Where do you buy your Airfilters/Oil filters/Plugs etc at?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by TimTim2008, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. TimTim2008

    TimTim2008 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Where do you buy your Air filters/Oil filters/Plugs etc at?


    I need to order for the 2010 season.

    I mostly use these two types of filters

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    I looked in the retail stores today, and see that these air filters are selling for $6.99 ea for the flat square B&S filters, and $12.99+ for the kohlers .. i use to pay $1.25/$1.50 for them, just a few years ago..
    i know ill have to buy in bulk but damn....

    there was a sponsor link from this site, i clicked on a few years ago, they had good prices, but i dont see them anymore
     
  2. sanchezmechanic

    sanchezmechanic LawnSite Member
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    Hello, try partstree.com they have it for $6.18 and kohler not sure.
     
  3. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I use mowtownusa.com
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  4. VegetiveSteam

    VegetiveSteam LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you have the part numbers on those two filters?
     
  5. DOLMARatOS

    DOLMARatOS LawnSite Member
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    Have you considered placing a "spring" order with your dealer.

    I know that several dealers in my area will offer very good prices on common parts like plugs, filters, oil filters, blades etc. if you buy in quantity during the off-season. Most dealers are getting their spring orders together in oct-nov. and would love to add to their order.

    Dealers make good mark-up on the fast-moving parts because they require the least amount of work to find.

    I bet you could save an average of 30-50% off dealer list if you stopped in with all your part numbers and quantities to place a large order. Couldn't hurt to try talking to a few local places that are there to help you out during the season.
     
  6. Ruben Rocha

    Ruben Rocha LawnSite Senior Member
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    I buy all my parts from my local dealer. Don't care if they cost a buck or two more.
    For all that I get great support and loaner equipment when needed.
    Why save 10 dollars a year on nit noid stuff when they break down and you run around to find a stupid part.
     
  7. TimTim2008

    TimTim2008 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i agree.. but i dont wait until the last min...

    i change my filters and fluids every month (if not more). running 3 or 4 mowers.. that is more than just $10 a year..

    now if my dealer gave me free loaner i would stay with him..
    but $9 for something that only cost $3 elsewhere, is a lil too much (times 20 or 40 items a year)

    but id prefer to buy ahead of time.. i buy 10x or 20x and keep instock until i run out.

    i'm making my 2010 shopping list now for filters, plugs, etc.
    i prefer to buy in bulk..
     
  8. Ruben Rocha

    Ruben Rocha LawnSite Senior Member
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    Same here. My shopping list is building for 2010.
     
  9. VegetiveSteam

    VegetiveSteam LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'd love to see your shopping list.
     
  10. TimTim2008

    TimTim2008 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i need my 2011 list now. lol
     

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