your local, independent auto parts distributor
Welcome to the International Parts Store and Vermeer Auto Parts! We are a family owned and operated business, selling auto parts in the Midwest for over 50 years. We take great pride in our reputation as the best source for hard to find import parts.
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Serving central Ohio and the Dayton area with three retail locations. †Winter hours are in effect, please note changes!
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We specialize in import makes including…Acura, Audi, BMW, Fiat, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Range Rover, Saab, Scion, Smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo…
Our complete line covers…Air conditioning, Brakes & Bearings, Bulbs & Switches, Clutches, Drivetrain, Electrical, Engine parts, Exhaust, Filters, Fuel & Emissions, Heating & Cooling, Ignition, OE fluids, Steering, Suspension, Vision…
In addition to OE parts, we sell…AAE, AMS, Beck/Arnley, Bosal, Bosch, Carlson, Castrol, Centric, Continental, CRP, Denso, DNJ Engine, Dorman, Empi, Flosser, Gates, Hella, Interstate, Karlyn, KYB, Liqui-Moly, Lucas, Mahle Clevite, Mann, NGK, NTK, Omega, Pentosin, Rein, Royal Purple, Sachs, Surtrack, STI, Tokico, TYC, Valeo, Victor Reinz, Wold's Head…
Although not officially incorporated until 1974, Vermeer Auto Parts' history really begins in the mid 1950's. While enlisted in the United States Air Force, Duke Vermeer started selling auto parts he bought at his Uncle Mac's store to friends on base. Subsequently, while on a tour of duty in France, he arranged for parts to be sent overseas to service the American cars the airmen's families brought overseas with them.
Duke returned to the States in 1964, bringing with him a brand new 40 horsepower Volkswagen camper. Upon arrival the camper promptly dropped a valve, and Duke found repair parts difficult to obtain. Seeing an opportunity, he began to source and stockpile VW parts in the basement of his family's home, and Vermeer Auto Parts was born. Six years later Duke retired from the Air Force and started driving van routes around Ohio selling parts.
Three airplanes, four hangers, three stores and many years later, Duke has retired and the business today continues under the leadership of his two daughters, Jana and Laurie. Duke is always available for advice and to make the occasional parts delivery, by land or air!
frequently asked questions
Yes! Wholesale customers please call your local store to get an online account. We also list overstock and obsolete parts in our ebay store
Yes, each of our locations ships daily via USPS and UPS
All our products carry a minimum one year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship, many carry more. Any part damaged through abuse, misuse, accident, improper installation or neglect is not considered a warranty
Unused parts in their original packaging, in resalable condition, may be returned up to 15 days after purchase with a sales receipt. Returns may be subject to a restocking fee. Non stocking parts, electrical parts, manuals, tools and gasket sets that have been opened are not returnable
We charge the price of the core at the time of purchase. Upon return of a complete, rebuildable core, in its original box, core credit will be issued