Sometimes, it seems impossible to save money and be environmentally friendly. While we are used to choosing between our conscience and our wallets, we can repair our cars in a way that satisfies both the environment and our bank accounts.
By choosing a reputable auto wrecker for your used car parts, you will be reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.
Not only are a large portion of cars recyclable, but auto wreckers can rescue parts that are still in excellent condition, and they can sell them to you at a fraction of the cost.
A quick comparison
Cars have a reputation for being dirty, but you may be surprised by how recyclable they are. Consider this. 65% of the car you are driving is made from steel, and this metal can be melted in a hot furnace, and reused for something new.
Recycled scrap metal does have a reasonable financial return, making it an attractive alternative to the local tip.
How does this look? From 5.5mt of metal waste that was sent to be recycled, 90% was melted down.
Let’s compare this to plastic. From 900,000 tonnes of plastic packaging, only 300,000 tonnes was recycled. That’s just 33%, making the market for recycled metal much better than plastics.
By selling your car to an auto wrecker, they will salvage any quality parts, and send any recyclable steel to the depot for processing. That’s a big plus for the environment.
Buying used car parts
Whenever you buy second-hand, you are repurposing something that may have ended up in landfill. Used car parts are no exception, and we often see parts that are “as new” in vehicles that are no longer road worthy.
Just because a car has been written off, or is too expensive to repair, it doesn’t mean all of the parts need to be thrown away. Whether it’s a spare car door for your Ford Festiva, a side mirror for your Ford Falcon, or a motor for your Holden Commodore, the part you need could be yours at a bargain price.
Of course, buying used car parts does come with a risk. It can be difficult to know what you are getting, especially when shopping online. It is not uncommon to receive fake or inferior parts, and “returning to sender” can be a costly exercise.
When you buy your used auto parts from a reputable seller such as Advanced Auto Wreckers, you will get the best of both worlds. You will get high quality, tested components at a good price, and you will be helping the planet.
Safety and quality with a guarantee
There are 19.81 million vehicles registered in Australia, and in 2019, sales of new cars came in at 1.06 million. When you take these massive figures into account, there would be a devastating impact if all of these ended up in landfill.
While we transition to more efficient and eco-friendly cars, in the meantime we can reuse existing parts. We can sell our unwanted cars to an auto wrecker to be salvaged, with the remainder sent to a scrap metal facility.
If you are concerned that buying used car parts comes with an increased risk, you don’t have to be. When you buy from us we will locate the right part for your Holden or Ford, test it for safety and quality, and give you a three month warranty.
We can even install your parts for you at our onsite workshop. We have qualified mechanics ready to service, tune, and repair your car in Perth.
A choice you don’t have to make
Do you need used car parts for your Holden or Ford? If the answer is yes, you can play your part for the planet, and get a fair price.
From the outside a car might be bumped, busted, or rusted, but there could be parts on the inside in mint condition. This is why testing is important, and this is something we can do for you.
When you choose Advanced Auto Wreckers in Perth, you get service with a smile, quality used auto parts, an environmentally friendly approach, and a good price.
Don’t forget, we can install your used parts for you, and we have an extensive range available. We focus on select Ford and Holden makes and models, and if we don’t have what you need we will do our best to source it for you.
Buying or selling used car parts? Get in touch here or give us a call on 08 9459 8155.