For many consumers, going green still means paying more, but Joey Woodfin, president and chief executive officer of EverDrive LLC, a leading supplier of used auto parts, says that consumers are actually making the best decision for themselves and the environment when they purchase recycled parts for their vehicles or request their use at their repair shop.

In a recent report, the monthly Green Confidence Index noted that U. S. consumers indicated that price and performance are major roadblocks to purchasing more green products. “EverDrive has covered both those obstacles,” said Woodfin.

First, price. Used car parts are recycled and so they are Original Equipment Manufacturer parts, but they can cost up to 50 percent less than an OEM new part. Consumers can purchase EverDrive used auto parts online at, from any of EverDrive’s participating retailers or simply ask for an EverDrive part at their favorite repair shop. EverDrive pricing includes free shipping in the continental U. S. Purchasing a used part versus a new part can save the consumer a few hundred dollars or several thousand dollars in the case of a used transmission or used engine.

Second, performance. EverDrive used car parts undergo a rigorous certification process that enables the company to include at no cost to the consumer a three-year unlimited mileage warranty on all its parts, whether they are sold through a retailer or direct to the consumer.

“At the same time, we are helping consumers further conserve our nation’s resources,” said Woodfin. In an April 2010 report, the U. S. Department of Commerce, estimated that resource conservation accounted for approximately 29 percent of the nation’s green economy, based on 2007 economic census data. The Automotive Recyclers Association estimates that, by reducing the need to manufacture new OEM parts and thus use our limited natural resources, consumers who purchase OEM used auto parts, can help the recycling business save an estimated 85 million barrels of oil annually. Additional savings are realized in reductions of air and water pollution and solid waste generation.

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