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Benefits of Recycling Your Junk Car

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Driving in the United States has become an absolute necessity in most places, as cities are designed around urban sprawl and many rural towns lack the amenities of larger cities. This means that at any given moment, there are millions of cars in use all over the country. But what about all the millions of cars that have been replaced? Oftentimes we see them rusting in the backyard of the neighbor’s home or in a junkyard. With the environment headed in the direction it currently is, we can no longer afford to simply abandon our old vehicles. Instead, recycling junk cars is the way of the future.

How to Recycle

First of all, if you intend to recycle your old junker in a responsible way, you’ll need to do a bit of research into companies around you that will buy your car. Sure, you can drop it off at a junkyard who says they’ll recycle it, but your best bet is to go to a company that will give you cash for your car. Why is this? Well, if a company is offering to pay you, they must be getting paid for the actual recycling. If they’re getting paid, it means that someone or some company is willing to purchase these old materials because they can make use of them, usually by making a product that will earn them a profit. This way you’ll know the car will be recycled as much as possible.

Reusable Materials

So let’s just talk about that for a second. One of the primary benefits of recycling your car is that companies will make some sort of use of nearly every part of the vehicle. With all the metal, plastic, glass, and rubber in a car, there are tons of materials just waiting to be recycled and put to use. This helps the environment because it decreases the number of new materials that need to be created. That means less oil goes to making plastic, and less raw metals are needed to be mined from the earth. Like with any recycling, a little goes a long way.

No More Landfills

In America, we know that pretty much everything we use is going to one day end up in a landfill, from the brand-new shoes you bought yesterday, to the sofa that you’ve owned for twelve years. And even with selling and re-selling used cars, there’s really only so much life in a vehicle before it comes more expensive to repair than it’s worth. We also know that landfills are becoming a big problem. We’re running out of space for all our trash, and the more garbage we put there, the more we ruin local environments, flora, and fauna. With recycling, we can avoid the landfill altogether.

No Toxic Waste

As a car owner, you know that there is a crazy amount of fluids your car needs to run properly. It shouldn’t surprise you to know that these fluids are good for your car but really bad for the environment. If you dump your car at a landfill or disreputable scrap yard, those fluids will be leaking out and seeping into the land, eventually ending up in a water source. When you recycle your junk car, you can be sure that the company will safely remove the fluids, recycling if possible and disposing of properly if not.

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If you’re looking to get rid of your old junk car and want to do so in an environmentally friendly way, give Boston Junk Car a call today for the best removal and recycling services.

4 Things You Should Think About Before Scraping Your Car

1) Remove Your Personal Belongings

Just like your house, your car tends to accumulate stuff over time.  There is a chance you have forgotten all the items you left in your car so it is your responsibility to take out all of your personal belongings before the tow truck comes to take your junk car. It might be tempting to just leave the items you no longer care for in the car however, this can hold back the process of selling your junk car. The junkyard is not a dumpster and it will be in your best interest to take out everything in your vehicle since you might overlook an important item! This will be the last chance you will get to find everything so make sure to look in usual spots like glove box and bin but also in out of the way places as well. Try checking underneath your floor mats, above visors, and don’t forget to take out your insurance cards. Take out your insurance cards even if you don’t think you’ll need them since it has too much personal information on it to be left behind in your junk car where it might go through many people before it is actually scrapped.

2) Make Sure Your Title Is in Order

Don’t forget to cancel your insurance and return your license plate. The most important item needed to transfer ownership of your vehicle to the junkyard is a valid title to the car. A valid title is needed in order for you to sign the car over to the junkyard company and if you don’t give them the ownership of it, you might have liabilities in the future even if it has been hauled away since it is technically under your name. Don’t forget to bring a valid picture identification card in order for the process to be legal. If you want to be extra sure on what the rules and regulations are regarding sales to junkyards & scrap yards, check with your local department of motor vehicles.

3) Look for Other Components to Sell

 If a price for the exchange was already agreed upon with the junkyard company, give it to them in the condition you described it as when the deal was in place. However, if you feel that the price given to you doesn’t reflect much more than its scrap value, you might be able to make extra cash by selling valuable components of your car. For example, if you have new tires that still work great, buy four balding tires on cheap rims and swap them out. Also, your car’s battery always has a resale value if it isn’t too old, and recyclers will buy the lead inside the car battery even if it is old. If your electronics in your car is valuable and you are handy, you can remove your GPS or stereo systems.

4) Gasoline

If your vehicle still runs before you sell it to the junk yard, check to see if you still have gas so you can use it before your car gets towed. The value of the gasoline in the tank of your junk car can potentially represent a good portion of the total value of the price you are getting from the junkyard. Use only containers that are approved to carry gasoline. Junkyards will need to drain all of the fluids out of your car before recycling and scrapping the parts so no need to worry about the value of your gasoline to your junkyard.

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Set up an appointment with ARS Towing & Junk Car Removal by calling617-719-6436 to sell your junk car today! We can guarantee a stress-free transaction and offer free towing!

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