• PartsPal Team

Managing Auto Parts Fitment on PartsPal

Updated: Aug 3, 2020

Adding fitment data to parts is one of the core features of PartsPal. Our part number database is automatically linked with vehicle fitment information.

Automated fitment reconciliation

The PartsPal auto-reconcile system will search your parts title and description for part numbers. If a part number is found that matches in the PartsPal database, then the fitment data will automatically be added to that part.

The auto-reconcile system can be found within the inventory bulk update menu.

Adding vehicle fitment in PartsPal

Along with having a massive database of part number and vehicle fitment information, PartsPal allows users to add their own data to the database.

This is done by adding a new part number and selecting the vehicles or engine code which fit this part number.

Creating a new part number

While PartsPal is the most comprehensive OEM and aftermarket part number database in world. One of PartsPal's key features is that users can add to this database. This is useful in cases where you believe a part number is missing, or you have an internal part number you would like to add.

Part numbers correspond to vehicle fitment data. There are two pieces of information which are required for fitment data.

  • A part category

PartsPal utilizes the PCDB parts category system. This totals over 28,000 part categories or part types. In order for fitment to be complete, each part number needs to be linked with a category. For example: Steering Wheel Air Bag

  • Vehicle fitment data

Adding vehicles or engine codes are the second requirement for part fitment. Depending on the parts, it may fit based of the vehicle year (base vehicle), vehicle submodel, specific vehicle configuration (master vehicle), or the engine code. A part number must fit based on one of these fitment types.

Adding a part number is done via our part number creation page.

Adding additional vehicle data

The PartsPal vehicle database contains over 815 makes, 16,500 models, 26,500 sub-models, 354,000 vehicle configurations, 22,000 engine codes, and 18,000 brands. In order to keep this database consistent and avoid duplicated and incorrect information, this database is controlled by the PartsPal data science team and is not editable by users.

However, we recognize that individual countries vary in vehicles data and additional vehicles may need to be added for certain users. We can add additional database information for countries that may have missing data. You'll need to contact us to let us know if this is needed.

Checking part fitment

There are two ways to check fitment in your PartsPal account. This depends on whether you want to start from the part number, or the vehicle. i.e checking which vehicles fit a part, or checking which parts fit a vehcile.

  • Starting from the vehicle

Checking parts in your inventory which fit a specific vehicle or engine code is accomplished in your PartsPal inventory manager using the engine check or fitment check filters.

  • Starting from the part number

Checking which vehicle fit a specific part number is accomplished from the part number search. Select the "Search my part numbers only" checkbox to restrict the search results to only include your PartsPal inventory.

CSV bulk fitment update

Another method to add vehicle fitment to use our CSV update system. This is an advanced system and can require some training, so we recommend scheduling a call with us.

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