Are you thinking about selling your and are looking for a junk car estimate online? You’ve come to the right place!
Before selling your car, truck or van to someone in Portland or the surrounding area it’s important for you to know how much your car is worth so that you can sell it for the most money possible.
Learn More About The Value Of Junk Cars
Yes, it’s true your junk vehicle is actually worth more money than you thought. Why? It’s simple. Junk vehicles are worth money based upon it’s reusable parts and recyclables like plastic, steel, copper and other precious metals.
Every junk vehicle has value and what most people don’t know is that the average new car on the road today regardless if it’s a BMW, Lexus, or high-priced SUV, has about 95% recycled materials in it from junk vehicles like yours.
Recycling your junk vehicle is one of the best things that you can do to help save the environment while earning some extra cash.
Instead of letting that vehicle sit in your driveway or somewhere on your property, rotting away, and potentially becoming a hazard for animals and small children in the area, your junk vehicle can actually move on to its new life being recycled and reused for other purposes.
Steel – The Core Of Your Vehicles Value
Every vehicle regardless of its make or model is composed of roughly 70% Steel.
The hunger for steel in the world has only increased over the years, especially as many developing countries like India and China place more demands on the global Steel Marketplace. This means that with a greater demand for steel, many countries with a high number of automobiles like the United States have become major hubs for recycling junk cars, trucks, and other vehicles when they come to the end of their life spans.
About Your Vehicles Battery
Besides steel, another important part of your vehicle that is also heavily recycled across the United States is the battery.
Recycling a battery is crucial. Why? The reason why every battery has to be carefully recycled from a vehicle is because batteries contain a wide variety of hazardous materials including lead.
Over the last 50 years environmentalists know the huge problems that lead can cause for the environment, especially to the groundwater table so whenever someone has to recycle their old battery from their vehicle, it’s taken to a recycling center where it’s carefully disposed of by people who don’t want to see the lead or chemicals inside of the battery leak into the environment.
During the process of recycling a used battery, the sulfuric acid can be neutralized, turned into water, and released into the public sewer system, or it can be reused to make other products including sodium sulfate, a common product that is used for making glass, textiles, and laundry detergent.
If Your Car Is Dead, Sell It To Fred!
Is your car ready to “give up the ghost”? If so, sell it to Fred’s Automotive Removal by calling us at (503) 810-3061 or click here to connect with us online.