Buying used and recycled auto parts is good for your budget, but it’s also good for the environment. Auto recycling has many benefits, both for the environment and the auto industry. At Hebert’s Used Auto Parts, we are proud of our reputation for auto recycling in NH. Recycling used cars creates jobs, reduces pollution, saves energy, and more. Who knew you were participating in so much when buying used car parts or selling your old vehicle to a salvage yard?
Here are some of the benefits of auto recycling in NH and the rest of the country.
Old Cars Make New Cars
Auto recycling accounts for more than 25 million tons of material each year. The steel alone is enough to make nearly 13 million new vehicles. Auto recyclers also supply more than one-third of the iron and steel scrap processed in the United States. There is also a lot of material that can be recycled from a car, including 90% of the aluminum from a vehicle.
Safely Dispose of Hazardous Chemicals
While there are many materials in a vehicle that can be recycled, there are certain materials and chemicals that need to be properly disposed of. Many of these materials are fluids that auto recyclers need to drain and dispose of safely. These fluids include oil, coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid. Places that do not recycle or junk cars responsibly can allow these fluids to leak from the car and seep into the earth. This leads to dangerous pollution, including water contamination.
Increase Access to Rare Materials
Rare and expensive materials go into making cars, so reintroducing them into the marketplace through auto recycling is good for the environment and the auto industry. Minerals such as lithium and magnesium are in short supply. Recycling vehicles can help reduce the need to mine for these materials.
Hebert’s Used Auto Parts: Auto Recycling in NH
If you have a car that you need to get off your hands, Hebert’s Used Auto Parts is the place to take it. We will give you the best price for your car, and you can rest assured that we will recycle it responsibly if we can’t resell it. Can’t drive the car? That’s okay, our team will pick it up!