Almost 14 million car parts are replaced by the UK insurance industry every year according to figures from Thatcham research*. Many cars that could be saved are condemned to the scrapheap due to the cost of new parts.

The impact of car repairs on the environment is huge - and that’s where ‘green parts’ come in.

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What are green parts?

‘Green parts’ is Ageas' award-winning^ recycling programme that helps support and save the planet by cutting production of new car parts for accident repairs.

Green parts are original manufacturer car parts that are taken from a car during the dismantling and recycling process. They are reusable and undamaged – and they can help potentially make a huge contribution to environment conservation.

Ageas’ accident repair network replaces thousands of car parts damaged in accidents by our own customers with a recycled green part. Almost 7,000 green parts repairs took place in 2020**. Our aim is to expand this number significantly, and also use green parts to settle third party claims, whenever it’s possible and suitable to do so.

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Award-winning green parts claims

Ageas won the Insurance Post, British Insurance Awards 2020 Claims Initiative of the Year. We were also highly commended in the Insurance Post Claims Award 2020, sustainability category.

What are the benefits of using green parts?

Safe to use

  • All green parts and materials are undamaged and perfectly safe to use.
  • Green parts are only used for non-safety features such as wings, doors, bumpers and headlamps.
  • All are safety checked before fitting by our repair network centres.
  • All green parts repairs come with a 12-month guarantee, as do all our new parts repairs.
  • All parts are supplied by one supplier, the Green Parts Specialist, who are in partnership with Ageas.

 

Quick to source

  • Using a green part can be quicker - it’s often easier to access a green part in the UK, rather than waiting for a new part from a manufacturer, especially if coming from overseas.
  • One nationwide supplier for both salvage and supply of green parts, providing instant access to over 1 million green car parts^^.
  • Great benefit during COVID-19 restrictions when new parts have proved hard to get hold of due to travel restrictions at home and overseas.


Great for the environment

  • Using quality undamaged parts from a scrapped car that may otherwise go to landfill, preventing waste.
  • Saving on energy and precious resources such as steel, rubber, glass and plastic being used to manufacture new parts needlessly.
  • Reducing the likelihood of cars being written off due to parts being more expensive than the value of the car itself.


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Green car parts repairs

At Ageas safety is always at the forefront. That's why all our parts are supplied by our partner, the Green Parts Specialist.

    

*13,800,809 parts replaced in repair assessments in 2020 – Thatcham Research.

^Insurance Post, British Insurance Awards 2020, winner in the Claims Initiative of the Year category for our green parts repair programme.

**Ageas replaced 6,812 car parts with green parts from 1 January 2020 to 21 December 2020.

^^1,001,683 green parts available for distribution. Source: Green Parts Specialists.