Many people purchase a new car and all that remains is the memories of their old car. Once you’ve moved on, what happens to your old car? In this blog we will go over where your car goes, and the recycling process that goes along with it. Something interesting to think about is that cars are the most recycled item in the United States as about 12 million cars are recycled each year. This produces enough steel to produce 13 million new cars and saves 85 million barrels of oil. The following steps illustrate the recycling process:
Step 1: Once it is determined that a car is more valuable scrapped than repair, the engine fluids are removed. This makes the recycling process safer as it prevents fires and other hazards that may occur.
Step 2: After fluids are removed, reusable parts such as plastic reservoirs, plastic tubes, and tires are removed and often reused for junkyard customers. It is more efficient to remove these parts prior to scraping the metal because it saves time and energy when scrapping the metal.
Step 3: After all reusable parts are removed and nonrecyclable parts are discarded, the frame is then shredded. Once the frame is put through the shredder, the metals are magnetically separated by ferrous and non-ferrous metals (ferrous contains iron and steel).
Step 4: The next step in the recycling process is to mix the metals together to strengthen the scrap metals to produce the new frame.
Step 5: The final step in the recycling process is to return the freshly mixed metals to manufacturers. With the recycled metals, the manufacturers can now produce new car frames that can be used to produce new cars.
Recycling Through You Call We Haul
You Call We Haul makes getting cash for your junk car easy and reliable. Through our four step process, live bids will be placed on your car and you will receive cash for your car. Follow these easy steps to scrap your car today:
1. Tell us about your car. Fill out our vehicle condition report and provide photos of your vehicle. When you add pictures, increase your chance of offers and the value of your junk car by 20%.
2. Receive cash offers! You’ll start to receive offers from buyers in as little as one hour! All cash bids are in real-time so you’ll be able to accept the offer that gives you the most cash!
3. Free, easy pick-up. A towing agent will contact you to schedule a pick-up time most convenient for you. More importantly, you car will be removed for free.
4. Get cash on the spot. You’ll be paid in cash at pick-up! Our network of buyers purchase all used, damaged, salvage, and non-functioning vehicles. You’ll receive a confirmation email that includes a receipt.
What are you waiting for? Sell your junk car using You Call We Haul by going online or calling us at (866) 771-5865.