Having your car repaired with used car parts: what are the advantages?
What is the difference between a new and a used car spare part called “car spare part from the circular economy”? Most of the time, especially on body parts, there is none, except for the price. Also, in many cases, it is possible to have your car repaired with spare parts recovered from cars destined for recycling. The cost of repairs is then much lower than the price of new, for an identical or very similar result.
Advantages of used auto parts: more economical and ecological repairs
Cheaper car repair with used parts
To optimize your car budget, recycled spare parts represent a significant saving and a real good plan. The price-quality ratio is really there and they cost much less at the time of purchase than new parts.
Second-hand car parts: respect for the environment
Furthermore, the use of these second-hand spare parts allows the reuse of equipment already manufactured rather than producing new objects.
Which parts and cars are involved?
Removable body parts (doors, trunk…).
Interior trim and upholstery parts (dashboard or seats…).
Non-glued glazing (side windows or glazed sunroofs).
Optical parts (optical blocks, indicators…).
Mechanical or electronic parts except those belonging to :
– of the running trains,
– elements of management,
– of the brake components,
– floor connecting elements which are assembled, subject to mechanical wear and tear and cannot be dismantled.
Recycled spare parts are sometimes hard to find…
Garages are obliged to offer second-hand car parts, but they sometimes have difficulty finding them.
Indeed, car repairers must respect a time limit that is compatible with the vehicle’s immobilisation period and when spare parts are not immediately available, they cannot and must not keep the customer waiting.
In some cases, especially for bodywork parts, some used parts are almost non-existent.
In fact, 75% of accidents concern the front left side of the vehicle and elements in this area are therefore more sought-after and rarer. As a result, they are rarely available as second-hand spare parts.
The use of used parts in the repair of vehicles following an accident makes it possible to repair relatively old, damaged vehicles, which would normally be declared “economically irreparable”, due to their low market value compared to the cost of repairs. The use of recycled parts reduces this, so the vehicle can be repaired and returned to the customer.