Facts & Benefits

Benefits of Auto and Truck Recycling

COST SAVINGS:
Recycled auto parts are often 50% to 90% less expensive than new parts.

ENERGY CONSERVATION:
For every vehicle recycled there is a savings of 200 million BTU’s. This is the equivalent of 1600 GALLONS OF GASOLINE ENOUGH GASOLINE TO KEEP 2.3 AVERAGE CARS OPERATING FOR ONE YEAR. Our Industry recycles the equivalent of 31,500,000 BILLION Aluminum cans each year.

 PARTS AVAILABILITY:
Since most new parts dealers do not keep a supply of all parts in their inventory, you can obtain the parts you need quickly from an auto recycler. We keep parts from a wide variety of vehicles. Additionally, if the recycler does not have the part you need, they can obtain it from another recycler through their long line communication system or computer link.

RELIABILITY:
Recycled auto parts are cleaned, checked, and road tested prior to resale. Most parts carry 90 day or longer warranties.

REDUCTION IN ABANDONED VEHICLES AND LAND FILLING:
Auto and truck recycling rids streets, highways and landfills of over 11 million vehicles per year.

RAW MATERIAL SUPPLY:
Auto Recyclers provide about 1/3 of the recycled metal in the United States. This reduces our dependency on foreign metal supplies.

REDUCED INSURANCE RATES:
Since recyclable vehicles have a value for the recyclers, they can pay up to 25% of the book value for a totaled vehicle. Recycled parts also keep the cost of insured repairs down.

JOBS AND TAXES:
Auto Recyclers provide an average of 5 to 10 jobs per facility. They pay federal, state and local taxes to help support community services.