The rusted heap of metal that vaguely resembles a vehicle is a constant reminder sitting in your driveway that you have something on the “to do” list. Having the eyesore take up space on your property is frustrating, no matter if it was a vehicle that was poorly maintained, it was an automobile in an accident that rendered it useless, or age took its life. There is little interest in buying a vehicle that was mechanically deficient or the body a jumbled mess, or both. However, that piece of junk taking up space is worth some cash to those who provide cash for junk cars, such as Citywide Towing Service.
Where Do Unusable Cars Go?
Once a company takes the heap off your Dallas, Texas driveway, some wonder what may happen to the junk. For those curious, we at Citywide Towing would like to relate the basics of the process of junking the car. In a nutshell, it is parted out, disassembled, and sold as scrap.
1) Vehicle fluids are drained. First, the fluids are drained before the vehicle is processed through the other steps. Any oil or gas remaining in the vehicle is removed. Followed by the siphoning of brake fluid, radiator fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, as well as all other liquids since they are just as important as gas and oil. Before any further processing is completed, these fluids are properly disposed of in a safe and responsible manner.
2) Removal of valuable and usable car parts. Generally, extracted from the vehicle are the functional parts that are worth something. In addition to smaller parts like the battery are inventoried and put on the market for the public, major components such as the transmissions, engine, and alternator, among others.
3) Left over scrap metal is compressed and recycled. Processed into scrap metal is the shell of automobile. This is actually an impressive sight to behold. 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 the United States alone. Nearly 95% of cars worldwide end up recycled, rather than sitting in a dump somewhere in fact. With an enormous compress, the vehicles are first crushed into a small, flat, compact sheet of metal. Even a standard SUV or truck is little more than two feet tall after emerging from a crusher. The crushed block of scrap is fed into an incredibly powerful shredder after the compression of the junk car. That small, flat, compact sheet of metal is shredded into a new machine to produce metal into even smaller bits of compacted scrap metal. The metal is shipped easily to the processing plant when it is in the smaller fragments. The aluminum and steel are separated and melted down so it can be used to create new products including additional vehicles at the processing plant.
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Call Citywide Towing Service and let us give you cash and take those junk cars off your property for free when you have a junk car taking up space on your Dallas, Texas property. We will give you top dollar for its worth and tow it away at your convenience.