OEM vs Aftermarket

OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts are made by the manufacturer or parent company of a product, in our industry this generally refers to parts made for vehicles. Aftermarket refers to parts that have been made by a third party (someone who has no connection...
My latch broke –  now what?

My latch broke – now what?

My latch broke and when I brought it in, it couldn’t be replaced. Why not? Shouldn’t latches be universal? Most hardware brands tend to create propriety latches so that when the latch breaks, you have to buy the replacement from their company, so they can...
Lane Cedar Chest Recall Reissued

Lane Cedar Chest Recall Reissued

In 1996, Lane Cedar Chest issued a recall for an in home replacement of the locks on some of their cedar chests; due to the latches automatically catching. Children hiding in these chest would become trapped and suffocate. The company did a voluntary recall of the...
How .20 cents can save you $60 or more

How .20 cents can save you $60 or more

Have you ever had your remote break where it connects to your key ring? Or perhaps you have a transponder key that you have had to replace because the plastic broke? The main reason this happens is that when you attach a remote fob or a transponder key to your key...