Anyone considering this offer, would be worthwhile also cross-checking ECP’s sister website “CarParts4Less”. Who often have parallel offers. Albeit a lower percentage discount off a lower initial list price. There are occasions though when 50% off ECP’s list price works out to a lower cost to the customer than 10% off list at CP4L. For identical parts.
If you know you are likely to need new discs and pads within say, the next six months, then it could be very worthwhile checking out and perhaps laying in the parts required ahead of time? Bearing in mind that if buying parts that have an “exchange” scheme operating on the old item being replaced. E.G. brake calipers, starter motors, etc. Then both operating companies have a policy that the used parts for the refund discount have to be returned within a time limit. That varies from 4 to 12 weeks. Check the small print terms published on the web site.
The biggest difference from my perspective between ECP and CP4L, apart from initial list prices, is that ECP have depots in most reasonable sized towns around Britain. 280 in total. From where you can often pick up parts for “same day” click and collect, depending which local store has your items in stock that day. Whereas CP4L mainly operate on a courier delivery direct to your door from their central store near Tamworth, shared with ECP.
Since 2011 both companies have been owned by the LKQ corporation, based in Chicago.
LKQ themselves started out in the US, in the business of recycling and selling parts from used cars there.
If you do buy in parts for later, ECP can sometimes supply the wrong parts, they have sent me the wrong items on two occasions. So, if buying for "stock" make sure you compare the new item with the old, otherwise if it is wrong it may be too late to get an exchange.