Sometimes I really prefer to buy OEM parts for my Pontiac like batteries, filters, plugs, brakes, etc. It just seems like they have the craziest marketing scheme though and availability. I can get AC oil filters at Walmart but not at NAPA or the other major parts places. I got a Delco battery at one Carquest out of town but not others within 35 miles of me. The only way I can get Delco brake pads and rotors is to order from Rockauto. To get a Delco alternator I have to either order it or go to a Delco place 45 miles from here. I know I can go to the dealer but I also don’t like to spend twice the price. Wouldn’t one think that they’d like to have some of the major auto chains carry the full Delco line of parts and maintenance items instead of hit and miss? Just seems strange.
Then if you go to their website, it is a convoluted mess trying to find the part number of a part for a particular car. Plus thrown in are repair shops instead of parts places and non-Delco parts. It is just a crazy experience just trying to find a place within 50 miles where you can get a Delco part at a reasonable price. I just don’t get it. For a while they tried to dump all of the non-dealer places, then all of a sudden places like Walmart started carrying oil filters but not air filters.
Maybe someone can shed some like on what those folks are thinking or maybe they aren’t even GM anymore or OEM suppliers.