A wrecker is essentially a car recycler for end-of-life automobiles. Car recycling has become a huge industry around the world. The reason for this is that the recycling of damaged / dysfunctional functional cars is necessary for their safe disposal. Car recycling is also good for the environment.
Let’s see how a wrecker recycles a dysfunctional car:
Step 1: take the car to the demolition yard
Cars that are scrapped must be taken to the demolition yard. Some car owners sell their cars to auto wreckers. They can take the car to the yard. However, if the car is in a state where it cannot be taken to the depot, wrecker trucks offer the services of towing such vehicles. Some owners can abandon their cars on the road. Wreckers pull those cars too.
Step 2: remove parts
Various parts of the car are carefully removed for sale / disposal. Parts like the engine, chassis, battery, catalytic converter are removed first. The wheels and tires are then removed. After this, fluids like antifreeze, motor oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, etc. are removed. This is followed by the removal of functional parts such as stereo, mirrors, headlights, taillights, etc.
Step 3: Restoring parts
Some parts may have minor damage that can be repaired. These are restored.
Step 4: Recycling Auto Parts
Many pieces are recycled. For example, old car batteries are used to make new ones. Fluids like antifreeze can be recycled to make new antifreeze. The oils are recycled to produce fuels, etc. Parts such as tires and broken glass find application in other areas.
Step 5: Recycle steel
Most of the car is its body that contains steel. This is crushed into a small piece and then crushed and sold. This steel finds application in many areas. Steel is in great demand all over the world. Its production is harmful to the environment. This is because it consumes our minerals and other natural resources and releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Using recycled steel is economical and reduces demands on the environment.
Therefore, we see that car recycling produces a large number of car parts that can be reused. The good news is that most people now prefer used auto parts over new ones. The main reason for this is that used parts are much cheaper than new ones.
Thus, we see that a wrecker does a service to society by recycling a car.