What Will Your Old Scrap Car Become?
If your car has come to the end of its life and is earmarked for scrap, that is not the end of the story. It’s only the beginning of a whole new process to recover, reuse, and recycle as many parts as possible.
There are countless environmental benefits of car scrappage. Parts can be reused in other vehicles, scrap metal can be melted down and repurposed for countless other products, and hazardous materials are safely removed so they don’t harm the environment.
What happens when you scrap your car?
When you decide to scrap your car, an industry-certified car breaker will inspect the vehicle and then drain it of fluids, including engine oil, coolant, water, and any other hazardous liquids. They will then begin to strip all the car parts out.
Anything in working order with financial value, such as batteries, doors, tires, and electronics, will be saved and resold for parts. Anything with little financial value or in non-working order will be recycled wherever possible.
The car is then fully stripped down to its barebone metal shell and broken up further or crushed and melted down, ready to be reused in a variety of other metal products. UK law states that 95% of a car’s weight must be recycled, resold, or recovered once scrapped.
How can your scrapped car help out?
There are many ways that scrapping your car helps environmental sustainability. You prolong the lifespan of car parts by having them resold on the car market. You ensure the recycling of metals, which uses far less energy than manufacturing from scratch, and you prevent scrap metal and parts from being sent to landfill sites.
Just some of the many car parts that can be fully recycled or reused include engine oil, car tires, car mats, carpets, plastic components, car batteries, windows, oil filters, car seats, and much more. Even the engine itself can be recycled into new products or sold on and refurbished for use in other vehicles.
If your car has reached the end of its usable life, the best course of action is to contact an accredited car breaker, such as us Jarvis & Sons Metals. We operate across Banbury, Buckingham, Northampton, and other nearby areas.
Jarvis & Sons Car Scrapping Services
Our team will pick up and then dispose of your scrap car in an environmentally friendly way, including removing all hazardous materials from the vehicle. At Jarvis & Sons, our team complies fully with the End of Life Vehicles Directive and will also provide a fee for any scrap metal. To arrange a free quote for car scrappage, get in touch with us today or call us on 01295710223.