Recycling Your Car Parts is Easier Than You Think
Close your eyes – well don’t really close your eyes, because then you won’t be able to keep reading this blog post. But picture in your head the first thing that comes to mind when I say JUNKYARD. Got it?
Does the image in your head look something like this?
No, we’re not mind readers…we just know that a majority of people associate rusty old broken down cars with a desolate junk heap. Want to know the problem with this picture? Automobiles are actually the #1 most recycled consumer product in the United States! We are able to recycle 75% of each vehicle, which is a good thing because 12 to 15 MILLION vehicles reach the end of their life each year.
That’s good news to hear that as a country we are working hard to recycle the cars that we rely on so heavily, but what does that have to do with you? We’re glad you asked.
How Can I Help Recycle Car Parts?
There are many other opportunities for recycling car parts and fluids before your motor vehicle meets its maker, so to speak. And that’s where you come in! While you may not be able to control whether or not the auto repair shop that you get an oil change from properly recycles that oil, you can choose where to take your car in the first place.
At Modesti’s Car Care Center, we are proud to be a green auto repair shop in Culver City, CA. We love Culver City. We love the beautiful weather, we love the smiling palm trees and we love the short drive to the beach on our days off. And that means that we are dedicated to protecting our environment for future generations and future gorgeous days!
When you bring your car, truck, SUV, minivan, hybrid or electric car to us for maintenance or repair services, we make sure to recycle as much as we possibly can. We work directly with a certified network of recyclers to make sure all the fluids drained from your vehicle are handled properly. Our auto repair shop is also specially built with an underground clarifier that can catch any excess waste, keeping it from entering the sewer system or water supply. Our lighting system is even specially fitted to reduce electricity consumption.
When you bring your automobile to Modesti’s Car Care Center, you can rest assured that the right parts will get recycled, and feel good about the fact that you are doing your part to further reduce your vehicle’s carbon footprint!
And if you want to take it even one step further, next time you get a flat tire you can’t repair, you can always turn that old tire into a DIY nautical ottoman.