Top Benefits of Recycling Your Vehicle
When you recycle an unwanted car, truck, van, SUV, or commercial vehicle, you can feel good knowing that you are doing your part to help the environment. There are also a number of benefits available to the vehicle owner, which we will highlight below.
Benefits To the Environment
If used motor oil is not properly recycled, it can end up in rivers, streams, lakes, landfills, sewers, storm drains, and ultimately, our drinking water. By recycling the oil, filters, scrap parts and metal, and certain glass and plastic parts from your vehicle, you can help save energy, reduce our environmental impact, and provide valuable resources.
Automobiles are the #1 recycled consumer product in the nation and their scrap parts and metal help produce a range of new items. In fact, according to the Bureau of International Recycling, new steel automobile frames contain at least 25% recycled steel. Through these incredible recycling efforts, the steel industry is able to save enough energy each year to power about 18 million households. They also save an estimated 85 million barrels of oil each year.
Why bother wasting money on expenses for a vehicle you no longer want or need? That old eyesore can be transformed into cash that you can use now for a new car. Once you accept an offer on your unwanted vehicle, it can be picked up on the same day and you can walk away with instant cash. No matter what condition your vehicle is in, it can be purchased and recycled. That is because scrap metal and spare parts found within your vehicle are incredibly valuable. So why not cash in on that value?
Improve Your Property Value
Along with potentially spilling hazardous fluids on your driveway and serving as a safety hazard for children playing on, in, or near the vehicle, that old jalopy can also decrease the aesthetic and nominal value of your home. Once the vehicle is removed, your property will instantly look cleaner and more appealing to guests.
How the Process Works
The recycling process is rather complex, but all the vehicle owner has to do is sit back, relax, and make a phone call. All you need is your driver’s license and we will take care of the rest. After a junk car is picked up and removed from the property, all fluids are drained, valuable parts are removed from the car, and the vehicle body is shredded. Then, the steel and other metal components are collected for recycling and reuse.
What To Do Now
To take your recycling efforts one step further, consider dropping off your used oil and filters for recycling. This will require some effort on your part, so if you aren’t a DIYer, don’t attempt any dangerous car services on your own. Contact Messy Motors at 888-309-1049 today and we will pick up your junk car for safe, environmentally conscious recycling.