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Selling parts that fit specific vehicles

What is parts compatibility?

Parts compatibility allows sellers to list their car, truck, motorcycle, and boat parts and accessories with more detailed compatibility information, giving buyers an easier way to find the right parts for their specific vehicle.

When a buyer searches for a specific part, the listings that are displayed in search results include a new tab that lists all compatible vehicles. Both the standardized vehicle information and your title are used to match buyers' searches, so your listings will show up in more relevant search results pages.

How it works

There is a section in the selling form that helps you describe which vehicles your parts will fit. You can manually add compatibility information in the Compatibility section.

Parts compatibility is supported by Turbo Lister, Selling Manager, and Selling Manager Pro. If you used a third party service provider to create your listing, contact them to see if they support this feature.

Categories included in parts compatibility

Parts compatibility is available in most Car & Truck, Vintage Car & Truck, Motorcycle, ATV, Personal Watercraft, Snowmobile, Boat Engine, Scooter, and Golf Car Parts categories in eBay Motors. The following categories (with category numbers in parenthesis) are currently excluded from parts compatibility:

  • Car & Truck Parts - Accessories (179413)

  • Car & Truck Parts - Decals, Emblems & Detailing (50444)

  • Car & Truck Parts - Electric Vehicle Parts (177701)

  • Car & Truck Parts - Wheel & Tire Packages (66479)

  • Vintage Car & Truck Parts - Accessories (42606)

  • Vintage Car & Truck Parts - Decals, Emblems & Detailing (80736)

  • Vintage Car & Truck Parts - Wheel & Tire Packages (140748)

  • Motorcycle Parts - Decals, Emblems (35570)

  • ATV Parts - Decals, Emblems (43945)

  • Snowmobile Parts - Decals & Stickers (100454)

Parts compatibility is currently enabled in the following boats parts categories:

  • Boat Parts - Inboard Engines & Components (50440)

  • Boat Parts - Outboard Engines & Components (111121)

  • Boat Parts - Trolling Motors & Components (171105)

  • Boat Parts - Sterndrive Motors & Components (177713)

Car and Truck Parts catalogue

Products that currently exist in the Motors Public Catalogue are available for download.

Car and Truck Parts catalogue

Master Vehicle List download

If you'd like to see all of the vehicles available for parts compatibility, you can download the latest version of the Master Vehicle List. This can help you to compare the information you have about your item with the data used by eBay.

Master Vehicle Lists (Cars and trucks)

Master Powersports Vehicle Lists (Motorcycles, ATVs, etc.)

Master Boat and Component Lists (Boat engines)

Adding compatibility information

To add compatibility information to your listing:

  1. In the Product details section of the listing form, find Compatibility and select Select vehicles from list.

  2. Select the vehicle make, model, year, and other relevant information from the drop-down menus.

  3. Select your vehicle trims by expanding each item and checking the ones that apply, or check Select all vehicle trims if all apply.

  4. Select Add note beside any trim you'd like to add a note to (optional).

  5. Select Save vehicles.

  6. You'll see the compatible vehicles you chose saved beside Compatibility. You can now continue to fill out the rest of the listing form.

To revise an existing listing to include parts compatibility:

  1. From My eBay > Selling, find the active or draft listings you'd like to add parts compatibility to.

  2. From the More actions drop-down menu, select Revise.

  3. Follow steps 2-7 for adding compatibility information to your listing, above.

Title and description

Once you've added compatibility information to your listing, you don't need to repeat it in your listing title. This information will already be displayed on the compatibility tab, and is used in search.

Instead, we recommend adding popular search elements, such as brand, part type, MPN part number, equivalent OEM part number, part name, material, and any other part numbers to your title and description.

Other required information

For parts with clearly defined specifications, such as tires and wheels, you'll be asked to provide details about the part itself. For example, specifications for tires include width, aspect ratio, rim diameter, load index, and speed rating.

For all other parts, you'll be asked to provide details about the vehicle for which the part is compatible. These details include year, make, model, trim, and engine. For tires, specify compatible vehicles by using the eBay catalogue. Alternatively, you can use item specifics, such as section width, aspect ratio, rim diameter, load index, and speed rating. For wheels, use rim width, rim diameter, bolt pattern, and offset. Don't include characters (e.g. #, *, $, %) in your item specifics, to ensure that your listings trigger compatible vehicles in View Item and Search.

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