On the PartCycle Marketplace, we offer quality used or recycled Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts from industry-leading professional automotive recyclers, that are inventoried using the Hollander Interchange (more on that below). But sometimes, the part you receive may have a tag on it that doesn't seem the match your vehicle exactly. This article helps explain that while the tag may not match, chances are the part will still fit your vehicle's repair specifications.
Many Part Types are Interchangeable from Vehicle to Vehicle
Professionally salvaged recycled parts, like those found on PartCycle.com, are inventoried based on the interchangeability—or fitment—for different years/makes/models of a variety of vehicles. This means that while the part may have been removed from one type of specific vehicle, it will still fit many other vehicles with varying years/makes/models.
The PartCycle Marketplace is designed so inventory items will display in the search results for all the vehicles it will fit, even if the year/make/model of the part do not match the searched vehicle specifically. So while the part tag on the part you received may not match your vehicle exactly, it should still fit, as long as you selected the correct configuration of your vehicle when searching for the part on PartCycle.com.
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Selecting the Correct Vehicle Configuration
The PartCycle Marketplace is designed specifically to help you get the parts you need for your specific vehicle. First, by entering the year/make/model then, by selecting it's exact configuration. The parts you see listed in your search results should match the specs of your vehicle and fit correctly.
Still not sure the part will fit? We recommend you consult your owner's manual or a professional automotive mechanic to identify the best part for your vehicle prior to making any purchase. Consulting a professional is the best way to save you time and headaches.
Note: PartCycle.com is not a professional automotive expert or mechanic, so is not responsible for parts purchased incorrectly. We encourage all of our customers to confirm their vehicle details and needs with a professional prior to making any purchases to ensure they receive the correct part for their vehicle.
The Hollander Interchange
PartCycle inventory is based on the Hollander Interchange dataset. The Hollander Interchange is an index of millions of auto parts and their interchangeable equivalents which allows you to confidently purchase on PartCycle.com and know they will work for your vehicle. Learn more about the Hollander Interchange specifically, here.
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