Our auto expert’s advice is to try to avoid cheap economy auto parts. They typically wear out much faster than professional grade parts and will cost you more time, money and aggravation in the long run.

When you go to the auto parts store for replacement parts, the sales clerk will usually quote the price for “economy” grade parts. They’re cheap auto parts but not nearly the same quality as “professional grade” parts. Unless you’re planning to look for a replacement for the same part soon, you’re better off spending more on quality parts.

Whether you’re doing the repairs yourself or having a shop do it, insist on professional-grade parts only. They cost far less in the long run. Browse our website for well-known garages and shops near you.