13 Jul 2024
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eBay relaunches Certified Recycled car parts portal

Motorists in the UK saved £99 million in 2022 by opting for used parts and according to new research by eBay, timed to coincide with the relaunch of its Certified Recycled portal, through which 81 certified sellers offer recycled vehicle parts.

All parts are vetted and warrantied, with body parts holding a 12-month warranty while mechanical parts come with three months. All businesses taking part in the have been certified by the Vehicle Recyclers Association (VRA) and are subject to an annual audit of processes and policies.

eBay’s research also found that 16.1% of motorists buy recycled parts to save money, while 14% choose used items to reduce their carbon emissions. One-in-10 said they would prefer to buy recycled parts through a garage.

Commenting on the programme, Dr Tony Tong, Head of Automotive at eBay UK, said: “Certified Recycled parts can be a huge benefit to customers and businesses alike. With parts delays, rising costs and more focus than ever on making the right choices to reduce our carbon footprint, these parts have the potential to help save money, time and the environment.
“We’re making it as easy as possible for people to find these parts, and to understand the potential benefits they bring, in the hope that motorists will increasingly choose Certified Recycled parts as alternatives to buying brand new items.”

The first Certified Recycled part was listed on eBay in June 2020, and the marketplace now hosts 81 certified sellers across the UK. Sales of the parts increased by more than 10% between 2021 and 2022.

eBay has produced a White Paper looking at the potential benefits of using Certified Recycled parts. To read the report, visit:

To see behind the scenes at Charles Trent, one of the Certified Sellers working with eBay, make sure to read the July/August issue of Aftermarket.