Factory & Dealership Closures Concern Car Owners About Auto Parts Availability

CHICAGO, June 30

Largest Marketer of Automotive Parts Addresses Facts & Fears.

With thousands of auto dealerships closing across the nation and announcements of major car brands phasing out production, many car owners are alarmed about the availability of parts they'll need to maintain their vehicles. The nation's oldest and largest direct marketer of auto parts, JC Whitney has reassuring news for these motorists.

“In our 95 year history, we've seen big auto makes like Oldsmobile and Plymouth go out of business, and we continue to stock thousands of replacement, performance, and restoration parts for virtually all of them,” said JC Whitney's CEO & President Tom West. “We have over 6 million individual parts and accessories for almost every car, truck, and motorcycle, from the latest model year back to the 1920s. And if we don't have a part in stock, we have over 2,000 vendors to help us find it.”

JC Whitney also guarantees the lowest prices of any auto parts supplier. Consumers who've relied on dealerships find that JC Whitney offers savings of up to 80% on name-brand, original equipment quality parts. Their massive inventory is easily searchable on its website, and if a customer is unable to locate a specific part, parts specialists (toll free: 1-866-529-4486 / 866 JCWHITNEY) will find the part for them. Spanish-speaking customer service representatives are also available (1-800-541-4716).

More and more car owners are purchasing their auto parts from JCWhitney.com and having a local mechanic do the repair. Customer service support is available to ensure they are getting the right parts, accessories and tools necessary for their project. Shipments can be made to the customer's doorstep or directly to their mechanic for installation.

“For almost 100 years we've been delivering high quality auto parts at the lowest prices,” added West. “As long as Americans love driving, we'll be here to keep them rolling.”

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About JC Whitney & Co

Established in 1915, JC Whitney & Co. is the largest direct marketer of name-brand automotive parts and accessories, providing "everything automotive" with more than 6 million automotive applications from the latest model year back to the 1920s. JC Whitney offers products for virtually any vehicle — automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, and more — through its comprehensive family of general and vehicle-specific catalogs and on the World Wide Web at www.jcwhitney.com

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