Steps For When Junk Car Buyers Purchases your Junk Car or Truck
The first step for Junk Car Buyers is paperwork. We make copies of your title and all information concerning your vehicle. We then log them into our salvage title book. The titles are turned in our about once every other week or sooner, depended on when we need to have enough.
After doing the paperwork we drain all the fluids out of your vehicle. The liquids are all drained in separate containers to help keep cross-contamination down. We go to great lengths not to spill or drop any of the vehicle’s fluids on the ground. Accidents do happen but not as often as you might think. We then send these fluids out to be recycled to certified, licensed companies. The liquids will be resold to the public to be reused.
After the fluids are drained, Junk Car Buyers then remove the tires and wheels. The rubber is removed from the rims and stacked to be recycled into either other tires or even fuel. Old tires are sometimes ground up and used for mulch. The wheel itself is usually steel or aluminum; we stack the wheels in separate stacks to send them off to get processed and recycled.
Once the tires are taken care of, we remove the engine and transmission. After we evaluate the engine and transmission to see if it can be used as a core, rebuildable, we place it in the proper stack. If the engine and transmission aren’t rebuildable, then we only recycle them for the metals that they contain.
At this point, we are ready to remove the brake parts and any front end parts that may be rebuilt and most of the electrical components. The wiring is removed and recycled for their copper.
What Happens To a Junk Car After it has Been Separated
The salvage vehicle is now ready to be crushed. We load the car into an enormous press that smashes it flat. Once we smash it, flat we stack it and wait for the processor to pick it up.
How Cars are Recycled after Purchase
The leftover car bodies are picked up by the processor and are ground up by individual machines. What happens is the car body is ground up into half-dollar sized pieces. The grinder then separates the aluminum, brass and interior parts that are leftover. At this point, a vehicle is no recognizable as a vehicle.
At this stage, the half dollar pieces are ready to be melted down into the new metal. Most of the time, your old car becomes a brand new car or other useful metal items. By recycling your vehicle, we save valuable resources that otherwise would have gone to waste and never reclaimed or sat in a dump or salvage yard.
About 98% of the vehicle is recycled. This is a vast improvement over the years past. In the past, your old vehicle could have sat in a dump or your backyard. It is leaking harmful chemicals into the ground. By recycling your car you, are doing an excellent service for the environment.