You might have noticed that more and more people are having their old cars professionally scrapped, but you might not have stopped to ask yourself why. Well, there’s more than one reason why it’s becoming so beneficial to scrap your old car.
Firstly, governments across the globe are becoming tougher on the auto industry. New schemes are introduced all the time to make sure more materials are recycled during construction and that all cars are made in an eco-friendly manner. Automotive manufacturers have responded by pushing more of their top minds into the research of recycling methods, and scrappers have found themselves benefiting from renewed interest in eco-friendly disposal methods.
The automotive industry is extremely competitive. As you might have noticed, what was an exclusive feature during one model year is suddenly included as standard after a year or two as all rival manufacturers seek to catch up. That’s good for the recycling industry because automakers understand that the public will be more willing to buy a vehicle if it has been made in an eco-friendly manner. This is why you’ll often see adverts that mention how much recycled material was used. With more and more manufacturers competing in this fashion, the demand for recycled materials has grown, and many of those materials come from scrapped cars.
Of course, scrapping methods themselves have become more sophisticated. Almost every part of your car can now be repurposed into something else, and the main weight of the chassis will probably be used to construct a new model. Since scrapping methods have advanced, there’s more call for those materials.
The World Wide Web
Finally, consider the role of the internet. It used to be that scrapping your vehicle meant taking it down to your local scrap yard. They rarely paid much, so people didn’t really bother. But now you can go online, and find a scrapping company able to provide an instant quote and pick up the vehicle right away. With hundreds of pounds available after just a few clicks, it should come as no surprise that scrapping is more popular than ever.