With the cost of living crisis, the automotive industry could see more motorists choosing ‘green’ recycled parts over new parts to help cut costs.
According to car dealer magazine, the survey found that in a bid to save money, 71% of surveyed motorists would consider changing from installing new car parts to ‘green’ recycled parts on their vehicles. And approximately half of the 2,000 car owners surveyed by eBay Motors Group, also said that saving on waste and helping the environment contributed to their desire to switch from new to green parts.
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 per cent 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.”