Is scrapping my car damaging the environment?

It’s a common misconception that scrapping your car is bad for the environment, usually due to the large pieces of machinery that are involved in the process. However, although the machinery does contribute to the inevitable fossil fuel crisis, there are more positives than negatives to scrapping a car that many don’t think of. To educate you on the reasons why scrapping your car is beneficial to the environment, our team at Motorwise have created this blog post.

Scrapping your car makes way for more energy-efficient vehicles

In recent years, you may have noticed that there has been a major shift in the way cars are made. Following trends introduced by manufacturers like Toyota and Tesla, carmakers have been making more energy-efficient vehicles that are much friendlier for the environment. By scrapping your car, you’re taking an old car that’s probably petrol powered with poorer emissions off the road and replacing it with a more viable option. This in itself cuts down on your pollution output.

Car parts can be salvaged

More often than not, when you scrap your car, you’re scrapping it with the knowledge that there are components left on there that are in perfectly good nick. We check every inch of the car that you drop off to us with this in mind, removing any components that our experts believe are in working order. This is environmentally friendly in two ways. The first is that this means there’s less of the car that needs to go through our machines, meaning they’re used less, equalling less pollution. The second is that by reusing safe parts, we’re reducing the demand for new ones, and therefore reducing the pollution caused when making them.

Scrapping takes more cars off the road

In a world that is becoming more environmentally conscious, some people scrap their old cars intending to use public transport instead. With regular use of public transport, the pollutants saved will supersede the pollutants caused by the scrapping process. Also, by taking more cars off the road, there’s less of a strain on fossil fuels, translating into a decrease in greenhouse gases.

For more information on why scrapping your car is beneficial to the environment, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Motorwise today.


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