There is a constant reminder sitting in your driveway of a rusted heap of metal that vaguely resembles a vehicle, that you have something on the “to do” list. Whether it was a vehicle that was poorly maintained, it was an automobile in an accident that rendered it useless, or age took its life, having the eyesore take up space on your property is frustrating. Where few people would be interested in buying a vehicle that was mechanically deficient or the body a jumbled mess, or both, places such as Citywide Towing are interested in giving you cash for the piece of junk. But once you take the quick cash to get the heap off your Dallas, Texas driveway, what happens to the junk car? We at Citywide Towing would like to relate the basics of the process of junking the car. Generally, it’ll be parted out, disassembled, and sold as scrap.
How Does Junking a Car Work?
1) Car Fluids Drained. Before the vehicle is processed through the other steps, the fluids are drained first. Any leftover oil and gasoline are removed. Additionally, and just as important, the brake fluid, power steering fluid, radiator fluid, transmission fluid, as well as all other liquids are siphoned from the vehicle. These fluids are properly disposed of in a safe and responsible manner before any further processing is completed.
2) Most Valuable Car Parts Are Recycled. Typically, the functional parts that are worth something are extracted from the vehicle. Major components such as the transmissions, engine, and alternator, as well as smaller parts like the battery are inventoried and put on the market for the public.
3) Scrap Metal is Compressed & Recycled. The shell of the automobile is processed into scrap metal. This is actually an impressive sight to behold. In the United States alone, approximately 750 million pounds of scrap metal make their way back into the industrial cycle every single month where the auto recycling industry feeds a considerable large part of it. In fact, rather than sitting in a dump somewhere, nearly 95% of cars worldwide end up recycled. The vehicles are first crushed with an enormous crusher that compresses it into a small, flat, compact sheet of metal. After emerging from a crusher, even a standard SUV or truck is little more than two feet tall. Following the compression of the junk car, the crushed block of scrap is fed into an incredibly powerful shredder. This machine will shred that small, flat, compact sheet of metal into even smaller bits of compacted scrap metal. In the smaller fragments, the metal is shipped easily to the processing plant. At the processing plant, the aluminum and steel is separated and melted down so it can be used to create new products including new vehicles.
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When you have a junk car taking up space on your Greater Dallas, Texas property, call Citywide Towing and let us give you cash and take it off your property for free. Our experts will give you top dollar for its worth and tow it away at your convenience. Contact us to sell your junk car for cash today!