Recycled and Salvage Car Parts
The focus of Next Green Car and many other green car information sources is a car owners next car. While in many cases it may be the best option to dispose of your existing car and to buy a new greener car (if you have an older, high emission vehicle), if your existing car is relatively new and green (low emissions and fuel efficient) the best option for the environment and your pocket will be to keep your existing car on the road.
To keep a car going you will inevitably need to replace parts, and by far the greenest option here is to get car parts from salvage or scrap yards. Thousands of cars every year are written off due to damage to a portion of the car that the insurance industry judges uneconomic to repair. Scrapyards across the UK strip down these cars taking off the perfectly good undamaged parts and crushing the remainder.