When you look at your car, it can seem like a collection of random, unfamiliar pieces. While all the different auto parts work together to keep your vehicle running, many pieces are made of useful materials capable of being transformed into other products. When a car is classified as a total loss, the parts inside remain useful and valuable.
The windshield and windows are two parts easily recycled. Vehicle owners often get their windshields replaced due to cracks and shatters. Recycling centers reprocess auto glass using advanced technology. Bowls, bottles, and vases are several items auto glass is capable of being recycled into.
● Motor Oil
Many people may not know that motor oil is reusable, as well. In fact, motor oil does not wear out. While dirty motor oil is unusable for cars, collection centers can clean dirty engine oil, making it capable of being reused.
● Car Batteries
Although by looking at them you might not realize this, but car batteries are an extremely recyclable product. The casing and lead in old car batteries are capable of recycling into new batteries. Most new batteries you come across are made almost completely out of recycled materials.
● Oil Filters
Along with motor oil, oil filters are also recyclable. Recycling centers crush and shred oil filters and redistribute them as scrap metal. The scrap metal can create additional products such as cans, other car parts, and appliances.
Among all these recyclable car parts, tires can also transform into other useful things. Using a special process and type of machinery, recycling centers transform tires into asphalt, synthetic turf, and playground floors.
● Plastic Parts
The dashboard, bumper, and other parts of your car are made of plastic. Not only is the plastic reusable, but it's also capable of transforming into a variety of new plastic-based products.
Just because your car can’t run for you anymore doesn’t mean it’s the end of the line for all of its parts. From useful appliances to new streets and roads, many of the parts in old cars are able to turn into something useful.
If you have an old car with some useful parts still intact, contact Ace Auto Parts! We will buy your old car and make use of its parts. We also offer a wide selection of tested parts that are ready for purchase. For all of your used auto parts needs, contact us and one of our team members will assist you.