Frequently Asked Questions

Mean Mug Auto is a fast growing online seller of aftermarket auto parts founded by two brothers, James and John, who are both automotive enthusiasts. For more information about us and our story, please visit

Our customers can enjoy the high quality performance of their OEM counterpart at a fraction of the cost. This is possible because we carefully handpick our manufacturing facilities. Our auto parts are fully tested, including: electrical, fluid flow, durability, vehicle fitment, and much more.
Our auto parts are some of the most comparable to OEM auto parts that you’ll find when you’re shopping for aftermarket auto parts in the United States.

We don’t just offer “generic” parts. We offer tested, reliable, and high quality interchangeable replacements.

Most of our parts are direct replacements with a few exceptions: Some of our parts can easily be interchanged with different part numbers but the outside appearance might be a little different. However their functionality will be the same.

Just take a look at the product reviews of some of our parts on our website to see what others are saying about our parts.
All of our auto parts are carefully selected from reputable manufacturers in China. In addition to producing the auto parts, our manufacturers test for electrical (if necessary), fluid flow (if necessary), durability, vehicle fitment, and much more.

Keep in mind that high quality auto parts CAN come from China. We understand that there is a rising concern about products made in China that are sold in the United States. It is up to you, our customer, to trust in Mean Mug Auto, a US based company, that we have your best interest in mind. This is why we offer a 60-day money back guarantee along with a lifetime warranty. We stand by our products. You can buy with confidence.
We’re actively working to expand our product selection. You can scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for our email newsletter. As soon as we have new parts available, we’ll let you know.

Another reason for our limited selection of parts is that we take our time in selecting the best parts to offer our customers. The parts we do have available went through a rigorous process before adding them to our catalog. Future parts will go through a similar process to ensure our customers will be satisfied.

If you are looking for a particular auto part that you do not see on our website, please contact us directly so we can help you find the part you need.
There are three ways for you to check if a part will fit your vehicle. You can use the year / make / model part finder at the top of the website. Select your vehicle’s year, the make of it, and the model. Then, click search.

You can also contact us directly, via live chat, email, or phone call. We highly recommend contacting us before purchasing. We can ensure you are ordering the correct part.

You can check the product description to see if your year / make / model is listed as compatible.

There are several reasons why the compatibility says it will fit your vehicle even though it might not actually fit. They are: the time of year a vehicle was manufactured, the region the vehicle was manufactured for, and/or our website could have a mistake on it.

It is always best to contact us before making ANY auto part purchases. We can get more information from you to confirm what part you actually need to fit your vehicle.
The base requirements are year / make / model. Sometimes we might need to know the trim level and engine type.

If you can provide the vehicle identification number (VIN) which is the unique identifying code for your automobile, then that will allow us to accurately search for your specific vehicle.

Your VIN is a unique identifier composed of seventeen (17) combined digits and capital letter characters found at the dashboard on the driver's side of your vehicle. Your VIN can also be found in your insurance policy and vehicle title and registration.

If you have the part number of the exact part that you’re trying to replace, then that will be the best information you could provide. We will know with 100% accuracy whether a part number will interchange with our parts or not.
Look for the Mean Mug Auto icon on the bottom right of your screen. You can click this to start a live chat with us. We can work with you one-on-one to determine the correct part that you need.

If we’re offline, then you can simply enter your email and we’ll be notified. Usually within 24 hours we’ll get back to you with the answers you need.
Creating an account is as simple clicking “Register” located at the top right corner of the website.

Type in your name, surname, and email address. Create your password. Once completed, an email will be sent to you asking you to verify your account.

Alternatively, you can also choose to sign in using your Amazon account during registration.
Signing up will ensure that you have a records of all your purchase and transactions with us.
Mean Mug Auto uses an e-commerce platform that is Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an information security standard for organizations that handle credit card and debit card information. PCI compliant stores make sure that the standards of safety of personal and credit card data from fraud are enforced.

Our platform also uses SSL encryption technology to protect customer’s data during the checkout process. This is visibly seen through the encrypted “https” in your web browsers.
Unsubscribing can be done after you receive an email from us. In the footer of the email, you’re able to click “unsubscribe” and it’ll bring you to a new webpage where you’re able to unsubscribe.

Subscribing can be done when you are placing an order or if you scroll down to the footer of our website. You can simply enter your email address and click subscribe.
First, you will receive an email confirmation with the order details.

Second, you will receive an email with your tracking number after your order has been shipped.
Yes. Sign up for our email newsletter to be notified of promotions and discounts by scrolling down to the bottom of our homepage, typing in your email address in the subscription box, and clicking the “Subscribe” button.
Please contact us for more information.
Aside from credit cards, you may also use Paypal as a payment method to complete purchases. You will be redirected to PayPal to complete your purchase securely after clicking “Complete Order.”
We currently only ship with the United States and United States Territories free of charge.

Canadian residents, please use to place your orders. All other countries, please use to take advantage of their Global Shipping Program.
United States and United States Territories are free of charge.
We use the United States Postal Service (USPS) for most orders. We can ship via UPS or FedEx upon request. Please contact us before placing your order.
You’ll receive an email after your order has been shipped. The email will provide you with the tracking number so you can see when your order should arrive.

Enter these numbers on USPS online tracking tool to know the status of your shipment.

Another way to know the status of your order is to log in your Mean Mug Auto account, click My Account and look at the Order Status page. This will let you check the shipment status and real time updates on its current location.
You can easily contact us by sending us a message through our live chat. We will respond to you right away if we are online or we will get back to you within ~24 hours.

You may also get in touch with us through email, contact form or telephone number, all found on our contact us page.
Click the Mean Mug Auto icon on the bottom right of our website. Enter your message and we’ll respond immediately if we’re online. If we’re offline, then you have the option of entering your email address and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
We typically respond to emails within 24 hours, even on the weekends. Feel free to contact us at anytime!
No. At this time we do not have a physical storefront for people to shop at. We are solely an eCommerce, online only, auto parts store.

With our free shipping, you don’t have to worry about shipping costs.

Our orders usually ship out quickly so you’ll get your parts soon.
All of your auto parts are have at minimum a limited one year warranty and at maximum a limited lifetime warranty.

Warranty periods start 60 days after date of purchase and are good for only one replacement.
Our limited one year and lifetime warranties guarantee a replacement auto part if the issue is determined to be a manufacturer defect. This warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse, abuse, negligent handling, or normal wear of parts.

Warranty-related shipping costs for United States customers will be covered by Mean Mug Auto. Shipping charges will apply if you make a warranty claim outside of the United States.

We can also give you 75% refund of your auto part(s) purchase without having to return the product.
When claiming warranty, send us a message or call us for return approval.

Call (315) 288-6778 from Monday to Friday, 9:00-5:00 (EST) or email us at

After contacting us and receiving return approval, please ship the auto part by First-Class Mail at the United States Postal Service (USPS) to:

Mean Mug Auto
ATTN: Returns
5601 NY-31 #1611
Clay, NY 13041

You must ship the autopart(s) within 30 days of return approval. Any returns received after the 30 days may void your return.
Because unforeseen things may happen, you are given a 60-day money back guarantee. You can return your auto parts, for full refund, within 60 days from the date of purchase.
After contacting us by phone or email, please ship the auto part(s) by First-Class Mail at the United States Postal Service (USPS) to:

Mean Mug Auto
ATTN: Returns
5601 NY-31 #1611
Clay, NY 13041

You must ship the autopart(s) within 30 days of return approval, otherwise, your return may be voided.
Yes. Please contact us immediately. Hopefully we can stop the order before it gets shipped.
Absolutely! We’ll do our best to work with you. Just in case the product is already shipped, you still have 60 days from the date of purchase to return your order to receive a full refund.
Yes. Please contact us by live chat, email, or phone immediately so we can make the change.