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A Click Away: 122 Million Auto Parts, 7 Million Tires, and 5 Million Wheels

Ask an Expert tool allows you to open a chat window on eBay Motors and get advice from a licensed parts specialist

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The two cars in my garage span decades. I keep my 1991 Mazda Miata—which is now considered a classic—in one bay. Not long ago, I commuted to work in this car every day. A 2000 BMW 3-Series sits in the other bay. The Bimmer has also been on the road for a couple of decades. 

As these two beauties age, they aren’t as simple to keep on the road. Local auto parts stores don’t keep parts around for many classics, and taking them to a local shop for work isn’t usually attractive. Imagine bringing a car with a carburetor to a modern quick-service shop. Besides, I prefer to work on them myself. 

That’s why I’m thankful to eBay Motors for helping me keep my rides rolling. eBay has a massive inventory of new and used parts: new-old-stock, parts off salvage vehicles, and even weird niche parts. Those millions of parts—more than 122 million, to be exact—are just a quick search and a click away. That gives me peace of mind. 

ebay motors, A Click Away: 122 Million Auto Parts, 7 Million Tires, and 5 Million Wheels, ClassicCars.com Journal

The Powerful ‘My Garage’ Tool

You might suspect that such a massive inventory of parts would make it difficult to find what’s needed for a specific model. But that’s not the case—and for one reason: the eBay Motors My Garage tool. It changes everything.

My Garage allows me to store the cars I’m working on as part of my eBay profile. When I’m under the hood and need to replace a part—or if I don’t have the right tool or unexpectedly broke something—I wipe my hands and reach for my smartphone. The eBay Motors app is filtered to only find parts that fit those models stored in My Garage.

The same combo of massive inventory and powerful fitment tools are available for 5 million wheels and 7 million tires. eBay always, without fail, has what I need in stock—whether it’s new rims to dress up my classic or performance parts to make it move faster off the line. 

Ask an Expert

At this point, I probably should admit that I’m constantly breaking stuff. After all, I don’t work on cars for a living. So sometimes, I’m at a loss for the tools or parts I need to complete a repair or enhancement task. Once again, eBay is my go-to source. The site’s Ask an Expert tool allows me to open a chat window on eBay Motors and get advice from a licensed parts specialist. 

The expert helps me find the part or tool I need and advises on how to install it correctly. I can’t tell you how many times that has saved what would have otherwise been a failed weekend project.

ebay motors, A Click Away: 122 Million Auto Parts, 7 Million Tires, and 5 Million Wheels, ClassicCars.com Journal

100,000 Cars for Sale

I love both the Miata and the 3-Series in my garage. It’s a blast to drive them and work on them. But that doesn’t mean I’m not tempted to find another ride that’s cooler, faster, or more exotic. This urge to window shop can happen after I visit a car show—or when I’m on eBay Motors just clicking around the 100,000 cars for sale. 

Of course, the grass is always greener on the other side of the driveway, and no car is perfect. But having access to millions of parts—and hundreds of thousands of vehicles—means my endless pursuit of the perfect garage keeps purring along.

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