Many people are surprised to find out that 80% of the vehicle can be recycled. When cars are disassembled, they contain reusable parts, electrical components, and other materials. Consider bringing your junk car to a salvage yard to reuse its parts. The following are some of the vehicle parts that can be recycled.
Batteries & Electrics
Batteries and electrical components in cars can be harmful to the environment if not properly disposed. Many car batteries still work even if other parts are not working. Car batteries that are still in good condition can be very valuable for salvage yards who sell used auto parts.
Some cars are brought into a scrap yard with tires still in good condition. They can be used on other vehicles or made into new tires.
Oil & Oil filters
When a car gets scrapped, it often still contains motor oil. Why not recycle it since this oil has to be drained anyway before the vehicle can be dismantled? Once the oil has been drained, you can recycle the oil filter.
Glass from car windows and windshields can be recycled and reused to make many products, including counter tops and jewelry.
Metal from your scrap vehicle is one of the easiest recyclable materials. The wheels and doors are removed and sold, and the metal is then smashed up into blocks.
Different parts of an engine can be recycled. Scrap dealers value engine components such as the catalytic convertor, spark plugs, and radiators in terms of manufacturing. These are important factors in determining how much you will be paid for your junk vehicle.