What Are 'Green' Car Parts?

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

You may have heard the term 'green car parts' being used to describe the environmentally friendly source of used parts from original manufacturers (OEMs), but what exactly are green car parts?

Firstly, they're not actually green in colour. The term refers to the recycling process and environmental benefits associated with the use of these parts. Green car parts are undamaged or reusable automotive parts that are taken from written off or end of life vehicles and re-used.

Because green parts were originally fitted in the factory or production line during the car’s creation, they are classified as 'Original Equipment'.  In most cases however the car manufacturer does not design the parts themselves, but instead these parts are provided by dedicated parts manufacturers such as Bosch, Hella or Valeo, often called Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

As they are designed and manufactured to a vehicle’s exact specification, OE parts are often considered to be the best available in terms of quality and reliability.

What are the benefits of using green car parts?

1. Low cost

The most obvious benefit of buying green car parts is reduced cost.  Prices can be up to 90% cheaper than buying brand new parts direct from the manufacturer but with rigorous testing and warranties available, there’s no need to worry about quality or reliability.

2. Availability

Despite being much cheaper than new parts, there are still vast selections of parts available for practically every car brand in the UK.  This is because cars are typically built in bulk meaning huge amounts of parts are floating about at any one time, and with nearly 2.5 million new cars purchased per year in the UK, older vehicles are being quickly replaced. In many cases, buying a second-hand part is often easier than sourcing new parts, as spare parts are not as frequently manufactured as whole vehicles are.

3. Environmental

Using recycled car parts is much better for the environment, hence the term 'green'.  Buying a 'green' part prevents the need for a new part to be manufactured, making huge energy and resource savings worldwide.  It is estimated that recycled parts save 80 billion barrels of oil each year in manufacturing and transport processes, while also increasing the lifespan of countless existing vehicles.

Premier Components UK Ltd stocks and supplies hundreds of thousands of genuine used car parts reclaimed during the recycling process. We collect and sell on these parts to specialist remanufacturers who repair and test these units ready for resale. As one of the largest core brokers in Europe we can use our large network of breaker's yards, dismantlers & vehicle manufactures to collect a vast array of parts in bulk ready to supply the ever-growing demand of used automotive core.  

If you have a selection of surplus material that you would like to sell, or you are interested in receiving our stocklist of used material to purchase, please reach out to us on +44 (0)1789 720 061 or so that we can arrange for one of our product specialists will be happy to assist y


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