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WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS TO A CAR WHEN IT REACHES THE END OF ITS LIFE?

By Birmingham Auto Break on 11 September 2018

As an established vehicle breaker, we at Birmingham Auto Break understand how easy it is to form an emotional attachment to your car and many of our customers are interested to know what actually happens to their set of wheels when we take it away. The current trend for recycling reflects the level of concern that people have when they discard something and if you have ever wondered what exactly happens when car scrapping, here is a detailed breakdown how we scrap a car.

Initial Inspection

Our state of the art car scrap yard is fully equipped to disassemble vehicles and the days when a car was simply put into the crusher to become a small cube are long gone. Once a vehicle arrives in our breakers yard, our experts carry out a thorough inspection, looking for components that can be reused – after a clean up they are sold to members of the public – items such as seats, dashboard, wing mirrors, steering wheel, gear shift, light fittings and of course, body parts, especially bumpers and wheel trims.

The Engine & Gearbox

If, in our mechanic’s opinion, the engine is in good condition, it will be reconditioned and put up for sale. You might one day see the same model as the car you scrapped a while back, and while unlikely, it is possible that your old engine – or parts of it - could be powering that car. Many of our customers own older vehicles and we have an extensive inventory of used and reconditioned auto parts for sale, which means that many different components of your scrapped vehicle might still be on the road. We often sell a reconditioned engine and gearbox (with warranty) and the buyer saves a lot of money in the process. If an engine is damaged or in serious need of repair, we would remove components that are in good working order – radiator, alternator, carburation, water and oil pump – to name but a few. The removed parts then undergo testing and should the component pass, after a good clean, it is catalogued and stored.

Scrap Cars For Cash

When a car reaches the point where repairs are no longer feasible or it is damaged beyond repair, the responsible thing to do is contact an eco-friendly car scrap yard such as ourselves. We pay cash for scrap cars and you can be sure that as much of the vehicle will be reused as is humanly possible, which is the responsible thing to do. Once you’ve decided “It’s time to scrap my car” we are only a phone call away and will remove the car and pay you in the process.

Our scrap yard is the ideal place when you need spare parts, which gives you a significant saving when compared to buying new and should your old car have reached the point of no return, fill in our online quote form and you will very quickly discover the scrap value of the vehicle.

Article written by Birmingham Auto Break

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