Have you ever wondered what happens to Jeep® parts that wear out and get replaced? Many of them can actually be recycled and made into new things. Here’s what we’ve learned about the recycling process here at I.G. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Milford.
Car Parts that Can Be Recycled
Many of the Jeep parts used at our Jeep service center can actually be recycled. Many contain metals, glass, and plastics that can easily be remade into new products or used for other purposes.
When a Jeep SUV reaches the end of its life cycle, it goes to a scrapyard or a recycling facility. The entire vehicle is inspected, and any fluids are drained. If parts are intact and still work, they can be sold off. If the parts aren’t in shape, they get recycled.
Recyclable parts include:
- The battery
- Glass from windows and the windshield
- Carpet and floor mats
Other metals and plastics used in the construction of your vehicle can be recycled too.
Benefits of Recycling Jeep Parts
Whenever you’re building new things, you’re going to create emissions. These emissions can contribute to climate change and other environmental problems so, generally, the fewer unnecessary emissions created, the better.
Recycling parts and reusing materials can help with that goal. The rubber from recycled tires can be reused, perhaps as the base for the pavement used to build new roads. Recycled glass from cars can be used in anything from tile flooring to kitchen countertops. The recycled components from batteries can be used to build new ones, and the metal used in cars can be made into all types of products.
Recycling can save oil, save materials, and reduce emissions. So, if you’re interested in learning more about how your Jeep parts can be recycled, visit our Jeep dealership in Milford, DE. We would be happy to answer any of your questions.