What Are LMC Trucks?
LMC truck (LMC stands for Long Motor Company) began in 1981 when founder Leo William Long started selling truck parts from his garage. Under his leadership, the company grew in stature, acquiring warehouse space in Lenexa, Ks. With a passion for service, Long instilled a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere into the workplace, and the company soon became known as a valuable resource for all things classic trucks.
When Leo Long passed away in 2008, the company transferred ownership to Long’s wife, Janet, and president, Rebecca Hanrahan. The company has continued to prosper on good, solid Midwestern values of family, fairness, and friendship. Many employees who have worked at LMC have been there for years simply due to how the company treats them.
As an example of the company philosophy, President Rebecca Hanrahan mentioned in a a recent interview that - “We go to a lot of the shows over the summer, and it doesn’t matter whether it's a car or a truck; it’s got a story. It was either my grandfathers, or I had my first date, or when I met my wife, I had this truck, and then we had babies, and I sold it, then my wife bought it when the kids were older…”
The fact is that every restoration project has a story, a connection to the past that can teach valuable lessons for the future. The burning desire of LMC trucks is to promote the legacy of each story by supplying and helping customers with their restoration projects.
With over 30,000 parts in the warehouses, the company can help supply almost any kind of OEM or reproduction part for almost any car, truck, or SUV. While many other warehouses struggle to maintain stocked parts or find parts on back order, LCM works with the manufacturers to stock everyday and exotic parts that other purveyors might need help locating.
They carry parts for 1947 - present Chevy and GMC trucks, vans, and SUVs. (Ford truck parts are stocked as early as 1948 and on, while Dodge parts are available from 1972 to the present). It doesn’t matter if it is an OEM part or an accessory; chances are LMC Trucks has what you need for the particular project you might be working on.
Can I Order Online From LMC Trucks?
Most orders are taken online with 24-48 hours shipping. A customer counter in Lenexa stays busy, so truck restorers can stop in and get questions answered and any help they might need. (if you are near Kansas City, stop in. Lenexa is just southwest of the city center about twenty minutes).
The online website is easy to navigate, with separate sections for Chevy, GMC Ford, Dodge, and Vans, and it gives you the option of searching by part category or vehicle. Simply enter the year, make, and model of your truck, car, or SUV, and then search for the kind of part you need, knowing it will fit your project the first time. In addition, there are product pages that make finding hard things like door moldings, emblems, or vintage gauge clusters easy to find.
Does LMC Offer Free Shipping?
LMC Trucks offers free shipping for orders totaling more than $2,500. The company will charge for shipping depending on how far the item needs to be sent from Lenexa. There are five shipping zones, and prices are reflected on their website. (For a map of what you can expect, see LMC’s shipping section). Most orders are shipped within 24 hours.
The company does ship to Canada and overseas. Canadian shipments with all duties, taxes, and applicable fees are sent door-to-door. International shipping is permitted, but all foreign orders must be paid for in US dollars before the order can be sent.
What Happens If My Shipment Is Damaged?
Damage to any shipment is the carrier's responsibility and must be reported to the carrier within 15 days of delivery. Should you need to return a part to LMC, you can do so if it is in its original packaging and in like-new condition. The company does not charge a restocking fee unless the part is over a year old. LMC will not accept any part that has been attempted to be installed, drilled, or modified in any way. (So that is why it’s crucial to have the right part sent to you the first time).
Does LMC Sell Used Parts?
LMC Trucks does not sell used parts, but they do sell new and remanufactured parts. The company designates a remanufactured part with the initial “R” added to the end of the part number. A “Z” designation indicates a core charge that will be applied to the order and then refunded when the company receives your old core.
How Does LMC Help Foster Truck Communities?
One of the best things about LMC Trucks is their ability to help connect like-minded truck lovers. Their website includes an LMC TruckLife page where owners can submit and post their stories. This device is an essential component for building truck forums and helping owners find assistance from each other when a project might offer more resistance than it should. This service is just a part of the company philosophy that has stood out well for over 40 years, and here is hoping for more of the same. LMC even offers an opportunity for truck owners to submit photos of their projects to try and get their trucks onto the front of a catalog.
What Are LMC Truck’s Customer Service Hours?
LMC Truck Parts is open Monday through Friday from 9 am - 7 pm and on Saturday 9 am - 6 pm. The website is available for online ordering, but orders placed after business hours will be worked the next business day in the order that they were received.
Does LMC Offer Instructional Videos?
The company has many helpful videos on essential truck restoration, whether working on an engine or replacing tail light covers. The instructional videos can be accessed on the company website under the product video tab.
What If I Want A Parts Catalog From LMC?
The good news is that you can download a parts catalog for your truck, car, or SUV, or the company can send you one in the mail if you like. The form submission for ordering a standard mail copy of the catalog is found on the website.
What Kinds Of Accessories Does LMC Offer?
LMC has various accessories for Chevy, GMC, Ford, and Dodge trucks and vans. From apparel to bug shields to running boards or window accessories, LMC will likely have what you need. Many times the pricing for accessories is often cheaper than a standard auto parts store might be, even with shipping included. While the company does not have a matching price guarantee, they don’t necessarily need one since their pricing is so reasonable.
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