Assembly

Deal #1: A Power Steering Assembly

On the first deal of Christmas, PartsMarket gave to me a power steering assembly. What is a Power Steering Assembly? There are usually a few main power steering parts – the pump, the rack and pinion unit and hoses. I have listed each of the components below, as well as the functions they serve in an assembly. General System Function In most power steering systems, the pump transfers fluid to the rack and pinion unit. As soon as a driver…

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