Recycled parts are mechanical or body parts that have been removed from an end-of-life vehicle in the dismantling process and have been graded as safe for reuse in another vehicle.
Most of us think of recycling as the process of reusing the materials of one product to create another, however it can also simply mean the reuse of a product for the same purpose. In the case of a vehicle, 95% of it can be recycled, and many of the parts can be cleaned and reused in other vehicles.
Recycled vehicle parts are also known as ‘green parts’ and ‘reclaimed parts’.
Are recycled parts safe?
One of the benefits of using recycled parts to repair a vehicle is that the parts are the originals made by the manufacturer and are specific to a make, model and sometimes even the year a vehicle was created. This is healthier way of repairing a vehicle, as long as the parts were dismantled by a professional and are in good working order.
Autofinity Parts only uses parts suppliers that meet stringent parts quality and service standards. Most of them are also members of professional bodies the Motor Vehicle Dismantler’s Association and the British Vehicle Salvage Federation.
Does a recycled part last as long as a new part?
A recycled part is an original equipment part, so it should last the lifetime of the car. Why pay a new part price for a generic item that will outlive the rest of the vehicle?
Good for the environment. Great for your bottom line.
Looking out for ways to clean up our environment is something we know we should all be doing, but don’t always manage. Like recycling household waste, using recycled parts to repair a vehicle is an easy way to do your bit.
Recycled parts aren’t just environmentally friendly – they also create real cost savings for repairers and their customers. Because they are significantly less expensive than new versions of the same part, their use can help reduce the cost of a repair.
In addition, the lower repair cost can save a vehicle from being written off following an accident.