LV= customers can make a positive environmental impact with our Green Parts scheme, choosing recycled, safe and traceable car parts over brand new parts.
- LV= research finds that 49% of drivers want to be more sustainable with their car
- 78% of people have never asked where the parts come from when their car is being fixed
- Using green parts to repair your car has a 47% lower carbon impact than using brand-new parts
How can I be more sustainable with my car?
As part of our commitment to have a positive influence on society and be environmentally responsible, we follow our Green Heart Standard for our branded body shop repair network. This makes sure any supplier in the LV= General Insurance network meets our corporate social responsibility goals and becomes a greener supplier. We should all be doing our part in whatever way we can. There’s no ‘Planet B’ after all…
You can read all about how Green Parts fits in to the six principles of our Green Heart Standard.
What are LV= Green Parts?
The LV= Green Parts initiative sees the use of safe, traceable, recycled car parts, as part of an environmentally friendly car repair service. Each car body part used is verified by the body shop that carries out the installation, so they know where the part’s come from and where it’s been. When anyone opts to use green parts in their car repair service, they receive an exact copy of the make and model for their car. We don’t mix and match anything, so it leaves our body shop as good as if it was a brand-new part.
Most importantly, all car parts that are accepted as a green part are rigorously tested, have a warranty that matches the manufacturer’s, and is approved by the VRA Standard. We don’t accept just any recycled car part and will only reuse car parts that we’re proud to let you leave our garages with.
Choosing Green Parts is an effective way to make positive environmental changes that will make your car more sustainable by using recycled, pre-loved car parts.
How can using Green Parts for my car make a difference?
LV= research finds that 49% of drivers want to be more sustainable with their car, but 78% have never asked where the parts come from when their car’s being fixed. Using Green Parts to repair your car has a 47% lower carbon impact than using brand-new parts, so we’re on a mission to make more car owners aware of them.
To develop this service and offer it to as many drivers as possible, we have partnerships with 40 LV= branded body shops across the UK to help customers replace damaged car parts with recycled green parts. We’re proud to be able to offer LV= customers Green Parts during repairs and hope others will consider it next time they visit a garage.
Here are some of the car parts you can replace when choosing LV= Green Parts:
- Front doors
- Rear doors
- Bootlid and tailgates
- Front wings
- Front headlamps
- Rear bumper
- Door mirrors
- Rear lamps
- Front bumper
What do car experts think about Green Parts?
We partnered with TV presenter and car enthusiast, Rory Reid, to show you how you can use Green Parts, and all the ways it helps to drive positive environmental impact with one simple change. Rory Reid says “Green parts are a great option to go for when repairing your car. Not only are they more sustainable, but they perform just as well as ordinary, brand-new car parts. So, I’ve teamed up with LV= to help Brits learn about the benefits of using second-hand car parts.”
Listen to Rory Reid talk more about Green Parts here:
Top things Brits are clueless about with their car
In research of 2,000 British car owners, conducted by Perspectus Global in December 2023, it was discovered there’s a lot us Brits don’t know about when it comes to cars. Check out the list below to see how many you know… and how many you ought to know.
Things Brits don’t know how to do:
- Change a tyre – 45%
- Find the spark plugs – 43%
- Change the oil – 43%
- Replace a headlight bulb – 42%
- Find the fan belt – 35%
- Change the windscreen wiper blades – 31%
- Jump start the car – 31%
- Check the tread on the tyres – 20%
- Put cruise control on – 18%
- Turn on the traction control – 18%
- Check the oil – 16%
- Check the water level – 16%
- Put the car into 4x4 mode – 15%
- Check the tyre pressure – 15%
- Refill the screen wash – 14%
- Open the bonnet – 13%
If you care about the planet like us, you can find out more about our commitment to the environment…
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