What Does a Salvage Yard Do with Your Junk Car?

Jul 27, 2019 
by Nick Evangelist

If you are finally ready to get rid of that junk car that is taking up space in your driveway or garage, it is time to call a reputable salvage yard like Orthodox Auto Company. Many salvage yards will buy your junk car for scrap metal. You certainly will be happy to have extra space in your garage and extra cash in your pocket, but what happens to your car once the salvage yard hauls it away?


Determine EOL

The salvage yard will determine if your vehicle qualifies as End-of-Life (EOL) and then will decide what to do with it. If there still is usable life left in your car, they might try to sell it as a salvage title vehicle. If the car has reached its EOL, its VIN number is taken out of the DMV system. This ensures that no one can purchase your car, fix it, and sell it without the consumer knowing that it was a salvage vehicle.


Recycle EOL Vehicles

Once your car arrives at the salvage yard, we safely and carefully remove chemicals according to EPA standards. We then can make the vehicle available for customers to come and pull parts in our salvage yard. What remains is then processed further, crushed, and recycled. Many materials found in junk cars, like mercury switches, airbags, antifreeze, etc., can be harmful to the environment, and must be disposed of by a licensed facility. Other materials like oil, fuels, and coolants can be reused or sold.


Quality Used Parts

Many EOL vehicles still have good parts that can be sold to customers. At Orthodox Auto, we meticulously inspect each car part to ensure it is the highest quality. Customers can either come to the salvage yard to pull parts themselves or search for parts online using our extensive online database.

For more information about what Orthodox Auto Company can do for you, contact us today at (215) 608-3270. We have proudly served Philadelphia and the surrounding areas for over 40 years, providing top-notch customer service and meeting the salvage needs of our valued clients.

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