There comes a point in the lifetime of all cars when it’s time to say goodbye. This could be due to old age of the car, faults, or the vehicle being written off in an accident. No matter what the case you need to get rid of it. Although there are different options such as part exchanging your car, more often than not recycling is the best option. And don’t forget, if you are scrapping your car and it has a private number plate, you can sell your number plate on websites such as Car.co.uk. We’ve created a list of the top 5 benefits of recycling your car, a quick and easy process in most cases.
- The condition doesn’t matter
When it comes to getting rid of your car, if it’s not in a great condition, recycling it is probably the best option. Most people won’t want to buy a car with a lot of aesthetic damage or any mechanical faults and the same situation is similar for part exchange. Companies are a lot less likely to exchange the vehicle if it’s got a lot of bumps and scratches, making it harder to sell on.
That’s where recycling comes in handy. No matter what the condition of your car, it can be recycled and you will receive cash for it. Once you locate a recycling firm online, all you need to do is provide them with your registration plate, email address and location and they will provide you with a quote for the vehicle, it’s that simple.
This is a much easier method to get rid of your old car, because the company are not looking to sell it on, but instead recycle it, therefore there is no question of whether they will take it or not.
- Re-usable parts
You’ll be doing your bit for the environment by recycling your car, as not only will the main components be re-used, but steel, the main part of the outer shell can be re-used for a variety of different items.
The parts of the car than are useable will be stripped, this is items such as the catalytic converter’s precious metals, and the toxic chemical liquids which will be sent to a recycling plant. After they have been removed, the steel can be recycled without losing any of its quality and harming the environment too much. Otherwise, making brand new steel from iron ore requires a lot of energy and creates several contaminants which are released in the forms or air pollution and waste water. There are also many by-products of creating steel. By recycling it we are saving a lot of environmental damage.
- Receive cash immediately
If you’re looking for a quick payment and less headache then recycling your car is the best way to go. Probably one of the greatest points about recycling your car is that you will get the cash immediately without any bartering or trouble from the company.
If you want to sell your car, first you’ve got to wait for someone to commit to actually buying it, and for the price you want it. And if you decide to part exchange, it takes a while for the payment to be processed and the money to come through. Fast payment can be done quickest through recycling the car.
- Help the environment
We know that old cars are having a negative effect on the environment, especially old diesel cars, so recycling the parts in going to have the greatest effect on the environment. In the UK, high polluting cars have to pay a £10 fee per day to drive in London centre as a result of how much damage they do to the environment.
When you scrap your old car, you will either be choosing to take public transport which has the most positive effect on the environment, or choose a newer car that will emit less fumes and less pollution. And when scrapping the car, the reusable parts will be cleaned up and sold onto to be used for other vehicles.
- Fewer cars in a landfill
If you look around, you’ll notice what in the UK we are facing a problem when it comes to landfills. More and more cars are being thrown in landfills with not enough space to put them there, and there currently isn’t a solution on how to fix this.
This means that by recycling our cars there are less vehicles going to the landfills which will aid the problem. When you take your car to a recycling plant, the company will break down the vehicle and try to recycle as many of the components as possible. Then, only the few parts that can’t be recycled will be taken to landfill.