Automobile Diesel Update

Columbus Scrap Cars is the area’s premier salvage car buyer and wrecked vehicle buyer. What is the price for a junk car in Washington, Dublin, or Valleyview? What is a junk car worth in Montgomery, Brice, or Flint, Ohio? Who buys crashed cars and other unwanted vehicles in the areas of Westerville, Huber Ridge, or Truro? Our “green” practices that we use when buying junk vehicles in Franklin, Grandview Heights, and Blendon preserve precious resources for the futures generations that will support the environment.

Brian Moody of Autotrader.com recently posted a story titled ‘Why Diesels Were About to be Obsolete Anyway’ with the following info: “As Volkswagen reaches agreement for US owners, I was driving a new 2016 Volkswagen Passat. The Passat is a mid-sized sedan with lots of nice features and Apple CarPlay — in other words, a great car for my personal tastes. I think all diesel powered passenger cars are about to fade away rather than burn out. The TDI versions of the Jetta, the Passat and the Touareg are excellent vehicles; the diesel motor means lots of lower-end power, generally expressed as torque. To the average person, that equals rapid acceleration. Then there’s the excellent fuel economy: By 2015, cars such as the VW Passat TDI were getting estimates of 45 MPG on the highway from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — that fuel economy is close to what hybrids get. The problem is that diesel engines added cost to the purchase price of the car — for a Jetta, it was about $2,500. VW’s gas-powered engines (often called TSI) have been slowly gaining ground on the diesels in terms of power & fuel economy for years now.

Compared to the non-turbo powered cars, the TDI cars were amazing, fun, fast, plus they got spectacular fuel-economy. Jump ahead a few years, and the 2016 Jetta with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine is good for 33 mpg in combined city & highway driving, or 28 mpg city/40 mpg hwy. The turbo-versions of cars like the Passat and Jetta are actually fun to drive, with plenty of power. In the Passat, the 1.8L turbo-charged engine is 170 horsepower. The rest of us are starting to see that maybe diesel engines aren’t the miracle we thought. Diesel powered Peugeots and Hyundai’s have been leading drivers all over the world down this path for decades, focusing on CO2 emissions and MPG. Some of the particulate matter that the diesel powered cars emit aren’t eco-friendly. France is slowly beginning to phase out diesel cars, and the mayor of London thinks that an additional tax for diesel vehicles is a good idea because of the pollution. Based on the performance and mpg of the 2016 Passat and Jetta, my guess is that the diesel-powered VWs (and other brands) are going to stop making sense by mid-2017.” The full article is available at this link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-moody/why-diesels-were-about-to_b_10714328.html

What is a junk car worth in Columbus?

Those looking to scrap a car in Georgesville, Brown, or Clinton are encouraged to contact us 6 days a week for a quote from our salvage car buyer. The price for a junk car can fluctuate based on some variables throughout the state of Ohio. Are you seeking out somebody who buys crashed cars or other damaged vehicles in Groveport, Darbydale, or New Rome? We are an eco-friendly wrecked vehicle buyer that handles recycling helps in conserving key raw materials throughout Norwich, Perry, and Plain, OH.

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The process is simple and easier than you may realize, so contact us for a price for a junk car, regardless of the condition. Contact our scrap car buyer today for a quote for a junk car in Urbancrest, Valleyview, and Blendon. To scrap a car for cash in Clinton, Franklin, or Hamilton is fast and easy with us–we provide a price over the phone and come out to tow it away. We’re a locally based scrap car buyer paying cash for cars in Jackson, Jefferson, and Madison. The requirements to sell a junk car in Ohio are simple–you must have possession of the vehicle title and ID with the matching name. To obtain a price for a junk car in Lincoln Village, Amlin, or Blacklick, contact us at (614)715-5005 today. You can get a quote for a junk car by contacting our scrap car buyer today.

A February 5, 2016 story on nbc4i.com titled ‘Multiple Franklin Co. scrap yards indicted after undercover investigation’ reported the following: “An undercover investigation into several scrap facilities has led to indictments by a Franklin County GJ on multiple charges, including corrupt activity & receiving stolen property. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says they conducted an undercover investigation of selling copper wire & railroad-related material to these businesses. The various scrap included wire composed of both copper and aluminum.

The businesses indicted are:

  • A to Z Recycliquortng
  • G-Cor Auto
  • Masser Metals
  • New World Recycling
  • PSC
  • Sims Bros Recycling

O’Brien says some of the facilities knowingly violated the law, which led to the indictments, including one that received (56) Veteran Grave Markers from a cemetery. Some of the markers had been destroyed and were not able to be returned. A to Z Recycling and its associates Lin Wang and Xiaodong Qu were indicted for a pattern of corrupt activity & possessing criminal tools. Union cemetery workers have replaced all the veteran flag staff markers they could identify. The recycling companies are due in court February 19th.

Also found during the investigation:

  • Beer kegs
  • Storage bins belonging to Family Dollar & CVS.
  • Shells for 2 liter bottles.
  • 7K+ pounds of shredded plastics
  • Nearly 4 tons of Pepsi, Coke & 7UP property that was shredded.
  • Milk crates and bread trays

All of the items were reportedly clearly marked as property of those companies. O’Brien mentioned that theft of railroad materials & phone lines are crimes and also could create public safety hazards. He indicated that the scrap facilities that contributed to the theft will be brought to justice. The city prohibits them from purchasing certain items. In Ohio, there is a “Do Not Buy from Convicted Thieves” (DNBFCTL) list which has about 300K people on it. As part of this investigation, three of the sites purchased material from those on the list.” The complete story is available at this link.

It sounds as though Franklin County is allowing many of it’s recycling facilities have a “free for all” as they are basically endorsing theft. I have no problems with those who scour trash and dumpsters for recyclables to earn a few bucks, but looting cemeteries is completely unacceptable. Actions like this demonstrate some kind of internal void of morality. The punishment for those responsible for the graveside thefts should be sentenced to one month of cleaning up debris along the streets while wearing a “sandwich-board” sign that references their offenses.

Where to scrap a car for cash

Columbus Scrap Cars is where to scrap a car for cash in Bexley, Dublin, and Gahanna. When you sell a junk car to us, our scrap car buyer will insure that the vehicle adds new sustainability for other people and products. As a junk car buyer that is a proud proponent of the “green” movement, we make sure that your car becomes a positive resource. Call us today for a price for a junk car in New Albany, Hamilton, and Pickerington. Residents of Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, and Westerville should be aware that our quote for a junk car does include scrap vehicle towing. To sell a junk car in Marble Cliff, Minerva Park, or Obetz, you can send your vehicle info through our website at http://ColumbusScrapCars.com