What Kind of Impact Can Recycling Your Junk Car Make?
If you’ve contemplated selling your junk car, one benefit to keep in mind is your impact on the environment. When your vehicle is recycled through Messy Motors, you can take comfort knowing that as proud members of the Automotive Recyclers Association, we will find innovative ways to put your vehicle to good use. Instead of contributing to the problem and dumping your vehicle in a junkyard or landfill, you can feel good knowing that it was recycled and reused in an eco-friendly way.
Recycling your junk car can make a huge impact on the environment. In fact, auto recyclers supply more than 1/3 of all scrap metal, which reduces the need to produce new iron and steel every year. This can help reduce pollution, save money, and put your old family vehicle to good use. In fact, more than 90% of your vehicle’s metal can be recycled.
Recycling steel saves the steel industry enough energy to power about 18 million households every year. Recycling metal uses only about 1/4 of the energy that it takes to produce new steel, which amounts to saving about 85 million barrels of oil every year.
Stop the Pollution
Part of the benefit of recycling your vehicle has to do with taking the vehicle off the road. Older vehicles create more air, ground, and water pollution, and are typically less fuel-efficient than newer vehicles. They can also pose a potential hazard if any chemicals or harmful materials begin to leak. By selling your old vehicle, you can help to improve air quality instantly and contribute to an 86% reduction in air pollution.
What Happens to Your Vehicle?
If your vehicle is in good condition, it may be restored and sold as a pre-owned vehicle. If it is no longer in drivable condition, then up to 80% of the vehicle can be recycled and reused in some way. Oftentimes, the engine, transmission, tires, starter, alternator, water pumps, gas tanks, salvageable auto parts, and other metal, glass, and plastic materials can be recycled and reused.
Once the tires, fluids, and any reusable parts are removed from your vehicle, it will be crushed and shredded for material recovery. Recovered metal and materials can be used to create anything from chairs and bicycles to new vehicle parts, and much more.
Make Cash Today
That old, unwanted vehicle that has been taking up space in your driveway can be changed into fast cash today. It can make an immediate impact on your life, or you can use the proceeds as a down payment on a new vehicle. If you’re still not sure, read more about what happens to your junk car after selling it and the benefits of selling your junk car to help you determine if it’s time to sell your old car, truck, van, or SUV.
At the end of the day, recycling your vehicle is good for the environment, good for your wallet, and good for others on the road. Contact Messy Motors at 888-408-9636 if you’re ready to do your part for the environment and sell your junk car today!