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Enjoy The Drive - Customize Your Vehicle For the Way You Live 9/10 NOW BELOW
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JCWhitney 7/10 NOW BELOW

Overall Rating: 9/10E-Commerce Rating: 0/10
Your Best Bet!Enjoy The Drive - Customize Your Vehicle For the Way You Live
http://www.enjoythedrive.com/

This is a great site that doesn't actually sell anything (and is thus somewhat hard to categorize). For its role here in the accessories category I suggest you look at the 'Let's Improve' links in the lower left hand corner of the page.

Pros:
You don't search for things in the usual way on this site - rather you decide which task you'd like to accomplish in the 'Let's Improve' list in the lower left hand corner of the page. Then you read over the page that comes up after you click on a link and click through to the items that interest you. As mentioned above you can't buy directly through this site but you will learn about basic items that you may wish to purchase for your vehicle.

Cons:
Since this is not a sales site I have not evaluated it as such.


Overall Rating: 8/10E-Commerce Rating: 8/10
One of our Favorites!AutoAnything: Car, SUV and Truck Accessories
http://www.autoanything.com/

Everything you've ever wanted for your ride -- inside and out. Well-laid out and easy to navigate. Free shipping. Lower price guarantee; good for a full year! This is what e-commerce websites should look like and how they should work.

Pros:
Remembers your vehicle selecttion. Helpful customer reviews. Lots of info on site. Secure ordering.

Cons:
None!


Overall Rating: 7/10E-Commerce Rating: 7/10
JCWhitney: Aftermarket Parts & Accessories for Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles & More
http://www.jcwhitney.com/

You can search by a variety of methods from the main page. The way items are displayed is okay and there is some manipulation allowed (though not much). Shopping is secure and customer service options are adequate.

Pros:
Search by part number or keyword using the search box in the top left hand corner or use one of the categories in the middle of the page. Details on individual items are good and you can re-order the list by price. There is toll free customer service and it's also available in Spanish.

Cons:
It would be nice to be able to compare items you've located to one another. There are no additional pages on this site, such as a 'how to' section or forums, that might be helpful for the parts shopper.


Overall Rating: 6/10E-Commerce Rating: 6/10
A.J. Prindle
http://www.ajprindle.com/

A.J. Prindle doesn't sell mufflers, brake pads or tires - rather they sell gadgets, navigation tools and care car and car comfort accessories. This is the place to come if you are looking for something to make a long trip more enjoyable (or perhaps just bearable) or are searching for a gift for someone who spends a lot of time in their vehicle.

Pros:
You can search for items by keyword or item number or use one of the categories on the left. There's toll free and email help. Shopping is secure. There is a helpful gift advisor too.

Cons:
There aren't a lot of the in-depth searching and information tools on this site that there are on other accessory sites - you can't compare items and information on a selected item is quite sparse. There are no forums or tech areas like on other accessory sites - that said, however, the thrust of this site is a bit different. The way items are displayed is not very effective and you can't sort the list (it would be helpful to be able to sort by price for example).


Overall Rating: 6/10E-Commerce Rating: 6/10
CarParts.com - Everything you need to service and maintain your vehicle
http://www.carparts.com/

You can search by a variety of methods from the main page. The way items are displayed is okay and there is some manipulation allowed (though not much). Shopping is secure and customer service options are adequate.

Pros:
Search by part number or keyword using the search box in the top left hand corner or use one of the categories in the middle of the page. Details on individual items are good and you can re-order the list by price. There is toll free customer service and it's also available in Spanish.

Cons:
It would be nice to be able to compare items you've located to one another. There are no additional pages on this site, such as a 'how to' section or forums, that might be helpful for the parts shopper.


Overall Rating: 6/10E-Commerce Rating: 6/10
The Official NAPAonline.com E-Commerce Site | Home Page
http://www.napaonline.com/

A good site with a number of search methods available on the main page. The results are displayed effectively and data can be manipulated easily. Details on individual items are good and customer service is adequate.

Pros:
You can search from the main page by specifying your vehicle or use the Keyword or part number boxes. You can re-sort the displayed list of items by price, part name or part number. Details on individual items are good and there is toll-free telephone assistance.

Cons:
You can't compare items to each other. There aren't any extra materials on the site that might be useful to a parts shopper.


Overall Rating: 5/10E-Commerce Rating: 5/10
Auto Parts Stores Import Discount Automotive and Car Parts
http://autopartsgiant.com/

You can search by a number of methods from the main page. Presentation of items and amount of detail on individual items could certainly use some work. Shopping is secure and there is help available toll free.

Pros:
As this is a parts' site it is not surprising that you need to specify the vehicle you are looking for parts for with a fair amount of accuracy - this is easily accomplished. You can also begin your search by searching on the categories in the left hand column (under Shop Online) or further down on the page.

Cons:
The amount of information shown on individual items is very poor - there are no pictures, you can't compare items to each other and you can't sort the items displayed. There are no extras on the site - no helpful information, forums or 'tech' area.


Overall Rating: 5/10E-Commerce Rating: 5/10
Car Junky: Search Discount Car Parts
http://www.carjunky.com/

You can search using a variety of criteria from the main page. Details on individual items are sketchy at best and the items can not be manipulated in any way. Shopping is secure and the help options available are good.

Pros:
From the main page select from one of the 3 search options across the top of the page or click on the part # search link on the right hand top area of the page. You could also use any of the links under the Car Parts heading (starts in left hand column and goes over to the right hand side of the page as well as in the middle of the page). It's nice that you can get help via toll free telephone or via a live help link.

Cons:
It would be nice to be able to re-sort items you've located as well as compare them one to another. Details can be a bit limited on individual items. There are no helpful additional areas on the website to help the parts buyer.


Overall Rating: 5/10E-Commerce Rating: 5/10
Truck Accessories - Truck Stuff, SUV & Auto Accessory
http://www.buytruckstuff.com/

A fair number of items for pickup trucks or heavy trucks can be found here. You can drill down via categories and links on the main page but there doesn't seem to be a search function available. Information on individual items is good although better manipulation options would be helpful. Shopping is secure and there is toll free help.

Pros:
You can find items fairly easily by choosing pickup truck or heavy truck on the main page or clicking on one of the category links in the left hand column or further down the main page. Information on individual items is quite complete and you can look at larger images as well as related products.

Cons:
It would be nice to have a search by brand, keyword or item number/name function on the main page. The way lists of items is displayed is cumbersome and there is no ablity to compare items to each other or to re-sort a list of items. There is no additional material on the site that would be of use to shoppers (i.e. 'how to' section, forums).


Overall Rating: 5/10E-Commerce Rating: 5/10
Performance Products
http://www.performanceproducts.com/

A good but rather visually busy site. You can search by a variety of methods from the main page. The format for displaying selected items is not great and the list can't be manipulated. Details are somewhat sketchy on individual items. Shopping is secure and customer service is adequate.

Pros:
Search from the main page by selecting a vehicle, searching by keyword or part number or browsing categories. Order securely and get help via toll free telephone or email.

Cons:
The way in which your found items are displayed is cumbersome and can't be manipulated in any way (can't be re-sorted nor can items be compared to one another). Details on individual items are somewhat sketchy. There are no additional sections to the site - such as forums or a 'tech' section - that would be helpful to shoppers.


Overall Rating: 4/10E-Commerce Rating: 5/10
Sport Wing, spoilers for your car, buy online
http://www.sportwing.com/

A good number of items that are fairly easy to access by a variety of search/drill down methods. Details on individual items are a bit sketchy and there is no ability to manipulate found items. Shopping is secure and there is toll free help.

Pros:
There are quite a few items at this site although most fall in to the category of appearance enhancement rather than practical parts replacedment. You can search from the main page by product quick links (left hand column), best sellers, new products, select a product (very top and center of page) or the search box (top right hand corner). The site offers secure shopping and a toll free help number. They also offer gift certificates if you're not sure what to buy for the car enthusiast in your life.

Cons:
The select a product drop down box seemed to be generating an error for me during this review. Details on individual items are very minimal and there is no way to re-sort a list of found items or compare one item to another. There are no extras on the site like forums or technical/how to sections - a site like this one could really benefit from a gallery where car owners could show off the enhancements they've made to their vehicles with items they've purchased from the site.


Overall Rating: 4/10E-Commerce Rating: 5/10
Andy's Auto Sport - Body Kit's and Carbon Fiber Hoods Superstore!
http://www.andysautosport.com/

A good site with a large range of items for sale. Searching is okay but not great and information on individual items could be better. Shopping is secure and customer service seems adequate.

Pros:
You can search by keyword, category (tabs across the top) or by indicating your vehicle manufacturer and model (use the column on the right). There's toll free help available and shopping is secure.

Cons:
Searching could be improved and you can not sort items you have selected (for example sorting by price might be helpful). You can't compare items to other similar items and technical information on items is not extensive. The learning center link seems to be non-functional at the moment.


 
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