Junk Vehicle Removal Efforts

Processes of recycling auto junk in Groveport, Dublin, or Washington, should be done with the environment in mind. Escape from the clutches of a junky car in Pickerington, Valleyview, or Upper Arlington–make the call to the buyer of scrap vehicles! Here in Brice, Flint, and Westerville we buy old vehicles and include junk car towing as part of the process. We buy cars in Truro and Bexley while facilitating scrap car removal regardless of the weather, 6 days a week.

In January 2017, Adam Polisse posted a story titled ‘Freeport’s Enforcement of Junk Car Ordinances’ which told us the following:  “In 2016, 202 junk cars littering properties for too long were removed and cited in Freeport, a significant increase over previous years.   Non-running & unlicensed vehicles should be removed from private property (7) days after the owner is notified. Police typically address unsightly vehicles as complaints come in. Parking enforcement personnel began following these complaints, stepping up enforcement to get them cleaned up. Freeport officials are attempting to fortify their ordinances to beautify the region. The City Council’s preliminary vote seeks to expand the definition of nuisances to include tractor-trailers and vehicles under tarps.

Of the cars reported in 2016, many residents handled the violation by fixing the vehicle or renewing their tags. Some were issued citations to appear before for hearings and many vehicles were removed at a cost to the owner. Citations can surpass $50, based on the hearing outcomes.  The ordinance is similar to the way the city handles wood & brush piles under the rodent section of the nuisance ordinances.  Junk & unlicensed cars impact the entire city, and removal the old vehicles is the right thing to do.” The full story is available at http://www.journalstandard.com/news/20170127/freeports-enforcement-of-junk-car-ordinances-increased-in-2016

Franklin County Auto Junk

We are now towing away auto junk throughout the regions of Madison, Gahanna, and Franklin, OH.  Follow the conventional school of thought for vehicle disposal in Grandview Heights, Blendon and Blacklick—call our buyer of scrap vehicles.  We will include complimentary junk car towing when we buy your old car in the Ohio regions of Grove City, Jefferson, and Hilliard, OH.  Our scrap car removal service in Obetz, Jackson, and New Albany allows you to receive cash for a car and free towing.  With our auto recycling program fewer raw materials are used, which conserves energy and natural resources.

Efforts in Recycling of Glass Containers

Those wishing to determine the specific value of a junk car in Groveport, Dublin, or Washington, should call 614-715-5005. Residents of Pickerington, Valleyview, and Upper Arlington should know that calling an auto junk hauler is often the best option for disposal. Do we buy auto scrap for cash in Brice, Flint, and Westerville? Yes, we will buy junk cars and tow them away. As an experienced buyer of scrap cars serving Truro, Bexley, and Madison, we know how to get the job done quickly.

A February 9, 2017 article by Cole Rosengren on Waste Dive discusses an innovative recycling process. “The OR Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC), which operates the container deposit program, is launching a pilot program to gather glass bottles to be refilled by breweries.  The initial phase is expected to begin in 2 years and focuses on larger bottles. Once they expand the volume of “BottleDrop” redemption stations across the state it could gather more than 2M bottles annually. Since OBRC already has a $34M budget and 250+ employees to run the state’s deposit program, it’s in a good spot to host a pilot on this scale.  The redemption rate will be heightened to ten cents beginning in April as part of efforts to improve rates of return. OBRC has current relationships with the state’s various breweries so the potential for higher collection volumes gives this pilot an advantage for likely success. While various breweries already allow guests to bring in large growlers for refilling, the option isn’t widely adopted for different bottle types.

Reverting to the model of refillable bottles common for beer and soda makers, could assist recyclers that have been struggling to deal with mixed-quantities of glass. The market for glass among manufacturers remains high in some states, but the continuous shift to one-stream has led to reduced quality and mixed colors are less valuable. Some organizations, like Alpine Recycling in CO, invested in further advanced sorting equipment to resolve these issues. Last year, a lengthy list of companies from the beverage & waste industries also created the U.S. Glass Recycling Coalition and has been working with states developing new solutions. Meanwhile, a group of local municipalities have ceased their collection of these the material until local markets improve. The newest additions to the list are New Orleans and Knoxville.”  The complete article is available here.

Value of a Junk Car in Franklin County

The value of a junk car in Gahanna, Franklin, or Grandview Heights, may not be significant based on market prices. In the auto junk and recycling business, the prices for scrap cars fluctuate based on market variables in Blendon, Blacklick, and Grove City, OH. Those in Jefferson, Hilliard, or Obetz, with a vehicle that is essentially now auto scrap, should try our convenient service. Car owners throughout the areas of Jackson and New Albany should consider reaching our buyer of scrap cars. Our company believes in waste diversion by aiming to reuse and recycle as much as possible.

Automobile Credit Problem

Those who have heard some bad news from their mechanic in Urbancrest, Minerva Park, or Georgesville should call our auto buyer. If your car costs more to repair than it is worth it is auto junk—those in Brown, Norwich, and Perry should call. Many vehicle owners with serious mechanical issues on older cars aren’t aware that we buy junk cars in Plain, Sharon, and Lincoln Village. Are you there in Amlin, Clinton, or Groveport going to replace a transmission for over $2,000 on an 11 year old vehicle when we buy used cars for scrap. We are an environmentally sound car scrapping option.

On November 27, 2016, Greg Gardner of the Detroit Free Press wrote an article with these details: “The trend toward easy credit and longer auto loans terms has left a record number of consumers trading in cars that are worth less than what they still have due on their loan. This situation is commonly referred to as “being underwater” or “upside down” on your loan. They already are having some effect as automakers heighten incentives and sub-prime lenders watch their delinquency rates. In 2016, a record 32%, or nearly 1/3, of all vehicles involved in trade-ins at U.S. dealers belong in this category. When the consumers go to purchase a new vehicle they must add the deficit between their loan balance and the vehicle’s value to the price of the new vehicle they wish to buy.

The lowest the “underwater” percentage has been historically was near 14% in 2009, amid the Great Recession when credit was hard to obtain. Previously the high was 29% in 2006, when the housing market was in bad shape. The average new vehicle loan is for 68 months, according to Experian, which tracks this stuff. Sub-prime borrowers, those with lousy credit scores, are borrowing over an average of 72 months, or 6 years.

While those loans limit monthly payments, they also hurt the buyer’s equity, or amount of the loan principal paid off. Rather, it expands more slowly than the vehicle depreciates. If the car gets stolen, or wrecked, or you really want to buy a new car while you’re upside down then it is a problem. This happens as the average retail price of a new car is near an extraordinary high of about $34K. Some of this increase is spurred by consumers’ preferences for bigger, fully equipped pickups, SUVs and such. The result is they borrow more to get the car they want. The average new vehicle loan was $29,880 in the 2nd quarter of this year.

Leasing is now at record levels of more than 30 percent of all sales, has grown increasingly popular. Already, especially in segments such as compact and mid-sized vehicles, used car values are dropping as a wave of three year old vehicles are returned from lease. This uptick in supply is forcing down the amount dealers are enthusiastically willing to pay for these at auctions. Ford CFO Bob Shanks told people that their Ford Credit segment cut its forecast for 2017 profits because due to drops in auction values for used cars. Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch, have expressed some concern about the pattern. Their focus is on the $38B market for securities based on auto loans. These are bundled auto loans, similar to the groups of mortgages that fell in the 2008 crash of the mortgage bubble. History indicates borrowers are likely to remain recent on their car loans compared on their mortgage payments when the economy weakens. Banks can cars quickly versus a mortgage. Fitch says that delinquencies of over 60 days on sub-prime vehicle loans rose to 5% in September, the 2nd highest level since 2001, and higher than last year.” The full article is available here.

Columbus Region Scrap Auto Buyer

How much longer will you leave that broken down car sitting there in Galloway, Hamilton, or Reynoldsburg before calling an auto buyer? There is no need to proceed further to sell your auto junk in Montgomery, Mifflin, and New Rome—we will haul it away. Where is the nearest site that will buy junk cars in Lake Darby, Whitehall, or Worthington, OH? Those in possession of an unwanted vehicle in Lockbourne, Marble Cliff, and Harrisburg should be aware that we buy used cars for scrap. Were you aware that used oil can be recycled, purified and then used again, another example of renewable usage.

Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Update

Columbus Scrap Cars is a junk car buyer in the buy my junk car business in greater Columbus, OH. We offer cash for scrap cars and other auto junk throughout Valleyview, Montgomery and Brice, OH. What is the price for a wrecked car in Lake Darby, Westerville, or Huber Ridge? The junk car prices do fluctuate; therefore, we encourage you to call us for a junk car quote.

On May 25, 2016 Marc Gunther of Green Biz authored an article titled ‘Is automobile fuel economy hitting a dead end’ with the following information: “Five years ago, Barack Obama announced an agreement to boost fuel economy & reduce greenhouse gas emissions for cars and trucks; the goal is by 2025 to have average fuel economy of 55 MPG. The prediction that these rules would save over a trillion in overall fuel costs. The government attempt to curb climate emissions & oil imports is strong. The government’s calculations take into consideration adjustments & credits from electric cars, flex-fuel vehicles, energy-efficient air conditioning & solar panels. Automakers get credits for exceeding the standards in which can be banked & traded, creating a million dollar market.

Cheap gas makes it hard to achieve fleet-wide efficiency and emission reductions because the sales of trucks & SUVs are surging. Perhaps most important, the rules are to be reviewed during a mid-term evaluation that begins in June and concluded in April 2018, long after the next president can influence the policy. At stake is nothing less than Obama’s legacy regarding climate change. Manufacturers have introduced lighter materials, turbo engines, new transmissions, additional smaller engines and more aerodynamic options. These improvements may still fall short of the administration’s projections.

In the US, the fuel economy for all cars and light trucks from the 2014 model years was 24.3 mpg, according to EPA, using the mileage estimates. But for CAFE purposes, the average for 2014 was about 31 MPG after all the regulatory credits and adjustments were considered. The good news: That 24.3-mpg average is the highest level recorded, up by about 26% since 2004. The not-so-good news:  it was the same from the 2013 model year. That’s because fuel prices began their large decline through 2014. Since then, predictably, buying patterns dwindled among small cars, hybrids & electric vehicles and toward SUVs & trucks. This has slowed the fleet-wide progress even as most cars have become more fuel efficient.

One reason consumers choose gas-powered engines over alternative powertrains, such as hybrids, is that gas-powered engines have become more efficient. But another reason, according to the Safe Climate Campaign, is the $15B in advertising spent from the auto industry that year.

Chrysler has been Tesla’s biggest customer. At first glance, it may seem peculiar to have Chrysler buyers subsidize the purchases of Tesla’s $100,000 luxury cars, but that’s the way CAFE is designed to work. The idea is to penalize companies that sell less-efficient vehicles, reward innovation, and reduce the price of cleaner, more efficient cars.

The standards require fuel consumption and emissions to fall by about 50% of 2012 levels by 2025. When mid-term review of CAFE begins this summer, automakers are expected to seek credits for safety improvements, such as autonomous braking, which, in theory, will prevent accidents, reduce congestion and thus save energy & limit emissions. Environmentalists want tougher rules. Would it be easier to impose a price on carbon or raise gasoline taxes? This would steer consumers to buy more efficient cars, drive less and walk, bike or take public transport instead. By contrast, CAFE doesn’t account for the so-called “rebound effect”, that some efficiency gains are offset by more usage. If cars are at 40 MPG, that people would drive more.” The complete article is available here.

Who can buy my junk car?

We will remove your auto junk and pay you cash for scrap cars in the areas of Dublin, Madison, and Gahanna, OH. Our junk car buyer is on-hand to provide you a quote 6 days a week in Franklin, Grandview Heights, and Minerva Park, OH. Those in Grove City, Jefferson, or Hilliard wanting to know the price for a wrecked car or unwanted vehicle should call (614) 715-5005. As an eco-conscious organization buying scrap vehicles in Jackson, New Albany, and Galloway, we do our best to preserve and reuse as much material as possible. Residents of Hamilton, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, can rest-assured that their vehicle will be recycled in an eco-friendly manner.

Recent Auto News

Recent Auto News

Columbus Scrap Cars is here in our forum delivering the latest news and insight into topics such as auto junk and scrap, information for those that buy junk cars and other recycling topics. We are a buyer of scrap vehicles in Groveport, Hilliard and New Albany. Those seeking cash for cars in Worthington, Brice and Harrisburg can contact our buyer of scrap vehicles 6 days a week for a junk car quote. Auto junk and scrap removal is included in our cash for cars price throughout Marble Cliff, Minerva Park and Obetz. Our next topic explains how the vehicle insurance industry has been negatively impacted this past year.

A January 17, 2016 article composed by Bob Bryan on businessinsider.com titled ‘Hasn’t been this bad for the auto-insurance industry” told us the following: “To hit the open road, you typically need a car & car insurance. One could assume that as the car industry boomed in 2015, exceeding sales records, it would be the same trend for the auto-insurance industry. Jay Gelb, an insurance analyst at Barclays, says underlying profitability for the personal auto insurance industry, dipped to the lowest level in fifteen years in in the 3rd quarter this past year. There are a multiple reasons for this dip, but it basically all boiled down to one: A stronger economy. He says that these auto premiums are impacted by macro conditions since employment levels & consumer confidence influence newer vehicle sales. New car sales impact the volume of registered automobiles on the road. The more cars out on the roadways increased the probability for accidents. More accidents lead to more auto insurance claims. Claims cause lowered profit margins for these auto insurance companies. Additionally, people are driving cars further distances because of cheaper gas prices and increases in discretionary income; this contributed to a higher frequency of auto accidents.

Gelb says that the miles driven accelerated in 2015, resulting in accelerated motor vehicle accidents. The increase in crashes is also a reversed, increasing for (3) years straight for the first time in decades. Allstate said their earnings were down 38% 2014 because of the rise in frequency & severity of accidents. Typically, an owner pays a higher premium for a newer car, so if involved in a crash, the margin of the loss is smaller. Older cars with a lower premium, causes insurers to lose more on those. Consumers own vehicles for approximately an average of eleven years; this trend constrains auto insurance premiums because newer cars are more expensive to insure than older ones. Finally, healthcare & repair costs are on the rise, increasing pay-outs insurers are make; insurers face low premium growth, higher claims, and higher levels of payments. Insurers have higher prices, but the costs are rising too fast to keep profits up.” The complete article is available at this link.

Auto junk and scrap

We buy junk cars with titles, paying cash for cars in the regions of Urbancrest, Valleyview, and Blendon. When we pay cash for cars in the greater Columbus area we exercise the most environmentally sound practices and procedures into play. Many of the components that are found in auto junk may have potentially toxins such as oil, antifreeze and other such liquids. This is why a buyer of scrap vehicle must maintain their commitment to eco-friendly disposal when the buy junk cars. We are offering scrap car removal and junk car hauling services in the areas of Clinton, Franklin and Hamilton. Those looking to sell an old vehicle for scrap in the (614) should make the correct environmental decision to use Columbus Scrap Cars. Our junk car buyer will provide you a price for a wrecked car or damaged car in the regions of Madison, Mifflin and Norwich. Residents of Montgomery, Huber Ridge and Lake Darby that are seeking to sell a car for cash can contact us at (614) 715-5005.