What are Green Car Parts?


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, there 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 recycled/reused.

Because green parts were originally fitted in the factory or production line during the car’s creation, they are classified as “Original Equipment” (OE).  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 (OEM).

Due to being designed and manufactured to a vehicle’s exact specifications, 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.

  1. Availability

Despite being much cheaper than new parts, there are still huge numbers of green parts available for practically every car brand in the UK. This is because cars are typically manufactured in bulk meaning huge amounts of parts are floating about at any one time, and with nearly 2.5million new cars purchased per year in the United Kingdom alone, 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.

  1. Environmental

Using recycled car parts is immensely better for the environment, hence the “green” term.  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 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 breakers yards, dismantlers & vehicle manufacturers to collect a vast array of parts in bulk ready to supply the ever-growing demand for used automotive core.

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