Our Story

We’re not just an internet company, we’re a family owned bricks-and-mortar store, and a catalog mail-order company that’s been in business for over 30 years. We’re real people who drive Volkswagens and know Volkswagens. When you call us, you talk to a real person who’s changed out the injection pump on a Rabbit Diesel, or replaced the pushrod tubes on a Beetle. You'll never get routed to some call center in India!

We specialize in the “daily driver”, the car you drive to and from work or school every day. We don’t specialize in performance or racing parts, so consequently when you call us for an ordinary item, you’re special to us.

Some auto parts stores try to be everything to everybody. These “jack-of-all-trades” don’t really know much about your car. Even your local Volkswagen dealer doesn’t carry as much stock for older VWs as we do. We sell many parts that VW says are obsolete! We also have an indoor salvage yard, making recycled parts from collision damaged VWs.

We’re in the process of putting our products online, so you can get an idea of what we sell. But no catalog or website could contain every single thing we've got. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, call us!

What do we sell?

In a word, (almost) everything. We don’t sell the “original Phillip's head screw with correct factory finish” to hold the sun visor clip on your ‘56 Beetle. We sell parts that make your car work! We import parts from OEM manufacturers around the world, and we know what works and what doesn’t.

We’ve also figured out a few ways to make your do-it-yourself repair jobs much easier. Some of our most popular items are:

Complete Strut Assemblies - Pre-assembled, complete with brand-new heavy-duty springs, OEM German strut bearings and inserts. No spring compressor required!

Wheel bearing Assemblies - Spindle and hub assemblies with new OEM wheel bearings already pressed in. No need for an arbor press!

Brake, Tune-up and Hose Kits - We take the guesswork out of brake jobs, tune-ups and many other common jobs with our complete kits. Easy to order and you don’t have to worry that you forgot something!

Diesel Parts - We specialize in parts for all VW Diesels. 1.5 diesels, 1.6 diesels, 1.6 turbo diesels, 1.9 diesels, 1.9 turbo diesel or TDI, we've got you covered. From oil filters to glow plugs, from injection pumps to cylinder heads, from complete engine rebuild kits, to brand-new TDI engines, we're your VW Diesel Experts!

We've got more Volkswagen parts than just about anybody!

Call us!! (586) 757-2300

Now & Then Pictures

Maggie, JP, and Recycled Jack circa 1978 placing Irish turf under the first Parts Place building. It is an Irish tradition to put a piece of turf from Ireland under your new house for good luck. Since we’ve been around for 30+ years I guess it worked!

Maggie, JP and Recycled Jack circa 2009 in one of our small parts isles.


Our Sales staff enjoys answering questions about the products we sell for your Volkswagen. Please keep in mind that we are not certified to diagnose problems you may be experiencing with your Volkswagen. It is recommended that a certified automotive technician diagnose your vehicle for you if you are unable to. This way you get an accurate diagnosis on the problem and an understanding of the parts necessary to remedy the problem. Please contact us by phone or via e-mail and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the parts we sell for your Volkswagen.