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Recycling steel from old cars and auto parts is a big business. Junk cars can be used for two things. Either their parts can be salvaged to be used in another car, or their steel can be salvaged and recycled. In fact, on average 14 million tons of steel is made from dismantled cars. Below are several terms associated with recycling auto parts.

  • Salvage Yard – These can also be called pick and pulls. Basically they are junk yards where cars are usually brought by a wrecker service when they no longer work. Their parts can be dismantled and sold.
  • Resale –Selling of used car parts after they have been stripped.
  • Classic Cars – A car between 20 to 40 years old. While it can be difficult to find parts for classic cars at traditional auto part stores, there are often a lot of classic cars in junk condition at salvage yards that still have their parts.
  • Vintage Cars – A car older than 40 years. Because steel rusts after a certain period of time, you will have difficultly finding used car parts for vintage cars.
  • Stripping – The process of removing all parts of the car, such as doors, engine, wheels, etc. Once a car is stripped only the shell, or basic steel body is left behind. This process is used when recycling scrap cars into steel.
  • Shredding – The final part of turning cars into recycled steel. Shredding cuts up the body of the car into metal pieces. In fact, the largest shredder in the world belongs to Sturgis iron and metal and is used to render cars into pieces for recycling.
    Automotive Recyclers Association
    Fairfax, VA 20151
    We are a top of the line, non-profit Automobile Parts Recyclers & Dismantlers company. If you or someone you know is looking for Auto Parts Recycling in San Jose we can assist. All cars welcome as we are dedicated to the safe & efficient removal of vehicles & parts. We'll help you getting rid of the old or inoperable.
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    Vince's Foreign Auto Wreckers
    1781 S 10th St, San Jose, CA 95112
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    (408) 293-9570
    User Review: "Good yard it's worth a look always helped me. Camden p, willow glen ca."
    Sims Metal Management
    1800 Monterey Highway, San Jose, CA 95112
    SIMS Metal Management's facility in San Jose, CA is a part of SIMS Metal Management Limited which is the world's largest publicly traded metal and electronics recycler, with more than 120 facilities.
    (408) 494-4200
    AGE Recycling
    440 Kings Village, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
    We are registered with the State of California to Handle E-Waste and Electronic Surplus generated from sources such as Businesses, Schools, Non Profits, Government Agencies and Residences
    (831) 440-9051
    Five Star Towing Service
    San Jose, CA 95157
    (408) 221-0909
    Santa Clara County Auto Recyclers Association
    26457 Po Box, San Jose, CA 95159
    (408) 286-2838
    1675 Monterey Hwy, San Jose, CA 95112
    (408) 292-4325
    European Specialty Auto Dismantlers
    1731 Smith Ave, San Jose, CA 95112
    (408) 297-3433
    B 2 Auto Dismantlers
    245 Leo Ave, San Jose, CA 95112
    (408) 971-1152
    Levan Group Inc.
    143 E Virginia St, San Jose, CA 95112
    (408) 293-1375
    Greer Auto & Truck Dismantlers
    1750 S 10th St, San Jose, CA 95112
    (408) 288-5080
    American Imports Auto Dismantlers
    285 Leo Ave, San Jose, CA 95112
    (408) 275-9261
    Southbay IT Depot
    695 Quinn Ave, San Jose, CA 95112
    (408) 279-4466
    Totally Toyota Truck and 4x4 Dismantlers
    991 Berryessa Rd, San Jose, CA 95133
    (408) 436-7890
    Mayfair Auto Wreckers
    18 N King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116
    (408) 251-1727
    GM Sports Salvage Inc
    1964 Oakland Rd, San Jose, CA 95131
    (408) 432-8498

    There are various types of companies that provide services related to automobiles. Some will offer new and used parts to replace old ones in the car, truck, or van. Other companies will dismantle the parts in a car and recycle them right away, or give them to salvage yards to be eventually used again. Vintage cars that are not in working condition can be found for sale in salvage yards. From there, old scraps and other replacement parts can be bought in order to fix the car back up. Classic cars that need replacement parts may take a while to be finished, due to the amount of searching that may be needed in order to find the correct Japanese, European, or American part type. When cars are totaled on the road, but still have usable parts, salvage yards or other automobile companies may buy the car in order to dismantle the engine, door, or other part of the car and sell it to those who need it. Replacement tail lights, door handles, steering wheels, and others that are bought used instead of new can save the owner a lot of money without taking away from the car's performance. Foreign vehicles will need different components compared to American cars. Some salvage yards may only sell imports, while others will have all different types of parts that can be recycled. To find more information on a local salvage yard, calling and seeing what parts they have available can help answer questions you may have. Visiting the yard will also give you a good idea on if they have parts for motorcycles, heavy trucks, or cars.
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