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Returns / Exchanges

At Hot Rod Depot we make returns as easy as possible. Our mission is to provide you with the best products and the best service in the automotive industry. We understand that sometimes, customers change their minds about products that they order or simply do not need them anymore. We also know that customers are cautious about Return Policies since they are often tricky and misleading. Our goal is to make the return or exchange process trustworthy and as simple as 1-2-3.


If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return the item within 60 days from the original date of your order.

  • Products must be in original packaging and in a new and resalable condition.
  • Any product that was used or fully/partially installed is non-returnable.
  • Shipping Fees are non-refundable.
  • All returns must be made via our Return Procedure with a valid RMA number.
  • There are few non-returnable products & services that are listed in section below.
  • Order cancellations can only be requested prior to shipment or in some cases, prior to the start of the manufacturing or painting process.

Please note: If the return of an item was caused by an error on our or a manufacturer’s part, shipping fees do not apply


To return a product you must first request a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA). You may request an RMA using the following methods:

Please let us know which particular item(s) you would like to return and the reason. Please allow 24 to 72 business hours for processing since in some instances, we may have to wait for a manufacturer’s response.

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There are 2 ways you can go about exchanging a product:

Option 1 (Slower) – Use the standard return procedure to request an RMA for the part you need exchanged. In your request please specify the exact item(s) you would like to exchange to. Upon receipt of your returned product we will process an exchange and ship the new part. If there is difference in price, you will be either refunded or charged the difference.

Option 2 (Faster) – Order the new part online or over the phone so it can be shipped to you right away. Then request an RMA using a standard Return Procedure for the part you would like to return. Upon return of the part a refund will be issued as promptly as possible.


We all know that accidents happen sometimes. If your product(s) arrive defective, damaged, or simply incorrect, please contact our customer service department as soon as possible. Please do not attempt to use or install the part! We will send you a replacement part and provide you with a prepaid return label to return the defective part. Product(s) must be returned to us within 30 days. If the damage was caused by a shipping courier, we will schedule a damage pick up by the courier.

When a replacement part is requested to be shipped prior to the return of original merchandise, we must temporarily authorize your credit card until the original merchandise is returned.


When you request a cancellation of an order or a part, please note that it can take time for us, or a manufacturer to cancel an order. This process may involve voiding orders in computer systems, removing items from backorder logs, having operations personnel pull items from production schedules and sometimes stopping orders at the shipping dock. Also note that sometimes products ship more quickly than expected, so we recommend that you do not purchase alternative products until receiving final confirmation of your cancellation.


The following products cannot be returned/exchanged due to manufacturer’s policies or their made-to-order custom features:

  • Any item marked or classified as non returnable.
  • Paint costs on painted products (ex. spoilers, body kits, calipers …)
  • Dash Kits ordered in solid colors (ex. Red, Blue, Orange …)
  • Books
  • Electrical Parts
  • All Wheels.
  • Car Covers with embroidery or logos.
  • Gift Certificates
  • Any custom orders or parts
  • Parts noted as “Special Order”
  • Any item that has already shipped
  • Any item that has been modified, installed (ie must be in original condition)


After we accept your return, you will be issued a refund via the same payment method as you had originally used to place the order (Credit Card, Paypal). The refund amount will be composed of the original purchase price minus shipping charges. You will be sent an email confirming receipt of the return and your credit. Please allow an additional 5-7 days for the credit to appear on your account.

Hot Rod Depot will not refund any labor charges or installation fees under any conditions. Hot Rod Depot will also not offer reimbursement for any damage acquired during installation or any other use of a product.

If you have any questions about Hot Rod Depot’s Return Policy, please contact a Customer Support representative Click Here

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