Scrapyards are spaces where junk cars can be deposited at. If you have an old car and don’t know where to keep it, then perhaps placing it in a scrap yard might be a better option for you – rather than just leaving your old car there in your garage or backyard, leaking toxic fluids in your property.
At AKR Towing, we provide quality service for our clients when it comes to their old car junk. We scrap cars and recycle them for a reasonable price, and with great professionalism.
AKR Towing’s Scrap Yard Service
We offer scrap car services upon buying junk car parts around Toronto and the GTA. In scrap yards, we at AKR Towing buy any old scrap car – damaged vehicles in general, RVs, SUVs, and trucks. We also buy engines, batteries, wheels – aluminium alloy and steel – and catalytic converters.
The reason why we buy junk parts at scrap yards is that they are harmful to the environment. You can help us contribute to our planet in a positive way by contacting us at 647-330-9840 and we will be sure to come to you in less than 1 hour!
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What Happens To My Car When I Leave it in a Scrap Yard?
1. Inspection and Dismantling
When you leave your car at a scrap yard, it will go through an inspection. This process defines if any parts of your old car can be cleaned and resold, thrown away properly, or recycled.
If any part of your car is in good condition, it will be sold to repair other vehicles. If not, the scrap yard will proceed to recycle these parts.
Either if set to be sold or recycled, these vehicle pieces must be cleaned – cars have a lot of toxic materials in them, and they must be cleaned before being used again.
Here are some parts that are properly de-polluted before being sold or recycled:
- Batteries – they are the first part that is detached from the car and broken down before being sold or recycled
- Tires – after batteries, the second element to be removed are the tires. The care with tires is not to burn them at high temperatures
- Metals – most metals contain toxic elements in their composition. That is why they must be properly disposed of, or they will harm the environment
- Fluids – oil, gas, and other fluids can easily leak from old cars. That is why scrap yards deposit them in tanks that are proper for recycling
- Plastic – cars contain a lot of plastic, as well as glass, and these are all recycling materials
3. Crushing and Shredding
The third part of the process a car goes through at a scrap yard is the crushing and shredding. Once all the important parts of it are separated and cleaned to be sold or recycled, the old car is pressed flat and then taken to the shredder to be pressed once again – into a cube.
Once the metal is pressed in the same size as a microwave oven, it will be taken to manufacturers that will turn it into a new car – or a totally different product.
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What Do I Have to Do Before Sending My Old Car to a Scrap Yard?
If you decide that your old car must be sent to a scrap yard, there are a few things you must do first and foremost.
1. Inform Your Insurance Company & Service Ontario First
The first step you must take for this process to be completed is to inform both your insurance company and Service Ontario that you are going to get rid of your old car. This way, you leave space to inform them of any new vehicles you wish to buy, and do not make any unnecessary payments.
2. Collect Documents and Information on Your Car
The second step is to gather any information on your car – manufacturer, the year it was made, model, size and weight, and usage. Any paperwork regarding your car must also be collected, so you can present it to the company you trust your scrap with.
3. Take Your Personal Belongings Out of Your Car
Clean your car of anything that is important to you. Do not leave any objects inside or you risk losing them.
4. Contact AKR Towing to Scrap Your Car
Get in touch with us at 647-330-9840 and request a free quote for our service. We will be more than happy to pick up your car at a scrap yard to properly dispose of it.
5. Transfer the Ownership of Your Car to AKR Towing
Transfer the ownership to the scrap company and hand them the keys to your car.
6. Get the Scrap Car Money You Deserve With AKR Towing
Scrapping cars can give you extra cash. Depending on your vehicle’s size, model, and overall conditions, you can earn up to $500 in cash for scrap cars.
How AKR Towing Can Help You
At AKR Towing, we provide you with great and reliable service for collecting your old car at a scrap yard. Our professional drivers and scrappers are licensed and have years of experience scrapping and recycling cars.
If you have an old car and want to dispose of it at a scrap yard properly, reach out to AKR Towing. Give us a call at 647-330-9840 and we can go to your encounter in less than an hour! We will tow your car to the scrap yard on the same day you call us.
With all your paperwork and ownership, we take your car to the scrap yard and start the scraping process. At the scrap yard, your car will be dismantled, de-polluted, and crushed. Only then, it will be able to be recycled or used again by manufacturers to create new cars and new products.
AKR Towing has a mission of providing clients with a professional and fast-paced service that brings excellence and security to them. To get a quote, fill up the contact form or call us at 647-330-9840, and we will scrap your car for you.