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UNDERSTAND THE NAPA ADVANTAGE

NAPA Advantage parts and kits are repair solutions with a distinct advantage over the original equipment option. By focusing on the needs of the professional installer and vehicle owner, NAPA Advantage parts are the clear choice for an ideal repair experience. We offer well over 1,000 different NAPA Advantages parts in our catalog today, with new solutions rolling our every month, but every one falls into one of the three categories:

IMPROVED DESIGNS

IMPROVED DESIGNS

NAPA Advantage parts meant to reduce known failure points in the factory designs, or increase serviceability for more convenient maintenance in the future.

TIME SAVERS

TIME SAVERS

NAPA Advantage parts meant to speed up the removal, repair, installation or setup process, reducing labor time and heling installers turn service bays faster.

COST SAVERS

COST SAVERS

NAPA Advantage parts meant to eliminate unnecessary costs normally associated with getting replacements from the original manufacturer, such as needing to buy an entire assembly just to fix a failed component.

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IMPROVED DESIGNS

NAPA Advantage parts meant to reduce known failure points in the factory designs, or increase serviceability for more convenient maintenance in the future.

TIME SAVERS

TIME SAVERS

NAPA Advantage parts meant to speed up the removal, repair, installation or setup process, reducing labor time and heling installers turn service bays faster.

COST SAVERS

COST SAVERS

NAPA Advantage parts meant to eliminate unnecessary costs normally associated with getting replacements from the original manufacturer, such as needing to buy an entire assembly just to fix a failed component.

FEATURED NAPA ADVANTAGE VIDEOS

Steering Shafts

Pre-Pressed Axles

Loaded Knuckles

FEATURED ADVANTAGE STORIES

Timing Chain Guide Bolt

TIMING CHAIN GUIDE BOLT

Extracting what’s left of a sheared-off bolt from inside a cylinder head is almost never an easy task. In fact, it often requires removing the head from the engine and tapping out the old bolt to finish most jobs. And when that sheared bolt happens to secure a critical piece of engine hardware, there’s simply no ignoring it.

TIMING CHAIN

TIMING CHAIN GUIDE BOLT

Extracting what’s left of a sheared-off bolt from inside a cylinder head is almost never an easy task. In fact, it often requires removing the head from the engine and tapping out the old bolt to finish most jobs. And when that sheared bolt happens to secure a critical piece of engine hardware, there’s simply no ignoring it.

4WD HUB LOCKING ACTUATOR DELETE

When someone with a Ford F-150, Ford Expedition or Lincoln Navigator comes into the shop, complaining about a grinding sound from the four-wheel drive, there’s a common diagnosis: a bad vacuum activated front axle hub actuator. The internal diaphragm on these parts wears out from regular use, or cracks from lack of use, as well as poor internal lubrication. The grinding happens when the splined actuator doesn’t have the vacuum it needs to fully engage the axle shaft. Eventually the vacuum leak expands, preventing the system from working at all.

Locking Actuator
4WD HUB LOCKING

4WD HUB LOCKING ACTUATOR DELETE

When someone with a Ford F-150, Ford Expedition or Lincoln Navigator comes into the shop, complaining about a grinding sound from the four-wheel drive, there’s a common diagnosis: a bad vacuum activated front axle hub actuator. The internal diaphragm on these parts wears out from regular use, or cracks from lack of use, as well as poor internal lubrication. The grinding happens when the splined actuator doesn’t have the vacuum it needs to fully engage the axle shaft. Eventually the vacuum leak expands, preventing the system from working at all.

VVT SOLENOIDS

VVT SOLENOIDS & SPROCKETS

Variable valve timing(VVT) was a breakthrough technology when it first arrived. By continuously fine-tuning the timing of the intake or exhaust cams (or both), it became possible to achieve optimum performance while reducing fuel consumption and harmful emissions. To achieve these conflicting objectives, VVT systems use electric solenoids that vary the amount of oil flowing to hydraulic cam adjusters, also called phasers.

VVT SOLENOIDS

VVT SOLENOIDS & SPROCKETS

Variable valve timing(VVT) was a breakthrough technology when it first arrived. By continuously fine-tuning the timing of the intake or exhaust cams (or both), it became possible to achieve optimum performance while reducing fuel consumption and harmful emissions. To achieve these conflicting objectives, VVT systems use electric solenoids that vary the amount of oil flowing to hydraulic cam adjusters, also called phasers.

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