What Happens to Your Car?

What happens with all the components? Take a look…

Anti-freeze & Washer Fluid

Fluids are separated and resold onsite or sent to reputable recycling facilities to be re-processed and re-used.

Freon and Other Refrigerants

The gases from air-conditioning systems are carefully removed by licensed technicians to ensure none of them escape into the atmosphere. The used refrigerant is sold to a licensed buyer to be re-used.

Doors & Body Panels

Doors and body panels that are in suitable condition are sold to body shops to repair damaged vehicles. Unusable parts are reclaimed as scrap and the metal is recycled.

Tires

Quality tires with lots of tread life are sold for re-use. Other are sent to tire recyclers and processed as tire crumb to make new products or to pave our highways.

Mercury Switches

For a period of time, manufacturers used mercury switches to control convenience lights and ABS systems. Although they are no longer being installed in new vehicles, there are hundreds of thousands of them still in vehicles on the road today. Switch Out is a national program designed to remove these switches from end-of-life vehicles and prevent the highly toxic heavy metal from being released into the environment.

Batteries

After testing, batteries that are in good condition are sold to customers for re-use. Others are sent to a licensed recycling facility to be rebuilt.

Oils

Oil is drained from all vehicles, tested and re-used for energy recovery in licensed used oil furnaces to heat their buildings. Any excess is sent to recycling facilities to be re-processed and re-used.

Wheels

Wheels are sold for re-use. In some cases they are reconditioned. Damaged wheels are reclaimed as scrap metal.

Fuel

Using special equipment, gas tanks are punctured, drained and removed. The fuels are used by the auto recylcers in their own equipment or sold for re-use.