you ever thought about what would happen to your car if it stopped working?
doesn’t simply head off to a magical car scrap yard to disappear. The truth is
a lot more labour intensive.
is part of a large industry that handles thousands of end of life scrap cars
each year. Unfortunately, it is a dirty industry that is set for growth. That
is thanks to the aging stock of vehicles on and off the New Zealand Roads.
30% of New Zealand’s vehicles are 20 years or older. This is the aftermath of a
used car bubble in the mid to late 90’s. From March 2017 to March 2018 alone,
158,000 cars literally reached the end of the road nationwide. These numbers
are set to rise in coming years.
Happens To Cars That No Longer Go?
that have been written off by insurance companies go through auction houses
such as Manheim Auctions and Turners Auctions,
both have facilities throughout New Zealand.
your car has not been written off by an insurance company, you need to find
another solution. That is where ScrAppit acts as your online car scrap yard.
ScrAppit scrap car
marketplace helps the public to obtain the best quote
from various car wreckers nationwide. By simply submitting your unwanted
car details, you will receive multiple quotes
from our large network of reputable car wreckers right to your phone. Simply
compare the quotes and if you are happy with one of them, you can confirm and
book collection for a time that suits you.
Happens To Your Scrap Car?
dismantlers take the majority of end of life vehicles. They strip them for all
usable and recyclable parts then send the remaining car body to the metal smelters.
A large amount of reclaimed metal is exported to manufacturing countries like
China and Indonesia.
Zealand is home to hundreds of Car Dismantlers who can process thousands of
broken cars a year. Everything from doors to engine mounts can be kept and sold
on for further use. Some wreckers export auto parts to countries as far as
Dubai, Malaysia, and Japan. The bulk of auto parts, however, are sold to local
customers, including Mechanics, Panel beaters and DIYers.
Does The Process Work?
Car/ Scrap Car existence ends in a loud, messy and violent
process. But the great news is that new life can be breathed into the parts
removed from an unworking car. Some car wreckers
will keep the vehicles in their yard for a few weeks, others are processed
the car is dismantled their fuel tanks are drained along with other fluids and
coolants. Vehicles are then sent to have their valuable parts removed. This
process is very economical - everything gets re-used, sometimes more than once.
is recycled, Glass can end up in concrete, Seat foam can become carpet
underlay, and copper wire is melted down and reused. The reclaimed materials
can turn up again in many forms, from toasters to power extension leads.
Is Coming To A Car Scrap Yard Soon?
of the 150,000 plus cars coming off New Zealand’s roads are dormant. This means
the owner has not re-licensed the vehicle for over 12 months and they have been
automatically deregistered by the New Zealand Transport Agency.
are left to rust away on farms and rural blocks while others are dumped in
backyards. Fortunately, these abandoned cars are a minority. In fact, the car
scrap yard industry effectively deals with one of New Zealand’s
least-talked-about waste disposal processes. And they do it in a sustainable
mission is to help everyday people dispose of their unwanted scrap car in a
safe and environmentally friendly way, while getting the best price possible.