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Flat tire? Bent rim? You might want to think twice before calling your local car dealership. Fueled by savvy shoppers, 
online auto parts sales will reach $7.4 billion in 2016. Consumers can now use their smart phones to research and compare the best deals on wheels, tires and other replacement car parts in minutes.

According to Frank Blue, online sales manager for UsaRim — one of the largest and oldest auto parts retailers online, drivers can save as much as 70% off dealership prices by spending just a few minutes comparing prices online.

“Physical dealerships have immense overhead costs to offset with high-markups on parts and services. That way of 
doing business worked before the Internet but consumers have choices now and they’re no longer willing to get ripped off,” said Blue in a phone interview out of UsaRim’s San Diego, CA headquarters.

Founded in 2001, UsaRim was one of the earliest companies to sell wheels and tires on the Internet. The company 
began as a small family business selling used rims on eBay. As interest in these items grew, it became necessary for the company to make some changes. They opted to specialize in creating rims to fit specific makes of cars rather 
than all types. Some of the makes/models they service include Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi, GMC, Chevy and Cadillac, to name a few. 

Focusing on specific groups of cars helped UsaRim to become an expert in the field. They now have a 25,000 square foot warehouse where they design and manufacture their own brand of replica wheels sold by retailers like Discount Tire, GoodYear and authorized car dealerships throughout the country.

In the 15 years since the company first started offering their products online, UsaRim has built an impeccable safety record: not a single accident or serious injury and 100,000 vehicles serviced in over 100 countries. The company is a wholesale partner with Goodyear and Discount Tire.  All of UsaRim’s wheels are ISO, JWL and TUV certified and meet or exceed each 
vehicles’ safety requirements. Customers can count on the same high-quality as factory OEM parts for a fraction of the cost.

Drivers looking to improve the look and performance of their vehicles make up the bulk of UsaRim’s customers. However, the San Diego, CA retailer also caters to car owners who need replacement rims or tires due to an accident or hitting something such as a pothole or curb. The cost of replacement wheels from a dealership can be extremely high, often thousands of dollars. Customers can find the same high quality products at UsaRim starting at just $89 each with free shipping and easy-returns.

One of UsaRim’s most important goals is customer satisfaction. On their website they state “… what matters most to us is the trust that over 100,000 drivers put in our products every day.” The company earns that trust by providing a high quality product with around the clock support and friendly return policies, which has earned UsaRim an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, a 4.9 out of 5 star Amazon seller rating and a 99.7% customer satisfaction score on eBay. Each year thousands of sales come from word of mouth referrals, reflecting UsaRim’s ongoing commitment to making people happy and putting the customer first.

Basic Information

Company Name: UsaRim

Address: 8745 Production Avenue Suite C, San Diego, CA 92121

Year Founded: 2001

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Country: United States
Website: https://www.usarim.com

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