According to data revealed by the nonprofit group Earth Policy Institute, a whopping number of 14 million cars were scrapped in the U.S. in 2009. For the first time since the World War II, the country scrapped more cars than it bought and the trend is likely to continue through at least 2020.
While the reasons for America’s motor vehicle saturation are manifold, what cannot be overlooked is the staggering number of cars that are scrapped annually in the country. The United States is among many countries to have introduced a vehicle scrappage program in a bid to remove inefficient and high emission vehicles from the road.
If you live in Camden, New Jersey, it’s likely that you use a car as your primary means of transport. It’s also likely that you have more than one car in the family. It’s also likely that one of these cars is nearing the end of its life/has been totaled, but you just don’t know what to do with it.
Here’s the thing about car scrap recycling. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry that serves both an economic and environmental purpose. But there are certain dos and don’ts when it comes to selling car scrap in Camden.
First, you need to find an authorized salvage yard or a car scrap recycling center in Camden. It’s as easy as typing the keywords “car scrap recycling Camden” in the Google search. Make sure you do some background research on the scrap yard before you let them haul up your vehicle.
Second, get a quote from the scrap yard you plan to sell your junk car to. It won’t hurt to compare quotes from a few of them and go with the one that offers you the best deal as long as they meet your other requirements in terms of experience and processing capabilities.
Third, there are a few things you need to do before handing your car to a junk yard. Drain all the fluids such as oil, coolant, gas, etc. from the car; get professional help if you need. You must also keep your documents handy in case they need to be verified. This is especially true for the title of your vehicle as scrap yards can only buy junk cars from their owners. Another thing to keep in mind is the spare tire. You’ll probably have to remove it as most salvage yards allow only four tires per vehicle. You also have the option of selling your scrap to Sims Metal Management or any other metal recycling center which recycles responsibly in Camden.
While selling your car as a whole for recycling is an option, that’s not the only one available. You can also consider stripping your vehicle of its useful parts before selling your car scrap in Camden. Recover parts like batteries, tires, catalytic converters, oil filters, etc. from your car and put them up on websites like eBay or Craiglist or sell them to a local used car parts dealer.
Whichever route you decide to take, remember that you’re doing the city of Camden a great favor by removing a potential hazard from the road.
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