Quality "green" automotive parts meet the performance, safety, fit and durability standards of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

The automotive recycling industry - with $10 billion in (U.S.) sales annually - plays a necessary and crucial role in the efficient ecological disposal of end-of-life motor vehicles. Also referred to as salvage dealers and automotive dismantlers, automotive recyclers deal strictly in the recycling of motor vehicles - i.e., end of life automobiles, trucks, buses and motorcycles.

Since the beginning of the automobile, automotive recyclers have been providing local employment, consumer service, and environmental conservation within their communities and worldwide. Automotive recyclers serve a vital role in preserving natural resources and reducing the demand for scarce landfill space. Additional energy and resource conservation is ralized by recycling rebuildable "core" parts to the automotive parts rebuilding industry. The automotive recycling industry also supplies approximately 37 percent of all ferrous scrap to the scrap processing industry.

Educated consumers embrace recycled automotive parts usage because of the benefits to the environment along with their substantial consumer savings in reduced repair costs and lower insurance premiums.

Recycling vehicles provides enough steel to produce almost 13 million new vehicles and saves an estimated 85 million barrels of oil per year that would have been used in the manufacturing of new or replacement parts.

By reusing and not having to produce a replacement, recycled parts provide a huge benefit to the environment. In fact, a single recycled engine versus a new engine saves 261 kg of carbon dioxide production.