There are many parts of a car that can be removed or recycled. For example:
- Catalytic Converters
- Doors, Windows, Mirrors
- Electrical Parts
- GPS System
- Motor Oil and Filters
- Tires and Rims
What’s left is mostly made from steel and can therefore also be recycled. Recycling metal uses about 74 percent less energy than making new steel, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Recycled steel is cheaper as well, since new ore doesn’t have to be mined to produce it. All steel produced today has at least 25 percent recycled steel in it, and some products are made entirely from recycled steel. So recycling steel from cars is a win-win-win.
What is a car crusher?
A metal scrapper like Ed Arnold Scrap Processors uses a car crusher to compress the metal remains of a junked car after it has been stripped of all useful parts. Crushed cars take up less space when stored, or when transported to a recycling facility. A crusher can also be used to compact other forms of metal waste, such as old appliances or even large machines like combines.
Steps to Prepare Your Car for Scrapping
Remove Your Belongings
You’ll need those maps, sunglasses and parking pass in your new vehicle.
Use up as much gasoline as possible
The presence of fluids in a larger quantity may slow down the scrapping process and could be dangerous as well.
Cancel your car insurance
You don’t want to be charged for something you’re no longer using.
Provide proof of ownership
In order to accept your car, we’ll need proof of ownership. Please bring your car title with you. If you do not have your title, you can go onto the DMV website and download, print, and fill out a request for a replacement.
Remove your license plates & inspection sticker
You must remove your license plates and inspection sticker and return them to the DMV. Make sure you do this before your insurance expires or you could be fined.
We pay cash for junk cars and also accept car donations. Please call us to inquire about picking up your car to scrap or donate. We may be able to pick up a car to crush within a 30 mile radius.