Recycled Parts Buying Trends




The Locator's commitment to buyers and sellers of recycled parts has been the driving force for the company for more than 50 years.

Now, The Locator is taking its vast knowledge of the industry - along with targeted statistics - to the next level. The Locator recently revamped the printed late-model parts listings in The Locator Magazine, focusing only on the top-trending parts that its readers are buying.

To determine which parts to include, the Locator studied both print and online trends to see which parts people are most frequently searching for and purchasing from auto recyclers. 

For the past several months, the data has shown a clear trend for purchasing smaller, easy-to-install parts. Headlights, tail lamps and side view mirrors have been popular among buyers. But buyers also continue to purchase the larger, more expensive parts including engines and transmissions. 

Currently, The Locator Magazine includes inventory for these popular parts: 

  • Air Conditioning Compressor
  • Alternator
  • Engine Assembly 
  • Headlight
  • Side View Mirror
  • Starter Motor
  • Tail Lamp
  • Transmission Assembly
  • Wheel 
  • Wheel Cover

As trends change, The Locator is committed to adapting. We will continually monitor searches and sales, updating parts available within our pages based on those trends.

To make sure your parts inventory gets in the hands of buyers, advertise them in The Locator Magazine. Call 800-831-0820 today, or e-mail one of our sales representatives to find out more. If you're in the Western U.S., Craig Pitcher can help you out. Anywhere else - let Tina Fitzmaurice lend you a hand. 

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