Have you ever considered recycling your car? Perhaps yours has had about enough. Perhaps you are costing you too much money these days for all the things you need to fix. Perhaps you are ready for a new car and you are wondering what to do with your old one. Regardless of your reason, recycling your car is a great idea. The experts that can recycle your auto towing & scrap car removal are here to explain how cars and recycled and why you should be recycling yours. Keep reading to learn more.
The first question that we get asked about is which parts can be recycled within your car. Although this varies from car to car depending on what condition it is in, what year it is, and what make it is, the good news is that over 90% of your vehicle can typically be recycled.
The most common areas of a car that is able to be recycled are:
- Oil filter
- Steel and iron throughout the car
- Windshields and their glass
In fact, in the United States, 220 million tires are able to be recycled and reused elsewhere. They can go into things like creating new roads. What a great thing! They can also be used to create countertops as well as new jewelry. Batteries can be recycled which can simply help to make a new battery. With materials like steel and iron, they are simply used to make a lot of different and new products.
The next question we want to cover is how the car is actually recycled. When the car is ready to be recycled, the owner of the car can simply sell it to a jump card in exchange for cash. There is typically a junkyard around you if you are looking to do so. You can ask a couple of different location or you can simply Google it. The junkyard then starts the recycling process.
First, they find out which parts exactly they can recycle. This means some of the parts of the car may be repairable and they may want to simply take that part out and repair it which is another way to recycle so a new one doesn’t need to be made. They make sure to drain the fluid out of the car and take out the valuable parts of it. Almost all cars are dismantled completely so they can be repaired or recycled immediately. Even the gas, oil, transmission fluids, etc are able to be safely disposed of if none are able to be recycled. Some items like oil are able to be filtered out and end up being reused which is great not to waste anything.
The engine of the car as well as the transmission are then taken out of the car and those parts are cleaned. The other parts like the tires and batteries are able to then be recycled or resold. The junkyard will sell any recovered parts of the vehicle that is able to be reused or repairs for a good price. Those can then be manufactured and refurbished so they can be sold again. They can be sold to any local businesses, especially those that help to fix cars and the owner wants a less expensive part put into the car. This helps out everyone!
The vehicle is then crushed as well as shredded. This allows the metal, iron, and steel to be sorted. It can then be sold off. The only thing that will remain from the old vehicle is the different metals. This is then again taken to be crushed and shredded and is as small as a golf ball. That is just an example of how much of the car ends up being recycled.
Recycling an old car not only gives you money if you sell it to a junkyard, but it is also a quick process that will be complete in just a couple of hours. When you sell it to a dealership, they will give you a low ball offer or it may take weeks to get what you are looking for out of it.
The other benefit of recycling your car is that it is great for the environment. Making new cars is actually hard on the environment. The more you can recycle your old car the less new cars need to be made. That’s also why it’s a good idea to ensure the junkyard company is recycling every last part of your car that they can. Sure, it’s nice getting the extra cash, but it’s always a good idea like you are doing a good thing and helping save the planet.
As you can see, recycling cars are very important. It will not only give you money, but it will also help to save the environment. It is a win-win for everyone. If you have an old car that you are interested in getting recycled, our experts can help. We can even pick it up from your location. Give us a call today to learn more.