News from Silverlake Autoparts

Silverlake Donate to Bobby Scheme

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Representatives of Silverlake and the Blue Lamp Trust, the charity that runs the Bobby Scheme, met at the Trust’s headquarters in Eastleigh on Friday, September 28, to unveil Silverlake’s logo on the Bobby Scheme’s vehicles.

Allen Prebble, Silverlake’s managing director, said: “Silverlake has a long tradition of building strong ties with the community we work in.

“We see it as a privilege to support the Bobby Scheme’s commitment to protecting the elderly and vulnerable within our community.  Their work is a major contribution towards community safety in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.”

Read the full article at the Southampton Echo here

Top 5 Scrap Yard Scams You Need to Be Aware Of

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You’ve had your car for many years, but you can no longer put off the inevitable… It’s time to take it to a scrap yard.

You’re hoping that you’ll at least be able to come away from the experience with a little bit of cash in your pocket.

Perhaps you’re heading to a scrap yard so you can buy some replacement parts for your vehicle at a lower price. We know you want a good deal.

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10 Important Facts About Salvage Titles and Salvage Cars

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Every year, one million cars are scrapped in the UK.

Many of these cars have salvage titles. But what exactly are salvage cars? And Is it bad to buy a car with a salvage title?

Although your first instinct is to stay away from salvage titles, we are here to tell you that salvage is not necessarily a bad thing.

We think that cars with salvage titles can actually be a smart purchase, depending on several factors. We might even be so bold to say that buying a salvage car can save you money if you are a savvy buyer.

We compiled 10 things you need to know when it comes to buying salvage cars. Read on to learn about what salvage truly means.

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Important Things You Need to Do Before You Scrap Your Car

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Important Things You Need to Do Before You Scrap Your Car

Believe it or not, your home can be a treasure trove of items ready to sell when you’re strapped for cash.

After all, the average household in the United Kingdom contains items worth a whopping £35,000 pounds. That’s more than the UK’s average annual salary!

Okay, so you may not want to sell everything when you need some quick cash, but it is likely you will be able to find stuff that you don’t use and won’t have issues parting with.

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Become an Automotive God With These Money Saving Tips

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Are you ready to become an automotive God?

Ok so you might not actually become a God but you might just be able to keep a few extra pounds in your pocket.

If you own a vehicle, you’ve got a lot on your plate, especially when it comes to expenses.

Any vehicle requires regular maintenance. What’s more, you’ve got to factor in costs for insurance, unexpected accidents, and necessary repairs.

All of these costs can quickly add up! In fact, the average car owner spends nearly 170,000 pounds in their lifetime on car costs.

You can make things easy on your wallet by keeping some solid automotive tips in mind.

In this post, we’ll look at the tips and tricks that can turn you into a vehicle guru, and keep your wallet green.

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Recruitment – Wash Bay Operative

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RECRUITMENT – WASH BAY OPERATIVE

8-6 – Monday to Friday, every other Saturday 8-5

Silverlake are looking for a hard working person to join the wash bay team, the ideal applicant will be physically fit, happy to work outside in all conditions, have a strong work ethic, basic mechanical knowledge, and above all a good sense of humour.

Wet weather gear and steel toecaps will be provided.

For further details or to arrange an interview please contact the Salvage Manager on 01489 772244 or email Damien@silverlake.co.uk

Sadly, we cannot respond to all applicants. If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Journey of a Car Through the Recycling System

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The mechanic has informed you that the cost to replace your gearbox is more than the value of your old car. In addition, it needs a new timing belt, brakes, and new tyres. At this point, it’s just not worth putting more money into it, and it’s time to recycle.

Every year in Britain approximately two million old cars and vans are scrapped. Recycling a vehicle includes many steps that ensure that it is destroyed properly and in an environmentally friendly way. This includes disassembling and using parts for other purposes. This not only helps the environment but can provide you with a small profit.

So how does one go about recycling an old car that is way past its prime? And what happens to it? Let’s have a look.

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Recruitment – Parts Sales Advisor

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Parts Sales Advisor

Automotive Parts Sales Advisor

We are currently recruiting for 3 professional Automotive Parts Sales Advisors to join a busy team based at our head office in Shedfield, Southampton.

Silverlake Automotive Recycling is one of the UK’s leading vehicle recycling centres, employing over 100 staff. We are specialists in vehicle recycling, vehicle dismantling and salvage repairable vehicles. We are a family run business and were established in 1946, our head office is in Shedfield, Southampton.

The main roles of the parts sales advisor would be to:

  • Answer inbound customer enquiries from phone calls, email or online media sources
  • Server customers who walk in via our full service and self service counters
  • Process orders and take payments
  • Quote on 3rd party online parts search engines

What We Look For In Applicants:

  • A track record from within the motor trade is preferred
  • A track record in sales
  • Willingness to learn and drive to push the business forward
  • A passion for delivering great customer service
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Computer literate, with a keen eye for detail
  • Positive attitude, and good work ethic
  • Self control & good listening skills

What we offer:

  • £18,000 – £21,000 Per Year Basic Starting rate DOE & Shift
  • Bonus Scheme (£35,000 – £46,000 OTE, based on the parts you sell)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Staff Discount
  • Job Security
  • Progression

How to Increase the Value of Your Scrap Car

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Need to chuck out an old car before it loses its value?

The average lifespan of a car on the road in the UK is 7.7 years. Even with constant care, sometimes your old vehicle kicks the bucket beyond repair.

No matter what reason, you need to consider your options from this point on. The best option is to scrap your car since you get money if your car won’t start anymore.

If you need to increase your scrap car value, you need to follow these helpful tips.

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7 Tips for Buying Salvage Cars at an Auction

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Finding a good salvage car is like finding a great bargain. Only it’s better since you’ll be able to get salvaged vehicles for a fraction of the price.

It’s a perfect match for those of us who are financially savvy and wanting to find the best deal.

If you’re new to these kinds of auctions, however, finding that bit of treasure can be a little tricky. These are salvage cars, after all, so you need to have a bit of know-how in order to keep from buying something you won’t be happy with.

We’ve collected some tips for you that helps you do just that!

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