Do older cars have more value for recycling than newer cars?

Posted by on May 1, 2021 in Aftermarket Parts, Used Auto Parts, Used Auto Parts NYC | Comments Off on Do older cars have more value for recycling than newer cars?

Recycling an old car may be the only option when it cannot be resold or donated. Recycling a new car is recommended when the seller cannot or rather not go through a resale. Some people are confused as to whether older, recycled cars have more value than newer ones.

It Depends on the Buyer

Every car parts buyer has needs that are different from the next one. A powerful engine on an old car may be more valuable than the polished seats on a brand-new car. Some parts buyers are classic car collectors who prefer the features of old cars. On the other hand, there are buyers who see new engines, doors or tires as having minimal damages and being of higher value than decades-old car parts. The higher value is ideal for sellers who want to sell quickly.

All old cars are good candidates for auto recycling. People are more hesitant when they decide to recycle new cars. Either type can be recycled and reused to create new cars, electronics or appliances. An older model is more likely to be recycled than a newer one, but it doesn’t necessarily have more value. In either case, the car is being reused using the most environmentally friendly methods.

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Can You Recycle Hybrid Cars?

Posted by on Apr 1, 2021 in Aftermarket Parts, Used Auto Parts | Comments Off on Can You Recycle Hybrid Cars?

People might not think about hybrid cars when they think of junk cars, but they’re just as likely to be junked as any other vehicle. Just like other junk cars, nearly everything in a hybrid can be recycled.

Like most other cars, the salvageable auto parts will be removed and sold to auto repair mechanics in need of junk parts. Unlike cars that only have internal combustion engines, hybrid cars do have some extra steps. First, most battery packs in junked hybrids still have about 80% of their charge on them, so those packs are often used to supplement renewable energy when there’s no wind or sunshine.

When the power inside the packs is drained, the batteries are sent to new lithium-ion battery recycling plants. There, they’re shredded to release the usable metals inside them for recycling.

Sometimes, the batteries are also sold as junk parts for anyone who needs a battery in their vehicle. Another way they’re like any other car is that junk services will pay top dollar for them or their salvageable auto parts if someone needs to get rid of their hybrid car in an instant.

If you’re in need of hybrid parts for your auto repair garage, contact New York City Auto Salvage & Glass today. We can explain just what’s available and the condition of each part.

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Recycling Aluminum Wheels

Posted by on Mar 1, 2021 in Aftermarket Parts, Used Auto Parts, Used Auto Parts NYC | Comments Off on Recycling Aluminum Wheels

Auto parts can be a bit pricey, especially when it comes to aluminum wheel rims. The question is, “Can I recycle those auto parts?” The short answer is yes, you can. Aluminum wheel rims are one of the most commonly recycled parts, along with the windshield, from junk cars. The windshield can also be recycled from junk cars to make new fiberglass insulation. An auto repair shop will scrap junk parts, such as rusted aluminum rims or a cracked windshield, from junk cars before they go to the scrap yard. An auto repair shop may also require you present documents about any liens associated with the car before they start scrapping it for junk parts. Old, rusted Aluminum wheel rims are surprisingly still valuable and are quite easy to collect and sort.
Aluminum wheel rims are considered more valuable because they are magnetic. Other wheel rim types, such as alloy, are not. Aluminum wheel rims have many properties that make it ideal for recycling. Aluminum is very durable, it easily fuses to other metals, and its scrap value is high. Aluminum is one of the most highly sought after and pricey scrap metals in most scrap yards. There are many ways for you to obtain and recycle aluminum, but wheel rims from a scrap yard is a great way to go.
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Does Recycling Cars Really Help the Environment?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2021 in Aftermarket Parts, Used Auto Parts, Used Auto Parts NYC | Comments Off on Does Recycling Cars Really Help the Environment?

You’ve probably heard a lot about how recycling’s good for the planet, but just how good is recycling junk cars for the environment? It’s actually better than you might think. Over 12 million cars are recycled annually in the United States alone, leading to 18 million tons of recycled steel. Using this recycled steel reduces air pollution by 86% over manufacturing new steel, and it also reduces water pollution by 76%.

Recycling auto parts and selling junk parts also means less mining, which means less damage and contamination to the surrounding ecosystem. Recycling fluids, like oil or transmission fluid, means that they aren’t being left on your property leaking into the ground and polluting groundwater. Auto repair shops recycle oil all the time since it can only get dirty and not degrade.

Car batteries can have their acid safely removed and essential metals extracted and recycled, which, again, reduces the damage caused by mining. Thanks to new technology, it’s also a lot easier to recycle old windshield glass into things like glass bottles and jewelry. All the plastic in your car can be recycled by reselling the junk parts if they’re in good shape or melting and shredding them down if they’re not.

Even more complicated auto parts, like engines, can be recycled. Engines are often dismantled, cleaned and reconditioned to be used in other cars. They can even be remanufactured into newer engines. Things like spark plugs and transmissions are also valuable to both auto manufacturers and auto repair mechanics.

If you want your car to be among the junk cars that help the environment, contact New York City Auto Salvage & Glass today. We can show you how everything from the tires to the windshield can be renewed.

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Are tires bad for landfills?

Posted by on Jan 1, 2021 in Aftermarket Parts, Used Auto Parts, Used Auto Parts NYC | Comments Off on Are tires bad for landfills?

Discarded tires have a severely negative impact on the environment that most drivers would never consider. Not only do they take up a lot of space, they do not biodegrade so they will not break down no matter how long they sit in the landfill. The most responsible way to reduce the waste of old tires is recycling these auto parts, and purchasing products made from the recycled material is possible.

Impact On The Environment

Landfills are a major environmental issue because there are so many non-biodegradable materials taking up needed space. As this designated land becomes scarce, people are forced to start dumping materials like junk cars and auto parts in wooded areas or in residential yards. Burning tires produce a very harmful smoke that gives off an oily residue, and breathing the fumes is harmful to humans and animals. A single tire can burn for several weeks at a time and continues to contaminate the air and nearby surfaces.

The Benefits of Recycled Rubber

Over 3 billion pounds of rubber are used to create more than 250 million new tires each year. Fortunately, scrap tires decrease the amount of new rubber used in the production of the following innovations:

• Garden mulch that is resistant to termite infestations.

• Drainage ditches, internal layers of roadways, and most other applications of traditional gravel.

• Playground mats, welcome mats, vehicle mud guards, and playground flooring.

• Filter media for wastewater treatment.

How You Can Help

Anytime you need auto repair, try to shop in auto salvage for junk parts to reduce the environmental impact of unnecessary new parts. Work with a buyer of junk cars if you want to get rid of an old vehicle in a way that it can be recycled. Finally, ask questions anytime you get an auto repair to find out if your junk parts can be recycled.

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How long should my car last?

Posted by on Dec 11, 2020 in Aftermarket Parts | Comments Off on How long should my car last?

Few drivers want their cars to last forever. After a decade or so, a typical driver wants a new look. When your car is getting too old, decide when to part ways and research your options for junk cars.

How Long Have You Driven It?

Decide how long you’ve been driving your current car. Most modern car makes and models last an average of 20 years. The best cars run longer than 20 years; however, you’ll face more mechanical problems and have to replace old auto parts.

To avoid paying for one auto repair after another, buy a new car after 15 to 20 years. Your car should be efficient at all times, and you should never worry about sudden breakdowns or regular repairs. Instead of making another repair, look into getting rid of the junk parts instead.

Contact an Auto Salvage Business

When you’re ready to get rid of an old car, you automatically want to sell it for cash. In reality, a decades-old car is worth only $1,000 or slightly more. No one wants to buy a car and then have to pay for an auto repair or replace its junk parts. Instead, you may earn more money by selling the auto parts online. If those parts are worthless, and you want to get rid of the car immediately, find an auto salvage yard that specializes in removing junk cars.

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