It’s easy to underestimate the effect that junk cars have on our environment. Although environmentalists are focused on combating global warming, a cloud of smog seems to be always hanging over large metropolitan areas, and some of that can be attributed to older and junk vehicles.
There has been extensive research performed to determine the overall impact that junk cars have on our atmosphere, including a recent study involving junk cars and older cars and those built prior to 2000 that unearthed several discoveries.
First, older cars experience leaks in canisters and fluid tanks which can leak into ground, causing harm to our soil and our water supplies. It is worth noting that cars constructed before 2000 produce emissions that form smog that are 60 times what the 2008 and newer similar cars emit. To further illustrate this example, consider that every 4 miles of driven by an older model vehicle are just as harmful as a newer model car built after 2008 would emit after 240 miles of driving.
Crushed cars stacked at an auto scrapyard photographed in Fort Washington, Maryland, USA. Category:Junk yards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Getting getting these older model cars and junk cars off the road will aid the environment on multiple levels from air quality to water protection. Decreasing the amount of junk cars can also provide benefits to the owners of the vehicle as well. The governments of Canada and the United States have programs that assist owners in getting rid of their junk cars as a way of promoting environmental integrity and air quality.
For example, Vancouver has inaugurated a program dubbed Scrap-It. This program promotes scrapping the old cars to remove emissions from the road and enhance the quality of air by giving them up to $200 cash for their junk cars or by providing them with transit passes, bicycles and other green transportation options in exchange for their junk cars.
The most popular way to get rid of junk cars in the United States is by contacting a local junk car removal company. These companies make the procedure for unloading unwanted vehicles quite simple. In any large metropolitan area, there are typically numerous junk car removal companies that will pay YOU cash on the spot and haul the vehicle away.
All you need to do is contact a We Buy Junk Cars company and they’ll typically give you an instant offer right over the phone after you offer an accurate description of the condition of your vehicle. If you like the quote offered for your junk vehicle, they’ll come right to you, give you your cash, pick the car up and tow it away. So not only do you get the satisfaction of getting an environmental hazard off of the roads, but you also get a little extra cash in your pocket.
One of the great aspects about junk car removal for improving the environment is that it really doesn’t matter what condition the vehicle is in. If it’s been wrecked, doesn’t run, needs a new transmission or is on its last leg, the junk car removal companies don’t care. They will haul the car away no matter what the condition is. Furthering the environmental impact, the junk car companies typically take the cars to an automobile recycling plant where every piece of the junk car will be harvested and used to make other products.
So if you’ve thought about getting rid of your junk car and upgrading to a more eco-friendly vehicle, consider contacting a junk car removal service that is committed to disposing of your car in the most environmentally friendly way so that your decision has the greatest possible positive impact that it can on the environment.