Most people in Singapore don’t realize what happens to their car when they send it to the car scrapyard. Several things can happen to your scrapped car; sometimes it may be recycled and turned into new cars, but that’s not always the case.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the processes in the car scrapyard, and what you can do to get the most out of your car scrapping experience. Stay tuned!
Basically, “scrapping” your car means selling it to a used car dealer that pays money for old cars, which are intended for scrapping. These dealer companies typically have car scrapyards that would sell broken parts or usable spare car parts from used cars. Sometimes, you may want to find out whether you are getting the right value out of your old car. Generally, the older the car gets, the less money it’s able to fetch in the market.
Here’s what happens to your old car that is confirmed for scrapping in the scrapyard:
Arriving And Transferring
When you have your car towed to the scrapyard, it has to be inspected by the scrapyard inspector. They are looking for any type of false declarations made by the customer.
Once the vehicle inspection is passed, the car is transferred into one of the many bays in the scrapyard to await its final destination.
Vehicle Depollution Process
When you scrap a car, the processes involved in scrapping the vehicle ensure that there is no chance of pollution or environmental hazards caused by harmful chemicals and parts.
The first step taken includes draining any liquids present inside the engine, such as oil, petrol, transmission fluid, and brake fluid. This helps prevent any kind of pollution caused during transportation or shredding of the car.
The work does not end here; next comes cutting up of cars into small pieces to be sold for recycling purposes. Just like cutting trees into small logs, these vehicles are cut into pieces which can then be recycled easily without causing harm to our environment.
Scrap car recycling is the process of reprocessing scrap cars and components. Some vehicles can be disassembled by hand, while others need to go through a car crusher before they can be recycled for parts or steel scrap.
Scrapped cars and SUVs often contain reusable auto parts and components such as engines, batteries, tires, and accessories that can be resold. They can also contain non-recyclable materials such as glass and plastics that may not be easily reused using today’s technology.
There are many elements found in some scrapped cars, such as grills, headlights, taillights, bumpers, doors, and side mirrors. This is why recycling cars with scrap car companies can be a profitable decision.
Depending on what type of material your car is made out of and its condition will determine how much money you get for it. A lot of factors come into play if you want to make money from selling your car, and one of those is the cost and demand of the metals used to make your vehicle, like aluminium or steel.
After recycling, the remaining small car parts such as lights and tires, etc., can be further recycled into new products. Metal parts such as chrome bumpers, aluminium wheels, and radiator grilles can be melted down and reformed into a fresh set of metal for other uses.
The remaining exterior pieces composed of plastics and rubber parts are broken down into smaller fragments and then moulded to form plastic sheets or rubber mats. These mats and sheets can be used in different industrial applications to further reduce pollution too.
It might seem like a waste to recycle cars, but it really isn’t when you consider what we humans have done to our home since we began industrializing about 200 years ago: We’ve polluted our air with smog, carbon dioxide, and toxins; we’ve decimated animal habitats with deforestation; we’ve wiped out entire species of animals, birds, fish, and insects.
In the face of these facts, recycling one car is a small price to pay for coming out of this mess in better shape.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Will The Scrap Yard Tow Away Your Car?
Answer: Some scrap yards will tow away your car from its current location, while other recycling centres require you to drive it there yourself or hire someone else to take it off your hands.
Question: How Much Money Do You Expect To Get For Your Used Car?
Answer: This is an extremely important part of the process, and many customers may not even think about what value they can expect from their vehicle until it’s too late, which is why we recommend that you’ve already been quoted and accepted a price before you go anywhere near a car scrapyard or used car buyer.
Setting this benchmark will help you make sure that your car comes with all necessary items, such as keys. It will also prevent you from leaving cash on the table by accepting a low-ball offer that can always be negotiated up if need be.