Last updated 18 days ago
If you are getting rid of your old, gas-guzzling car and buying a more efficient vehicle, the investment you are making will be sure to pay for itself in time. After all, lower fuel costs can add up to save you quite a bit of money. If you are concerned about the environmental impact of your vehicle, you should also consider recycling your old car. Here are some reasons why auto body recycling is key.
While cars are certainly made of a wide variety of materials, the majority of their bulk is made out of steel. Steel requires a substantial energy investment to manufacture. Because steel is an alloy, it is comprised of a number of different metals. Once collected, the ore must be refined and made into metal that can be used in the construction process. Recycling your car and converting the steel into a reusable form requires much less energy and is not as harmful to the environment. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling steel uses 74% less energy than making new steel. If you are concerned about the environment and are looking for ways to reduce energy consumption, recycling your old car is simply the best decision.
An old clunker is more than a financial liability. Leaving that old car out in front of your house can even impact your home’s curb appeal, but finding the time to dispose of your car on your own can be difficult. Fortunately, when you choose to recycle your old car, you don’t have to worry about doing anything. When you decide to recycle your vehicle, Brock Auto Parts & Recycling will come to your home and transport or tow your car free of charge.
If you are interested in doing your part for the environment or are simply looking for a convenient way to dispose of an old vehicle, consider recycling your car. If you want to learn more about the benefits of recycling your car, call Brock Auto Parts & Recycling at (314) 371-4818. Our St. Louis salvage yard has been serving the community for over 50 years.
Last updated 23 days ago
When it is finally time to get a new car battery, it’s important to responsibly dispose of the old in order to ensure that the volatile materials inside don’t contaminate the environment. Although battery acid won’t eat through lead and polypropylene, it is extremely corrosive and will eat through almost anything else. For this reason, recycled car batteries are pulverized inside a machine and then placed into a large reservoir which separates the main materials—lead products sink, plastics and hard rubbers float, and the battery acid collects into a liquid solution.
Lead is poured into large ingots as a raw material, while plastics are remolded into pellets for new car batteries. Retrieval facilities use a strong base to neutralize the acidic content, turning it into salt and water. After testing, this material can then be released into a
If you have an old car or other recyclables such as aluminum or and other appliances, you can trust Brock’s Auto Parts and Recycling to responsibly process and dispose of it and provide cash payment. Call (314) 371-4818 today for more information.
Last updated 1 month ago
Every car eventually reaches the end of its usable life, but rather than wasting money on repairs that may be worth more than the car itself, it’s often more economical to sell an old car. But a scrapped car can have a significant environmental impact if it isn’t disposed of properly. So what exactly happens to a scraped car once it leaves your home? Read below to find out:
Dismantling and Salvaging
Many cars that have only suffered major collision damage or mechanical failure in one component still have many intact parts that can perform for hundreds and thousands of miles longer. They also contain several environmentally harmful components such as the batteries, tires, gas tanks, and various fluids. That’s why auto salvage businesses first dismantle the vehicle for used auto parts and remove these harmful materials before sending the main body away for further processing.
The Sifting Process
Even without hazardous materials, cars are constructed with a variety of materials—some of them recyclable, and some not. The main body is flattened by heavy machinery into a uniform shape for transportation and later shredded into a pile of metal, foam, cloth, plastic and other materials. A special machine magnetically pulls aluminum, iron, steel, and non-ferrous metals out of the chaff for later stream distribution and recycling, and the rest of the “fluff” is then disposed of in landfills.
Recycling Old Materials
The average North American automobile consists of approximately 60 percent steel, and this steel is 100 percent recyclable. In fact, it’s the most recycled material in the world ahead of paper, plastic, aluminum, copper, and glass combined. The recycled steel and other materials from car bodies is then used to manufacturing lighter and stronger frames and body panels for new automobiles.
As you can see, we here at Brock’s Auto Parts and Recycling of St. Louis, MO have played a major part in the cycle of automotive sustainability for over 50 years. Visit us online or call (314) 371-4818 today to receive a quote for your old vehicle or search for a used auto part.
Last updated 1 month ago
If you have a junker sitting in your driveway, the chances are it isn’t exactly adding to your home’s curb appeal. Most junkers are unsightly and have a tendency to leak fluids like engine oil and transmission fluid. Fortunately, getting rid of your junker is easy. In fact, you could even make a few bucks in the process. Here are the basics of recycling your leaky and unsightly junker.
Why Should You Recycle Your Junker?
The benefits of recycling your junker are almost too numerous to mention. In the short-term, you will be able to get rid of an eye-sore that is hurting your home’s appearance and taking up space that could be put to better use. Another reason to recycle your junker is that some businesses might even pay you for it. At the very least, a recycling service will be happy to tow it away from your home for free. In other words, recycling your leaky and unsightly junker is easy and hassle-free. If you’re feeling particularly generous, you could even donate your junker to a charity.
How Do You Prepare Your Junker for Recycling?
Once you decide to get rid of that old junker sitting in your driveway, there are a few things you need to do to prepare it. First, make sure to remove all gasoline or diesel fuel from the tank. If your junker uses liquefied propane gas or natural gas, remove the canister. Next, drain the engine coolant and oil. After you’re removed the coolant and oil, have a licensed recycler remove the air conditioner refrigerants. Finally, make sure to remove the car battery.
Recycling your old junker is an easy, satisfying experience. In addition to removing an ugly sight from your driveway and opening up more space, you will also benefit from the knowledge that your old junker’s parts will be put to good use. If you want to learn more about the basics of recycling your used car in St. Louis, call Brock Auto Parts & Recycling at (314) 371-4818.
Last updated 1 month ago
One of the greatest benefits of steel is that it can be recycled an almost infinite number of times without a reduction in its strength. Of course, there are also a number of other benefits to recycling steel.
In this video you will learn about the role of steel as an infinitely recyclable building product. Steel’s story begins with the stars and the iron atoms they contain. Iron can combine with a wide variety of elements to create other materials. The flexibility inherent in the steel making process means that there are still a vast number of ways in which steel can be made stronger and more durable.
If you want to learn more about the role of steel and the benefits of recycling, check out the video provided above. To learn more about automotive recycling, call Brock Auto Parts & Recycling of St. Louis at (314) 371-4818.