Used BMW Parts
Who are we?
We are Nottingham and Leicester’s Leading BMW Breakers supplying quality used BMW parts all over the UK, Europe and now Worldwide.
Where are we?
Conveniently located on the A46 Fosse Way between Nottingham and Leicester.
What we do?
We are constantly dismantling BMW & Mini cars every week, taking great care to make sure that all our used BMW parts and used Mini parts are fully working and intact.
Where do your cars come from?
Our cars arrive daily from the UK’s largest insurance companies’ and are categorised as below.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is a trade association made up of insurance companies in the United Kingdom. The ABI represents the collective interests of the UK’s insurance industry and helps define standards of customer service in the insurance industry.
The ABI Category is a standard vehicle salvage category recognised across the insurance industry in the UK.
The categories are defined as follows:
The most severe level of damage. Category A vehicles are crushed and not sold.
Vehicle cannot be repaired and must be broken for spares.
Vehicle is an insurance write off due to the estimated cost of repairs being in excess of the market valuation of the vehicle. Category C vehicles are allowed to be repaired and made road-worthy.
Vehicle is an insurance write off for other reasons as the repair costs may be less than the market valuation of the vehicle. Category D vehicles are allowed to be repaired and made road-worthy.
Repairable vehicle which has sustained damage to any part of the structural frame or chassis and the insurer / self-insured owner has decided not to repair the vehicle.
Repairable vehicle which has not sustained damage to any part of the structural frame or chassis and the insurer / self-insured owner has decided not to repair the vehicle. While the damage to the vehicle has been noted as non-structural, there may still be some safety critical items that require replacement (e.g. steering and suspension parts).
Vehicles that cannot be repaired and must be broken for spares. Please note, waste controls apply to Category B vehicles and HBC only sell such vehicles to buyers holding the appropriate licenses.
The ABI have reviewed their insurance industry code of practice and from 1st October 2017, there will be changes to the following vehicle categories. Categories A and B will remain unchanged. Categories C and D will no longer be allocated to salvaged vehicles and will be replaced with Category S or N.
We do not purchase parts from the general public as we do not know their origin and we will be unable to warrant the parts.
Why buy used BMW parts
First and foremost cost, we can save you up to 90% on BMW & Mini new parts. As a throwaway society we believe that once is not enough but why should we not use something again and again. If we can recycle plastic bottles to save pennies then why can we not recycle car parts to save pounds.
Used BMW Engines
All engines are run up to temperature so they can be tested for engine noise, smoke, rattles and performance. We check the electrics with the latest up to date diagnostic equipment making sure that all injectors are fully functioning turbos are performing and (ECU) Engine Management Units are fault free. Only at that point is the engine ready for sale.
Used BMW Gearbox
Most gearboxes we can test in the car whilst positioned on our vehicle lifts when testing the engine. We are able to fully test gearboxes. If
the vehicle has an engine fault and gearboxes are not tested the gearbox will be removed and bench tested or fitted into a donor vehicle. Only then can we fully warranty the part.
Used BMW Parts
All BMW used parts are tried and tested and come with a minimum of 1 month warranty and a maximum 12 month warranty. Our warranty does not cover labour unless the parts are fitted by ourselves.
Used BMW Seats
Seats are tested for movement of mechanical parts and electric components as well as wear and tear. We offer a free on site fitting service on most interiors.
Used BMW Airbags
Airbags are carefully removed and stored in secure storage containers.