You asked: What is a core fee on auto parts?

The core charge, sometimes called a “core price,” is a deposit you pay until you return your old part. If you don’t have the core at the time of purchase, you must pay the core charge. That charge is refunded to you when you return the core.

Why do I have to pay a core charge?

A core charge is a form of deposit paid when you purchase a battery and is refunded to you when a used battery is returned in exchange, either at the time of purchase or when you return to the store with the battery you replaced. Core charges promote battery recycling.

Why does Autozone charge a core fee?

The core charge is an amount that can cover what it would cost for them to buy an old, broken part like yours. This way, they don’t lose out on the opportunity to remanufacture another part and sell it again. Essentially, you’re replenishing their stock, so that they can keep offering remanufactured parts.

How do I get my core deposit back?

You must pay the core charge when you buy the part. After you replace the pump, you return the old one to the store with your receipt (which includes the core charge). As long as the old part is in acceptable condition, the store will then refund the $15.

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What can you get core charge?

What is a Core Charge? A “Core Charge” is similar to the deposit you might pay for a can or bottle of soda. In many states, to promote recycling, you are charged a deposit when you purchase a can of soda and you receive your deposit back when you return the empty can.

Can you return core to any AutoZone?

Core return to an AutoZone store

To return your product core to an AutoZone store, simply take the core and your receipt to any AutoZone store. You must drain all fluids, if any, out of the part before returning it. * If you have the box in which the new product was shipped, please use it to return the core.

How long do I have to return a core to AutoZone?

IN-STORE RETURN POLICY

To return a product to an AutoZone store, return an item in its original condition and packaging, with receipt, within 90 days of the purchase date to request a refund. Return a defective item within the warranty period. Requests for refunds may be denied if the item has been used or installed.

Do I need a receipt for a core charge?

You must pay the core charge when you buy the part. After you replace the pump, you return the old one to the store with your receipt (which includes the core charge). As long as the old part is in acceptable condition, the store will then refund the $15.

Can you get core charge without buying?

One local retailer will only give core refund if you have a receipt. A second retailer will give a core credit against the purchase of a new battery, no cash though.

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How long do you have to return a core?

How long do I have to send back the core? Cores must be returned within 30-days of your original purchase date to qualify for a refund. BIG Machine Parts will provide you with a prepaid shipping label for the core return.

Do rotors have a core charge?

No parts supplier requires rotors as cores and local shops take old rotors to the metal scrap dealer. “Recycle” is not the correct word. When you buy new ones, you usually pay a “core charge”, which is refunded when you return the ones that were replaced.