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.

Junk Car Fluid Recycling 1.1

Junk Car Fluid Recycling 1.1

Columbus Scrap Cars has served as a scrap car hauler and site where to sell a car for cash for several years now. In our ongoing efforts in scrapping cars in Columbus, we insist on upholding the best practices in relation to protecting the environment. When you call us for a price for a wrecked car or quote for an old car, rest-assured that our scrap car hauler adheres to the belief in recycling the vehicle in an eco-friendly manner. Those seeking a price for a wrecked car in Jefferson, Hilliard, New Albany, are encouraged to call. Do you need a quote for an old car in Hamilton, Pickerington, or Reynoldsburg? We are now scrapping cars in the regions of Upper Arlington, Westerville, and Whitehall. To sell a car for cash in Worthington, Brice, or Harrisburg, contact us at (614) 715-5005.

This is actually our second installment discussing the recycling of scrap related automotive fluids. Initially, we reviewed antifreeze and in this segment we unearth information on old motor oil. First, we look at data from the American Petroleum Institute at recycleoil.org as follows: “It is relatively common for people to recycle paper, glass and metals. The recycling of petroleum products is less well known confusing, thus regulators & agencies have communicated with businesses the need for recycling used oil and with individuals who work on their cars at home. These individuals generate quantities of used petroleum products that need to be recycled. Many individuals who are unfamiliar with the importance of recycling used oil are unconsciously harming the environment by throwing it away with their normal garbage or emptying it into storm drains. Such actions, especially emptying used oil into storm drains, can cause harm to the environment. One gallon of used oil can contaminate 1 million gallons of water.

Recycling your used motor oil keeps it out of our water; which means keeping it out of our drinking water, beaches, and away from wildlife. Recycling used oil allows us to continue to enjoy what many of us take for granted every day – clean water. There are many practical uses for used motor oil; a primary use is to re-refine it into a base stock for lubricating oil, which is similar to the refining of crude oil. The re-refined oil is of as high a quality as a virgin oil product! A secondary use of the oil is to burn it for energy. Industrial boilers can burn the used oil with minimum pollution; some used oil is sent to power plants or cement kilns to be burned as fuel. Small quantities of used oil are burned in specially designed heaters to provide space heating for small businesses.

What is the best way to store used motor oil before recycling? Be sure to store your used motor oil in a container that will not leak – many people use milk jugs with a secure cap. Do not mix other substances like antifreeze or transmission fluid with the used oil. Store it away from children and sources of ignition.” The complete report is available at this link.

Here in Columbus, the city has instituted a ‘Watershed Management Program (WMP)’ discussed on their website at Columbus.gov with the following details: “A high quality water supply source allows us to provide Columbus area residents with excellent drinking water at a reasonable cost. Our WMP works with the Recreation & Parks Department to protect water supplies by managing the reservoirs and adjacent land at our (3) drinking water reservoirs. Together, these reservoirs supply 85% of the drinking water treated & distributed daily.” The full explanation of the program is located here.

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio at swaco.org more clearly references the manner in which used motor oil should be disposed of as follows: “SWACO provides free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal services for all Franklin County residents. SWACO contracts Environmental Enterprises Incorporated (EEI) to offer free residential recycling for HHW. Hours at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Center have been expanded. An extra day has also been added for the convenience of residents of Franklin County. Residents can bring their old lawn chemicals, paints strippers, acids, insecticides, etc. for recycling and/or environmentally safe disposal. Disposal of oil based paint is available at no charge. EEI provides disposal of water based paint to all Franklin County residents at the cost of $1 per can.” The HHW Facility is located at 645 E. 8th Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43201, and the phone is 614-294-1300.

Get a quote for an old car for scrap

The price for a wrecked car that a scrap car hauler provides to you may vary according to both the attributes of the particular vehicle as well as the current market conditions in our global economy. Those seeking a quote for an old car in Lockbourne, Marble Cliff, and Minerva Park, should locate their vehicle title prior to inquiring. We have added the areas of Obetz, Riverlea, and Urbancrest to our service area for scrapping cars now. You can sell a car for cash in Valleyview, Blendon, and Brown very quickly. We are paying fast cash for cars in the cities of Madison, Mifflin, and Norwich 6 days a week.