Questions for auto part recyling
Recycling cars is a big business. Junk cars are used for their parts which are sold at resale value, but they are also used for their steel. In fact, recycled car steel accounts for 25% of all steel produced today. Needless to say, that old wrecker in your driveway isn't so worthless after all. Selling your junk car can be a good way to make cash. Likewise, if you need to replace a car part, check out your local salvage yard and see if you can buy a used one in good condition. Ask the following questions when looking into recycling auto parts.
What exactly happens to my junk car once I sell it?
First, the car is dismantled and stripped. This means all of its usable parts are removed, from the engines to the seats. Once only the shell remains the car is often crushed. Then it is transported to a facility that has a shredder, a large machine that can cut through steel. This dismantles the car into scrap metal, which is then recycled into steel.
How can I get a good price for my junk car?
If you are planning on selling your car, check to see how much steel is going for. Knowing the market means that you won't be taken advantage of. Also, call and compare quotes from different auto buyers.
How do I buy from a junkyard?
Junkyards, now called salvage yards or pick and pulls, offer great deals for the savvy used parts buyer. Before going to a salvage yard, make sure you know what part you need and what model car you have. Usually you can call first to see if that model car is on the lot. Sometimes, especially if you own classic car or truck, salvage yards can be a goldmine.