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The rise of Hummer vehicles as a status symbol in society and its subsequent fall was quick, and ultimately design problems such as its poor fuel economy and large size caught up with it. But make no mistake about it, Hummer vehicles were designed and built to travel to and test the earth’s limits. While they are no longer in production, Hummers are still some of the most rugged and versatile vehicles in existence today and, as with any automobile, normal wear and tear will occur, damaging your Hummer parts and forcing you to buy replacements.
If you are in need of a replacement part for your Hummer, you've come to the right place. At 1A Auto, we get you the right Hummer parts for your vehicle, at a great discount. You'll find a large selection of new, high quality aftermarket Hummer auto parts, including window regulators, headlights, ignition coils, brake pads, and much more. We don't only just sell aftermarket replacement Hummer parts online here at 1A Auto; we also carry a selection of new and performance parts such as high flow air filters for your Hummer vehicle as well.
Our product development team spends over 8,000 hours a year researching the best auto parts, and they are carefully selected by our trained engineers so you can rest assured that you are getting the correct, high quality part you need for your Hummer, at a discount price. If we wouldn't put the part in our own cars, we won't sell them to anyone else. A new aftermarket replacement Hummer part from 1A Auto will save you 30-50% on average over a comparable new OEM replacement Hummer part that you would get at a dealership, and our new aftermarket Hummer parts are also extremely durable and reliable. Don't overpay for Hummer auto parts and save yourself from a lot of potential headaches by shopping at 1A Auto.
You can shop for all of your Hummer auto parts online and buy safely and securely right here on our website, or you can call our customer service toll free at 888-844-3393 if you have any questions about any of our parts, or to buy over the phone. With over 150 years combined experience, 1A Auto's customer service representatives are the most qualified to answer your questions about all of our new, aftermarket, and performance Hummer parts. Our representatives answer 99.9% of phone calls in less than one minute and emails are responded to within the hour because we know you need answers quickly to get your Hummer back in working order again. We also know you want your part fast for the same reason; 98% of in stock Hummer auto parts ship from our warehouse within one business day so that you can get back on the road in no time, and all ground shipping in the continental US is completely free. And, in the unlikely case that you are unhappy with your Hummer auto part for any reason, 1A Auto also offers the only No Hassle return policy for unused items in the industry. Simply put, our competitors can't beat the 1A Advantage. Don't just take it from us - take it from over 50,000 satisfied customers!
Look no further than 1A Auto for your aftermarket, original equipment (OE) replacement, new and performance Hummer auto parts and get your Hummer the new parts it needs today from car enthusiasts just like you! If you happen to be an enthusiastic Hummer owner, have a deep passion for Hummer vehicles, or just want to learn more about the automobile manufacturer, continue reading below for a detailed look at the brand's history and some of its past models.
Evolving from a vehicle designed for the military into a modern day status symbol at its peak in popularity, Hummer was a brand of trucks and SUVs sold from 1992 until its demise in 2010 as a result of the General Motors (GM) bankruptcy and its failure to sell the brand. Highly regarded as one of the world’s best – and most serious - 4x4 off-road vehicles in the world, Hummer vehicles provided individuals with amazing toughness and mobility combined with interior comfort.
The origin of the Hummer that we know today got its start in the late 1970s. In 1979, the US Army was in need of a new, heavy-duty military vehicle to replace the Jeep and the other light tactical vehicles that no longer satisfied its rigorous demands. The vehicle was called the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV—pronounced Humvee). The Army put forth a document that outlined the requirements that this new vehicle had to meet. These included agility, the ability to travel into the wildest terrains, and it had to last at a minimum 12 years under the most brutal conditions. In July of that same year, a company called AM General Corporation began preliminary design work on their prototype, the M998, and a working unit was put through initial testing less than a year later. AM General came to be in 1971 when American Motors Corporation (AMC) made the General Products Division of Jeep, which AMC owned at the time, a wholly owned subsidiary separate from Jeep, renaming it at that time. The division produced military trucks, contract and non-commercial vehicles.
In 1981, AM General was awarded a prototype contract by the U.S. Army for the development of more prototype vehicles which were to be put through further tests. Development commenced in 1982 and operational testing of the prototypes was conducted later in that same year over a few months period. Realizing that this was the new vehicle it had been looking for, in March 1983 the U.S. Army awarded AM General with an initial production contract worth $1.2 billion to produce 55,000 Humvees over a five-year period. That initial order was increased by over 15,000 additional vehicles not long after, bringing the total value of the contract to around $1.6 billion.
During this time, however, changes were happening at AMC. In 1982, French automaker Renault purchased a controlling interest in the company, thus putting ownership of it into foreign hands. US government regulations that were in place at the time mandated that local defense contractors could not be owned by foreign governments, and Renault was partially owned by the French government. As a result, AMC sold AM General to the LTV Corporation in 1983, and it became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the LTV Aerospace and Defense Company. Renco Group then bought the company in 1992, but it remained an independent company and government and military contractor, which it still does to this day even after controlling ownership of the company has since switched hands once again to MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc.
Evolution and Purchase by GM
AM General continued to produce Humvee’s for the military during this time, and it played a crucial role in the ground campaign of the Gulf War in 1990 and 1991. The vehicle began to receive a lot of publicity—even Arnold Schwarzenegger was pushing for a civilian version—and in 1992, AM General began selling a civilianized version of its M998 Humvee under the brand name Hummer, which was its original nickname that GIs used. The idea had been floated around years before, but it wasn’t until 1992 that it became a reality.
In 1999, AM General sold the rights to the Hummer brand to General Motors; however, as part of the agreement, AM General had to continue civilian Hummer production (which was later renamed by GM as the H1) while GM handled the marketing and distribution aspect. Not long afterwards, GM introduced two unique models it had designed itself—the Hummer H2 and H3. AM General was contracted by GM to build the new Hummer H2 in its own factory, and it began selling on the market in 2002, but the company had no involvement with the H3 whatsover. In June 2006, production of the H1 was ceased and by that same year, Hummers were being exported and sold in numerous countries around the world.
End of the Road for Hummer
In 2008, the CEO of GM at the time, Rick Wagoner, announced that the Hummer brand was being reviewed by the company, and that it could possibly be either sold, have its line completely redesigned, or simply be terminated. This decision was based on demand for large SUVs with poor gas mileage like Hummer vehicles had declined significantly as a result of high oil prices which had spiked retail gas prices.
Despite several potential buyers expressing interest in purchasing the Hummer brand, in 2009 GM announced as part of its bankruptcy announcement that it would be discontinuing the line. However, a day after the announcement, GM changed course and announced that it would instead sell the brand to an undisclosed company, later identified as Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company Ltd., based in China, pending government approvals. In February of 2010, GM announced that the deal had collapsed and that it would be moving forward with the termination of the Hummer brand after all. Other last ditch attempts at buying the brand were made, but the brand was officially terminated later that year and dealers winded down their franchises.