Get a Higher Price for Your Wheels
Losing out on Wheel Sales
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, below, there are five 2012 vehicles with the probability that a particular vehicle will have valuable wheels.
Wheel Interchange Numbers that are Valuable / Wheel Interchange Numbers that are Applicable
- 2012 Chevrolet Sonic - 0% ( 0 / 9 )
- 2012 Ford Focus - 0% ( 0 / 13 )
- 2012 Volkswagen Passat - 57% ( 4 / 7 )
- 2012 Nissan Rogue - 43% ( 3 / 7 )
- 2012 Ford Transit Connect - 0% ( 0 / 2 )
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 aluminum and steel wheels.
WheelSpotter uses the camera to identify the Hollander Interchange number of this wheel is 560-62721
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; and
- Ident number embossed on the wheel
The Wheels can be filtered by style, e.g. 7 Double Spoke, 7 Double Y Spoke, 7 Hole, 7 Slot, 7 Split Spoke, 7 Spoke, 7 Triple Spoke, 7 U Spoke, 7 V Spoke, 7 Y Spoke
Wheelspotter 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 identifying wheels that lookalike but have different Hollander Interchange numbers
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.
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.
WheelSpotter Pro also integrates with the data from your wheel management system or vendor’s wheel system.