News from Silverlake Autoparts

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?

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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

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Salvage Auction – Top Tips

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…And What To Be Aware Of When Buying From a Salvage Auction

In this ‘Top Tips’ guide, our aim is to navigate you through the myriad ways you might become unstuck when purchasing via our salvage Auctions. At Silverlake, we are committed to providing the best service possible. But sometimes, nothing beats having a quick reference to call upon to make sure you understand how to get the best out of your upcoming salvage auction purchase.

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Recruitment – Tyre Fitter

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Recruitment – Tyre Fitter

We are currently looking to recruit a tyre fitter to join our professional tyre bay team at our head office in Shedfield, Southampton.

At Silverlake we stock over 1000 new and part worn tyres that can be fitted at our head-office in Botley. With prices starting from as little as £10 + VAT per tyre, which includes FREE fitting, balancing, new valve and disposal of the old tyre, we can can help bring the cost of our customer’s motoring. (Read more about out part worn tyres here.)

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Tyre Fitter
Key Duties of the role:
  • Tyre fitting
  • Wheel Balancing
  • Stock Control
  • Steel & Alloy Wheel Preparation
What We Look For In Applicants:
  • Previous tyre fitting experience would be good
  • Full UK driving license
  • Enjoys being challenged in a fast paced environment
  • Has a passion for delivering results
  • Enjoys working as part of a team
  • Self-starter with great organisation skills
  • Dependable, reliable and thorough
What we offer:
  • Immediate Start
  • Competitive rates of pay + Bonus
  • Pension Scheme
  • Staff Discount
  • Full Time & Secure Employment

For insurance reasons applicants must be of 18 years old and above, and authorised to work in the UK.

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

Recruitment – Vehicle Preparation Technican

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Recruitment – Vehicle Preperation Technican

We are currently looking to recruit a new member of our vehicle preparation team at our head office in Shedfield, Southampton.

At Silverlake Automotive Recycling, we hold major contracts with some of the country’s largest vehicle insurance companys. Dealing with everything from insurance write-off’s to stolen recovered vehicles. A large number of these vehicles are allowed to be resold to be repaired and put back on the road and the company does this using our own ‘Online Vehicle Auctions’.

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Car Wash

We currently process a minimum of 800 vehicles a month and each vehicle must be cleaned, washed, photographed and prepared for auction. This is done by a dedicated team of professionals who are the heart of the companys operations.

What We Look For In Applicants:

  • Enjoys being challenged in a fast paced environment
  • Has a passion for delivering results
  • Enjoys working as part of a team
  • Self-starter with great organisation skills
  • Dependable, reliable and thorough

What we offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Pension Scheme
  • Staff Discount
  • Full Time Employment

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 – LGV / HGV Driver Class 1 & 2 (C & E) Recovery/Transporter

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LGV/HGV Driver Class 1 & 2 (C & E) Recovery/Transporter

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced driver with CPC, ideally with either vehicle recovery or transporter experience, to join our team of professional recovery drivers.

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The Role

The recovery and delivery of vehicles for insurance companies, local authorities and the general public. Working Monday to Friday, and one Saturday in four, with NO nights out. We cover the south coast and M3 corridor into south London.

Successful candidates will be physically active, ability to use smart phones & PDA’s, preferably have a clean license (maximum 3 points) and be over the age of 21 (for insurance reasons).

What We Look For In Applicants:

  • A passion for delivering great customer service
  • Has a track record in recovery or transporter vehicles
  • Enjoys working as part of a team and on their own
  • Self-starter with great organisation skills
  • Compliant, careful, considerate and courteous to other drivers
  • Dependable, reliable and thorough

What we offer:

  • 28 days Holiday (Inc Bank Holidays)
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Pension Scheme
  • Staff Discount
  • Full Time Employment

Applicants must be of 21 years old and above, and authorised to work in the UK.

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