Auto salvage and recycling can extend the service life of the parts and components that may still be functional, long after age or mechanical issues have left a vehicle unable to operate. Reusing the parts of a vehicle that are still in good condition can reduce the demand for manufacturing and creating replacements. Ensuring that all of the vehicles currently on the road are able to provide longer operation can have many important economic and even some environmental benefits. Chop Read the rest of this entry »
Car insurance is a very important factor to consider when it comes to deciding whether or not you should or should not chop the car. The insurance can offset some of the costs when it comes to repairs, but is it the right choice?
Say you get into an accident. It happens to the best of us and sometimes, no matter how good of a driver you are, there is going to be a crash. That’s why they are called accidents, after all. You survive the accident, but your car is in quite a state of disrepair. Do you repair it or do you take it to a chop shop? Accidents can raise your insurance rates and that’s not taking into account the extent of the repair costs.
On one hand, you could let your insurance do its job and repair the car, but what if the value of the repair costs outweighs the overall value of your car? Not everyone drives around in a Prius or an expensive hybrid and if you’re driving in an older car, the cost of repairs in the end could equal to double the amount your car is actually worth.
In situations like these, it seems logical to scrap the car. However, the choice is up to you. Consider all your options and decide what’s right for you.
We’ve seen them in movies and maybe even in video games and their work is pretty simple. Chop shops take in stolen cars, dismantle or modify them and then resell them for profit. A vehicle is usually pulled apart in less than three hours and as such, the parts from the car have to be sold before another car is brought.
Chop shops always have a variety of car parts. License plates are usually the first to get destroyed and more often engines and gearboxes are also Read the rest of this entry »
When a vehicle can no longer be used for transportation most people don’t know what to do with it. About 85% of the parts in a car can be recycled and reused. There five simple steps you can take to ensure that your vehicle gets recycled.
The first step you should take is to research vehicle recycling standards and guidelines. Some vehicles carry chemicals that are harmful to the environment. For a car or vehicle to be properly recycled, these harmful fluids Read the rest of this entry »
Cars and trucks that are stolen everyday can end up in a chop shop. The thieves have different motives for stealing cars and trucks. Some are stolen for the excitement of joy riding and some are stolen by thieves for their individual transportation. Professional car thieves however steal cars and trucks as a means to make money. The vehicles are sold to mechanics that house these stolen vehicles for the purpose of dismantling them and then selling the parts. These garages are known as chop shops and they are illegal.
Some of these chop shops are run by Read the rest of this entry »
If you are looking for parts for your car or need to get repairs, it is generally beneficial to avoid a certain type of chop shops that are not doing honest good hard work. While you may think you are getting a deal on buying from one of these shops is cheaper and therefore more attractive to buy, the truth is that there are often other costs that you are not quantifying. For one, if the part were to break, then you Read the rest of this entry »
Money can be made if you have an old car that you no longer need. Most of the parts that are used on a car can be recycled. Many businesses use recycle car carts and you can make more money than trading it in to put towards a new purchase.
Sell Useful Car Parts
Parts that are in good condition on an old car can be sold as used parts. Parts that can be sold for use on another vehicle include the headlights, the taillights, Read the rest of this entry »
Recycling your automobile is not a bad idea when it’s on it’s last legs, or wheels as the case may be. There are two major ways to do this depending on what you expect out of the recycling process. Either way can be be advantages money-wise.
Donating Your Car. Many times you can donate your old junker to a worthy cause and you can use the donation credit during tax time. So why would any organiztion want an old vehicle that in all likelyhood has Read the rest of this entry »
Recycling has helped save the environment in many different ways. People are recycling metal, plastic, glass and a variety of other things. This are great small things to consider, but the possibilities are really great when large items are taken into consideration. Recycling automobiles is a wonderful option, but many people wonder if it is economical.
The astounding answer to this question is yes and no. It has to be both in the beginning because this has never been done before (on a mass level). In Read the rest of this entry »
Automobiles can be recycled. In fact 75% of every automobile can be recycled. First a vehicle goes to a dismantling facility where it is stripped of reusable parts. Batteries and tires are removed. The batteries contain lead and toxic chemicals and must be disposed of safely. Tires are often shredded and used in products like rubber mulch. Then the body of the car is sent to a shredding facility where the ferrous and non-ferrous metals or iron containing metals and non iron metals are separated.
Non-metallic materials like the car’s interior upholstery are considered shredder residue. Polyurethane foam, Read the rest of this entry »