Have you ever thought about the number of
parts that are replaced on a typical vehicle? More than 25 million tons of
material is recycled each year from vehicles.
Some automotive parts that commonly get
replaced throughout the lifespan of a vehicle and can be recycled at your local
scrap metal recycling facility include: brake drums and rotors, engine parts,
transmissions, radiators, starters, alternators, exhaust parts, body parts,
batteries and battery cables.
With the increase in metal prices, scrap
metal automotive parts have become a treasure for the small automotive shop or
auto mechanic looking to supplement their income. The average automobile is made
up of 65% metal and most can be recycled for cash.
Many recyclable materials including steel,
aluminum and copper can be obtained from automotive parts recycling. Aluminum
accounts for nearly have of a vehicles scrap value even though it may only be
about 10% of the weight of an average vehicle.
So whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or a
mechanic at a local auto repair facility, recycling old or broken auto parts
means extra cash in your pocket when you stop by your local scrap metal
Please remember to bring your driver's
license or state ID as this is a
State Law to sell your scrap metal.