Our green car parts can help reduce plastic waste

We’ve decided to take a much ‘greener’ approach to car repairs, one that’s far more environmentally friendly.

Posted on 10th March 2020
Green Car Parts

We’re committing to use green car parts 

Everyone needs to do their part for the planet. We’ve decided to take a much ‘greener’ approach to car repairs, one that’s far more environmentally friendly.  

What are green car parts?

Green car parts are parts taken from one vehicle to fix another – quality-checked, and guaranteed to reduce the amount of plastic, metal and glass needed for repairs. Using green parts can also mean customers’ cars are fixed and back on the road quicker. It’s often faster to source a green car part than order a brand-new component, especially if it needs importing. 

Who supplies our green parts?

We’ve appointed Hills Salvage as our salvage operations supplier and its green parts arm, The Green Parts Specialists, as our green parts provider. The Green Parts Specialists remove car parts that could have a second life; creating a huge database of parts that are available. When an Ageas approved repairer needs components, they simply log onto an app or web portal and will find out within an hour if a green part is in stock. 

Hills and The Green Parts Specialists work in partnership, which means any parts from Ageas’ salvaged vehicles can also now feed back into our repair network as ‘green’ car parts. We’ve already used over 5,000 green parts on customer and third-party vehicles. 

We’re hoping to triple the number of green car parts used by approved repairers by 2023 – which will also reduce the likelihood of damaged cars being scrapped due to repairs not being cost-effective. 

All in all, this is good news for customers and great news for the environment.

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