News from Silverlake Autoparts

How to Find the Right Tyre Size

Posted on Categories Tyres

If you’ve ever taken your vehicle maintenance into your hands, you’ll likely need to know how to choose the right tyres for your vehicle.

This can be intimidating to some people, but don’t let that stop you! The first thing to keep in mind when you are looking for the right tyres for your vehicle is to find the right tyre size.

This involves a few key steps. Keep this in mind as you go about making your tyre purchase, and you’ll be sure to find the perfect set of wheels for your vehicle.

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Making the Most Out Of Your Old Car With Auto Salvage

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Making the Most Out Of Your Old Car With Auto Salvage

Is your car vehicle getting closer to its end of life?

If so, you should consider salvaging your automobile as an environmentally-friendly way to earn some money!

From 2007 to 2014, there were over 1.1 million end-of-life vehicles per year in the United Kingdom.

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5 Things to Know Before You Scrap a Car

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You’ve had your car for several years and it’s run for thousands of miles. But now, it’s reached the end of the line and it’s time to scrap it.

If you’re hoping that scrapping your car, or even just selling some of its old parts, will help you make a little extra cash, you’re not alone. In fact, about 1 million cars head to the scrapyard every year.

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10 Car Repair Projects You Can Do Yourself

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There are several car repair projects that you can do yourself to save money! We’re sharing the 10 easiest right here.

It’s no secret that cars are expensive. Not only does it cost you a hefty amount to buy one (whether you buy it outright or put down a down payment and follow up with monthly payments), but car repair gets expensive as well.

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Beginner’s Guide to Buying Safe Used Auto Parts

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Beginner’s Guide to Buying Safe Used Auto Parts

Replacing car parts can be expensive, but not if you buy used auto parts. Check out our beginner’s guide to buying safe used auto parts here.

Did you know that, in a single year, over 25 million tons of used auto parts are recycled – making cars the number one most recycled product in the world?

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Recruitment – Automotive Parts Advisor

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Automotive Parts Advisor

We are currently recruiting for a professional Automotive Parts Advisor to join a busy call centre team based at our head office in Shedfield, Southampton.

Silverlake Auto Parts is one of the UK’s leading vehicle recycling and scrap yards and we are specialists in vehicle recycling, vehicle dismantling and salvage repairables. We are currently breaking over 1500 vehicles for Parts, we have over 300 Salvage vehicles for sale and over 1000 vehicles on Auction at any one time.

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Automotive Parts Advisor

At Silverlake we can offer our customers two main options to save them money on car parts:
Option 1 is our Self Service Upickit scheme. This is where our customers can visit our main site, choose from over 400 vehicles, and take the parts off themselves – for a fraction of the main dealer prices.

Option 2 is our Full Service centre where customers can search through our large online stock of breaking vehicles and choose the parts they need. At which point they can call one of our highly trained telesales staff who will arrange for the part to be taken off the vehicle for them. They can collect the part from either of our sites at Botley or Southampton or if they live further afield they are invited to use our next working day delivery option (T&C’s apply)

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

  • Answer inbound customer enquiries from phone calls, email or online media sources
  • Process orders and take payments
  • Support our counter sales teams
  • Quote on 3rd party online parts search engines

What We Look For In Applicants:

  • A track record from within the motor trade
  • 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:

  • £20,000 Per Year Starting rate (£35,000 OTE)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Staff Discount

Applicants must be of 18 years old and above, and authorised to work in the UK.

CV’s are to be sent to recruitment@silverlake.co.uk .

Recruitment – Vehicle Dismantler / Mechanic

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Automotive Parts Vehicle Dismantler / Mechanic

The Company:

Silverlake Automotive Recycling is a privately owned family business and one of the UK’s leading vehicle recycling yards. We are specialists in vehicle recycling, vehicle dismantling and salvage. We are currently recruiting for a professional vehicle dismantler / mechanic to join a busy workshop team based at our head office in Shedfield, Southampton.

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The job:

  • Full Time Position
  • Dismantling Vehicles for stock and sold parts
  • Run and testing vehicles for stock prior to dismantling

The person:

  • Experience of mechanic’s within the motor trade and knowledge of vehicle components is a must
  • A track record of working within the industry
  • Must have own tools
  • Have a valid UK driving license
  • Willingness to learn and drive to push the business forward
  • A passion for delivering high levels of quality control
  • Computer literate, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Positive attitude, good work ethic and willingness to participate in a team

The benefits:

  • Competitive rates of pay (Estimated £21,500 per year)
  • Pension Scheme
  • 21 days per year holiday entitlement
  • Staff Discount
  • Excellent working environment
  • State-of-the art equipment
  • Being part of a team of dedicated professionals
  • Prospects of career advancement

Parts Sales Advisor

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Parts Sales Advisor – Call Centre

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The Company:

Silverlake Automotive Recycling is a privately owned family business and one of the UK’s leading vehicle recycling yards. We are specialists in vehicle recycling, vehicle dismantling and salvage. We are currently recruiting a professional ‘Parts Sales Advisor’ to join a busy call centre team based at our head office in Shedfield, Southampton.

The job:

Answer inbound customer enquiries
Process orders and take payments
Support our counter sales teams
Actively search for new business

The person:

Experience of the motor trade and knowledge of vehicle components
A track record of achieving sales targets
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 and accuracy
Positive attitude, good work ethic and willingness to participate in a team
Self-control & good listening skills

The Rewards

Competitive rates of pay (£20,000- £30,000 OTE)
Pension Scheme
Staff Discount
Excellent working environment
State-of-the art equipment
Being part of a team of dedicated professionals
Prospects of career advancement

Applicants must be of 18 years old and above, and authorized to work in the UK.

Recruitment – Stores Person

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Recruitment – Stores Person

The Company:

Silverlake Automotive Recycling is a privately owned family business and one of the UK’s leading vehicle recycling yards. We are specialists in vehicle recycling, vehicle dismantling and salvage. We are currently recruiting a professional stores person to join a busy team based at our head office in Shedfield, Southampton.

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Stores

The job:

  • Cleaning and preparing parts
  • Photographing and imaging
  • Quality control
  • Uploading to in-house systems & websites
  • Stock control
  • Picking sold stock for shipping or collection

The person:

  • Experience of the motor trade and knowledge of vehicle components
  • A track record of a stores \ warehouse background
  • Willingness to learn and drive to push the business forward
  • A passion for delivering high standards of quality control
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Computer literate, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Positive attitude, good work ethic and willingness to participate in a team
  • Self-control & good listening skills

The benefits:

  • Competitive rates of pay (£17,500 – £20,000 DOE)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Staff Discount
  • Excellent working environment
  • State-of-the art equipment
  • Being part of a team of dedicated professionals
  • Prospects of career advancement

Applicants must be of 18 years old and above, and authorized to work in the UK.

CV’s are to be sent to recruitment@silverlake.co.uk

What Does PCD Stand For?

Posted on Categories Tyres

Pitch Circle Diameter

PCD stands for Pitch Circle Diameter. It is the diameter of a circle that is used to set the wheel nuts on.

When there are 4 or 6 studs, measuring the PCD is easy. Just measure between opposing nuts, taking the measurements from the center of the nut to the opposite center.

PCD - Pitch Circle Diameter

To calculate the P.C.D. of a five stud wheel or hub, measure from the inside of one hole to the outside of the next hole and multiply by 1.7012.  The picture below shows where to measure from

PCD 5 Stud