French garages must offer second-hand parts

Garage owners must now offer customers the option of using second-hand parts to repair certain vehicle defects.

The used parts must come from one of 1,700 approved end-of-life vehicle centres or have been reconditioned in accordance with specifications established by the manufacturers, marketed under the name “standard exchange”.

Spare parts that can be exchanged – and that will cost between 30% and 50% less than new replacements – ...

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