When you imagine a junk vehicle removal service, you probably think of those scenes in movies where a humongous machine squashes the car. That is not true most of the time. Although many vehicles do indeed get crushed, frankly, it all depends on the service you are calling.

If you’re wondering what happens to a junk car after it’s sold to a junk vehicle removal service, you’re at the right place.

Depollution

The first step is draining the vehicle of any fluids it may contain. Certain fluids can be extremely harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly.

Battery

Car batteries contain acids that can cause blindness and, if ingested, can prove to be poisonous.

Fuel Tank And Airbags

While the fuel tank contains extremely volatile propellants, airbags contain flammable chemicals and thus must be removed.

Draining Liquids

Coolants and oils are then removed safely and stored in sealed tanks to be recycled later. Parts that contain or come into contact with fluids are also dismantled.

Recycling Tires

Tires can catch fire quickly and can burn for days, which is why they’re one of the first items removed from an automobile before it’s scrapped. They’re then recycled or repurposed.

Other Re-Usable Parts

Even the most damaged and derelict cars have parts that can be reused or repurposed. These parts are safely removed by the junk vehicle service and sold to dealers or hobbyists interested in classic cars.

Repurpose Or Recycle

A picture of a wrecked car

Once the vehicles are depolluted and the usable parts are salvaged, the junk vehicle removal service decides whether the car will be repurposed or recycled.

If the car is in good shape and can be fixed, it’s restored. These cars can be used for environmental campaigns or donated to the fire or police department.

Cars that cannot be repurposed are further processed, crushed, and recycled. The steel is then sold to processors and manufacturers.

About Chips 4 Whips

Now that you know what to do with your junk car, You can sell your car for cash or donate your vehicle to Chips 4 Whips. You can get instant cash on selling your scrap car! Chips 4 Whips take care of your junk car in the most eco-friendly and efficient way.

You can find out more about scrapping your car on our website – otherwise, get in touch with us today to start your car’s final journey!