How to Start a Used Car Parts Business

Many people commonly think that used car parts are usually damaged. This is a misconception because these used parts are a good idea of starting a business.

However, you should first know the ins and outs of starting this kind of business.

Starting a used car part business is a rewarding and lucrative venture. There are many ways on how to start this business. But the primary factor that should ensure is that you should have spacious yards or garage where you can store salvaged vehicles. You can get working parts of the vehicle and start selling the used but working car parts. The good thing about this kind of business is that you can easily obtain clients especially those people who are looking for affordable car parts. Thus, you can easily make cash out of the used car parts. Nevertheless, the first thing to do is to find used car parts and how you can sell them successfully.

Getting Started

Before you start looking for used car parts, the first thing to do is to acquire spacious place where you can store vehicles. Make sure that the location is secured so that the salvaged vehicle will be safe. After which you should inquire from the local department about the necessary licenses for dealership of motor vehicles. The license in this kind of business is a special license similar to car dealer license. Aside from the licenses you should also apply for tax identification number from the concerned agency. As you will engage in selling car parts it is also required to obtain tow truck that you will use in transporting salvaged vehicle from one place to another.

Aside from purchasing salvaged vehicle, another way of buying used car parts that you can sell is from junk shops or flea markets. You can find vintage car parts that you can buy in cheaper prices yet can be sold in higher cost. You can have the chance to great deal as the used car parts are sold in cheaper price. On the other hand, it is not enough just to accumulate used car parts because you should know how to sell them. This is the toughest part of starting the business especially for beginners and you should be determined in starting the business.

The good thing about this business is that you can either sell the used car parts online or in your local area. Selling online is the most convenient way in networking and at the same time obtains more customers. However, you can do online selling if you have your own webpage. On the other and, using the traditional advertising will require marketing strategy by submitting advertisement in the local newspaper along with the complete information. In this way, potential buyers can easily contact you if they are interested to buy used car parts.


  • Sandile said on January 10, 2013
    My business will be located in Sebokeng Vereeniging South Africa
  • maribel said on August 1, 2013
    Phoenix az. van buren & 16th st. we need more advertising i think and we have a ton of junk vehicles but not making enough cash by scraping them so i'm thinking we should change the business name and start a used car parts wrecking yard???
  • emmanuel said on November 19, 2013
    hello my name is emeka emmanuel. from Congo Brazzaville cite pointe noire. i am interested to have motor spare parts business relationship with you. used spare parts. if you accept my request. please write to +242040258831. thanks i am waiting to hear from you.
  • Kipato Juma Nassoro said on April 19, 2014
    My Business location is here in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania. I am selling used japanese car parts, such as engine parts, transmission parts,and body parts for various models like;Toyota Land Cruiser,Mitsubishi Pajero,& Nisan Patrols and HardBody. I would like to get some advise of where I can get a big number of Salvages of TOYOTA LAND CRUISER HZJ 78,79,&HZJ 105,and also Salvages of MITSUBISHI TOYOTA V75,V76,V79,& SPORTELO TRITON L200.Please let me where I can get them from any overseas markets,as we have a high demands of used parts of the above models.Tel:+255 51 0787318912,E-mail:
  • koky said on June 4, 2014
    I just start my own business on broken or cut half cars to ship over sea any place of world. I live on northeast USA ny,nj,dl,md,va,dc if someone to buy salvage card around here I can ship to you full or half cars for autoparts around this part of country there are many salvage brand cars like Toyota,Mitsubishi,BMW,KIA,vw,ford,Honda,etc let me know. 202 7068907
  • Marcus said on June 14, 2014
    Hi I'm writing to any one interested in quality used motors. I am new to the used parts business and looking for someone interested purchasing motors: 99 Honda Accord 2.3 L 4cy, 98 Toyota Camry 3.0 L, 2004 Chevy Tahoe 4.8 L, 2002 Chevy Express 5.7 L, 96 Camry 3.8 L
  • Dumisani said on July 2, 2014
    Hi I need to start an auto used and new parts store, and if anyone up there will assist with some info on what process need to be follow am in kwamhlanga/mpumalanga
  • Vic said on August 10, 2014
    Hi fellow recyclers and prospective clients, We are one of the late model used car parts dealer. We specialize both in foreign and domestic car parts. Our spacious warehouse consists tens and thousands of body and drive tran parts. Feel free to contact us at 815-726-2656. Have a good one! Vic
  • Angela Miro said on December 14, 2014
    Brooklyn N.Y. U.S.A. I have many vintage car parts from the 1960 1970 1980 up to 1990 of very good car parts from Audi 5000 to A6 car parts , BMW car parts and some older Mercedes car parts from vintage cars I would like to sell. IF YOU NEED ANY PARTS FROM THOSE YEARS PLEASE G MAIL ME AT you won't be sorry all stock original thank you
  • Jerry said on March 8, 2015
    We are located in Toronto Ontario. We deal in auto wrecking and recycling. We are registered with numerous source for our cars and can supply as much cars as required, different makes and models. Please call me on 647 801 3812 if you are interested.
  • limpho said on September 8, 2015
    Hi!how much do you think it will cost to open a second hand car parts business. just the estimation budget please.
  • mandla said on September 21, 2015
    Hi, i want to start a used car spares but i dont know which steps to take, anyone who can advise me please email or watsap me.,0789512194
  • Mr king G said on October 8, 2015
    Hi,just started used car spare in maun,Botswana anyone interested in supplying me should feel free to contact whattsup number 76985725.advises are also needed.
  • john said on October 30, 2015
    Need a partner to do reconditioned spare parts business in kenya.
  • Ezechukwu Callistus said on November 7, 2015
    I am one of auto parts dealer focused on the Japanese and Emerican cars such as Tayota, Mazda, Nissan and Mitsubishi Underneath Old spare parts at Ladipo, Block 8 paramo in Lagos state Nigeria. you can reach me through my Email, or 07065322229 to grab yours .
  • vusimuzi said on February 11, 2016
    Hi my name is vusi from west Rand in krugersdop I have just started my used spares if anyone interested in supplying me feel free to call 0765529565 or wattsapp me.
  • D stroud said on May 24, 2016
    I live in Tampa Florida I have access to many salvage / parts car Of all makes Honda Toyota Nissan Mitsubishi Kia Hyundai VW bmw ford Chevy dodge I have a rollback to move them and a shop to dismantle the cars and can load container . I have been doing this at a low volume more like a hobby. But looking to do much more in the future I am mostly interested in selling the whole car dismantle and ready for export and loading a whole container for export. If any one interested in buying some parts cars send me the info that u are looking for. Or anyone has any advise for me I will appreciate It thanks
  • Damian said on May 30, 2016
    Hi, my name is Damian and I've Been in the automotive business for ten years now and I'm ready to expand into the used (salvage) auto parts. I'm located in New York to be exact and I own an auto body shop so I'm well familiar with used parts I know all the right people I'm willing to ship auto parts anywhere containers to be exact. Looking for serious investors who want their business to succeed. No matter where you are no bs no games...(718)974-7220 call if interested.
  • moh said on August 17, 2016
    Hi there guys I'm looking to import volkswagen golf engines and gearboxes, I'm from south africa, contact me on whatsapp 0835087720 or bbm 59252ab5 or email thanks
  • Harpreet said on August 24, 2016
    Hello, Please, could you tell what are the strength, weakness, opportunities and threats for this kind of business. Thank You
  • Billy said on September 2, 2016
    Hi, I am looking to start a used car parts business, any assistance as to where I can get supplies will be appreciated. Contact me on whatsapp +254739368046 or on Thanks.
  • VICTOR OMONDI said on June 8, 2018
    Hi. am looking to start a salvage spare part buying and selling in Kenya, I recently acquired a yard suitable for this business anyone with assistance on how to get the part both locally and abroad plz contact me or whatsup on this number +254713768904
  • Irda Lebatla said on February 19, 2021
    Hi I'm starting a auto second hand car parts business part I'm need suppliers both locally and abroad plz contact me... I'm base in the Northern Cape please email me or WhatsApp 0710661879


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