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Changes To Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policies

Changes To Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policies

As if you haven’t heard enough of this by now, we too have updated our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use information. While we’ll admit we made changes because the world was asking, we did appreciate the nudge toward establishing best practices in the way we obtain all of visitor data. So with that said, we are so glad you’re even here.We’re grateful that you take the time to visit our site(s) and buy parts from us. Without you, we…

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Wow Your Shop Customers with SMS Alerts

Wow Your Shop Customers with SMS Alerts

One of our PRO customers has recently become an amazing case study on how expanding into text messaging can generate more business for a shop. Below, we’ll overview what this shop owner did to secure a spot on top of the minds of their current and potential customers using an SMS service. What is SMS? First of all, let’s start at square one. For those unfamiliar with the term, SMS stands for “Short Message Service.” Via a SMS, you can…

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Volvo Makes a Few Exciting Announcements

Volvo Makes a Few Exciting Announcements

It looks like Volvo is stepping up its technology game. Starting in the Nordic region first, Volvo vehicles are now able to share traffic information through Volvo’s new “Connected Cloud.” How does the Connected Cloud work? Well, let’s assume car #1 runs into a road hazard. Car #1 will then upload that information to the Volvo Connected Cloud in real-time where it will broadcast the information to all Volvo vehicles. Then, a warning will be sent to Car #2 so…

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Ferrari is Testing Electric Vehicles

Ferrari is Testing Electric Vehicles

About two years ago, Sergio Marchionne fortuitously predicted a Ferrari that will run without the lion-like growl of its 12-cylinder engines. As of this week, his proclamation looks to be turning into reality. Marchionne, whom is Ferrari’s Chief Executive Officer, says they have been stealth in their testing of a gasoline/electric hybrid car “you could run silently.” A video posted on YouTube shows this mysterious car accelerating at the Ferrari track. The most important observation being that it seemingly makes…

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Amazon’s In Car Delivery Service

Amazon’s In Car Delivery Service

Imagine a world where you can order something from Amazon and have it placed inside of the car that you’re driving. In Amazon’s latest attempt to be even more convenient than most humans deem necessary, the company has developed technology in an integration partnership with Chevy and Volvo that allows a delivery person to access the storage area your vehicle. To us at PartsMarket, this development is extremely intriguing as the evolution juxtaposes the advent of forces that are pushing…

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If These Cars Could Talk

If These Cars Could Talk

Toyota has plans to start selling U.S. vehicles that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology. This technological and unprecedented enhancement is to be released in 2021. The feature is said to be more for safety than anything else since cars that could communicate in real-time would know to not move any closer in fear of a crash. Because of this announcement, the U.S. Transportation Department is now deciding whether or not this should become a mandatory feature…

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The New 2019 Ford Focus

The New 2019 Ford Focus

Earlier this week, Ford unveiled the next generation of its Ford Focus vehicle. The vehicle is slated to hit the streets sometime in 2019. According to the release notes, the vehicle will feature the CoPilot 360 system that was recently announced. What is the CoPilot 360 System? This new technology is a major technological progression for Ford. The suite of driver assisting applications include automatic braking, blind spot monitoring, and lane assist. Sounds pretty standard, right? Well, it’s all semi-autonomous,…

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Honda Partners With Xcelerator

Honda Partners With Xcelerator

Honda Motor Co., traditionally one of Japan’s most independent automakers, is looking for continued transformation through an increase in technology. It’s launched a partnership and associated campaign that they’re calling “open innovation.” This news comes a few years after Honda’s partnership with the startup, Drivemode. Drivemode has since expanded the company’s technological capabilities, and presumably, opened their eyes to what’s possible in tech. The newly announced plan is to not only harness expertise in new fields such as connectivity, robotics…

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Unexpected Outages This Week

Unexpected Outages This Week

If you were unable to checkout at all this week, feel free to give us a call. 888-717-7278 It has been a crazy week to say the least. What started off as your usual fast-paced day at the office ended up taking us on quite a ride. Truth be told, we experienced some hiccups yesterday and today. Our websites received traffic that our systems couldn’t handle at the time, and in turn, suffered some unexpected delays on our website. If…

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A Subaru Car That Knows When You’re Tired

A Subaru Car That Knows When You’re Tired

Do you remember that time when your spouse told you that you were too tired to drive home? Of course you do. It happens all the time. Well, how would you like it if your car was able to tell you instead? According to its display at the New York International Auto Show, the new Subaru Forester will feature some unique technological advancements in the automotive industry. First of all, EyeSight will assist drivers in a way that Subaru’s safety…

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