We discussed the joys and pitfalls of buying a salvage Tesla last week. One takeaway from this article was that it is of the utmost importance to have a good mechanic that is knowledgeable and has worked on multiple Tesla projects. If you’ve made the decision to stray from official channels and avoid Tesla’s service center, here are the best ways to find Tesla parts for sale.
Seriously, is there anything that this website can’t do when it comes to all things Tesla? In addition to providing a wealth of wisdom and real-world advice from actual owners, the Tesla Motors Club website even has a parts for sale section. From charging adapters to steering wheels, TMC allows users to post their spare parts and negotiate with potential buyers all in one place. Come for the inventory, stay for the snarky commentary!
I’m normally not a huge fan of eBay. I find the whole “auction” vibe a little annoying and off-putting. Still, eBay does have an excellent selection of Tesla parts for sale and a “buy it now” function if you don’t want to waste time with bidding. I’ve noticed that vendors on eBay seem to offer a better variety of “smaller” items like screws, decals, and cup holders. If you’re looking for hard to find parts, this is the place to be.
I love craigslist. Where else can you buy auto parts and read haiku submitted by Internet weirdos all in one place? Most of the parts for sale on craigslist are used and are offered by private sellers. While this may be a turn-off for some, it does create an environment where good deals can be found. As always, be safe when meeting up with strangers for transactions and be weary of any out of state sales.
If you’re a Facebook user and you don’t mind having your information sold to foreign governments and lizard-people, this group may be the site for you to find used Tesla parts. Their page has a ton of items for sale and because its Facebook, the interface is very easy to use. I’ve noticed quite a few salvage vehicles that are being parted out for sale as well on this group’s page. Who knows, you might even make some friends with like-minded Tesla enthusiasts in the process!
Partsmarket’s setup is neat in that it allows you to search by your car’s make and model. You can then specify what specific part you are looking for (i.e. rear right quarter panel) and order instantly. The site will also let users sell parts and offers deals to auto service professionals who buy in bulk. Unlike other services, Partsmarket guarantees delivery which is great for peace of mind.
Any of our readers care to comment on this list of places to find Tesla parts for sale? Are there any other superb sources out there that are worth mentioning? Please leave us a comment and a link below and let us know.
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