Cost of living drives green parts adoption

The cost-of-living crisis is likely to see a growing number of motorists switch to recycled parts to help reduce motoring bills.

This is according to eBay, the UK’s leading online marketplace for car parts and accessories.

It found that 71% of surveyed motorists would consider switching from installing new car parts on their vehicle to recycled parts to save money, while half of participants also said they’d like to opt for the reused parts to save on waste and help the environment.

Reclaimed parts can be as much as 70% cheaper than new parts, saving money and reducing waste by recycling.

Dr Tony Tong, head of automotive at eBay UK, said: “As budgets continue to tighten across the country, motorists will understandably look to save money where they can, and eBay’s Certified Recycled items are the perfect solution. They’re typically up to 70% cheaper than new items and are kinder to the environment by recycling existing components. Most importantly, all VRA Certified items meet strict quality standards, so buyers get peace of mind, as well as saving money.”