eBay launches new tools to simplify online Auto Parts shopping

Whether you’re a DIYer tackling a simple car repair or a serious gearhead with a difficult project, or you’re bringing a classic back to life, there are two new ways to shop for parts and accessories on eBay Motors.

Today, eBay announces their latest auto feature, Shop by Diagram, which lets shoppers use interactive schematics to determine which parts are necessary, and then quickly making the exact items they need available for purchase. A newly enhanced My Garage experience also launches today, which allows buyers to shop a personalized “virtual garage” of parts and accessories tailored specifically to  their vehicle.

Buying the wrong part or not having all the right parts to complete a repair is a common headache for both auto enthusiasts and professional mechanics. According to a commissioned study, nearly half of consumers (49 percent) have mistakenly purchased a part either online or in store, that was incompatible with their vehicle. Additionally, more than 70 percent have started a car repair before realizing they didn’t have all the right parts to finish the job. To address this, eBay has built algorithms that connect its catalog of over 80 million parts and accessories – one of the largest auto parts inventory in the world – to its unique visual diagrams and fitment data.

The new features roll-out immediately and is expected to eliminate the guesswork by helping people find and buy the specific part they need — even if they don’t know exactly what it is.