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Old 01-11-2013, 03:53 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by White_Knuckles View Post

In times of yore, we'd drop by the ol' auto parts store and buy the needed part from the guy who drug out from the back. No research was needed, you trusted the parts guy.

It's much better than it was before the internet, especially if you own a European car in a rural area.

I would definitely trust the NAPA parts guy for an American made car part like brakes for a pickup truck, However, for anything European I have never found them knowledgeable.

I'm sorry but your general run of the mill "parts guy" knows less than we do about our vehicles, same with your average dealer mechanic...

There are great specialty shops (bmw, vw, Mercedes, etc) that cater to those brands and those guys know their stuff... but they are not general "parts guys" anyway.
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