Name That Part revealed – Rocker Arm

There were lots of great guesses from our Facebook fans this week, but only one is correct. If you said “Rocker Arm,” you got it. For the full, original image, see the pic below.

For more information, check out this Sealed Power Rocker Arm on our site. For those who don’t know, we play Name That Part each Monday on our Facebook page. How it works: we post an image that reveals a small portion of an auto part, and our fans race to guess what it is. It’s a lot of fun and no major car knowledge is necessary to participate. (Although, it definitely helps!)


Rocker Arm

Editor’s note: To our Facebook fans: be sure to check back often for the latest insights into all things DIY. Also, visit our online store for great deals on quality auto parts, car accessories and more.

The DIY Garage is up and running

It’s been a few days since the launch of the official Advance Auto Parts car blog, and we couldn’t be happier. The response and feedback have been phenomenal. We attribute this to the notion that DIY’ers love reading and talking about the projects they work on, and that some outside perspective is always welcome.

Our bloggers feel the same way. Each brings their own story and ideas to the mix. All five also thrive on offering up tips and little nuggets of insight within their installments. Check ’em out.

And as you read through our auto blog, be sure to check out the happenings at Advance Auto Parts. Our online store continually features specials, coupons, articles, how-to videos and more, and best of all, it’s just a few clicks away. Check the Advance Auto Parts News section right here for the inside track on all that.

Lastly, we’d really like to hear your thoughts. Let us know what’s on your mind, what projects you’re working on, what tools work best for you…whatever. You can leave comments here, hit us up on our Facebook page or tweet our stories. However you choose to communicate, we appreciate your help in spreading the word on all things DIY.

Jim Kazliner
Editor, DIY’er



Welcome to our DIY blog

One of the best things about being a DIY’er is talking about the projects we take on. There’s a level of pride that comes with completing a job that just revs the spirits up—whether it’s basic maintenance or a full-fledged rebuild. It’s not just about a sense of accomplishment. It’s deeper than that. It’s almost soulful. To some degree, it’s the feeling of being in control of one’s destiny. And in these hectic times, that’s truly a rarity.

Enter the new Advance Auto Parts auto blog. We love talking about this stuff, too. And we couldn’t think of a better way to interact with our friends and customers than through a DIY blog—dedicated to all things driving.

Our bloggers share the passion. We’re proud to feature a host of featured DIY blogs dedicated to the cause. While he may seem like your typical suburban dad on the surface, The Mechanic Next Door is anything but. He brings a wealth of knowledge and DIY auto repair stories from the neighborhood to the table. The DIY Mom has a keen insight into cars—one that only a mother could have. Make sure you’re on your best behavior when you read her blog! Rural Tales showcases stories from places situated far off the beaten path, while Street Talk drifts into tuner territory, with conversations on the latest in high-performance imports. Finally, our Gearhead’s Garage is the place to go to get into American Steel—muscle cars, hot rods, classics and more.

Feel free to join in the conversation, spread the word, or give us a shout out on your Facebook or Twitter account.

And oh yeah, before I forget, make sure to check out our News section from time to time, to hear about special offers, deals and other happenings at

Jim Kazliner
Editor, DIY’er