How Do I Exchange a Part with Rockauto?

For all the great merchandise and services that RockAuto offers, their return policy is not that great. Many customers have had issues returning parts to RockAuto. However with these helpful tips it should be easy for you to exchange your part.

RockAuto is a company that ships body parts from over 300 manufacturers from around the globe. If you want any body part for any vehicle, RockAuto is the place to go.

For all the great merchandise and services that RockAuto offers, their return policy is not that great. Many customers have had issues returning parts to RockAuto.

However, they do make exchanges for parts and accept returns so if you absolutely have to, you can send a part back to them. The reasons for returning a part to RockAuto are plenty and varied.

The two most common reasons for returning a part to RockAuto are receiving a wrong part or a part that did not fit and that the part received was damaged or defective.

Whenever any of the above scenarios happen, RockAuto will present you with several options. One of them is to get a refund for the part. The other is to return the part and get a replacement.

Most people choose the latter because the refund is usually not the full price you paid for the part. The other reason is that RockAuto is your best bet for getting vehicle parts so it is worth it to take that chance.

Setting up the exchange

If you want to exchange the part you received from RockAuto, there is a process to follow for a successful exchange. The process includes arranging a return of the product you want exchanged and placing a new order on RockAuto for the part you desire.

The first part of process includes setting up a return for the part you do not want. To return a product to RockAuto, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Launch your web browser and open the RockAuto website
  2. Log in to your account
  3. Go to RockAuto's Order Status and Return page
  4. Find the specific order of the vehicle part you want to exchange
  5. Click the 'Arrange a Return/Report a problem' tab that should be located next to the part you want to exchange
  6. State the number of parts you are returning and the reason for the return
  7. The site will ask you several questions about the nature of the return. It will then provide you with instructions for the return and offer you an opportunity to generate a return shipping label. Diligently follow the instructions

It is paramount that you know that the return may not be addressed to the address from which the parts originated. Moreover, the parts must be returned in their original boxes. The part will not be refunded or exchanged otherwise.

You can contact RockAuto's customer support in case the above process of initiating an exchange does not work. They will help you with the process. There are several ways through which you can contact RockAuto directly including:


The oldest method of contacting RockAuto is to post a letter to their Corporate Headquarters and ask for an exchange of a part. Sending a letter is slow and tedious but it is effective as it arrives at the company's main offices.

Include all the order details in the letter and proceed to describe why you need the part to be exchange. The letter will get a response but RockAuto reserves the right to refuse exchanges at their discretion.

The company headquarters' address is on the RockAuto website.


Calling RockAuto's customer service department is the best way to contact them directly. The live representative will take you though the steps of initiating an exchange.

You can find the phone number on GetHuman.


The RockAuto customer service email address is a great alternative to request an exchange. A descriptive email with all the order details is advised.

You can find the mail address on GetHuman.

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