Last updated 14 hours ago
Manufacturing a new car consumes a lot of energy and many valuable resources. During the car manufacturing process, an auto production facility will consume materials such as glass, plastic, paint, and water. In addition, auto manufacturing generates harmful pollutants, such as battery acid and greenhouse gases. If you are interested in reducing the environmental impact of the auto manufacturing process, you may want to consider recycling your car. When a car is recycled, its many parts and components can be reused to build a brand new vehicle. By manufacturing cars out of recycled materials, the auto industry is helping to improve its environmental footprint.
To recycle your junk car in the Wheaton or Glen Ellyn areas, contact City Auto Wreckers. The auto recycling experts at our facility will be happy to answer your questions about the environmental benefits of junk car recycling. To set up an appointment for your junk car today, call (877) 393-5105.
Last updated 9 days ago
Did you know that the first Ford Model T came equipped with a 2.9-liter engine that produced only 22 horsepower? That’s a far cry from the power produced by the modern engines in today’s cars. To track the most significant improvements made to the auto parts inside a car engine over the years, read this article.
On-Board Engine Computers
The on-board engine computer, also known as the engine control unit (ECU), uses a system of sensors to monitor fuel injection, idle speed, air/fuel mixture, ignition timing, and other processes that affect emissions. If the on-board computer detects a problem that it cannot fix, the check engine light will illuminate, letting the driver know that it’s time to visit an auto repair shop.
To increase efficiency and performance, variable-valve timing allows the on-board engine computer to adjust the airflow in and out of the engine valves. During hard acceleration, the computer will speed up airflow to enhance performance. When less power is needed, airflow is slowed down to increase efficiency.
In an engine with direct injection, fuel is sprayed directly into the combustion chamber, rather than the air intake manifold. By ensuring that fuel is burned where it is needed, direct injection reduces waste while increasing efficiency and performance.
Aluminum Engine Blocks
Iron engine blocks were the standard for many years, but many new cars today use aluminum. Thanks to its lightweight design, aluminum engine blocks increase fuel efficiency, improve handling, and are more eco-friendly than iron blocks.
Hybrid and Clean-Diesel Engines
Hybrid engines come with an electric motor that increases performance, improves fuel efficiency, and reduces emissions. Clean-diesel engines accomplish the same thing, but are known for delivering higher performance capabilities than a comparable hybrid engine.
If you have been thinking about buying a new car, but you have a junk car to get rid of first, contact City Auto Wreckers. Serving Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, and other areas of Chicago, our family-owned and operated company is happy take your tax-deductible car donation. Call us at (877) 393-5105 or visit our website to learn more.
Last updated 10 days ago
You may think that the junk car sitting on your property is just an eyesore, but think again. Your junk car could pose serious dangers to your family’s health. When a car is abandoned and left out in the elements, it begins to break down. This means that dangerous chemicals will run off your car and into the groundwater, putting your family and the entire community water supply at risk. City Auto Wreckers explains all of the risks associated with junk cars in this Infographic and shows why junking your car for cash is a much better solution. We can help you get rid of you junk car in Wheaton, Newton, and Glen Ellyn. Educate your friends and neighbors about the dangers of junk cars by sharing this information with them.
Last updated 15 days ago
Are you holding on to an old car? You can improve your peace of mind if you sell your junk car and buy a new car that is substantially safer. As you shop for a new car, keep an eye out for these important safety features.
Seat Belt Technology
Seat belts are found in all new cars, but there are certain important safety features that only some seat belts have. When you shop for a new car, look for one that has an adjustable upper belt, a seat belt pretension feature, load-limiting technology, and a three-point seatbelt for the rear center seat.
Front air bags are found in all new cars, but only some cars have side air bags, which are designed to offer head and chest protection in a side-impact collision. Make sure your next car has a passenger sensor, which turns off the passenger air bag if the passenger is too small to benefit from its protection.
Head Injury Protection
Head air bags are effective at reducing head injury in the event of a collision or a rollover accident. Dynamic head restraints built into the seat of the vehicle provide excellent protection from whiplash by limiting head movement during a collision.
An anti-lock brake system (ABS) engages to prevent the wheels from locking when the driver performs a panic stop. Some ABS’s come with brake assist, a feature that boosts the brake power depending on the speed and force with which the driver applies the brake pedal.
Stability and Traction Control
When a loss of traction is detected, traction control systems enhance traction by automatically adjusting the amount of engine torque that is sent to each wheel. Electronic stability control systems sense oversteer and understeer, and enhance stability by applying the brakes to select wheels.
If you own an older car and you are concerned about its safety, it may be time to upgrade to a new car. To junk a car for cash, contact City Auto Wreckers near Wheaton and Glen Ellyn. Call us at (877) 393-5105 or head to our website for more information.
Last updated 23 days ago
City Auto Wreckers has an inventory of foreign and domestic cars that spans more than 15 acres. In addition to selling used auto parts, we also handle junk car and car donation services for our customers. If you are interested in arranging a tax-deductible car donation through City Auto Wreckers, you can visit our website and fill out a Car Pickup Quotation Form. For this form, we will need your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. You will also need to provide the year and model of your vehicle. When we receive this form, we will look it over and contact you with a quote to purchase your vehicle.
City Auto Wreckers is proud to serve Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, and other areas of Chicago. Learn more about the process of car donation by visiting our website, where you can access the Car Pickup Quotation Form. If you have any questions, call us at (877) 393-5105.