How Vehicle Dealers are Involved in Regulation

Those of us that still buy used cars for scrap in Groveport, Norwich, or Perry can attest to the simplicity and convenience.  Do you seek money for a junk car quickly in the regions of Plain, Sharon, or Darbydale? If your car needs a new transmission and is not worth fixing, call us to sell a car for cash today in Lincoln Village, Amlin, or Clinton.  Residents with an unwanted vehicle in Canal Winchester or Huber Ridge should contact our junk vehicle buyer to find out how to scrap my car.

Indiana University has a School of Public & Environmental Affairs that recently published an interesting automobile study with the following excerpt: “It is estimated that the U.S. auto dealer market employs over 700,000 people in sales to vehicle buyers. In Europe, the automakers sell a sizable percentage of vehicles to companies and fleet buyers. In the U.S., manufacturers sell to dealers who then work with individual consumers who purchase cars for their household and are heavily dependent on credit. Auto dealers’ face some new challenges in the internet age, as customers can truly compare and have access to plenty of data on vehicles. Tesla has pioneered a direct-to-consumer model which is unique. It will be interesting to see how this model progresses.

For electric vehicles, initially manufacturers only sold them in certain cities. A UC Davis report indicated that many dealers struggled with selling electric vehicles because they did not truly understand the technology. Many dealers apparently did not properly allocate the time and training for selling these cars. With most major manufacturers now invested in these vehicles, it is likely that the relationships, marketing and financial incentives will begin to accelerate. In addition, it is critical to understand any applicable federal, state and local agency incentives or subsidies that exist.” The complete article is available here.

Many people don’t realize that in the US, over 12 million cars are scrapped annually, providing tremendous amounts of salvageable components and recyclable materials. Are you in Whitehall, Worthington, or Lockbourne and considering whether to replace a transmission for $2,000 on an 11 year old car when we buy used cars for scrap? Those with a car not worth fixing in Marble Cliff, Harrisburg, or Riverlea can now receive money for a junk car.  If your car, truck or van is in need of a new transmission, it might be time to simply sell a car for cash in Urbancrest, Minerva Park, or New Albany.  When asking how to scrap my car for quick cash in Georgeville or Brown, OH —then look no further!

Auto Body Collision Columbus Market

Many people choose to sell a car for cash throughout Lincoln Village, Amlin, and Clinton each year. Those with non-running vehicles in Groveport, Dublin, and Washington, should sell your scrap car to us. Those with broken down cars in Pickerington, Valleyview, Upper Arlington, can call us for the value of a junk car. We buy any car, running or not, in Brice, Flint, and Westerville; therefore, contact us for a quote today.

In the January 2, 2017 edition of Auto News, Richard Truett posted a story about the demand for auto body workers in Columbus, OH:  “On Monster, the giant national career website, more than 1,000 auto dealers, independent body shops, hot-rod shops and other businesses are running help wanted ads for body-shop technicians. There’s a nationwide shortage of skilled body repair technicians, painters and auto body prep experts that rivals the shortage of service department repair technicians. To help offset the ongoing shortage of body-shop techs, the Collision Repair Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Hoffman Estates, Ill., is kicking off its second year of nationwide career fairs aimed at attracting high school and college students.

The fairs, staffed by new-car dealers, body-shop supply companies, independent body shops and suppliers, are scheduled for 14 major cities starting early next month. More fairs are scheduled for the fall. In 2016, each event attracted roughly 200 students, said Brandon Eckenrode, the foundation’s development director. At the one-day fairs, held at schools, training facilities, hotels and other locations, students have the opportunity to meet with potential employers, including body-shop managers, who explain the career path from school to work.

Many students, Eckenrode said, are surprised to learn how much they can make if they become experts at painting cars. “I give students a pep talk when I meet them before they enter the fair and tell them there are people who paint cars that easily make over six figures. But that’s not where you are going to start,” Eckenrode said. Like technician trainees who start out doing menial work such as oil changes and tire rotations, collision-repair students also begin their careers performing jobs that don’t require specialized training, such as prep work that requires removing trim and broken components and cleaning the outside of the vehicle to get it ready for body repairs. In these jobs, they learn how to use tools and how to follow proper procedures.

Although attendance at the fairs has been strong — one held in November in Columbus, Ohio, drew nearly 400 students — the foundation also works with schools in markets it doesn’t serve. “We reach out to schools and ask that they refer any student looking for full-time work. We gather their information and have them create a student resume, which we use to build a database. Then we distribute that to employers,” Eckenrode said.  The foundation doesn’t yet have firm data on the number of students who have found collision-repair jobs through the fairs, but Eckenrode says they are working.  “Part of the fun of my job is that I have met students at 10 a.m. who are unemployed and they walk out at 2 p.m. with several job offers because of the need that is out there.” The full story is available here.

To Sell a Car for Cash in Franklin County

Those who reside in areas including Marble Cliff, Harrisburg, and Riverlea can sell a car for cash. When you sell your scrap car to us, we handle environmental disposal throughout Urbancrest, Minerva Park, and Georgesville. Residents in the regions of Brown, Norwich, and Perry, may be able to obtain sufficient value of a junk car based on the model. The good news for those residents of Plain, Sharon, and Darbydale, is that we buy any car in the regions. Did you know that in the US, over 11 million vehicles are scrapped each and every year, providing tremendous amounts of salvageable components and recyclable material.

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.