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How to Select the Correct Part for Your Car

May 21, 2020

How to Select the Correct Part for Your Car


Choosing the correct part for your vehicle can be overwhelming and confusing! When it comes to picking the correct car part there are a few things you need to know. Almost every car has a different part and you need to verify the details of your car first in order to choose the correct auto part for your own specific vehicle. Without knowing these details, you’ll be going back and forth trying 


For example, if an ABS Control Module and Pump (Anti-lock Brake Part Assembly) is listed to be with traction control or without traction control, it is NOT asking if you want traction control or not. It is asking you to specify whether your vehicle has it or not because the manufacturer has put a different part (in this case an ABS Control Module and Pump) in your vehicle depending on whether your car came with traction control or not. Below is an example of the two options for a 2009 Ford F150 ABS Control Module and Pump Assembly. Here the difference between these two parts is whether your vehicle has 4x2 or 4x4. Both of these parts differ in appearance and will NOT both fit your vehicle. If your vehicle has 2 wheel drive (4x2) you will need to purchase the 4x2 because the 4 wheel drive (4x4) option will not fit. 




The same goes with any of the parts that list additional details such as manufacture date, traction control, coupe or sedan, dynamic stability control, the list goes on. The good thing is you can confirm all of this information with your dealership upon giving them your VIN. Calling a dealership’s parts department with your VIN, someone should be able to help you confirm these minor but very important details. If you’re still uncertain, hop on a call with one of our team members and we will gladly walk you through the process.





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