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How Junk Cars Are Recycled

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Back in the day, we didn’t have the resources we have now that allows us to recycle and reuse junk cars. Junkyards would be piled high with junk cars and they would just sit there taking up space. Over the years people have been able to come up with ways to recycle cars that are no longer functioning. Nowadays, about 80% of cars can be recycled and reused and here’s how it works. 


First, it’s important to remove the engine and car fluids. If all the car fluids are not removed they can end up damaging the environment. The car fluids you need to make sure you remove include gasoline, oil, brake fluid, coolant, and some others. Depolluting the car will not only save the environment from these liquids but it will also make junk cars safer to recycle. 

Dismantle the Car 

The next step is to dismantle the vehicle to find all the parts that are able to be recycled. You may not realize but cars have many different parts that can be recycled. You can recycle the engine, the stereo, the seats, the metal outside parts, and more! It’s important to pay close attention as you dismantle the car so that you don’t miss any parts that can potentially be recycled. 

Crush and Shred the Car

Once you have taken out all of the parts that can be recycled, the car is then crushed. Crushing the car helps it condense even more so that when the car goes through the shredder it can be more easily broken down. The shredder breaks down the car into very small pieces. 

Mix the Metals

Before sending your metal parts to manufacturers it is important to combine the scrap metal and other metals so that you can make the metals stronger. Stronger metals can then be reused to make new and strong car frames. 

Send to Manufacturers

Lastly, you’ll send the metal to manufacturers. Manufacturers will use this metal to make new car frames. This allows the manufacturers to spend less money since they are using recycled materials and not making brand new car parts. 

Contact Boston Junk Car 

Recycling junk cars help the environment by getting rid of hazardous materials properly. If you’re looking to get rid of and recycle your junk car, contact Boston Junk Car! We offer cash for all cars and make sure you’re getting the exact amount that your car is worth. If you have any questions you can visit our FAQ page or give us a call!

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