The thought “I need” may come to mind when you decide that you want a new one. However, you should take a step back and look at it carefully before deciding what to do. If it is worn and knocked out, or rust sent it to the grave, most likely it will not sell. This does not mean that all hope is lost. You still have the opportunity to “part” with your vehicle, and selling spare parts for used cars (especially if you have a popular make / model) can be a good way to get some money back before it’s time to throw your car out of the car.
Selling parts on your car is very similar to selling the car itself; and if you want to sell them effectively, you need to know one or two things.
Choose a good online site
First, it’s important to choose a good online site for selling parts. Although there are other ways to sell parts for your car, the Internet is by far the easiest. This is usually an easy experience that allows your product to reach many consumers. It is important to choose a website with a good community or a decent amount of traffic. The two best auto parts sites are Craigslist and eBay. Both of these sites occupy only a small percentage of your sales and allow people who are looking for a certain part to easily find what is in their area.
These are just two of the best known sites that come to mind, and there are a few more such as cars.com or Autotrader. Regardless of which site you choose, it’s important to consider which parts are actually going to sell.
You can successfully sell many car parts; if it is clean, it still works well and is installed at a reasonable price. Despite the fact that you can sell a lot of parts from a car, it is still important to choose those that you know will sell. Used spark plugs probably won’t sell as much as a drivetrain with a lot of miles. Things like radio, HVAC controls, CD dashboard, subwoofer / speakers or any other element that is easily replaced / in high demand in the car. Electronics such as this are generally well suited because they are easy to replace and people are always looking for better speakers / CDs.
For mechanical parts of a vehicle, tires are usually popular because of how expensive they are. Headlight / brake light inserts are also sold fairly easily, as this is one of the most common things that can break. Even a mirror in an older car or truck can sell.
The fact is that you want to sell things that people want. Trying to sell used spark plugs or a fan belt is simply not worth it. People are more likely to spend money on new spark plugs or a belt, since they are not so expensive in the first place.
Details need to be checked – and actually work
Before putting these parts up for sale, they must be checked and in working order. The first thing you should do is check the details and then throw away the ones that don’t work / don’t work. If the tires have cracks / no tread, the subwoofer makes a rattling sound when the bass hits, or you have a CD Dash that does not play a CD, people will not want it. Most likely, they buy these parts as a replacement for their cars. If you were to buy a part to try to fix something on your car, would you really want to fix this part? If you put up an item for sale and it is too worn or just does not work, you lose your time and time of the buyer.I am not saying that the parts must be in perfect condition. In the end, they will be used. For example, tires that still have a decent amount of tread can be sold for a solid price, along with headlights / brake lights that don’t fog up. Even if the subwoofer is archaic, but still in good condition, do not be afraid to throw it there – just admit that it is old and may wear out soon. Besides honesty, you should also tell people that the product has been tested. This will give them a sense of security and distinguish your product from others who say “unverified”