How Does Carquest Categorize Different Parts?


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Carquest organizes their auto parts into several categories that include replacement parts; batteries; brakes; oil, filters and chemicals; and performance parts and accessories; tools also get their own category. Carquest offers several additional search options under each category.

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The search options under each auto part category offer more specific product sections. Under the replacement parts category, for example, users can choose sub-categories such as steering and suspension, lighting, exhaust, electrical and cooling systems, and others. The oil, filter and chemicals category offers product options such as brake cleaner, hydraulic fluid, manual transmission fluid and winter chemicals. Users can also search for a particular auto part by entering a keyword or part number into the search bar located at the top of the Carquest home page. The home page also offers suggested season-specific products.

To receive information about auto part pricing and availability, users select their desired product, enter their ZIP code or city and state, and press the search button. Carquest provides the user with a list of retail locations within the user's chosen location radius. Carquest also offers detailed explanations and specifications about several categories of products, including batteries, brakes, filters and towing products. Additionally, the company offers service and training manuals in print or CD form to assist in using Carquest's categorized products.

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