Finding Car Parts
by Nathon Oneel
Car parts can sometimes be hard to find (and costly) at your local auto parts store. The Internet can make this easier if you know how to search. Even if your search is worded incorrectly, you can usually find what you are looking for.
One of my favorite sites to begin searching for parts is Ebay .Below are a few steps I took while searching:
Go to Ebay
Once you locate the item, you can review it online, purchase it or continue looking. The most important thing to make your search a success is to be specific about what you are looking for, as well as searching in various sections. Sometimes the item you are trying to find can be listed under different sections or categories depending on what it is.
Another way to find what you need is to use online part finders .This might be faster if you don't want to spend lots of time searching. These types of websites have you fill out one questionnaire which is sent to thousands of wrecking yards across the USA. Within a day, you will get responses from people wanting to sell you that part. You might continue to receive offers for several weeks, but eventually they stop!
Listed below are a few sites that can help you out.
On the left side of the Ebay site, under "Specialty Sites" I click on ebay motors
On the left hand side I click on a section labeled categories, then I click on the section labeled car and truck parts.
I can then type what I'm looking for: A Chevy truck motor.
(The motor I was looking for also came in GMC trucks. Knowing this type of information will help you find what you are looking for)
Classic Car Parts Finder