Launched in July 2008, Frugal Mechanic is a Founders Co-Op backed startup based in the Greater Seattle Area. Our flagship product is an auto parts search engine that is used by hundreds of thousands of mechanics to find fitment information and compare brands and retailers for their auto part purchases.

We are members of:

  • OptiCat
  • SEMA Data Co-Op
  • AutoCare Member
  • SEMA Member

We support the following industry standards:

  • PIES
  • ACES

We support the following industry initiatives:

  • CarCare Logo

We provide some free online tools for working with the PIES and ACES data standards.

We currently receive PIES and/or ACES data from over 170 manufacturers.

We currently are accepting ACES, PIES, and product image archives for updating your listings on our website. We are authorized data receivers on the following industry data pools:

  • OptiCat
  • SEMA Data Co-Op
  • DCi

We also maintain a self-hosted FTP site to receive files, as well as have capabilities to pull directly from your FTP or HTTP repository. Please contact us via our Data Inquiry Contact Form.

We process over 200 GB of daily pricing feeds covering more than 3 thousand retailers. If you are an automotive parts or accessories retailer and would like to be listed on our website please contact us.

  • Amazon
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Auto Parts Warehouse
  • Auto Parts Way
  • AutoZone
  • Autobarn
  • Auto Parts EXPRESS
  • JC Whitney
  • MyAutopartsWholesale
  • OEHQ
  • Parts Geek
  • StreetSideAuto
  • Tire Rack
  • US Auto Parts
  • JEGS
  • Summit Racing Equipment
  • StockWiseAuto
  • Titan Direct
  • BarMac Automotive
  • Baxter Auto Parts
  • Remartautoparts
  • Car Part Kings
  • Midway Auto Supply
  • Hires Automotive
  • Trends-Auto
  • Overstock Auto
  • Just Suspension

The management team has extensive experience at technology companies such as and Microsoft.

Eric Peters

Eric Peters CEO / Co-Founder

Eric has over 13 years experience solving business problems with technical solutions. He has worked at both and Microsoft. Eric has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

  • Find Eric on:
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus

Tim Underwood

Tim Underwood CTO / Co-Founder

Tim has over 13 years of experience in Software Development. He has worked at as well as several startups. Tim has a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington.

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  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus

We are located in Issaquah, Washington just outside of Seattle



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Mailing Address

Frugal Mechanic
2550 NE Park Drive, Suite 8
Issaquah, WA 98029