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Is it time to stock up on auto parts?? #4811976
07/12/18 05:38 AM
07/12/18 05:38 AM
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lizpat Offline OP
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It looks like everything will get more expensive soon with an impending trade war, do you think it's a good idea to stock up on some replacement parts for my vehicles right now? Normally, I would wait until there is sign of impending failure but it might not be a bad idea to get a few replacement parts right now: alternator, starters, maintenance parts.

What parts would you recommend?

I've had bad luck with blower motors over the years, I'll order 2 of those.

Last edited by lizpat; 07/12/18 05:39 AM.
Re: Is it time to stock up on auto parts?? [Re: lizpat] #4811979
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Don't spend your money based on a knee jerk reaction.


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Re: Is it time to stock up on auto parts?? [Re: lizpat] #4811982
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It will cost you far more turning your garage into an auto parts store, than you will potentially lose by paying a few bucks more as you go. This isn't going to be as big of a deal as the anti Trump media is making it out to be.

Re: Is it time to stock up on auto parts?? [Re: lizpat] #4811983
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No.

Re: Is it time to stock up on auto parts?? [Re: lizpat] #4811986
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No.


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Re: Is it time to stock up on auto parts?? [Re: lizpat] #4811987
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Ultimately, your vehicle will get retired for others reasons and you’ll be left with the parts. Look at people trying to get rid of oil filters.


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Is it time to stock up on auto parts?? [Re: lizpat] #4811989
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So what happens if you trade the vehicle off or you total your vehicle and you're stuck with a huge supply of replacement parts?

Re: Is it time to stock up on auto parts?? [Re: lizpat] #4812004
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Political baiting. Locking before the bait is taken.

Re: Is it time to stock up on auto parts?? [Re: lizpat] #4812026
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If you have a VW, it's ALWAYS time to stock up on auto parts.....

Re: Is it time to stock up on auto parts?? [Re: lizpat] #4812027
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You'll come out on the losing end financial with this plan. One surplus part in your garage will wipe away any savings on parts you happen to use.


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Re: Is it time to stock up on auto parts?? [Re: brages] #4812028
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Originally Posted By: brages
If you have a VW, it's ALWAYS time to stock up on auto parts.....

Hey-O!

Nothing like having a glovebox full of spare ignition coils!


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Re: Is it time to stock up on auto parts?? [Re: lizpat] #4812032
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Originally Posted By: lizpat
It looks like everything will get more expensive soon with an impending trade war, do you think it's a good idea to stock up on some replacement parts for my vehicles right now? Normally, I would wait until there is sign of impending failure but it might not be a bad idea to get a few replacement parts right now: alternator, starters, maintenance parts.

What parts would you recommend?

I've had bad luck with blower motors over the years, I'll order 2 of those.


It's good to know that we won't run out of low quality bait.

Re: Is it time to stock up on auto parts?? [Re: lizpat] #4812035
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Re: Is it time to stock up on auto parts?? [Re: JamesBond] #4812037
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Originally Posted By: JamesBond
Originally Posted By: lizpat
It looks like everything will get more expensive soon with an impending trade war, do you think it's a good idea to stock up on some replacement parts for my vehicles right now?

It's good to know that we won't run out of low quality bait.

One wonders it that wasn't the whole point of this post.


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Re: Is it time to stock up on auto parts?? [Re: lizpat] #4812060
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I am just guessing , but I suspect prices to go up , no matter what happens with the tariffs .

If you find consumables that you will have to buy anyway ( like oil & filters ) , maybe . I order oil filters for the little Red Sonic from rockauto.com in quantities or 6 to 12 at a time .

From time to time I get emails from them on close out parts , for the cars I have purchased parts for , in the past . Bought windshield wiper refills for all of my cars . May buy air filters or a serpentine belt that time , also .

Inspect your brakes & decide accordingly . Same for tires . How old is your battery or hoses ?

Best of luck to you , :-)


Wyr
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