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REBUILT TRANSMISSION INSTALLATIONS

We have supplied a remanufactured transmission and remanufactured torque converter, core changes included. The end user is expected to flush and flow test fluid coolers and lines. Properly remove install and fill transmission. End user must assure proper installation, correct fluid levels, no leaks, no unadressed codes or issues. End user or installer should perform a two week check-up and advise express parts when check-up has been done.


EXPRESS PARTS, INC. BIRTHDAY

Express Parts would like to thank all of its partners for their support as we enter into our 38th year of business. It has been fun and exciting over the years. We have made many friendships and have lost some very special people over this time. We look forward to continued growth and cooperation with all of our partners.


ACCELL

Accel has released their newest tune up kit that is available for immediate delivery.


GENERAL MOTORS PUTS A STOP TO RUSTY BRAKE ROTORS

A General Motors’ Team of global brake experts is helping to make rusty brake rotors history. They have changed the chemical makeup of the components using a process that could double the life of rotors and save consumers hundreds of dollars.

The engineers have developed an exclusive corrosion protection process. It superheats the rotors to 560 degrees Celsius for a day in an oven the size of a tour bus. Inside the nitrogen rich atmosphere, nitrogen atoms bond to the surface of the steel rotor, hardening and strengthening it.

The technology is called Ferritic Nitro-Carburizing or FNC, and it has most often been used to treat powertrain parts.

Since its introduction on brake rotors in 2008, FNC has helped reduce warranty claims on brakes by 70 percent. This is significant because in a recent consumer study conducted by GM, four in 10 vehicle owners listed corrosion among the top three bothersome things about cars. The same study showed that brake components were at the top of the list of consumer concerns.

More than 80 per cent of U.S. vehicles are exposed to one or more environmental corrosion creators, such as acid rain, intense sunlight, snow and ice, and road salt. GM brake rotor technical expert, Jim Webster and his team were confident that slowing the oxidation brought on by the environment was a problem material science could solve. “Rotors are not a cheap thing to replace,” said Webster. “So doubling the average life expectancy of the brake rotors from 40,000 to 80,000 miles is something that we think our customers will appreciate.”

By avoiding rotor repair and replacement, FNC treatment could save customers more than $400.00 over 10 years. With FNC, GM vehicles are free of brake pedal or steering wheel shudder caused by an uneven buildup of rust on the rotor that occurs over time. FNC rotors create less brake dust than non-FNC rotors. And for vehicles with large open architecture wheels that show off wheel hardware, FNC helps keep rotors looking clean and rust free longer. FNC rotor technology is featured on the Buick Lacrosse and Regal and the Chevrolet Malibu, Impala and Volt in North America. It will be featured on more than 80 percent of GM’s U.S. vehicles by model year 2016.


WINTER SURVIVAL KIT FOR YOUR CAR

View this Winter Survival Kit!


RETURN POLICY

Many of our customers have asked us to clarify the return policy of Express Parts. The easiest way to explain our policy is to say it is the same as the factory policies. We do not have a specific policy but MUST follow what the factory tells us.

Items purchased from the local dealer network are only returnable if the dealer stocks the item. This means that if the dealer must special order an item it will not be taken back for credit. As in the case of Chrysler we are allowed to return items 30 days from invoice date. With GM and Ford the time limit is 150 days from invoice date. With most aftermarket companies we must have the goods returned to them within 90 days of the invoice date. Items purchased from Export departments of companies such as Federal Mogul and Standard are not returnable. There is a no return policy from all manufacturers and dealers on any electrical item.

All goods must be returned in their original SELLABLE packaging. Any boxes that are greasy or tape repaired will not be accepted by the factory for credit. In most cases there is a restocking fee charged by the factory on all returns. This varies by manufacturer but generally this is a charge between 10% and 20% of the value. The factory will not pay for any freight charges for returned goods. There will be no credit given labor claims.

All returns must be pre-authorized by the factory or dealer before they are processed. The request must be sent to our office and we will forward the necessary forms to the dealer or factory to get their approval. Any items returned before the approval is granted may be returned to the customer at their expense.


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NEW PHOTOS


We recently had a request from a customer in Holland, Bert van de Put, to purchase 3 jeeps for him. He wanted something that he could rebuild to like new condition. We have pictures of 2 out of 3 Jeeps as we sent them to him and one picture of all 3 totally rebuilt. I am sure we can all agree, GREAT JOB Bert, the Jeeps came out awesome. A job well done.



INTERNATIONAL CRATE AND PALLET REGULATIONS

Due to regulations, most countries are requiring the ISPM Guidelines for regulating wood packing material in international trade. The International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) is the standard developed as a means to greatly reduce the phytosanitary concerns related to growing global trade and the significant spread of pests through wood packing material.

This measure was adopted by more than 150 countries at the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in March 2002 with each country allowed to choose their own due date for implementation of the standard.

The IPPC, ISPM15 prescribes two types of treatment for wood packaging materials and dunnage. The first is heat treatment (HT) and the other is fumigation with methyl bromide. These treatments must be applied to all SOLID wood components of the wood packaging material. The treatment must be applied to both hardwood and softwood species of wood. Items such as plywood, particle board, oriented strand board (OSB) and veneer are exempt from the standards due to the heat utilized in their manufacturing process. Preservative treated wood does not meet the standard unless heat treated prior to processing.

As of September 1, 2011, Express Parts has met all requirements and inspections and has been appointed as a certified facility for the export wood packaging program. Express Parts will be inspected a minimum of 12 time per calendar year. This inspection will be for compliance and record keeping and to have access to the most current and accurate information and guidelines available.

Our official certification number is 091206. This number will appear on all wood products supplied by Express Parts. Attached you will see a copy of our stamp that must appear on all pallets and crates that we use. This certification means Express Parts will be able to do all of its wood packaging in house. This will enable us to keep the costs of our crates and skids to a minimum.

If you are purchasing products from different manufacturers or distributors and having the goods shipped to us for consolidation, the pallets and crates must contain the stamp of the manufacturer or distributor. If it does not contain this stamp it will be necessary for Express Parts to make the crate or pallet so that your shipment will not be delayed or possibly impounded. In these cases our normal crating and pallet fees will be applied.