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Savvy Consumers Saving Money on Auto Repairs by Buying Parts Themselves

CHICAGO, June 24 -- A new breed of Do-It-Yourself motorists are changing the way their vehicles are being serviced: BIY (Buy-It-Yourself) consumers are saving money on auto repairs and maintenance by purchasing the necessary parts themselves and having their local mechanics do the installations. Using the Internet to find the best prices for the parts and accessories they need, these astute BIY drivers are keeping their cars and trucks running safely and efficiently, extending the life of their vehicles, and saving considerable money.

"It's a trend that's really picking up speed," said Tom West, CEO & President of JC Whitney, the largest direct marketer of name-brand automotive parts and accessories. "It's no different than a bride buying a diamond online and having her local jeweler set it." offers over six million easily searchable automotive parts and accessories, including a full range of high quality replacement, performance, and restoration parts for nearly every car, truck, and motorcycle. JC Whitney guarantees the lowest prices, provides extensive customer support, and delivers merchandise to a customer's doorstep or directly to their mechanic. Shipping is free for most orders over $99.

The savings can be dramatic. The owner of a 2001 Ford Mustang saved almost $70 on a new radiator. A national auto parts store quoted the part at $186.99. JC Whitney offered the exact same part, including shipping, for only $117.04. A Front Oxygen Sensor for a 2002 Chevy Malibu was priced at $139.99 by a national service chain, and's price for the identical name-brand part, delivered to the customer's doorstep, was only $80.98 - a savings of over 40%.

"For 95 years JC Whitney has been known for its great selection and tremendous value," added West. "For the BIY customer, we deliver the satisfaction that you're getting the right part at the best price."