Whether you drive a domestic car or truck, or prefer imports, the fact is that you’ll need to replace some common auto parts over time. There are plenty of different auto part stores in the Windy City, but you need to know where to go for the right price and the right part. We’ve assembled a list of the 10 best stores to buy auto parts in Chicago, Illinois to save you some hassle.
Customers cite high part availability and low prices as being two of the reasons they prefer the Western Avenue AutoZone. Staff members are also happy to help customers locate the right part for their car.
2. Lakeview Auto Parts
This auto part store is locally owned and is rated high for not just excellent customer service, but for stocking rare parts that most other stores must order, or cannot obtain at all. Prices are also lower than at many other stores.
Hollywood Auto Parts and Services gets high marks not only for always having parts available, but for charging less than what customers expect for those parts. The staff are also knowledgeable and can help customers decide on the right parts.
4. Julio’s Auto Parts
Customers appreciate the fact that Julio’s is locally owned and operated, as well as the fact that the store carries almost any part needed for any type of vehicle. Prices are lower than what you’ll pay at a chain store, as well.
Maverick Auto Parts is rated as having a very large inventory of parts for most cars. Prices are often lower than what chain stores charge, and the staff are happy to help customers choose the right options. The store also sells needed tools for automotive work.
The Harlem Avenue AutoZone is rated as having parts in stock that other auto part stores do not carry and would need to order. The staff is knowledgeable and will happily explain to customers how to install parts ranging from batteries to wiper blades and headlights.
The Chicago Avenue Carquest location is rated as having most items in stock for the widest range of cars, trucks and minivans. If the needed part is not in stock, the staff can order it easily, with fast delivery. Pricing is average for the industry.
This store is rated as always having needed auto parts in stock. Customers note that the prices are lower than they were expecting in many instances, and that the staff are willing to explain how to replace parts correctly.
Customers appreciate the ability to call ahead and have staff pull needed auto parts, as well as the staff’s willingness to help them find the right replacement part from various options. Customers also state that the early opening times and late closing make this store convenient.
Customers appreciate the ability to pick up parts ordered online, as well as the wide selection of different options for individual cars. Prices are rated as being fair and competitive with other national chain stores.
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This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as 10 Best Stores to Buy Auto Parts in Chicago, Illinois and was authored by Valerie Johnston.