Volvo’s Recent Past Despite Volvo’s steadfast reputation for safety, the Swedish automaker has spent much of the 21st century trying to move away from “safe”. Safe is dull, right? So what is duller than a safe, economical, well-built wagon? Volvo’s mistake was thinking that the word safe is synonymous with boring. Safety and reliability may not be the sexiest traits for a car (or much else for that matter), but they are important. Volvo’s association with safety is so strong in people’s minds that recent advertisements touting flashier aspects of their cars fell flat. Take the 1999 Volvo ad above as an example. “Our car is only ugly on the outside!” it screams. Nothing about safety. Nothing about reliability. Nothing about Swedish engineering. Volvo had a huge advantage – a safe, reliable luxury car that will protect you and your loved ones! – and wasn’t using it. In 2013 Volvo
Every so often we get something so special it just begs to be written about. This time, it’s a small piece of history out of the SAAB sport and rally catalog, a goody bag of hotted up factory made SAAB parts that came out in SAAB’s prime time rally racing era. The catalog had everything from steering wheels and jackets to complete cylinder heads, blank camshafts, and the storied non-synchronized dog box 4-speed gear set. In a general sense, many of these parts are nearly impossible to find. Many people consider a classic Porsche or Jaguar as the ultimate barn find, but in the eyes of someone building or restoring any sort of SAAB 99 or 900 racing car, finding one of these gear sets was the holy grail. When we found out a limited manufacturing run with updated transmission alloys had been done in Sweden, there was no way
In a conventional gasoline engine, it is important not to overlook one of the most influential components on how your car runs; the spark plugs. A good set of spark plugs should be a priority to anyone that is interested in getting the best mileage, power, and clean burning efficiency out of their ride. Service intervals are generally determined by the type of plug (with standard copper requiring much more frequent changes than a platinum or iridium spark plug), but in general worn out plugs will degrade engine performance more than any other single maintenance item, and could potentially leave you stranded when the weather gets cold. Before changing, however, it is important to know what type of plugs your car needs, as every engine requires a specific type of plug that it is designed for. This step can be overwhelming, due to the sheer number of different plugs available.
Recently we asked our customers to complete a survey on how we were doing. We were excited at the positive feedback with almost 96% of customers being likely to refer others to eEuroparts.com. We also want to keep earning that trust so we’ve identified some key areas for improvement: Pricing. Respondents from our survey identified price as the most common reason that they buy from eEuroparts.com, and likewise the most common reason that they might buy from a competitor. Well, we never want you to have to buy from a competitor, so we’re introducing our 2014 pricing currently live on our site. It features reduced prices on all product lines including most of the parts you commonly buy. It also features a new “maintenance” item price which features industry low prices on items like: air filters, brake pads, belts, hoses, oil filters, and fluids. This makes eEuroparts.com your one stop
Recently we’ve had customers ask what our guarantee is when issues and problems occur. We’ve always had a policy to do whatever it took to make sure our customers were happy, but it seemed simple enough to write it down. Introducing the eEuroparts.com 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We guarantee: -When you have an issue with an item purchased on our site, we will make every effort to quickly and promptly resolve that issue in a fair way. -If you have a problem with an item within 1 year of purchase due to a warranty issue, we will pay to ship you a new item and pay the return shipping for the defective item. -If an item you receive is wrong, incomplete, or doesn’t fit your vehicle, we will pay to ship you a new item and to return ship the wrong item back to us. -If you find an item you’ve