Used car rims and tires can be purchased online through Internet auction sites like eBay as well as from specialty used car part retailers, such as UNeedAPart and Auto Gator. Local classifieds sites, such as Craigslist, may also contain listings for used rims and tires.
The UNeedAPart website offers users the ability to browse through its comprehensive network of over 7,000 used parts suppliers and auto recyclers to look for a variety of auto parts, including both tires and rims. Users are able to conduct detailed searches for a particular model or style of rim and general searches for tires that are compatible with a specific make and model of car. Once the user locates the part in question, they are able to send a request to the UNeedAPart team, who then works with the supplier to obtain the part and ship it to the specified location.
Alternately, Craigslist does not take any active part in the transactions that occur over its site. When a user contacts a seller, it is up to both parties to make arrangements for delivering and paying for the tires or rims. Since Craigslist postings are local, many sellers require the buyer to physically pick up the item.