Five auto parts you should buy online

Here are five parts that the experts at say make the most sense to buy online:

2. Lights

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The headlights of the Acura NSX concept car were on display at January's North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Most auto-parts stores don't carry model specific light assemblies.

Light assemblies are another great online purchase, with a wide selection of make and model- specific replacement headlights, taillights, fog lights, corner lights, turn signal lights, and backup lights to keep you driving safely (and legally). Just like mirrors, light assemblies can be expensive and most auto-parts stores do not carry model-specific lights in stock. So if the part you need is make and model specific (versus a universal part), and you want to get the best price, shop online! Chances are it is far more immediately available from an Internet retailer, saving the hassle of a round of trips/phone calls to auto-parts stores. 

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