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    The Steps of Recycling a Car

    Last updated 3 days ago

    Recycling your car is an environmentally friendly practice that provides other drivers with access to used parts that they may need. However, many people do not know how this process works. Watch this video to learn about the steps of recycling a car.

    When a car is going to be recycled, it is first drained of its fluids. Hazardous materials are removed and useable parts are identified. These parts are then refurbished and put back into consumer circulation. Once the car is stripped of these parts, it is flattened by a machine. The remaining metal is then separated from nonmetals and recycled.

    Would you like to know more about the process of recycling a car? Call City Auto Wreckers at (630) 870-1729. We provide the Glen Ellyn and Wheaton areas with used car parts and auto recycling services. 

    Top Reasons to Recycle Your Car

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Millions of automobiles are retired on a yearly basis due to accidents, mechanical failures, or impracticality. Fortunately, recycling these used cars can go a long way in terms of manpower, environmental impact, and convenience for car owners. Here is a closer look at the top reasons to recycle your old car.

    Save Time and Resources

    One key advantage to recycling a car is the time and energy that it saves. When you recycle any given car part, you prevent the need for another one of those parts to be created from scratch. This helps to reduce the need for raw materials. Metals can also be recycled from cars and used to create entirely new products. Even motor oil can be extracted from recycled cars for reuse in working vehicles.

    Reduce Environmental Impact

    When you recycle an old car, you help to reduce your carbon footprint and protect the environment. Junked cars typically contribute a great deal to landfills, but recycling puts the materials back into use and circulation. The motor oil, aluminum, and steel fenders that are recycled help to reduce environmental damage and consumption of resources. The reduced need for new raw materials helps to minimize different types of pollution and excess energy consumption.

    Provide Convenience

    When you recycle your car, you provide other car owners, junkyards, and mechanics with the opportunity to utilize the materials you no longer require. Depending on your car, you may put into circulation a variety of high-quality used parts, functioning oils, or reusable materials. Just as you may benefit from other people’s recycled cars, other people will benefit from yours.

    For more information about the top reasons to recycle your car, contact City Auto Wreckers or visit our website. We are happy to serve the Wheaton and Glen Ellyn areas with used auto parts and car recycling services. If you would like to know more about our business, feel free to call us at (630) 870-1729.

    Facts about End of Life Vehicles

    Last updated 18 days ago

    An end of life vehicle is one that can no longer be operated as an automobile. These vehicles are ready to be recycled so that their useable parts can return to circulation. Keep reading for a few facts about end of life vehicles.

    Over 10 million cars comprise each year’s collection of end of life vehicles. Fortunately, about three fourths of each car can be recycled and reused by other drivers as well as junkyards and parts dealers. Recycling end of life vehicles supports the green movement; energy and water are conserved, while air and water pollution are reduced. A variety of materials can be recycled from end of life vehicles, including coolants, fuel, oils, batteries, and tires.  

    City Auto Wreckers is the Glen Ellyn area’s home for used auto parts. We specialize in junking cars. If you are interested in learning more about our services, please do not hesitate to visit our website, call us at (630) 870-1729, or stop by today for more information.

    Tapping Into the Value of Used Tires and Batteries [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 22 days ago

    Who says that car repairs all have to begin with pricey, new parts? When it comes to tires and batteries, your local auto recycling yard should be your first stop. There are several advantages to choosing used tires and used batteries. First, of course, is the price. You could save a significant amount of money with used parts, and when it comes to tires, matching a used tired to the existing wear on your remaining tires means you don’t have to shell out for an entire set. Buying used is also good for the environment. Imagine the stockpile of perfectly good car parts that would take up landfill space if everyone bought new. In this Infographic, Chicago’s City Auto Wreckers lays out the advantages of used batteries and tires, and explains how to get the most from your used car part purchase. Help your family and friends manage their own car repair budgets by sharing this information with them.

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    A Quick Look at the Auto Recycling Process

    Last updated 23 days ago

    Millions of automobiles reach the end of their working lives each year. Fortunately, many of these automobiles are recycled and parts and fluids are recovered. Here is a quick look at the auto recycling process.

    When a car is brought in for recycling it is first drained of its fluids. These fluids can be recycled immediately and used in other vehicles or sold to customers. Then the car is stripped of any parts it has that are still usable. Parts that are in decent condition can be cleaned, stored, and eventually sold to customers or auto body shops. The rest of the car’s body is then crushed and processed into scraps that can be recycled and repurposed.

    For more information about the auto recycling process, call City Auto Wreckers at (630) 870-1729. We specialize in car junking and used auto parts in the Glen Ellyn and Wheaton areas. If you would like to know more about our services, please do not hesitate to visit our website or stop in and see us.

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