Preferred Auto Parts

Preferred Auto Parts Preferred Auto Parts Preferred Auto Parts is your 1-stop auto parts store. We carry a large selection of auto parts for the home mechanic.

You can be sure our fast, courteous, and knowledgeable staff can help you diagnose the problem and help you get the right parts to efficiently repair your car. If the job entails more that what you thought, we provide same day installation service, as well. At Preferred Auto Parts we carry a huge selection of alternators, radiators, starters, brakes, and engine parts. We Carry a variety of product

s including: Headlights, Taillights, Fenders, Hoods, Bumpers, Mirrors, Tune-up parts, Radiators, Starters, Alternators, Exhausts, Brakes, Belts, Hoses, Batteries Chassis parts, Air conditioning parts, Engine parts, Car accessories, CV Axles & Tires with Island wide delivery.


Signs of a blown head gasket include: a milk ring around the oil cap which indicates contaminated oil, water leaking from the exhaust pipe, white smoke coming out of the tailpipe, air bubbles in the radiator, and a green tint on spark plugs.


A transmission flush may be needed if your vehicle has the following signs: the transmission is slipping, fluid is leaking out of the transmission, and dark fluid or fluid with a burned smell located in or around the transmission.


To change a vehicle's spark plugs, keep these tips in mind: change the plugs when the engine is completely cooled down, check the vehicle manual to find the location of the plugs, and be sure each plug is placed in the exact same position as the old plug.


When replacing your battery, it's important you choose a part that fits the specifications of your car. This refers not only to the physical dimensions of the battery but the Cold Cranking Amps (the battery's ability to start an engine in cold temperatures).


Did you know that the condition of a spark plug can provide clues on the health of your engine? When replacing old spark plugs, take a moment to examine the plugs. Oil on the plugs can indicate worn piston rings or other serious engine problems.


Did you know that if you overfill your car's transmission fluid that the engine and transmission will be severely affected and damaged? If you are replacing your own transmission fluid, be sure to add the correct amount.


When buying parts like batteries or alternators, you will need to bring the old part for trade, or pay a core charge, a fee applied by the retailer that - like the deposit on bottle - encourages you to return the part for recycling.


If you need to replace the spark plug wires in your vehicle, keep these tips in mind: double check with the vehicle manufacture for recommendations, check for the lengths of wire needed, use new wires each time and be sure to buy the right number of wires.


Check your tires regularly for damage to the sidewalls, nails and other objects that may have penetrated the tire, and check the tread depth. When the remaining tread falls below 3/16" it is time to prepare for a new set of tires.


Some specialty parts may be hard to find. Ask the customer service representative to check the New Old Stock (NOS) if you cannot find what you want right away. Older, out-of-production parts may be stored there.


If you have an older car, chances are it runs on a carburetor. This component mixes a certain amount of gasoline with air, which keeps the engine running properly. When the carburetor is working, it creates the perfect balance of fuel and air.


It's important to stay on top of even minor leaks in your car's exhaust system and replace any worn parts right away. Not only can this be dangerous, but it can cut into your fuel economy and the engine's performance as well.


With disc brakes, the car is slowed by brake pads squeezing against a flat metal disk that's attached to the wheel. With drum brakes, curved brake shoes push outward against a metal drum that's attached to the wheel.


Your car's engine will have one or more accessory drive belts, depending on its make and model. These belts are responsible for operating your car's fans, alternator, air conditioner, water pump, power steering pump, and smog pump.


If an automatic vehicle lock fails to work properly, it may be the battery on the auto key lock remote on your keychain. If the key lock remote is a few years old, replace the battery first to ensure that this is not the cause of the lock failure.


High performance auto parts can enhance your driving experience or increase your car's performance for competition. However, high performance parts are generally more expensive and more difficult to maintain than conventional parts.


When your car's alternator fails your battery will run out of power. If it fails while driving during the day, turn off any electrical options, and find a repair shop - you have about 45 minutes of power. Unless you know your way around a wrench, replacing the alternator is best left to a mechanic.


The alternator is not only the foundation of your car's electrical system, it keeps your battery charged as well. If your lights dim, your engine does not start quickly, or your battery light comes on, it may be a sign of a faulty alternator.


Always check your air filter with every oil change. A dirty air filter will rob your car of up to 20 horsepower. Save some money by buying the filter and replacing it yourself -- just before your scheduled oil change.


Add-on accessories for your car are also like replacement parts - they may be either OEM or OES, depending on what you are looking for. Body kits, engine modifications, interior enhancements, and other items are available to customize your vehicle.


Disc brakes are more expensive than drum brakes because they dissipate heat better and perform better in wet conditions. Disc brakes also take longer to fade (or become less effective) under severe usage.


Your car's coolant is typically a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water. Pure antifreeze tends to run hot, while pure water will freeze in cold conditions. However, either can be used in a pinch if you don't have access to the other.


When working on your own car, do not perform maintenance that is beyond your skill level. Learning how to do certain repairs on the fly, on a vehicle you rely upon, can cause even bigger problems and headaches. Stick to what you know best.


If an electric vehicle window fails to work, you may be able to repair the window yourself by cleaning the master switch contacts (located in the driver's console) or by replacing the regulator. Before replacing the regulator, check the manual to be sure the right type is purchased.


Some companies make deals with automakers that allow them to sell their OEM (original equipment manufacturer) auto parts to wholesale distributors for resale. The packaging may be different, but the part is identical to the original.


Replacing worn shocks and struts not only keeps your car safe on the road, but it helps keep the entire system in good working order. Compromised shocks and struts can accelerate the wear and tear of both your tires and other suspension parts.


Keep in mind that your timing belt needs to be replaced every four years or 60,000 miles (or whatever the manufacturer recommends). This is one part replacement that shouldn't be ignored, as a bad timing belt can cause a fair amount of engine damage.


Most car headlights use halogen bulbs. However, a number of late model luxury cars have started using HID (high intensity discharge) lamps, which produce more light while using less power.


When you replace an old part with a new, find out if it can be rebuilt. Returning old parts to manufacturers for rebuilding and refurbishing reduces their environmental impact and keeps them out of landfills.


If you feel a steering wheel vibration or hear a metallic rubbing sound coming from your wheels, it is time for new brake pads. Ask about ceramic pads, which extend brake life better than metallic ones.


International standards call for automobile manufacturers to obtain parts from multiple suppliers, to guarantee a steady supply of parts. Thus, the OEM parts you buy could come from any number of sources, or possibly a single supplier selling the same part under different brand names.


Before going on a long car trip, have your entire automobile inspected instead of just changing the oil. In doing this you can identify problems that may cause a breakdown while you are on the road, ruining your trip. Replace the questionable parts before you leave.


Did you know that spark plugs not only help your engine to run but they also perform another role? They keep things from overheating by pulling heat away from the combustion chamber.


Mechanical problems with a transmission is most likely caused by these factors: low fluid levels or leaks from worn lines or seals, damage to the torque converter, problems with the solenoid, a jammed clutch and damage or failure to the transmission mounts.


Tire repair kits can be used to effectively repair damage to a tire, as long as the tire is not overly worn or as long as the damage is not extensive. As a general rule, tears less than one-quarter inch in length and punctures can usually be repaired with a kit.


686 Arthur Kill Road
New York, NY

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 7pm
Tuesday 7am - 7pm
Wednesday 7am - 7pm
Thursday 7am - 7pm
Friday 7am - 7pm
Saturday 7am - 6pm
Sunday 9am - 3pm


(718) 948-2750



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