Archive for the Tech Tips Category

Tech Tip: AI Brake Hardware

When replacing brake pads or brake shoes in the brake system, it is imperative that the brake hardware is replaced. A few dollars spent on hardware now can save a few hundred dollars in repairs and downtime later. Learn what effects brake hardware.

Tech Tip: Premium E-Coated Rotors

Looking for a premium brake rotor that has the same attributes as the original rotor? Look no further, we’ve got you covered. Our premium rotors are 100% fully machined and mill-balanced providing a smooth, confident application of braking force. Read on to learn about product coverage and all the quality features.

Restoring Original Ride Feel Effectively

When the time comes to replace worn struts on your customer’s vehicle, there are many options on the market. Most Professional Service Providers are opting for complete strut assemblies. These assemblies are made from 100% new components. Includes strut, strut mount, coil spring, boot, bump stop and mounting hardware. Autopart International offers over 600 unique SKUs for foreign and domestic vehicles. Our award winning Pro-Struts are a great solution to restore the customer’s vehicle to like-new ride feel.

Tech Tip: Catalytic Converters

A catalytic converter is the device used to lessen the amount of CO, NOx and HC present in tailpipe emissions. It is monitored by the onboard computer for engine efficiency and pollution control. The modern catalytic converter performs two functions. It oxidizes (burns) the CO and unburned HC present in the exhaust stream and it reduces the amount of NOx released into the air. What makes a catalytic converter fail?