When a recycler does not identify the Hollander Interchange part number for a wheel, often that wheel ends up underpriced. Instead of being sold to a remanufacturer, a specialty wholesaler, or on eBay for $30-50, it’s sold as scrap for a meager $18.
The problem is that identifying the Hollander Interchange part number for a wheel can be a gamble. It requires time and effort that may be unrewarded when you find that the wheel doesn’t have a valuable Hollander Interchange part number.
The solution is to only identify the Hollander Interchange part number for a wheel that has a year-make-model with a good chance of a valuable Hollander Interchange part number.
For example, the table below shows five model year 2012 vehicles. There is a high possibility that the wheels on a 2012 Passat or Rouge have great value, so it’s worth investing the time and effort to identify the actual Interchange Number for these wheels. The wheels on the Sonic, Focus, and Transit however, may not be worth the time and effort.
So how do you determine which year-make-model vehicles have a good chance of a valuable Hollander Interchange part number? Hollander’s new WheelSpotter app.
The WheelSpotter app runs on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. It applies machine learning (artificial intelligence) and advanced filtering to sort through 12,000 OEM wheels to determine the Hollander Interchange number of your wheel. The app has data for both aluminium and steel wheels.
Importantly, the Wheel Pro edition of WheelSpotter displays the wheel Interchange Numbers that are valuable for a Year-Make-Model before you decide to invest the time and effort to determine your wheel’s actual Interchange Number. It’s how you know there is a high possibility that the wheels on a 2012 Passat or Rouge have great value, so it’s worth investing the time and effort to identify the actual Interchange Number for these wheels.
The WheelSpotter app gives you the following information about your wheel:
- Hollander Interchange number
- Range of vehicle make, model, and year the wheel fits
- Material and finish;
- Style (e.g., count and shape of spokes)
- Bolt count and bolt pattern diameter
- Manufacturer style number and option number
- Ident number embossed on the wheel
WheelSpotter also lets you take or use an existing photo of your wheel and will use that image to show you a list of potential Hollander Interchange numbers. The list will be sorted so the wheels that look most like the one in the photo are on top. All of this happens entirely in the app and does not require an internet connection, so it’s blazing fast!
WheelSpotter also lets you select a year, make, and model to see the list of Hollander Interchange numbers that fit that vehicle.
Don’t know the YMM? Tap to filter by the emblem on the wheel and its style. You can even search by the Ident number embossed on the wheel. Whatever information you have, WheelSpotter can use it to identify your wheel.
If you want the app to integrate with data from your wheel management system or vendor’s wheel system, there is a Wheel Pro edition.
To learn more information about the WheelSpotter app, visit https://www.wheelspotter.com.
Megan Charpentier is the Senior Product Manager at Hollander whose duties include, but are not limited to, WheelSpotter and other wheel-related products. She can be reached in Minneapolis, MN at 800-825-0644, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.HollanderSolutions.com.