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Comparing Genuine vs. OEM Auto Parts: Is There a Difference?

If you’ve ever taken your care into a used auto parts store looking for a part, the service technician may have asked you if you want OEM, aftermarket, or genuine auto parts. Although the differences are often subtle, there can be a significant difference in the level of quality of each. Below we explain the differences between each and which is best for your car. Ace Auto Parts carries a wide selection of auto parts. If you are looking for a specific auto component, please ask us.

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Auto Alternator Replacement Tips

Ace Auto Parts offers used alternators for all types of vehicles. The alternator keeps the electrical current flowing through your car to keep the battery charged. When the alternator goes out, it’s not long before the battery will lose its charge. You may also have problems starting the car, as the engine cranks slowly or doesn’t crank at all. Before you replace an alternator, you should explore other possible causes for your battery going dead or your car not starting. If you decide to replace the alternator, here are some tips to ensure that you are successful.

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Is There Any Benefit to Replacing Headlights in Pairs?

When you bring your car into our service center to have a headlight changed, you may be inclined to want both headlights changed. Although this is considered a standard practice, the question may be, ‘is changing both lights necessary?’ The answer is, no, it’s not required to replace both bulbs. There are some advantages, however, to getting a professional Ace Auto Parts mechanic to change both lights at the same time.

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5 Tips for Buying Used Tires

Ace Auto Parts offers quality used tires for car owners with all makes and models of vehicles. Before we sell you a tire, we thoroughly inspect the tread, sidewall, and inside to make sure that the tire is sellable. How can we tell if a tire is in excellent condition? We look for the following:

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How to Properly Dispose of Your Waste Motor Oil

If you’ve ever wondered how to properly dispose of the oil in your vehicle, then read our simple guide.

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The 7 Most Important Tools in Your Automotive Toolbox

The saying is true: You’re only as good as the tools you use. Therefore, it’s important to have the right tools for the job. Below are our picks for the essentials, the tools that everybody should have while working on their cars. Which tools are you missing?

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Questions to Ask Before Visiting a Salvage Yard

Before you head out to the salvage yard, save yourself some time and a BIG headache by calling ahead and asking a few basic questions. Below are some common questions that will help you to find the right used auto part for your vehicle.

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Buying Used Parts: Why You’ll Get Hooked

There are numerous reasons why you might need auto parts. Perhaps your current vehicle needs to be improved. Or maybe you have an older car that you want to fix up. Regardless of why you need them, consider the appeal of buying used auto parts instead of new the next time you have a project.

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3 Reasons Your Tires May Need to be Balanced

When you think about your tires and them being balanced, consider the explanation that it's a tune-up for them and the wheels they depend on. This tune-up is designed to ensure that the weight is evenly spread out among the wheels and the tires. Not having your tires and wheels balanced on a regular basis can result in undesirable side effects including the following:

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When to Buy New and When to Use a Salvage Yard

When your car needs a new part, it can be a difficult decision whether to buy a new or used part. On the one hand, you want your car to run as efficiently as possible without worries, but you also realize you can save money with used parts from a salvage yard. If it isn't going to affect the performance or appearance of the vehicle and is a part which is known for rarely having problems, it's usually a good idea to look for a used piece instead of paying full price.

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