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More than Just Rebranding: From Junkyards to Car Recycling Businesses

Marc Skirvin
Marc Skirvin

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Are you aware of how car recycling businesses have evolved?

Back in the day, automotive recycling yards would do nothing but scrap cars and call it a day. This caused a lot of people to receive little money for their vehicles and continue to pay high prices for parts.

Today, auto salvage businesses offer more services because it not only gives them more business, but it also lets consumers pay less for parts while earning more money for their old cars.

Read on to learn more about what modern car recycling businesses are doing differently.

Restoring Old Vehicles

Many people consider selling their vehicles because they think they’re too old and damaged beyond repair. However, we believe that all vehicles can have their lives extended. Selling your old car allows us to restore it and sell it back to someone in need.

In the past, people would have their vehicles towed and tossed in a junkyard. Today, more and more people are restoring their salvage cars because they also see future potential. This has caused many companies to change their approach to the automotive industry.

Auto recycling isn’t just about melting a car down and using it for other things. We can essentially recycle your vehicle by upgrading it’s old parts, making it better than it was before.

Using a Car for Parts

One of the most common reasons why automotive recycling centers buy cars is so that they can use them for parts. You might already be familiar with the pick-and-pull yards that many companies have.

These yards allow customers to walk around and take parts from cars as they need. They can then buy them individually rather than buying a whole vehicle.

While these yards are a great way for customers to get hands-on experience, they can sometimes be inefficient. When you sell us your car, we’ll take a look at the quality of it and determine what parts are best to take.

We can use most of the parts in your old vehicle to restore and repair other vehicles. This allows us to provide cheaper services to consumers while also doing what we love.

Getting rid of older vehicles also benefits the automotive community because their parts get harder to find as time goes on. Instead of throwing a car into a junkyard, you can sell your car to earn more money and help someone else’s project.

Recycling a Car

Recycling a car by melting it down is typically the last thing that companies do because they can use many parts from them for other things. After companies have gotten the most out of your old vehicle, they’ll move on to recycling so they don’t have piles of old cars.

It doesn’t matter how bad the condition of your vehicle is, car recycling businesses will remove any usable parts. Businesses that solely scrap cars often pay less money, so these types of business hardly exist today.

What Material Are Cars Made of?

What allows cars to be scrapped is the various metals that they have. These metals can be melted and formed into new parts the same way that all parts are created. These parts can then be used in both old and new cars to ensure they’re high-quality.

Some of the most common metals that make up cars are steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber. Steel and aluminum have many uses outside of the auto manufacturing world whereas carbon fiber is commonly used for high-end vehicles.

Aluminum is newer to the car industry because most old vehicles are made from steel. Aluminum is a lighter material, so it allows vehicles to reach higher speeds. It’s also resistant to rust, extending the longevity of car bodies.

Our Mission

Here at Cash Auto Salvage, our main goal is to provide customers a way to earn money for their old vehicles while also giving back to the automotive community. Long gone are the days of stacking up old vehicles in a junkyard.

We’ve revolutionized the way that auto recycling companies go about their services. Instead of scrapping a vehicle so that it can be melted down into nothing, we try to ensure that others can have a use for them.

Doing this allows us to provide the means for others to repair their vehicles themselves. People can also get the car of their dreams if we restore it. This will not only save the customer more money in the long run, but it also encourages others to do the same.

We don’t want any vehicle to be looked at as “junk.” There is a use for everything vehicle whether it’s recycling it, pulling some parts, or rebuilding it to make it look good and functional again.

Get Involved with Our Car Recycling Business Today

If you’re someone that is passionate about vehicles and hates to see them go to waste, our car recycling business will let you contribute to the industry. We’ll ensure that your old vehicle gets put to good use while also paying you a decent amount of money for it.

With your old car, we’ll be able to use it for any parts that could help us with other projects. Customers can also buy those parts for discounted prices compared to a premium store. After we’ve used all the parts, we’ll scrap your car so we can make new parts from it.

If you have a car that you’d like to sell, feel free to contact us today. We’ll pay up to $15,000 for your old vehicle!

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About the Author


Marc is the Co-Founder of Cash Auto Salvage and Director of daily operations. He retired from a leading Internet Marketing company in 2013 and has been involved in the automotive industry ever since.

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