WHY BUY USED PARTS
The automobile is the most recycled consumer product in the world. Each year, tons of valuable metals, millions of tires and millions of gallons of specialized fluids (i.e., gasoline, engine oil, transmission oil, transfer case oil, differential oil, hydraulic fluids, and anti-freeze) are recycled and reused. The efforts of automotive recyclers not only preserve natural resources and conserve landfill space but they also reduce air and water pollution that occur during the manufacture of new automotive parts. An estimated 85 million barrels of oil a year that would have been used in the manufacturing of new or replacement parts is saved each year. Recycling vehicles provides enough steel to produce almost 13 million new vehicles annually; moreover, since coal is required to refine iron ore into steel, every ton of steel that is recycled from old automobiles saves nearly a half ton of coal. Aside from this, the limestone that must be destroyed to mine that coal is also spared. Coal-burning plants and refineries are the largest contributors to greenhouse gases in the environment, second only to the gasoline and diesel burning automobiles that are on the streets and highways of the world today. Hence, in addition to helping preserve the environment for today and for future generations, automotive recyclers provide wholesale and retail customers quality parts that sell for up to 50% less than the comparable new parts. Automotive recycling decreases insurance rates by purchasing inoperative vehicles from insurance companies, thus allowing for recovery of financial losses. Automotive recyclers must abide by stringent local and national regulations on dealing with waste generated by salvaged automobiles. Recycling is re-utilizing, saving you money, saving our precious planet!