Consumers can find used motors and engines for sale through specialized mechanical part resell sites such as PreOwnedEngines.com and AutoGator. Auction sites such as eBay and classifieds sites such as Craigslist also commonly host listings for various types of used motors.
EBay gives users the ability to search its listings either by keyword or by browsing through predefined categories. For example, an individual looking for a boat motor can search the term "boat motor" from the main site to view matching listings, but he can also search through the Parts & Accessories area of the eBay Motors section. Each listing on the site contains a picture of the motor as well as a description of its current condition and any available features or functions.
Individuals who use AutoGator are able to search through all the available listings for various types of motors and engines, with features to filter results based on criteria such as geographic location and the type of vehicle that needs the replacement motor. An individual can also call the company directly through its toll-free phone number and speak to a sales associate in the event that he doesn't know the exact make or model of the motor he needs.