Whether it's an alternator or just new wiper blades, you can count on needing to install new auto parts over time to keep your car running right. Finding the right part store can be hard to do, but we’ve assembled a list of the 10 best stores to buy auto parts in Oakland, California so you can get what you need and get on with your life.
A good part selection and low pricing are two of the factors that customers say keep them coming back to this store. The staff are also knowledgeable and can help find the right part quickly.
Customers appreciate the fact that this store honors part warranties even if the customer did not realize the item was still covered. Prices are low overall, and the staff are happy to help look up or cross-reference parts to ensure the right part is purchased.
Note that this is actually a NAPA Auto Parts store. Customers state that “prices are very fair”, and that the staff are quite helpful, and willing to not just look up the needed parts, but will exchange or return parts that customers purchase in error (unused).
Customers rate this store highly for carrying a wide range of parts, even those that dealerships might not have in stock, such as RV wheel bearings. The staff are highly knowledgeable and are more than happy to locate parts for customers.
While some customers state that counter service times can be long when the store is busy, this location gets overall high marks for having the needed parts on hand at all times and for their low prices.
Customers state that despite the store seeming to be small from the outside, they actually have a very large inventory of parts, and most needed options are on hand. The prices here are low, and the staff get high marks for being knowledgeable.
Customers report that this store carries parts for imports that even dealerships do not stock, including for older Volvos. The prices are low and most parts are on hand. Some customers report that the layout inside is a little confusing.
Customers note that the staff here are not only prompt, but able to help look up parts to ensure that the right one is purchased. The prices are low, and customers state that most parts are always in stock.
Customers report that this store usually has the needed parts in stock. However, in the rare instance that it is not in stock, it can be ordered, often with delivery the same day or the next day.
This store is rated for having a larger part inventory than many other stores. If a part is not in stock, it can be ordered with fast shipping. The staff are rated as being knowledgeable, as well.
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This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as 10 Best Stores to Buy Auto Parts in Oakland, California and was authored by Valerie Johnston.