- Published 28/11/2022
What Happens to Your Scrapped Car?
So, you’ve decided to move on from your old, tired or damaged car that has been letting you down most winters and treat yourself to a new one. Most people don't think about what happens to their car once they scrap it. They're just happy to be rid of it and receive some money in return. But have you ever wondered what actually happens to your car when you decide to scrap it? Let's take a brief look at the process from start to finish.
The first step is to remove all the fluids from the car. This includes the engine oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, and power steering fluid. Next, the battery, tyres, and catalytic converter are removed. The catalytic converter contains precious metals that can be recycled, like platinum, palladium, and rhodium
The rest of the car is then crushed and sent to a shredder where it's broken down into small pieces. The metal is separated from the non-metal parts, like glass and plastic. The metal is then cleaned and sold as scrap steel. The non-metal parts are recycled if possible. For example, the glass from windshields and windows can be recycled into new windshields and windows
When you scrap your car, it doesn't just disappear into thin air. It goes through a process of being dismantled and recycled so that its metal can be used to create new products. This makes the whole operation extremely environmentally friendly.
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