Vehicle maintenance is an inescapable fact of life for every car. A lot of this damage fixing involves the replacing of car parts that have stopped serving their purpose due to wear and tear. The usual suspects that qualify for this include the batteries, the tyres and so forth. This, of course, is a good thing. You want your vehicle to be running optimally at all times so that you can extend its overall lifespan.
The next phase in the life cycle of the part that got replaced is recycling. For example, the very materials that go into the manufacture of these components can come from the melted down remains of other components. The following is five things in a car that need to be recycled at some point if a clean green environment is our collective goal.
The Car Battery
Batteries a jam-packed with materials that are toxic to the environment, like lead acid. Fortunately, they are incredibly easy to recycle. They certainly don’t belong in a landfill. There are companies who make a living out of recycling automobile batteries, and there are plenty of scrap yards who recycle car batteries as well.
Over half of your average automobile is made of steel. All of it can be melted down and subsequently used to make anything that is made of steel. Classic recycling. Scrap Metal yards are in the business of receiving massive amounts of steel and recycling it. It is of great benefit to the environment, and if you sell your car to a Perth Auto Wreckers who will make sure to then sell the steel to a scrap metal yard you will also be helping yourself to get cash.
Rubber is an extremely useful material, but it’s not useful sitting in a landfill, and they are non-biodegradable. There are plenty of ways that the rubber material that a tyre is constructed with can go on to have a second life, often as crumb rubber. This has many uses, one being as a cheap filler, and can also be used to make rubber asphalt and shoe products.
A sure fire way for adding pollution to the environment involves throwing away oil filters, due to the toxins that are in the oil that goes through them. The metal that they are made of can be recycled easily, as can the residual oil that they have in them. Find your nearest metal recycler and bring the oil filter with you so you can give it to them in the grand tradition of oil filter recycling.
Last but certainly not least in our wee collection of recyclable components is the oil. Motor oil has a lifespan of about three months. Synthetic oil gets slightly more, but it’s more expensive. This means that the vehicle you rely on for transport goes through a fair bit of the stuff through the years. It gets recycled when you have it changed professionally, so you need not worry too much.
The environment is still a hot button issue these days, but there is hope that people will collectively turn things around and steer us all onto a path that will benefit our children and their children as well. Recycling is an important element in that equation. This is especially true with auto recycling.