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  • RockAuto.com

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    • Address: 6680 Odana RoadMadison, WI
    • Contact: service@rockauto.com
    • Phone: 608-661-1376
    • Customer Support: 866-762-5288
    • Business Hours: 7am to 9pm Monday - Friday8am to 4pm Saturday & Sunday(Central Time)
    • Fax: 608-836-5694

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  • Review History & Profile See full Rating history

    Product & services pricing Rating 6.85/10 6.85/10
    Chance of future purchase: Rating 3.80/10 3.80/10
    Shipping & packaging: Rating 5.00/10 5.00/10
    Customer service: Rating 2.50/10 2.50/10
    Return/Replacement policy: Rating 2.17/10 2.17/10

7,340 Customer Reviews

Rating 2/10

"I bought a radiator from Rockauto. When I received it I saw it was too short and would not fit even though the description said it would fit my truck. I returned it but the customer service department would not refund my money saying it had been installed and their policy was to not refund if the part had been installed. I tried to explain it had not been installed (it would have been impossible to install it) but they were firm in not refunding. Thank goodness I had used Paypal. Paypal investigated, found in my favor and refunded my money. I am now on RockAuto's no order list which doesn't bother me a bit. DON'T ORDER FROM ROCKAUTO!!!! YEAH PAYPAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

This review was modified by Bernie2 on August 11 2015 08:17:29 AM

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East Coast
Rating 10/10

"The true test of a parts supplier is what happens when things go wrong. How do they respond? I had a control arm I installed and then found the part was miss-manufactured. After reading the reviews here at RR.com I thought well this is hopeless. I contacted the part manufacturer and they told me I would have to deal with Rock Auto. Sadly I called them up and explained the situation. Their policy says they want the original box and won't take it back if it installed. I hung my head in shame since I had thrown away the box and installed the part. BUT in explaining all this to Rock Auto I found them to be very friendly. They took care of the return shipping by providing a prepaid label and I had a credit (including part of the original shipping-I had bought two items). I had a credit to my credit card a day after they received the part!
John 20:29

Rating 2/10

"Will never order another part from this fucking crappy company again they suck charged me $30 for overnight shipping didn't get my package for 3 days they won't refund my money"

This review was modified by Jasonric on July 15 2015 05:50:07 AM

Rating 10/10

"I ordered a radiator cap from Rockauto.com and received it promptly. There was a problem with the part so I contacted Rockauto and they promptly provided me with a replacement part at no cost for the part or shipping. I'm quite happy with the service I received from Rockauto."

This review was modified by tmatvey on July 12 2015 01:33:41 PM

Rating 2/10

"I ordered a new AC Compressor that RockAuto stated "May Looks different but will work the same as OEM" Well I received the part and it does not fit or work the same. I called them and they were very condescending and unwilling to admit their foot notes that caused us to order were in-correct. They wanted us to pay shipping both ways for their mistake. Their customer service after the sale is the worst I have ever experienced. One may think you are getting a better deal but after you pay shipping both ways for their mistake...not a good deal at all just bad service from a bad company that does not stand behind their mistake and make it right. STAY AWAY!!!! "

Rating 2/10

"I loved rock auto until my last order. I purchased a new wiper pulse board for my truck and when I got it, it was used. It looks like someone took the new one out and put a used one back in the package. I called and told them what happened and was told to return the part. I e mailed customer service and told them about it and was told I could return the part and as soon as they verified fed ex had it in their possession they would ship me a new one at no cost. I ended up getting the new one but a few weeks later when I got my credit card statement I noticed they had charged me for it. I called to see what the problem was and they told me that I still had to pay for it, and the at no charge only meant I wouldn't be billed more for it. They refused to give me any type of discount for dealing with the issue. I will never use rock auto again and strongly recommend that no one else does either"

This review was modified by cac544 on July 01 2015 03:35:57 PM

Rating 2/10

"i have used rock auto several times and loved until my last order. i ordered a part which they sent but had defects, when i installed the part my fan belt would not fit when i called to return the part they said it could be returned but they would not reimburse me for my shipping costs, which was $80, so long story short i paid $80 and received nothing in return so i gave rock auto the benefit of the doubt and spoke with a customer representative and asked if they could atleast give me a in store credit so i could stay a customer and his reply was there is nothing i can do for you, I would not recommend anyone to use this site, it is very hard for any individual to justify spending $80 for their mistake. for insurance it is much wise to spend the extra 20-30 bucks and order your parts from a parts store, they will honor their mistake. "

Rating 10/10

"ordered coolant recovery tank for my 04 seville on 6/25, delivered on 6/27.Thanks Rockauto for amazing service and great price"

Rating 2/10

"I have been buying auto parts from Rockauto.com for several years, good parts good prices. I had been a happy customer until last week. I open the box which should contain a steering rack only to find someone else's piece of crap steering rack that I assume was returned to recoup the core charge. So I call rockauto to inform them of what I received - "oh sorry, return that one and we will send what you ordered" Yeah they will do that after I return this POS. So let me understand: You send me a useless piece of garbage and I can't get what I already paid for until I correct your mistake. I paid expedited shipping because my daughter was driving 400 miles (round trip) for me to fix her car so that was wasted and I am sure I will get no end of excuses from rockbottomauto about why they can't refund shipping charges. If they had owned up to their mistake and shipped me a new rack the same day I would have been fine but now I will NEVER buy anything from them no matter what the cost."

Rating 2/10

"great prices but very hit or miss on the prodcut descriptions - I ordered a part base don the description that should have fit my vehicle, but didnt and they ABSOLUTELY REFUSED to take any blame for their horrible description - resulting in me being charged shipping both ways to return the part.
After customer service like that I told them they'd lose me as a customer for ever and they didnt bat an eyelid.

This review was modified by joblingm on June 16 2015 12:48:02 PM

Rating 10/10

"I have been using Rock Auto for over 10 years.
I have never had any of the problems that are described by the people in this survey!
When I ordered the wrong part, the were great at the return process. One time a fan came with a different connector, I called Customer Service, I actually got to speak with an expert at the factory. Rock Auto always has a great selection and priced 1/3 lower than local walk in stores. I have placed dozens of orders and have been 100% satisfied.
On another order, I ordered it on Monday AM and I got it when I got home...WOW

This review was modified by jon_r_beaty on June 11 2015 10:01:56 AM

Rating 2/10

"Bad company. Do not use. takes them over a week to ship under 200 miles. ship wrong part and have no concern about effects on customer. Rude customer service people. PLEASE AVOID! Will try and rip you off. Be sure item in box is what you ordered and is new, not some cheap imitation. Can not trust them, even when you are talking to customer service. Go else where for your parts. "

This review was modified by screweduser44 on June 08 2015 11:57:37 AM

Rating 4/10

"Lesson learned here. I orderd three parts all from the same manufacturer. Rock Auto really didn't have inventory so they really didn't know status on stock. Two parts arrived dropshipped with no status on the third part shipment and NO notice from RA. Turns out the manufacture didn't have inventory on the third part. Project delayed a week to find another supplier. What did Rock Auto do....nothing....no notice....had to call in to find out what happened. They offered a refund on the part and a $1 credit on shipping from $16 shipping for three parts. Bottom line is THEY ARE A BROKER OF PARTS WITH NO INVENTORY AND NO SERVICE.

Rating 2/10

"I'm from Canada. I ordered 12 items on April 22th via consolidated shipping, only received one. They refunded the 11 other items, and charged me Fedex Express Shipping on the received item despite me requesting and paying for the cheapest consolidated option. This jacks the price of my single item to considerably more than what I would pay locally. When requesting the difference (Fedex express minus cheaper consolidated shipping), they are no longer replying to my emails. This was my last purchase at RockAuto."

This review was modified by Xcessiv on June 02 2015 12:02:14 PM

Rating 2/10

"as I have found out reading the reviews here and right on rock autos site, as long as your order goes through smoothly, we love them! but as soon as you have to deal with the customer service things go bad in a hurry, I ordered a heater core for my 1973 classic corvette, and anyone who works on a classic knows LIFE happens before your hobby and you don't get to things as you had hoped, I had surgery, when I got to installing this heater core it was more than a inch thinner and would not fit the heater case properly, instead of the 1- year warranty the part has, I got zip! part number 94554 spectra. I called and e-mailed both to explain, also the part is clean, still in the original box as clean as the day I received it! got nothing"

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