You are glad about getting your car junked for good. It is a smart thing to do after your vehicle is no more road worthy. But does it not make you the least bit curious about what happens to your junk car after it is towed away by wreckers?
You will be glad to know that it would not sit in the junkyard to rust slowly. About 90 percent of an end of life vehicle is recycled and put to use. Let’s have a look where all this automobile material goes and how.
The first thing the wreckers are going to do after you hand your car over to the salvage yard is stripped off the parts that can be refurbished or reused. Engines, transmissions, doors, bumpers, starters, alternators, water pumps, battery all are removed from the car to be reused.
Oil, coolant, gasoline and other fluids are also removed at the junkyard for reuse or recycling. The fluids are stored safely so they do not seep into the soil and contaminate the water supply.
The remaining metal body goes to the shredder to be torn into fist-size pieces. Using a huge magnet, the ferrous materials are separated from the nonferrous one. The metals are sent to various plants, such as steel mills, furnaces, and smelters, where they are used as a raw ingredient to make new products, preserving scarce natural resources.
The tires are also shredded to be used in the creation of asphalt, playground surfaces, garden pedals, or mats. Even the car plastic is recycled to become parts of new automobiles or appliances.
Because you sold your car to a junkyard, you have taken one step to save mother earth by reducing carbon footprint. Through recycling, one person’s trash can be turned into another person’s consumer product. Reusing good quality parts from a car saves energy and reduces pollution.
WA Car Removals is a reputable cash for car and vehicle recycling company that follows eco-friendly standards and contributes to help sustain a modern global recycling industry by using recycled parts. Our technicians also remove mercury switches from the end of life vehicles to prevent the highly toxic heavy metal from being released into the environment. These recovered switches are stored safely so that they do not leak into rivers and lakes and affect marine life.
Please contact us if you want to Sell your Junk Car for Cash and do you part to reduce landfills.