O'Reilly Auto Parts "parts"?

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Mods if this is the wrong forum please move,anyway we just had a OAP move in to our location here wondering how there parts compare to AAP,NAPA,CQ etc,etc or are they the same run of the mill stuff? i'm glad to see this store here as they have lots of sales i'm not able to take advantage of.
 
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I can tell you as a former O'reilly employee that they generally sell good stuff. Their brakes are pretty decent , made by Federal Mogul and batteries are made by Johnson Controls . Engine Management parts are BWD with a housebrand Masterpro , not sure of the manufacturer of the Masterpro parts. Suspension components are Moog as well as the Masterpro housebrand , while belts and hoses are Gates products. In general compared to the rest they are about the same, their brake parts are a good deal while the Gates parts are very high quality. Their selection of oil products does disappoint with alot of shelf space devoted to their Omni lubricants produced O'reilly house brand oils. In general though it is a good place to shop, prices are usually lower than the competition with warranties on their parts that are much better . It really depends on the employee's though , my O'reilly was employed by people who love cars and cared about customers , I hope yours is too.
 

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Good to know there parts are decant stuff,but there prices i just came from there browsing around and wow expensive i have to say on motor oils and stuff in general i think. employees seem "OK" i already got the "expert" advice on what lubricants are good,the [censored] i heard in the back ground was funny(rolled eyes) lol.
 
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A new OAP just opened up here in Norton Shores, MI. Went in to browse around and just seemed to me price's were higher than the competition. I did spring for a new trailer hitch ball. Store staff seemed to be helpful and courteous. Good customer service will put them above the competition around here.
 
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O'reilly's was the only other parts store around me that had the NGK plugs I needed. Other store was NAPA and they were over a dollar higher per plug. Oil prices are kind a high though.
 
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I had a bad starter from them.Got it hooked up and was just checking everything the next day and noticed that a connection from the factory was bad,it could have shorted out and caused a fire.I took the starter off and a plastic cover broke while doing so. I took the starter back and the counter guy asked about the broken plastic.I told him it happened when taking it off,he seemed to be getting an attitude.When I told him it could have shorted out he changed his tune. They didnt have a another starter but just happened to have my old one.I got my old starter and my money back and went to AAP,the one they had cost a little more but had a better warranty. No problems with the AAP starter.
 
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Parts quality can be pretty good - they usually have the value line and then a name brand line on most things. Wix filters, Gates belts and hoses, etc... They are on my list of local OK parts houses, and I price shop between them and Napa on most things when I need them today. Deals can be had on oil when on sale, but otherwise they are higher.
 
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We had Kragen in So Cal for many years, they had fantastic sale price on syn and dino oil at least twice a year, they had may common parts on sale frequently too. Since O'Reilly bought them 2-3 years ago, I don't go there as often as I went to Kragen. Long time ago, may be 6-8 years, we had Track&Auto, their regular prices were usually less than anyone else.
 
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I'll buy parts there from time to time, although rockauto or autozone are usually a better bargain. Their oil selection is quite bland. If they carried low cost brands such as kendall or troparctic, I'd shop there more often.
 
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Originally Posted By: daman
I was shocked by how pricey there oil was,WM has most same stuff $5 cheaper on average! $27 for TDT ya righ,lol
daman , yeah the oil prices are alot higher than wally world but so is every other auto parts store. They can do this because alot of people dont even realize that they can buy oil and filters at WM for much less. As far as the "expert" oil advise I know what you mean , seems alot of guys get behind the counter and become a instant expert. "Parts Specialists" like that give my profession a bad name. I couldn't even to begin with the amount of disinformation I have heard and have had to politely correct behind the parts counter. I know it doesnt sound believable but there are good parts specialist out there.
 

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Originally Posted By: Thax
Originally Posted By: daman
I was shocked by how pricey there oil was,WM has most same stuff $5 cheaper on average! $27 for TDT ya righ,lol
daman , yeah the oil prices are alot higher than wally world but so is every other auto parts store. They can do this because alot of people dont even realize that they can buy oil and filters at WM for much less. As far as the "expert" oil advise I know what you mean , seems alot of guys get behind the counter and become a instant expert. "Parts Specialists" like that give my profession a bad name. I couldn't even to begin with the amount of disinformation I have heard and have had to politely correct behind the parts counter. I know it doesnt sound believable but there are good parts specialist out there.
Yea, but his guy knew where Valvoline gets there additives from and what flavor gets what, LMAO!!!!!!
 
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Everyone who is complaining about their oil prices seem to not have noticed that all auto parts stores have very expensive oil. I only buy oil at auto parts stores when they have sales.
 
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Originally Posted By: daman
Originally Posted By: Thax
Originally Posted By: daman
I was shocked by how pricey there oil was,WM has most same stuff $5 cheaper on average! $27 for TDT ya righ,lol
daman , yeah the oil prices are alot higher than wally world but so is every other auto parts store. They can do this because alot of people dont even realize that they can buy oil and filters at WM for much less. As far as the "expert" oil advise I know what you mean , seems alot of guys get behind the counter and become a instant expert. "Parts Specialists" like that give my profession a bad name. I couldn't even to begin with the amount of disinformation I have heard and have had to politely correct behind the parts counter. I know it doesnt sound believable but there are good parts specialist out there.
Yea, but his guy knew where Valvoline gets there additives from and what flavor gets what, LMAO!!!!!!
haha yeah Im sure he knew where ashland gets their add packs from lol , like I said some guys get behind a counter and think their oil Jesus lol
 
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There's three O'Reillys in my area now, and I prefer them over Advance, Autozone, NAPA and Carquest. O'Reillys price matched two batteries for my 92 Chev truck and 79 Cadillac (got prices from Walmart), saved me around $20 p/battery. These were the Super Start Extreme batteries made by East Penn/DEKA. Also put one in our PT, but didn't get a price match because no one had one lower than O'Reillys. I also get my Wix filters from them.
 
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Originally Posted By: stephen9666
Everyone who is complaining about their oil prices seem to not have noticed that all auto parts stores have very expensive oil. I only buy oil at auto parts stores when they have sales.
Your right there but a new store opening up in a area you would think would be a little more completive at first, but oh well.
 
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