According to a recent survey of Collision Repair readers, collision repair businesses have reported using a lower quantity of recycled parts through 2020 than in previous years.
While 64 percent of readers who responded to a survey said their collision facilities used approximately the same amount of recycled parts in 2020 as 2019, close to 30 percent of respondents indicated they had stopped using as many recycled parts. Just seven percent indicated increasing the amount of parts purchases from recycling facilities.
The survey also indicated a rise in concerns about the quality of recycled parts among collision repair professionals. All respondents agreed that the quality of parts was frequently a disappointment on parts ordered from auto recycling facilities. In 2018, that figure sat at 80 percent.
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