Green Driving: Reduce, Reuse and Repair with Used Car Parts


Whether they are large auto repair concerns, companies with auto fleet management departments, owner-operated businesses or simply weekend warriors, people involved in the automotive industry are slowly shifting towards more sustainable practices. One way they are attempting to achieve this objective is by promoting the use of used car parts.


Even though hybrid and electric cars are one way of overcoming environmental challenges, they are still energy-sapping as they require electricity to recharge their batteries, and electricity is often driven by nuclear power or fossil fuels which are harmful to the planet’s ecosystems. This is why the industry is promoting more sustainable practices by using used car parts instead, and none are trying harder than A.S.A.P. Spares.


Your Used Car Parts Specialists – A.S.A.P. Spares


At A.S.A.P. Spares, we are a leading provider of used car parts in Gauteng. Located in Hermanstad, Pretoria West, we are at the forefront of driving green initiatives in the industry. In this article, we discuss the environmental impact of new auto spares, the green benefits of utilising used car parts and how we are driving green initiatives in the automotive industry with environmentally friendly practices.


The Environmental Impact of New Auto Parts


As important a role as new auto spares play in the automotive industry, they have some negative effects on the environment. Their production is a resource-intensive process that consumes large amounts of energy, hazardous chemicals, plastics, galvanised steel and other raw materials. It also generates significant greenhouse gas emissions and toxic waste. In fact, the manufacturing of a single hybrid or electric car emits roughly 8.8 tons of CO2 gasses while a petrol or diesel vehicle emits about 5.6 tons.

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Benefits of Using Used Car Parts


Using used auto spares instead of new ones offers a range of environmental benefits, including:


  • Reduced resource consumption

By using recycled parts, you conserve our natural resources that would otherwise be used to produce new ones, not to mention the generation of excess greenhouse gasses and harmful CO2 emissions.


  • Lower energy consumption

Recycling and refurbishment of auto spares require significantly less energy than the production of new parts. This directly converts to a smaller carbon footprint and reduced reliance on fossil fuels.


  • Reduced waste generation

Utilising used parts helps to divert many tons of auto parts from landfills each year. This conserves valuable landfill space and reduces the environmental impact of waste disposal.


Your Partner in Green Driving


At A.S.A.P. Spares, we are committed to providing our customers with only superior-quality used auto parts that are both affordable and environmentally friendly. We only source our spares from reputable channels, including trusted auction houses, insurance companies and carefully selected private sellers.


All of our parts are meticulously inspected and tested before being sold to our valued clients to ensure that they meet our highest standards of quality and safety. We also provide several behind-the-scenes services that help reduce the environmental impact of the automotive industry:


  • We ensure that all hazardous fluids are drained from vehicles and responsibly disposed of before they are positioned in our scrapyard.
  • All unusable steel parts, metals, leathers, plastics and more are stripped from our vehicles and sold to relevant, responsible recycling depots around the city.
  • Selecting only the highest quality vehicle spares encourages our customers to always opt for used car parts first over new ones.
  • We purchase selected accident-damaged and non-running vehicles from private sellers to prevent the irresponsible disposal of these useful assets.


Partner With the Professionals


By choosing to use pre-owned auto parts, you can make a real difference in the fight against climate change. You can help to conserve resources, reduce pollution and promote a more sustainable future for our planet.


So, if you own an Opel, Suzuki, Peugeot, Renault, Chevrolet or Citroën and need auto spares, you too can make a difference. Consider joining our community of satisfied customers here at A.S.A.P. Spares. Contact us, or simply peruse our website to find and order your perfect used parts. Choose to go green with A.S.A.P. Spares.