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Why Junk Car Removal is Good for Environment

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Re-using Scrap Metal

The amount of scrap metal that you old vehicle consists of can be repurposed and put to better use. The metal manufacturing process can be extremely harmful to the environment, as it drains natural resources of carbon and oil. Re-using the metal from a junk car means saving these resources. About 14 million tons of steel is taken from scrapped cars every year, which saves around 85 million barrels of oil every year. Additionally, aluminum from engine heads, transmission fluid coolers and radiators can be recycled as well.

Safe Disposal of Toxic Substances

Scrap metals and tires are not the only parts that need attention when it comes to junk car removal and recycling. On average, a junk car contains 5-10 gallons of fluids, including battery acid, antifreeze, brake fluid, power steering fluid. Some of these chemical substances contain mercury and sodium azide, which are highly toxic. If leaked, these substances can be extremely harmful to the environment by contaminating soil and water, causing damage to plants and wildlife, as well as to people. Thus, old vehicle scrapping should always be taken care of by professionals.

Removing Every Possible Part of the Car

When you think of junk car removal, you might just envision your car being crushed by a machine and thrown on a pile of metal. In fact, it’s more complicated than that. Every single part that can be removed, from floor mats to battery, is removed to be recycled, reused or sold. Batteries, axles, transmissions, radiators and the like will be checked over and if they look salvageable, they’ll be removed, tested and given a new lease of life by being reused in newer vehicles.When everything has been taken out, the metal framework of the car will be crushed and compacted.


Recycling junk cars prevent them from decaying in your yard, polluting the environment, soil, and water with greenhouse gases, such as methane. Why wait until your battery starts disintegrating, causing lead pollution? Contact ARS Towing and Boston Junk Car Removal if you care about your carbon footprint! We will get rid of your scrap vehicle in the most efficient and environmentally-friendly way! Call us today at 617-719-6436!

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