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When one starts any kind of business he or she needs to think not only about the ramifications and consequences of doing so, but also about the main part of the business plan that he or she will be sticking to. The same goes if you would like to start an auto parts business, and there are many dilemmas and decisions that you may run into along the way that you’ll have to consider and make. However, starting an auto parts business doesn’t have to be that big of a job, especially if one already knows a little bit about the business in the first place. It’s very true that starting up an auto parts business can be a very lucrative business opportunity, but it may be a little difficult if he or she has no experience with cars whatsoever. Nevertheless, here are some important guidelines to remember about starting this type of a business:

#1: Keep a List

This isn’t Christmastime and one should probably check this list over more than twice, but keeping a list of the auto parts that one has in stock in his or her warehouse is absolutely crucial in this type of a business. Many people usually turn to third-party stores that carry the types of auto parts that they need. A few examples of these types of stores are AutoZone, NAPA, as well as various other hardware stores that can be found. You can bet that all of these companies have lists that they started in order to keep track of the auto parts that they’re selling and the ones that they are also stocking. Although it’s not necessary to write this type of a list down by hand, it is definitely worthwhile to keep everything in a database on a computer’s hard drive so that it will always be easily accessible.

#2: Memorize Your Auto Parts

There are also customers who will come in your store from time to time who have no idea what they’re looking for. On the other hand, someone may know the job that they want to do to their car, but won’t have a clue as to what auto parts that they’ll need to get the job done. This is where memorization comes in. You will want to memorize that auto parts that you currently have, but you’ll also want to know which auto parts are required for which types of repair jobs so that you will be more valuable to your customers.

#3: Stock more than just Auto Parts

A third thing that one should take upon themselves to do is to stock more than just auto parts in their business. Even though the majority of the time there will be individuals who will be real quick at choosing the parts that they need, there are always those who will browse the whole store and see what you’ve got for sale. Business owners can

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    January 24th, 2012 at 06:18 | #1

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  2. lrd9999
    January 24th, 2012 at 13:26 | #2

    I agree, DD was almost unheard of before the mid '70s. The idler is probably hardened up some; you can sand the surface and use some rubber conditioner, but I don't know where they sell it; I'd try an auto parts store first. The changer cam is probably gummed up; tubeie07 has a great vid on re-lubing it. If you search for “BSR repair” you'll find it.

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    Like baker said, go to an auto parts store and get a cheap mirror, a 5/16 x 2 1/2 inch bolt with a couple flat washers and a locknut. Mount it to your top door hinge and you're good!!!

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    February 24th, 2012 at 20:27 | #37

    Yes. The key tumbler is wore out. Just get a new one from your local auto parts store and install it. It's a breeze.

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    February 25th, 2012 at 01:48 | #38

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    February 25th, 2012 at 15:52 | #39

    Thanks for the reply. I have an alcohol/water mix in the rear tires for added weight, but figured that I needed the added ballest box. I'll be getting it. Had a Deere guy come out two weeks ago to show me how to hook everything up and he told me to go to an auto parts store and get chains for the front tires, since they'd cost a lot less than rear chains. Might get both since we have a very significant hill. Delighted to see that the blower raises and lowers…great for drifts!

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    Auto Salvage = Rescate / Salvataje de autos/ carros/ coches.

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    In Spanish you have different words for 'car' depending on where you are from. So you can use 'auto', 'carro' or 'coche'.

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    March 3rd, 2012 at 05:16 | #45

    Auto Salvage = Rescate / Salvataje de autos/ carros/ coches.

    Quality Used Auto Parts = Repuestos usados de calidad para autos/ carros/ coches

    In Spanish you have different words for 'car' depending on where you are from. So you can use 'auto', 'carro' or 'coche'.

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    March 4th, 2012 at 06:21 | #46

    wow no lie i just ordered my drive side axle assembly for pickup at advance auto parts and the other is being shipped to my house within the end of the week.. that shit got me worried that someone would drive a car like that. The PGT's are amazingly built starting with the engine and their parts i can't believe that the car would still be driveable after seeing the wheel that loose.

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  48. travelam2003
    March 7th, 2012 at 05:52 | #48

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