where do you guys buy your truck parts?

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  1. dustinbrock

    dustinbrock Road Train Member

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    Just curious to see what most are doing. I have always just bought all my parts from the stealership.

    Do you use heavy duty truck stores, buy online? I know prices are better. Or do you stick with oem?

    Another thing, they didn't want to give me a part number at freightliner today saying they are there to sell me parts, not give the competition part numbers. Is there other ways to get part numbers besides obviously looking at the part?

    As always, appreciate the input.
     
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  3. Loaderlou

    Loaderlou Medium Load Member

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    I buy most of my truck parts at stores other than the dealer unless I need a specific part that only the dealer handles. I have an 03 Pete and my local dealer keeps pushing Chinese parts at a big savings. Most times I had to replace some parts more frequently than an part made in the USA. I A
    so get the same line from the dealer about giving up part numbers. I prefer the part houses where they stock not only my parts but parts for many other makes and models. I specify made in the USA, but I'm not lucky all the time. The dealership turns me off.
     
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  4. DL550CAT

    DL550CAT Road Train Member

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    My first stop is the local NAPA store. From there it goes to how bad do indeed it who has it?
     
  5. GrapeApe

    GrapeApe Road Train Member

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    For Freightliner, go to www.accessfreightliner.com Click on register for owners. You'll have to give some info and it'll take a few weeks, but you'll get access to parts and service information for you VIN.

    Once you have access to your info, you can look up parts and get part #'s and price things out yourself.
     
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  6. marmonman

    marmonman Road Train Member

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    I buy most of mine at fleetpride and dealers in the area .
    I do buy a few online if I gave time to wait .
     
  7. fortycalglock

    fortycalglock Road Train Member

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    Wow, thanks for that. As usual you are an asset to TTR.
     
  8. fortycalglock

    fortycalglock Road Train Member

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    I am very fortunate to have a Truckpro, Fleet Pride, Freightliner , Volvo, and several other independent truck parts houses in a 2 mile radius of where I park. I start with Truck pro and and keep going until I find my part. If it's a Western Star only part, I have to order it from the dealer 60 miles a way.
     
  9. heavyhaulerss

    heavyhaulerss Road Train Member

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    there is a lot of times where I can get things cheaper at my local freightliner dealer than truckpro or fleetpride, which are all within walking distance of each other. speed sensor, brake chambers when on sale, fuel filters. e.t.c. most of the time when I need a part, I just go in my side box, cause I'M already a rollin parts house. :yes2557:
     
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  10. losttrucker

    losttrucker Road Train Member

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    I know how you feel!! If TruckPro, FleetPride, or whoever is running a sale on chambers, lights, air bags or whatever Ill buy it and stock it at home (im local)
     
  11. Jokingypsy

    Jokingypsy Medium Load Member

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    Don't blame your dealer for not giving part numbers. When I was in the MC business, I wouldn't give out part numbers so people could buy it somewhere else either. Think about it for a moment, how would you feel if a shipper told you, I'm not paying two dollars a mile to haul this load, I found a guy that will do it for a dollar fifty. Oh, by the way, he is an ##### idiot and doesn't know how to route his truck so be a pal and give me the directions from here to where my freight is going, so he can undercut your price and it doesn't affect me. There is nothing wrong with bargain hunting, but if you want to be a bargain hunter at least learn how to look up your own part numbers.if you aren't smart enough to look your own part numbers, at least be man enough to pay the price for your own inabilities.

    Adam
     
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