Are Junk Cars Recycled?
You’re ready to sell your junk car in Dallas. The time has finally come, and there’s no turning back now. You’ve gotten a couple of quotes, and you know that this is the right decision. You’re tired of dealing with the constant repairs, the breakdowns, and the embarrassment of driving a vehicle that looks like it’s practically falling apart.
There’s just one thing that’s nagging at you, though. What exactly is going to happen to your junk car after you sell it? You’ve heard that junk cars are recycled, and you feel good about the prospect of your vehicle ending up in the form of a new, post-consumer recycled product of some kind. But, you’ve also seen plenty of pictures of scrap yards with old cars piled high, and you’re a little concerned that your car could end up in precisely that sort of a situation.
So, what’s the story? Are most junk cars recycled? Let’s take a closer look and find out.
Nowadays, the vast majority of vehicles are indeed recycled. However, this certainly wasn’t always the case. In fact, things used to be quite different.
As recently as 50 years ago or so, there were literally millions of vehicles sitting in junkyards and scrap yards all around the country. If you’re old enough to remember, you could often see vehicles piled high in scrap yards along the sides of the interstate.
In the 21st century, things are different. In fact, cars have become the most commonly recycled post-consumer product worldwide. The automobile recycling industry in the U.S. is enormous: it actually contributes more than $25 billion per year to the United States’ gross domestic product (GDP), and it diverts a massive amount of waste from landfills.
Junk Car Recycling Facts and Figures
We all know that there are a lot of cars out on the road here in the United States. But did you know that around 12,000,000 cars actually leave the road for good each year? That’s right: more than 12 million vehicles annually are decommissioned for one reason or another. Imagine what would happen if these vehicles weren’t recycled!
Thanks to the extensive junk car recycling industry, the vast majority of the steel from these vehicles is ultimately recycled and turned into new products. By eliminating the need for the mining and smelting new steel, this process saves as much as 85,000,000 barrels of oil annually.
In fact, if you add up all of the recyclable components from every vehicle in the United States each year, the sheer volume of recycled material is staggering. Altogether, the metal, glass, plastic, and other recyclable parts of junk cars combines to account for over 25 million tons of recycled material annually. That’s a lot of recycling! These materials show up in all sorts of new consumer goods: computers, phones, batteries, and — of course — new cars!
So, rest assured that your junk car won’t end up in a landfill. When you’re ready to sell your junk car, contact Junk A Car! We pay more than anyone else in the Dallas area for junk cars, and we’re ready to give you cash for yours today. Visit our website to find out more.
SELLING JUNK CARS FOR CASH IN Dallas,Texas IS SIMPLE:
- Get an instant vehicle valuation by dialing 1-800-303-9971
- After accepting our offer you can set up a convenient time for one of our Dallas area towers to come to your vehicle's location.
- Our Dallas tower will pay you the quoted amount on the spot.
- We will remove your junk car 100% FREE of charge.
FIND YOUR CAR'S VALUE!
This following list is an average of the cars that we have purchased in your area. The actual value of your vehicle may be higher or lower than the average. Your car could be worth substantially more! Call now to get a quote.
|Vehicle||Minimum Paid||Maximum Paid|
|2000 Cadillac Catera||100||300|
|1995 Ford Explorer||25||400|
|1995 Hyundai Accent||100||300|
|2000 Chevrolet Tahoe||100||670|
|1996 Dodge Dakota||100||350|
|2002 Saturn Vue||200||650|
|2003 Mercury Sable||100||400|
|1998 Chevrolet C/K 3500 Series||150||500|
|2005 Pontiac Bonneville||300||400|
|1984 Dodge 600||200||260|
|1988 Ford Festiva||150||275|
|1990 GMC R/V 3500 Series||125||125|
|1993 Subaru Legacy||100||375|
|1980 Ford Thunderbird||50||250|
|1999 Subaru Forester||150||500|
|1990 Isuzu Pickup||75||400|
|1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera||100||375|
|2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee||150||700|
|1995 Geo Prizm||50||375|
|1995 Chevy Tracker||250||250|
|1990 rover sterling||200||200|
|2001 Saab 40672||235||400|
|1999 Pontiac Sunfire||50||400|
|1987 Chevrolet Suburban||100||300|
|2001 Dodge Dakota||100||660|
|2001 Chevrolet Malibu||100||500|
|1997 Mitsubishi Galant||100||450|
|1996 Infiniti G20||70||375|
|1988 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight||130||300|
|1985 Plymouth Reliant K||100||225|
|1992 Acura Vigor||100||350|
|1988 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class||75||400|
|2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder||250||500|
|1986 Ford F-250||110||300|
|1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo||75||375|
|1989 Pontiac Sunbird||100||325|
|1970 cheverolet el camino||100||100|
|2001 Nissan Pathfinder||300||1000|
|2002 Saab 40611||200||425|
|1989 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class||100||350|
|2002 Lincoln LS||200||450|
|1992 Chevrolet Beretta||100||300|
|1998 Volvo S70||75||400|
|2005 Chevrolet Classic||150||350|
|1990 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class||180||390|
|1991 Buick Century||100||385|
|1995 Dodge Spirit||125||300|
|1985 Suburu Forester||200||200|
|1994 Ford Explorer||75||425|
|1998 Buick Regal||100||375|
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