The BlogJDM Chicago-forumsJDM Chicago-AboutJDM Chicago-StaffJDM Chicago-EventsJDM Chicago-StoreJDM Chicago-SponsorsJDM Chicago-ContactJDM Chicago-facebook
JDM Chicago Car Forum  

Shop the JDM Chicago Shop Now!

Go Back   JDM Chicago-Japanese Car Community > General Discussion > Car Talk

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-08-2009, 04:42 PM   #1
Vinny
 
Vinny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kenosha
Posts: 2,897
Default Word of advise!!

Heres my rant!!!
Duralast parts are complete and utter junk !!! If you ever buy parts or anything else for that matter from Autozone do yourself a favor and pay the extra couple bucks for a better brand !!
Over the last few years since they switched to this crap..Ive gotten quite a few parts for my daily and made the mistake of purchasing a ratchet and set of sockets "hey these look just like the snap on stuff!!" NO! , (within a week the ratchet and three of the sockets were broken) Luckily I got my money back on the tools..
Everything I have gotten over the last couple years brandishing the duracrap name has been complete and absolute JUNK!!
On my civic, Ive replaced 3 clutches in 2 1/2 years, 4 sets of axles in 3 , and 3 powersteering pumps in less than 2 yrs.
the clutch and axles I bought years ago with lifetime warranty. The old brand of parts held up pretty well considering how hard I abused them. Not long after they made the switch. It came time for a new clutch and axles. The first one didnt even last 6mo. before the pressure plate fell apart
I figured maybe it was defective . Not long after the axles went.. then I bought a power steering pump. It lasted 2 mo. The cycle just continued from there Until I ended up saying fuck the warranty on all these parts and bought elsewhere..
When I questioned the manager at the store about my problems. He said basically Im shit out of luck aside from continuing to warranty this crap.
At this point Im so pissed Im taking my grievances to corprate in an attempt to get some sort of compensation for all the headaches and labor..
Vinny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 07:43 PM   #2
Maikeru
Local Celebrity
 
Maikeru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Crystal Lake
Posts: 912
Default

That sucks. That's why I only buy OEM or from Napa. Costs extra, but I know it's going to last a long ass time. And buy Craftsman! Lifetime warranty!
Maikeru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 08:50 PM   #3
roflitzjinno
Senior Member
 
roflitzjinno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: burbs of chicago
Posts: 1,835
Send a message via AIM to roflitzjinno
Default

i hate to be a dick, but its advice not advise. if you were to use advise, it would i would advise you..

but i would for sure advise you to purchase your parts from a better brand for sure. did you really think duralast would last?
__________________
Hi my name is Jinno and I'm JDM Chicago's biggest Post Whore!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roflitzjinno
roflitzjinno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2009, 10:14 PM   #4
Vinny
 
Vinny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kenosha
Posts: 2,897
Default

I didnt know there would be a spelling test... On that note you should read before you comment
all the parts (except PS pump) were bought before they switched to this crap...The warranty carried over .,.

Last edited by Vinny; 07-08-2009 at 10:17 PM.
Vinny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 07:57 AM   #5
L_Ron
Super Moderator
 
L_Ron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NW Burbs
Posts: 4,228
Default

So they're not Built To Last??
__________________
shitwascrazyhype!
I hate stupid people

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenny Powers
I got 2 hard rules I live by- I don't fuck with the devil, and I never do tag teams with blood relatives

"LIKE" JDM Chicago on Facebook!
L_Ron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 08:09 AM   #6
roflitzjinno
Senior Member
 
roflitzjinno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: burbs of chicago
Posts: 1,835
Send a message via AIM to roflitzjinno
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by L_Ron View Post
So they're not Built To Last??
someone should let duralast know their slogan isnt true.
__________________
Hi my name is Jinno and I'm JDM Chicago's biggest Post Whore!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roflitzjinno
roflitzjinno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 08:48 AM   #7
Vinny
 
Vinny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kenosha
Posts: 2,897
Default

are you mocking me Ron??
Vinny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 09:11 AM   #8
brad_ztt
The Situation
 
brad_ztt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,509
Send a message via AIM to brad_ztt Send a message via Skype™ to brad_ztt
Default

OEM or go home.

When I don't want to spring for OEM I hit up rockauto.com and avoid duralast like the plague. I'd never get a non-oem wear and tear part.
__________________



thephotomotive.com
flickr

"LIKE" JDM Chicago on Facebook!


brad_ztt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 09:30 AM   #9
L_Ron
Super Moderator
 
L_Ron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NW Burbs
Posts: 4,228
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vinny of Destruction View Post
are you mocking me Ron??


Never! I actually have a Duralast battery in the Z and its held up pretty good for the last 2-3 years.
__________________
shitwascrazyhype!
I hate stupid people

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenny Powers
I got 2 hard rules I live by- I don't fuck with the devil, and I never do tag teams with blood relatives

"LIKE" JDM Chicago on Facebook!
L_Ron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 09:30 AM   #10
sho_nuff1997
Site Regular
 
sho_nuff1997's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The NP in the WI
Posts: 218
Default

Now their slogan is stuck in my head.
sho_nuff1997 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2012 JDM Chicago | Hosted by Gigenet.com