My name is Louis Alexander, and I want to thank you for stopping by my website. I have an active family that consists of my wife Janice, our three children, two dogs, three horses, and me. We needed not only a truck that could tow, but also one that would comfortably seat my family. We are on the road for many hours when traveling to horse shows or on camping trips. We needed a new vehicle. One that would be capable of towing our horse trailer and travel trailer. I did a great deal of research online before venturing out to test drive trucks. I learned a lot about tow capabilities and capacities. I also discovered some differences between trucks that ran on diesel and gasoline. I’m going to share some of the information I found out about trucks and hope you find it of value.
Most parts of a car can be recycled, either for parts or for base metals. Eventually, the entire car can be consumed. The phases involved in car recycling allow each part of a car to be used at its maximum value.
What are the phases of car recycling?
When it is determined that a car is no longer viable, the value of the individual parts are assessed. An auto salvage yard may purchase the car for parts, which are valued according to their condition or for their raw materials.
Raw materials and safety are the first concern when a junk car is acquired. Oil is drained from the car and sold to a recycling center. The catalytic converter, which handles emissions using platinum and other precious materials, can sell for hundreds of dollars. Airbags, which contain a propellant that can be harmful to the environment in sufficient quantities, also sell for a high price as an after market item if they have not been deployed.
Car batteries can be sold for use if still functional, or their core can be sold for recycling. According to the Scientific American, ninety nine percent of all car batteries in the US are recycled, making them the most recycled item in their country.
An engine or transmission that is still functional can sell for hundreds of dollars in the used auto part marketplace. Some businesses recondition more expensive parts and offer limited warranties on their performance.
Parts of lesser value may be removed from the car and added to inventories for purchase by car owners who own similar models. Some auto salvage yards simply purchase junk cars and allow customers to peruse their property in hopes of finding a car that matches the model that they own. The customer then removes the part themselves, and pays for the part.
The last phase of car recycling involves crushing and shredding the entire car for the steel and other recyclables of which the car is composed. If the car hasn't been drained of its fluids or had other hazardous materials removed, it must be done before the car can be processed.
After the car is crushed and shredded, the metals will be separated and sent to a recycling plant, while the remaining materials will be sent to a landfill. Because of the reclamation process in the various phases of car recycling, only a small fraction of the materials used to build the car will remain unused.Share
11 April 2015