BYOT knows that 80% of the vehicle that you are currently driving can one day be recycled. Truth is: people retire; cars should too! When a car is too old to be reliably repaired, it’s time to be responsibly recycled, and BYOT knows exactly how to properly do that for the safety and betterment of the economy, the climate, and even your bank account.
Every year, approximately 12 million vehicles reach end-of-life status, and up to 90% of the byproducts from those vehicles can be turned into something new and useful. BYOT understands the nuts and bolts of vehicle recycling, and we go to great lengths to do our part to reuse, recycle or resale every part of the vehicles we purchase, while paying special attention to environmentally safe fluid disposal.
The automotive recycling industry adds substantial value to many segments of society. Research shows that auto recycling directly impacts safety, the economy, the climate and you. The following information contains some surprising facts:
Automobile recycling actually enhances overall transportation safety. For starters, recycled auto parts provide a cost-effective option for engine and collision repair. According to The Automotive Recyclers Association, recycled parts cost 20-80% less than comparable new parts while still meeting quality and industry standards. This makes it financially possible for people to fix their vehicles sooner rather than later. Auto recycling also reduces accidents by lowering the number of end-of-life vehicles on the road, which helps keep roadways clear of stranded or disabled vehicles.
Responsible repurposing of automobile parts creates hundreds of thousands of jobs in America. In the United States alone, automotive recycling represents $32 billion in annual sales. Recycling is a vital part of the automotive supply chain, and it is estimated by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers that roughly 20% of every new vehicle is composed of materials from recycled vehicles. Automobiles are the most recycled consumer product world wide, and auto recycling is the 16th largest industry in the nation.
Climate: The Environmental Protection Agency states that there are four major materials that can be derived from recycled vehicles: plastic, metal, rubber, glass. By using these recycled materials, we preserve natural resources such as water and energy while also reducing pollution. Automotive recycling in North America saves around 85 million barrels of oil each year. Metal from recycled cars can be melted and reused in everyday items like batteries, flashlights, cameras and remotes. Automotive recycling makes it possible for many used batteries, radiators, transmissions, hoses, bumpers and other valuable car parts to get back on the streets, lowering the number of new parts that need to be manufactured each year.
Benefits for you: Recycling your vehicle with a reputable dealer gives you peace of mind and puts extra cash in your pocket while simultaneously providing fellow vehicle owners access to parts that can be reused. The added safety of removing “retired” vehicles from the road is undeniably beneficial for drivers everywhere. The fact that used oil from one oil change can contaminate up to 1 million gallons of fresh water is alarming. That fact alone serves as a reminder of the importance of reputable buyers like BYOT, who are committed to the safe disposal of fluids to protect our environment. When we work together to safely recycle vehicles, everyone benefits!
The next time you want to sell or “retire” a vehicle or purchase a part, let BYOT assist you. We have the desire, integrity, and ability to purchase your vehicle and responsibly recycle it. Whether you are on the selling end of a vehicle or interested in purchasing a part, you can count on BYOT to do our PART to safely and responsibly reuse, recycle, or resale parts from vehicles in our care.
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