Part Search Search Tips
Having trouble finding your part? Here are some tips to help you find just what you need.
- You can use Part Search to look for:
- a single part number
- a group of part numbers by using a keyword
- all the parts provided by a specific manufacturer
- You'll need to put a minimum of one character in the search box to initiate a search; maximum character count is 225 (lots more than Twitter!)
- The characters can be a combination of letters or numbers
Tips for more complex searches
Using part number prefixes and suffixes
- When searching for a particular part number (e.g. TDA XK3124710QP), the prefix (e.g., "TDA") is not required and sometimes not recommended for optimal search performance.
- Part number suffixes (e.g. the "MO" in 10950022 MO) are not required, but are sometimes important in obtaining the exact fit, form and function.
- If you enter the part number without the prefix and/or suffix, the search results returned to you will include part numbers with prefixes and suffixes, if applicable.
Using partial part numbers
- Enter as much of the part number as you have available.
- You may enhance the part number search using wild characters, but it's not necessary to get the results you're looking for.
- PartsRiver will use the information you enter to perform exact, fuzzy, like and embedded matching to provide you with the best results.
Using wild characters
- Wild characters can be used in a part number or keyword as part of your search criteria.
- Wild characters are best used as part of a keyword. For example, when searching for "shock absorber," you might consider entering the term "shock abs*" as the word "absorber" is often abbreviated.