About In the Garage with CarParts.com
In the Garage with CarParts.com is an online blog dedicated to bringing DIYers and devoted car enthusiasts up to date with topical automotive news and lifestyle content. Our writers live and breathe automotive, taking the guess work out of car repairs with how-to content that helps owners get back on the road and keep driving.
CarParts.com is a one-stop-shop for quality, discount auto parts and car accessories across a large selection of vehicle makes, including, but not limited to: Ford, Dodge, Toyota, Honda, Chevy, Volkswagen and more! Established in 1999 as part of U.S. Auto Parts Network, with 20 years of expertise we take pride in our quality parts, simple shopping experience, 5 star customer service and unbeatable prices.
Mia Bevacqua has over 14 years of experience in the auto industry and holds a bachelor’s degree in automotive technology. Her knowledge has been applied to automotive software engineering, mechanical failure analysis inspections and, of course, writing. Instead of high-end cars, Mia prefers fixer-upper oddballs, like her 1987 Cavalier Z-24 and 1998 Astro Van AWD. Her dream car is a Citation X11.
Jim Lang, a Senior Market Advisor to CarParts.com, has more than 25 years of experience in the vehicle products industry. His work has gained wide recognition and covers all aspects of the U.S. aftermarket: consumers, cars and light trucks, repair outlets, distribution channels and Ecommerce. Jim has earned the reputation as a thought leader and had received a number of industry awards. For more than 20 years, he has produced the Lang Aftermarket Annual, which is a must-read throughout the industry.
As President of Lang Marketing, Jim heads up a team that has developed the industry’s largest database of auto parts information and analysis. They are constantly fielding new studies that cover the complex and rapidly changing vehicle products industry. The Lang Marketing team has produced over 500 reports on the vehicle aftermarket and they provide strategic marketing information to companies and individuals in all sectors of the vehicle products industry worldwide.
Jacqui Fauni is a contributing writer and editor for In the Garage, specializing in features, guides, and both product and lifestyle content. With over 10 years of experience in copywriting—five of which have been in the automotive industry—and a BA in English and Psychology from UC Berkeley, Jacqui is passionate about community-building and helping to make parts knowledge and the automotive space as a whole more accessible to everyday drivers. As an old soul, she’d pick cruising down the coast in a classic car over a day at the track anytime.
Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Currently, he lives with his wife and children in a suburb of Dallas, TX. He spends his time dreaming about pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports. He works with numerous dealerships around the country as a consultant. In his spare time, Brian likes to visit new places and hopes to travel the world.
Brian grew up on the race track and learned everything there is to know about cars from his father, who is a master technician himself. Having fallen in love with automobiles at an early age, he went on to work at dealerships, receive his ASE certification and spent two years at the William D. Votec Center for Automotive. Brian continues to express his passion for cars through writing and sharing his expertise with drivers across the U.S.