Damaged Vehicles Resurface

The removal aspect of the scrap my car process is as easy as it gets throughout Gahanna, Franklin, and Grandview Heights, OH.  When you actually sell a junk car to a buyer you are initiating the recycling process in the Ohio areas of Blendon, Blacklick, and Grove City. Why keep looking any further then Columbus Scrap Cars for quick vehicle scrap services in Jefferson, Hilliard, or Obetz? There are several existing locations near Jackson, New Albany, and Galloway where to scrap a car currently. The remaining folks who junks cars for cash in Ohio’s Franklin County are hoping to see improvements in commodity pricing.

If you’re planning to buy a pre-owned car, be aware that it could have flood problems from Hurricane Matthew, Georgia’s attorney general says in a news release. Many flood-damaged cars are being sold at auction-houses and could end up at used vehicle lots, Sam Olens says. Sometimes the cars’s title will indicate ‘salvage’ or ‘totaled,’ but sketchy dealers re-title the (car) in another state and don’t disclose the damage on the car’s title as they should.  The bad  way of doing business, better known as “title washing,” could result in your downfall as water-logged parts causing electrical problems, as well as poorly functioning brakes, airbags & other systems. The damage may not be readily visible, especially to the busy consumer.

Bearing that in mind, drivers should verify the car’s history on the National MV Title Information System. You simply type the VIN # and find the history of loss on the car within a month from many auto companies across the US. Olens also suggests looking at the title. You can fully vet the car if listed flood, junk, salvage, rebuilt or  under reconstruction. Another tip is to look for signs of flood damage. Musty odors, unusual marks or fading fabrics are all signs.  If you smell dampness or some type of detergent in the vehicle, it could be a signal that somebody is trying to mask the odor. Also, check the interior, dashboard, glove boxes and other discrete areas for mud or silt. You should be sure to inspect damaged holes and closely look the ignition, lights and other components. Lastly, Olens suggests getting the car viewed closely by a mechanic. Have the auto thoroughly examined by an unbiased mechanic before you ink a contract or pay anything.  If the auto dealer refuses to allow that, then go elsewhere.  The full story can be read at http://www.ajc.com/news/crime–law/warning-the-lookout-for-flood-damaged-used-cars/2nPGGjTM8EIkYLJX5LOIDL/

Scrap my car for fast cash

Do you need some additional information on the process of how to sell a junk car in Dublin, Washington, or Pickerington, OH? Are you still pondering whether to fix that old car or to simply convert it to vehicle scrap in Darbydale, Valleyview, or Upper Arlington? Currently we provide an easy solution of where to scrap a car in Brice, Flint, and Westerville. Are you puzzled in a search to find out who junks cars now from the cities of Truro, Bexley, or Madison?

Scrap Car Converter News

We are now available in Albany, Galloway, and Hamilton, OH to quickly junk cars for cash. Why would you simply leave a salvage vehicle sitting there to rust in Reynoldsburg, Montgomery, or Mifflin, OH? The primary function involved with scrapping cars is to initiate the end-of-life vehicle recycling process. For same-day or next-day vehicle scrap, contact us today at (614) 715-5005 in New Rome, Washington, or Lake Darby, OH. The guy who buys old cars at our office is awaiting calls from sellers in the areas of Worthington and Lockbourne, OH. With our auto recycling program, fewer raw materials are used, which conserves energy and natural resources.

Megan Quinn posted a story on ISRI recently that shed some light on junk auto converters as follows: “Instead of selling recycled catalytic converters (CC’s) in bulk, recyclers are beginning get their units to refiners to get a better price. The variation in products, up-and-down prices, and some dishonest members of the industry make it difficult to truly master this unique recycling niche. Recyclers who collect CC’s know the platinum-group metals have significant value once a cat specialist or refiner buys the unit, but it takes often closely held knowledge to uncover whether a single unit is worth $400 or a meager $5. Recyclers, muffler shops, and car dismantlers have been collecting and selling CC’s since they became common in the mid-1970s to reduce vehicle emissions. Traditionally these outfits will gather a container full of CC’s and sell them to a cat specialist, who pays the collector based on the estimated value of the load prior to cutting each unit open to uncover the valuable PGMs inside. Recyclers are trying to skip the cat specialist middleman and work directly with the refiner, who will pay them for the exact value of their CC’s.

Cutting out the middleman doesn’t always generate profits. More-knowledgeable folks still easily take advantage of less-knowledgeable players in the platinum-group metals market. Sellers must learn as much about CC’s composition as they can and work with trustworthy partners. Recycling the PGMs inside CC’s hasn’t changed much. In the first stage of the recycling chain are the suppliers: peddlers, muffler garages, auto dismantlers, scrapyards, and vehicle manufacturers with production scrap. They can either sell the CC’s to cat specialists who open the units to retrieve and sell the PGM itself, or some other arrangement.

When collectors sell their CC’s outright to a cat specialist, the buyer typically uses an X-ray fluorescence analyzing device to estimate the approximate levels of PGMs in order to determine what they pay the collector. A refiner separates the platinum, palladium, and rhodium into their raw forms. Although collectors who work directly with refiners believe they are receiving fair and accurate pricing, it is hard to know for sure. Jay Robie, CEO of Phoenix Group Metals & Phoenix Automotive Cores says there isn’t a secret method to gathering the correct information to succeed, but there are companies with solid reputations that are willing to play by the rules.

Of the three main metals in CC’s, platinum is usually the most valuable, with palladium nest. Newer CC’s often have higher amounts of it than platinum because of its lower material cost. Rhodium, a rare metal used as a hardening catalyst for platinum and palladium, is typically present also. The industry is hoping for better prices in the future, low prices from the past year still affect the way people buy, sell, and process CC’s today.” The complete article is available here.

Who buys old cars in Columbus?

Are you trying to decipher where to junk cars for cash in Perry, Plain, or Sharon, OH? Often when an old car needs a costly repair in Harrisburg or Bexley, OH, that exceeds its value, it should be designated as a salvage vehicle. Those seeking a place for scrapping cars in Lincoln Village, Amlin, or Clinton, OH are encouraged to contact us. Complimentary vehicle scrap removal is always possible in Groveport, Huber Ridge, and Marble Cliff, OH, for your junk car quote amount. Auto recycling with Columbus Scrap Cars helps to reduce energy usage and consumption of raw materials.

 

Car Wash Water Recycling

Columbus Scrap Cars is back with our latest news relating to the value of a scrap car, vehicle scrap and scrap yards that buy cars. As a local ‘scrap my car’ service provider, we make it easy to sell us your car in Bexley, Dublin, and Madison, OH. Are you wondering where to scrap my car for cash in Gahanna, Grandview Heights, or Minerva Park? There are options in scrap yards that buy cars, which provide the value of a scrap car for use in vehicle scrap. What separates us among the scrap my car operators is when you sell us your car, we insure that your vehicle becomes a positive resource for the environment. We are a proud proponent of the “green” movement that is efficiently serving areas like Jefferson, Hilliard, & New Albany, OH. Our topic talks about the process of recycling water that is used in car wash sites. Critics say that likely this water contains some pollutants & unwanted particles unless the facility is very diligent in their recycling efforts.

On February 22, 2016 an article by Kelly Doty on on wlos.com told us of the following: “Cars covered in road salt go to car washes. At automated, full service ones that recycle water, could you just be putting the salt back on your car? Duane Lail asked News 13 if recycling processes eliminate salt. Auto Bell in Hendersonville is a wash that recycles the H2O. They said the reclaimed water will not cause rust. Cameron Burrell, a manager, says the salt mixed with our soaps & chemicals during the wash process renders it harmless & non-corrosive. Auto Bell says the soapy, chemical treated water is only used for the wash cycle, and that all cars get a fresh water rinse at the end of the wash cycle. They said they’re proud to be water recyclers and doing their part to preserve the resources. The full article is available here.

Next we review an article about the water from car washes from Bill Svec on carwash.com with the following: “Car wash operators have had odors in their pits, tanks and reclaim systems. This problem is aggravated by organic-matter build up and heat. Organic matter consists of solvents, oils, hydrocarbons, cleaning agents & soils. A simple test for Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) is used to determine how bad the situation is. This measure of water quality totals the number of pollutants found in the water. In a typical waste stream, COD can range from 5,000 ppm (pts. per million) to 200,000 ppm, and in extreme cases up to 700,000 ppm. Bad odors are generally caused by the organic matter washed off vehicles. Algae growing in the pit & tanks and walls will further increase the problem.

The 1st stage for any reclaim system focuses on the cement pad and the pit. If the pad is designed with an adequately sized trench & pit, a good portion of the dirt will be captured & settled in this 1st stage. It is important to seal the concrete to prevent bacteria in the porous concrete. Regular cleaning of this part is essential. Many install traditional technology to treat water for reclaim or discharge. Examples would be: granular activated carbon filter (GAC), sand filters, and oil & water separators. GAC filters generally function by exposing the contaminated water to carbon particles which absorb pollutants. The downside to these systems is the high cost of filter replacement.

Oil/water and centrifugal separators may work well to separate floating oils & dirt by settling, but they do little to filter or eliminate anything else in the water. Since there is minimal filtration being accomplished, particles in the wash water can cause wear & tear on the pumps, motors, and clogging the nozzles. Catalytic oxidation is a combination of ultraviolet light & ozone, which is effective in oxidizing organics and eliminating odors. The greatest advantage with ultraviolet light systems is that they require minimal maintenance as opposed to other types of ozone generators.

Biological treatments, which use what is commonly referred to as “bacteria,” “bugs” or “enzymes,” combined with some form of aeration, are effective against odors and are safe providing they are oxidized, disinfected, or killed before re-using the water. This method takes more time, as the bacteria eat the organics. It isn’t recommended for sites with space restrictions as it requires another separate tank. Also, you would not want your customers or employees exposed to spraying reclaim wash water laden with a high bacteria count.” The full story is found at this link.

Where to scrap my car in Columbus

CSC is one of the area’s foremost scrap yards that buy cars in regions including Whitehall, Worthington, and Brice. To sell us your car, the requirements are that you have the title and matching ID. This is a state requirement for vehicle scrap; therefore, regardless of whether you are located in Harrisburg, Lockbourne, or Marble Cliff, this would apply. Are you trying to determine the value of a scrap car in Obetz, Riverlea, or Urbancrest? Get cash for cars in Valleyview, Blendon, or Brown by calling (614) 715-5005 today. Our junk vehicle by is standing by to provide you a junk car quote for those in Clinton, Jackson, or Mifflin. Complimentary scrap car removal is included in the price we give for scrap vehicle removal in Norwich, Perry, and Plain.

Auto Scrap Dumping

Columbus Scrap Cars is a scrap car removal outfit where you can sell an old car for the value of a junk car for vehicle scrap. Even a wrecked vehicle or totaled car can generate a few bucks for you with complimentary scrap car removal included. When you sell an old car, or company believes in waste diversion by aiming to reuse and recycle as much as possible, even from a totaled car. Out vehicle scrap price is based on the value of a junk car, which lately has been hindered by the global commodity market melt-down. Here at CSC we adhere to practices that result in both energy and resource savings. Unfortunately, today’s topic illustrates that not everyone is adhering to environmental principals…

On Feb 17, 2016 a story compiled by Kristin Leigh titled ‘Auto shops accused of dumping waste into local creeks’ on fox13memphis.com reported the following: “A local tire recycling site is accusing auto shops of contributing to the problem. FOX13 received a complaint about blight and litter on Hwy 51 in Nonconnah Creek. Tires, used auto scrap, full trash bags and waste is scattered along the creek’s banks. The dumping site is across the street from Liberty Tire Recycling Center. Kristin Leigh asked employees at the facility if they know who is contributing to the problem. Calvin Johnson, an employee at the facility, says auto shops don’t want to pay the fees to dump tires at the facility, so they illegally dump them throughout the city.

The City of Memphis & Liberty Tire Recycling work together to give shops a place to dispose of these items. It costs $10/ton to use the facility. The Liberty contract with the city requires that the company keep track of businesses that use the facility, and inform the city. Employees at Liberty say city officials can figure out what businesses may be dumping illegally via process of elimination. FOX13 provided the city with pictures of the dumping ground and officials will investigate. Arlenia Cole, a city spokesperson, says the city has workers focused on cleanup efforts and Public Works is cleaning these sites while discouraging such activity by utilizing enforcement strategies. Cole says the city spends more than $2M each year removing illegally dumped items. Illegal dumping violators face arrest and fines, in addition to restitution, employees at Liberty say violators aren’t held accountable. To report illegal dumping, you can use the 311 call center or the 311 app.” The complete article is available here.

Our scrap car removal service

To sell an old car in Galloway, Georgesville, or New Rome, call Columbus Scrap Cars. Those with an old car in Amlin, Blacklick, or Darbydale, can call our junk car buyer for a quote based on the value of a junk car. Do you have an old clunker or totaled car sitting around in Huber Ridge, Franklin, or Lake Darby? Residents of Sharon, Truro, and Washington seeking to junk a car for vehicle scrap are encouraged to call (614) 715-5005 today. Our “junk my car” program is simple and easy. Call today for a quote on your junk vehicle. Junk vehicle removal in Grandview Heights and beyond, plus cash for your old car is available. Get your junk vehicle towed away in Bexley or Dublin and receive a fast cash payment. If your car, truck, van or SUV doesn’t run, or isn’t worth fixing–we are here. Have your car sold for cash Grove City and Groveport and we will tow it. We now have an expanded service area covering Riverlea, Urbancrest and Valleyview.