A car reaches the end of its life for many reasons. It might be damaged beyond repair in an accident, it might have reached the end of its useful life, or it might simply be too expensive to keep running. Whatever the reason, when a car is no longer roadworthy it needs to be disposed of safely. The most
Common way to do this is by taking it to a scrapyard. At a scrapyard, the car will be dismantled and all of its parts will be recycled. The metal will be melted down and reused, the glass will be crushed and recycled, and even the upholstery can be reused. Nothing goes to waste – even the smallest
The first thing that happens when a car arrives at the scrapyard is that it is weighed. This is because the price of scrap metal is based on its weight. The car will then be transferred to the dismantling area, where it will be crushed and all of its parts will be removed.
Once the car is in the dismantling area, the process of taking it apart begins. The car will be crushed so that all of its parts can be easily removed. The engine, transmission, and other major components will be removed first. Once these have been taken out, the rest of the car will be dismantled piece by piece.
All of the parts that have been removed from the car will be recycled. The metal will be melted down and reused, the glass will be crushed and recycled, and even the upholstery can be reused. Nothing goes to waste – even the smallest parts of the car will be recycled.
Once all of the parts have been removed and recycled, the car will be taken to the shredder. The shredder will reduce the car to small pieces of metal, which will then be recycled. And that’s the end of the car’s life cycle.