- Shyster9049 wrote:
- Has anyone used Rockauto for body parts? They have good pricing and a good review from the better business bureau. But anyone have personal experience with this company?
I've used them for headlights, outside mirrors, those sorts of body parts, not bad quality at all. I've stuck to the brand names like TYC though. I've replaced my blower fan in the tC with one from TYC and it's working great! A lot more affordable too. I've bought stuff from them for a couple years, the quality all depends on the warehouse they're getting the order from. Some stuff is drop shipped directly from the manufacturer others are independent auto parts warehouses/distributors. This is because rockauto doesn't have warehouses of their own. I've returned stuff that was damaged from the distributor (was banged up, thrown around, etc). But.. Rockauto always paid to have it shipped back, and apologized. They said they were making reports of the bad distributors, giving them a chance to get better. They ended up dropping the bad performing ones, and the stuff I got from them recently was A LOT better. Guess their performance rating system did work after all! I don't always buy aftermarket since the quality has been hit/miss with more misses lately. The parts I bought, most of them were not for the scion, but a project car I've been working on. I would say that most of the time the couple extra $$ for the Toyota stuff is worth it. For the quality. But if you like playing the odds, then try the aftermarket stuff but stay away from brands like Cardone (junk).
What body parts were you asking about?