What Does a Car Weigh and How Much Can Be Recycled?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2020 in Cheap Used Auto Parts, Junk Car, Used Auto Parts, Used Auto Parts NYC | Comments Off on What Does a Car Weigh and How Much Can Be Recycled?

The average car weighs about 4,000 pounds according to EPA statistics from 2018. Many smaller cars are lighter than this with the Chevy Spark weighing just over 2,200 pounds. Others are heavier with the Lincoln Navigator weighing as much as 6,000 pounds if optional auto parts such as four-wheel drive are included. Eventually, all of these vehicles will become junk cars, and you may be surprised to see how many junk parts can be recycled.

For example, the windshield can now be recycled thanks to advances in technology. 15 million of these are replaced each year, and it’s now possible to turn windshield glass into bottles or fiberglass insulation while the plastic can be turned into carpet glue.

The engine itself can, in many cases, be recycled. Auto repair mechanics can recycle engines and make them more efficient and better than before thanks to more advanced materials. Most plastics from junk cars can be recycled and used in newer vehicles. Other auto parts that can be recycled include batteries, tires, belts and even the carpets.

Scrap metal can be sold, and even old catalytic converters can be recycled by auto repair professionals for their platinum. With all that can be reused, there are really no such things as junk parts, only parts that can be given a new life if you give them the chance.

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Getting Your Car Ready for Spring

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019 in Aftermarket Parts, Cheap Used Auto Parts, Cheap Used Auto Parts NYC, Junk Car, Junk Yard Tips | Comments Off on Getting Your Car Ready for Spring

Spring is a new season that comes with new responsibilities. Know what is currently wrong with your car and fix any damages that you find. Here are a few tips to prepare the vehicle for Spring.

Get a Maintenance Checkup

Get a post-winter maintenance checkup before the season arrives. Getting a maintenance checkup is recommended to know all of the new problems that your car now has.

The first step is to inspect and maintain the tires. Have the tires inflated if the pressure has decreased due to low temperatures. Inspect the tires for holes or tears and rotate them if necessary. When it gets too cold, your fluids freeze, so have all of your fluids refilled.

Get Repairs Done

Make repairs as soon as problems are found. Fixing a dead battery is a typical auto repair that is made once winter ends. During winter, the freezing temperatures may have damaged some of your auto parts, resulting in newly formed cracks and leaks. One common problem is a cracked windshield that worsens if the crack freezes and expands.

Replace Old Parts

Remove junk parts that are rusted, cracked or damaged. Sell them to companies that specialize in dealing with junk cars. This is important when the repairs get too expensive to fix. Making a replacement is more expensive, but it will remain strong and intact for years to come.

There are certain things to do to prepare your car for Spring. When you have auto parts that are damaged beyond repair, go to a specialist who deals in junk parts and junk cars. Make any auto repair as necessary but also invest in maintenance. Have a professional check the windshield, engine or tires for damages. After a brutal season like winter, make sure that your car is ready for the next season.

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TIPS TO GET YOUR CAR READY FOR WINTER

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Cheap Used Auto Parts, Cheap Used Auto Parts NYC, Junk Car, Junk Yard Tips, Replacement Tires, Tires And Rims, Used Auto Parts, Used Auto Parts NYC | Comments Off on TIPS TO GET YOUR CAR READY FOR WINTER

When getting your car ready for New York winters, several things need to be done to keep it running and ready to go! If working on it yourself, check first at junk parts stores to look on junk cars. If you don’t find the auto parts you need there, you can then look at New York auto parts stores or auto repair shops.

Some tips to get your car ready are:

1. Check your belts and hoses. Winter weather creates havoc on belts and hoses, so you need to check them for leaks and/or tears. Junk cars that have been in accidents may have junk parts, which include belts and hoses that are in good shape.

2. Have your battery checked. You don’t want to be stranded somewhere in New York if your battery goes dead. A certified auto repair shop can test your battery to make sure it holds its charge in cold weather.

3. Make sure your antifreeze mixture is correct. Purchase an antifreeze tester at any New York auto parts store, then check it yourself to make sure it’s a 50-50 mix of water and antifreeze. This will ensure it won’t freeze in really cold temperatures.

4. Check your windshield wiper blades. If you’ve had the same windshield wiper blades for one year or more, go to your auto parts store and purchase new ones. When the snow starts to fall, you want your wipers to make a clean swipe so you can see clearly.

5. Check your tire pressure. Your tires lose more air pressure in colder weather, so tire pressure needs to be checked more often. You can purchase a tire gauge at your New York auto parts store so you can inflate your tires to the correct air pressure.

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What to know before you junk your car

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Cheap Used Auto Parts, Cheap Used Auto Parts NYC, Junk Car, Junk Yard Jamaica NYC, Junk Yard Tips | 0 comments

Although you love your car and she’s been your faithful companion for years, there comes a day when you have to let her go. If the cost of auto repair is more than she’s worth and you don’t have time or money to spend on auto parts – it’s probably time to consider the junkyard.

There are a few things you need to know before you junk your car.

First – make sure your car is really junk. An auto repair shop might be able to determine a simple fix. If the car only has a broken windshield, you might be able to replace it for an affordable price. If the repair shop verifies the car is only worth junk parts – move forward with getting rid of it.

Second – clean out all of your personal belongings. Remember – she’s been your ride or die for years and you’ve collected a lot of memories together. You also need to remove paperwork like registration and insurance information and make sure your vehicle title is in order. After taking it to the auto salvage yard – remove your license plates.

Next – figure out if there are any auto parts or accessories you might be able to sell for extra cash. Junk cars sometimes have aftermarket radios or rims that you can remove before selling for raw materials.

Then – contact an auto salvage company and find out what your car is worth. If your windshield is still intact – you might be able to get more money. Junk cars, depending on the age and condition, often have junk parts other people are looking for.

Finally, take one last selfie before sending her off and allowing her working parts and pieces to renew and revive someone else’s car. You had a great time together, but it’s time to move on. Auto recycling

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Why vehicle recycling is the future?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Cheap Used Auto Parts, Cheap Used Auto Parts NYC, How To Change Radiators, Junk Car, Junk Yard Jamaica NYC, Used Auto Parts | 0 comments

The US automobile industry is massive. The United States is the fourth largest producer of automobiles in the world, right below Germany and Japan and just above South Korea. Supplying 5.5% of the world automobile supply, of which there are over a billion. The influx of vehicles to the US is added by the fact that the United States imports 179.6 billion USD worth of the world’s vehicle supply, the largest importer by a wide margin. This gives the United States a massive surplus in terms of available vehicles to be sold, increasing total ownership rates. This, combined with increasing costs of car repairs, as newer, modern cars are more complicated and rely heavily on computers, increasing time and effort to fix vehicles, have lead to a rise in new cars being bought.
This phenomenon has caused a rise in car recycling, with nearly 12 million cars recycled each year, 80% of all automobiles in the United States. So it is no wonder why the automobile recycling industry is the 16th largest industry in the US, adding $25 billion to the US GDP of 19.4 trillion, and employs over 100,000 workers. And the United States isn’t even the only country to recycle it’s cars, while the United States recycles 12 million cars, Europe recycles 8 million, and Europe saves about 80% of an original car through recycling, roughly the same as the United States. And surprisingly, the majority of US recycling measures are undertaken by small business, as 75 percent of all automotive companies employ less than 10 people. To add onto the benefits of recycling, North American car recycling programs have saved over 85 million barrels of oil from being used in making new or replacement cars.
Vehicle recycling is a beneficial alternative to complete scrapping, as it provides jobs, assists the environment, and is becoming an attractive new business. As recycling becomes more mainstream, and the demand for new cars starts pushing older cars into the recycling circle, the recycling business is turning into a quickly growing industry, and an excellent investment opportunity into a growing worldwide entrepreneurial field, that has room only to expand.

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Auto or Car Recycling Facts and Figures

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in Cheap Used Auto Parts, Cheap Used Auto Parts NYC, How It Works, Junk Car, Junk Yard Jamaica NYC, Junk Yard Tips, Used Auto Parts, Used Auto Parts NYC | 0 comments

Facts about car or automobile recycling

By Rick Leblanc

According to auto recycling statistics, the car you are driving today will be a good source of many recyclable materials tomorrow when it comes time to recycle your ride.  In fact, around 80 percent of a car can be recycled. It should be pointed out that a good deal of recycling takes place while your car is still in service, through automotive aftermarket recycling.

  1. Every year, over 25 million tons of materials are recycled from old vehicles.
  2. Automobiles are the most recycled consumer product in the world today.
  3. The car recycling Industry is the 16th largest in the United States, contributing $25 billion per year to the national GDP. The US automotive recycling industry employs around 100,000 people and earns around $25 billion a year. There are around 7,000 vehicle recycling facilities around the USA.
  4. Every year, automobile recycling industry in USA and Canada provides sufficient steel to produce roughly 13 million new vehicles.In the U.S., nearly 12 million cars are recycled. This number makes cars the most recycled item in the country.
  5. In Europe, every year, nearly eight million vehicles are recycled.
  6. Every year, the North American automotive recycling industry saves around 85 million barrels of oil from getting used in making new or replacement auto parts.
  7. the current international automotive recycling industry is about 75 years old.
  8. According to reports, the gross annual revenue in 1997 in USA was $7.05 billion and in Canada was $1.15 billion. In the same year, auto recyclers in USA and Canada acquired approximately 4.7 million vehicles for recycling. In that year, 6 million car tires and 11 millions of car oil were recycled. And automotive recyclers spent approximately $50 million on environmental compliance.
  9. Across North America, automotive recycling provides around 40 percent of ferrous metal for scrap processing industry.
  10. Every year, the amount of hazardous fluids and oils reclaimed safely by auto recyclers is equal to 8 Exxon Valdez disasters!
  11. Most auto recyclers are small businesses. More than 75 percent of all automotive recycling companies employ about 10 people.
  12. Automotive recyclers supply retail and wholesale customers with quality auto parts that cost 20 percent to 80 percent less than comparable new auto parts.
  13. Every year, more than 14 million tons of recycled steel in derived from junk vehicles. On an average, a car has around 25 percent of body made from recycled steel.
  14. Every year, around 27 million cars that reach the end of their useful life from around the world are recovered for recycling.
  15. Just about 80 percent of a vehicle (by weight) is recycled and the remaining 20 percent that can’t be recycled is termed as “auto shredder residue (ASR)” which includes ferrous and nonferrous metal pieces, dirt, glass, fabric, paper, wood, rubber and plastic. Every year, around 5 million tons of ASR is disposed of in landfills.
  16. In Europe, 75 percent of a car is recycled; making the ASR items 25 percent of the car. According to an estimate, in Europe, recycling facilities will recycle 95 percent of each car, by weight.
  17. Approximately 90 percent of aluminum of a vehicle is recovered and recycled. Although this aluminum recovered from old vehicle represents less than 10% the vehicle by weight, it accounts for nearly 50 percent vehicle’s scrap value.
  18. Automotive recycling industry supplies around 37 percent of all ferrous metal to blast furnaces and smelters across the United States of America.
  19. Approximately 98- 99 percent of car batteries can be recycled. But most car owners simply return their car battery to the shop from where they replace car battery.
  20. Car tire recycling is viable and material can be used to produce sandals and roadways.
  21. Automotive recycling reduces accident rates by buying out of order vehicles from the road and keeping roads and highways clear of disabled and abandoned automobiles.
  22. Increasingly, car windshield recycling is becoming practiced.All of the above-mentioned facts and figures about auto recycling demonstrate that the worldwide auto recycling industry a vibrant and entrepreneurial industry.

All of the above-mentioned facts and figures about auto recycling demonstrate that the worldwide auto recycling industry a vibrant and entrepreneurial industry.

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This Article originally appeared on – thebalancesmb.com

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