I agree. That's the easiest way in the world to see who makes what for what.
Although, I'm sure for common vehicles there are more brands than they
carry. On really old vehicles it's a good way to see what is still commonly
I did an experiment recently- walked into a chain auto parts store and tried
to buy a fairly straightforward part. I told them exactly what I wanted in
my 4 trips there. 2 or 3 guys in the chain auto parts store couldn't do it.
They special ordered $200 worth of stuff and couldn't actually produce what
I asked for.
In that case, it was pretty easy to find what I needed at rockauto, but of
course I really use the non-chain "real" local auto parts store. They pulled
a book (made of PAPER) out from under the counter and found it in about 2
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