We've been asked a few times recently by friends and colleagues outside of the automotive industry what the name "Gearhead" commerce is all about. We also answer by saying, "Ya know, Gearheads - guys who are into cars and technical and mechanical stuff." But we never really researched where exactly the term originated or what it, if anything, it refers to specifically. Well, quite helpfully Erik Shilling over at Jalopnik took the time to research the origin and usage of the term and put together this comprehensive and informative history of the word. Click below to read the full story.
We had a great time at the AutoFair in Charlotte this weekend - met a lot of good folks and got to catch some pretty excellent automotive eye candy. Here are my personal faves.
This $5 device should be sitting in your glovebox, next to your tire pressure gauge, pile of Bojangles receipts, and box of emergency fuses.
You are miles from anywhere, the check engine light comes on, did your ride just experience catastrophic engine failure, or is your gas cap sensor acting up?
As you grow older you tend to look back on life and realize you took some things for granted. Since this is a blog about great classic cars, there were a few cars that have made a big impact on my life. I was born and raised in the small town of Auburn, IN. Home of the classics. When I was a kid I really had no clue what that meant even though The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum was literally 2 blocks from my house. I rode my bike by it every day not realizing the impact the cars inside had on the automotive industry and our little town of Auburn then and now.
Leasing a vehicle vs buying is something we all decide on when looking for a “new” automobile. I am part of the Gearhead Commerce team and I love all things related to cars. But I am not a true “hands on” Gearhead when it comes to being able to fix or repair a vehicle on my own. Yes, there are great reasons for buying a new car, but I don’t want to own a new car. So I choose to lease.
Some of my best memories as a kid were going to the car show with my dad to check out the classic cars and the awesome american muscle. Who would have thought that I would come across this gem that brought me back to some of my best childhood memories?
Originally hailing from Essex UK and now headquartered in the heart of racing country Cramerton, NC, EssexParts.com AP Racing brakes are highly respected on Formula 1, NASCAR sprint cup championship, supercar brakes, to performance touring cars.
It seems straightforward, but there are a few key ingredients to creating a successful online auto parts store. It’s not as simply uploading your product catalog and expecting customers to find what they need and make a purchase. The really successful online parts stores focus on a handful of key website features that aid customers in their shopping experience, which in turn yields big revenue for the store.
Rimtyme Custom Wheels & Tires is a leaser and seller of customized rims and tires centered around the Charlotte, NC market. Their main target audience is enthusiasts looking to freshen up their vehicle's look by leasing rims week to week or month to month rather than investing in permanent aftermarket wheels. Whether you’re looking for blinged-out rims, off-road wheels or tires, or just a low cost tire, you’ll find everything you need with RimTyme. They are a fun, successful client operating in a very unique way. We're proud to consider RimTyme a valued Gearhead Commerce partner.
Shopping online for aftermarket automotive parts (shopping online for anything, really) is easier now than ever. We have abundant access to quality merchandise, detailed reviews, a limitless wealth of DIY and How-To information, and faster-than-ever shipping options that helps us find, buy, and receive what we’re shopping for. But in the world of automotive replacement parts, there’s still the frustrating potential for getting a part that doesn’t quite fit. Here are our steps for how to find the right part and get a good deal when shopping for car parts online.