Used Car Battery:
1st Choice Spares is the UK’S largest network of used car battery suppliers online and has the UK’s largest stock of second hand car batteries and associated parts. All used and reconditioned parts are guaranteed and supplied at discount prices.
How to Find & Buy a Car Battery Online:
Our network of 270+ members stock hundreds of Guaranteed Used & Reconditioned car batteries. Simply enter your requirements for the parts you require online, compare no obligation quotes and have the part delivered to your door! Alternatively, call our telephone support line and we’ll enter your requirements for you. Should you need any help or advice in locating the parts you require then contact our UK call centre on 0905 235 6000 (8am to 9pm Mon-Fri, 9am to 7pm Sat-Sun Calls cost £1 per min. Network extras apply). Don’t waste time driving around from scrap yard to scrap yard, simply complete our request form, supply as much information as possible and you are moments away from finding the best prices for your replacement parts.
Car Battery Parts Dismantled & Stocked:
Our members stock all makes of car battery parts including: Battery tray, battery cables, battery connectors, voltage regulators, and battery terminals.
Delivery Times for Replacement Car Batteries:
All 1st Choice Breakers are in the UK and offer fully guaranteed used car parts and Spares, with Next Day Nationwide Delivery Services across the UK available.
Recycling Car Batteries:
An insurance write off vehicle can have the vast majority of its components in working order: It is better to re-use these components rather than throwing them away. Second best would be to recycle them for their component elements and materials; however, this requires energy, and then more energy to reconstutute them in a new product, and then even more energy to re-package it. Simply buying the reclaimed car battery is the cheapest option for you and the environment. Don’t be put off at the thought that it is not new. Think about this: Most of us buy cars second hand. All the parts will thus be ‘second hand’ to the new owner. Battery recycling is a way of reducing the amount of batteries being dumped. It can also provide a cheap solution for your battery replacement needs.
Directive 2008/12/EC of the European Parliament is aimed at minimising the negative impacts of batteries on the environment. Specifically, Commission Regulation (EU) No 493/2012 of 11 June 2012 for car batteries looks at the efficiency of recycling: “recycling efficiency” of a recycling process means the ratio obtained by dividing the mass of output fractions accounting for recycling by the mass of the waste batteries and accumulators input fraction expressed as a percentage. So if a recycler receives a redundant battery and then refurbishes it and sells it on the recycler pretty much hits a perfect score – no mass of material is lost! This ties in with Directive 2000/53/EC, in particular Article 4 section B: ”the design and production of new vehicles which take into full account and facilitate the dismantling, reuse and recovery, in particular the recycling, of end-of life vehicles,their components and materials”. In short, Used Car Parts are designed for re-use and recycling.