A “Not So Green” By-Product of the Green Car Movement

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In a province that is so green-forward thinking, it is to be expected that there would be more hybrid and EV vehicles on the road than ever before. In fact, across Canada many provinces are pushing for people to switch to electric vehicles to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions nationwide.

Although many Vancouverites do what they can to help reduce their carbon footprint, owning an electric vehicle may not be as “green” as they think it is. Since the real push of the EV sales in British Columbia started in the past few years, approximately 12% more tires have been scrapped in major metropolitan cities across Canada.

In an effort to help reduce any additional carbon footprint that is left behind from the ever-increasing number of EV’s on the road, we expect that down the road new legislation may come into effect to help regulate the number of tires that are properly disposed of versus how many are needing to be scrapped.

Why Do Electric Vehicles Go Through Tires Faster Than Non-Electric?

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Now, you may be asking what more scrapped tires have to do with electric vehicles, right? Well, EV’s are considerably heavier than gasoline powered vehicles because the average weight of a hybrid battery is between 50-120 lbs. But that’s not the only thing contributing to the overall weight of an EV.

They also have many more components, a complex engine, and start and stop more than the average vehicle for recharging. All of this increases the wear and tear on a vehicle’s tires, which increases the overall consumption of rubber car tires throughout Canada.

The increase in each major city will depend on how many EV’s there are, how often they are driven, and the weight of each EV that’s on the road. With the newest introduction of EV trucks and vans from big name brands like Ford and Volkswagen, the average weight of electric vehicles is soon to increase.

Scrapping Hybrid Car Parts & Components Ethically

Another by-product of the green car movement is the recycling of their batteries when they have reached the end of their life cycle.

Although electric vehicles make for a much cleaner and greener country, they only continue to be if their components are recycled with care, the same as with gasoline powered vehicles.

This is why it is so important to scrap older or damaged vehicles with a professional scrap car removal company like More Cash For Scrap.

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Part of the entire scrap car removal procedure is to ensure that any and all components, parts, fluids, and chemicals are disposed of in the safest way possible. Whatever can be reused, repurposed, or recycled should be, and chemicals and fluids that can harm the environment must be disposed of by a professional to help protect our ecosystems.

Hybrid vehicles use less fluids than a gasoline powered vehicle, but they have a large battery that must be recycled by a professional auto wrecker, salvage yard, junkyard, or scrap car buyer like us. Otherwise, you risk hurting the environment, the animals in it, and possibly humans.

Do Hybrid Batteries Get Recycled?

Aside from EV tires being scrapped more often, another thing to consider is the battery itself than hybrid and fully electric vehicles run on. These must be disposed of in a safe manner as they are a much more complex instrument than you might think.

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Hybrid batteries contain many valuable metals and minerals which can be resued to make new cells for new batteries. This helps reduce the carbon footprint, while also reducing the cost to produce new hybrid batteries for future EV’s. Nearly all EV batteries contain lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese, aluminum, and other metals.

Valuable metals are a major contributor in the automotive industry. Their role is vital in parts like catalytic converters, hybrid batteries, and even radiators. The cost to produce new metals versus reusing old ones is huge, and many Vancouver-based companies have made it a priority to utilize recycled material, instead of sourcing new.

This is where scrap car removal companies like More Cash For Scrap shine. We offer MORE cash for scrap cars than any other junk car removal company in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. This means that we also recycle MORE scrap cars than anyone else. By using our services, you are helping to keep Vancouver green and clean, and reduce overall global waste.

How Are Car Tires Recycled in the Lower Mainland?

Although there has been a noticeable increase in the number of tires that are getting scrapped since the uptake of EV’s has entered British Columbia, the majority of them do in fact get recycled, and don’t just end up in local landfills.

Again, this is largely due in part to many local scrap car removal companies like More Cash For Scrap who use professional salvage yards, junk yards, and auto wreckers to ensure that whatever can be recycled, is.

Many vehicle tires, including EVs, are repurposed in a variety of ways that many people aren’t familiar with.

One way that old tires are recycled in particular is at local playgrounds. In fact, many playgrounds throughout the Surrey area have recycled tires covering the playground area instead of traditional bark mulch or gravel.

Recycled Tire Uses in the Lower Mainland

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While many of the local recycling companies do their best to ensure that as many tires that can be recycled are, the massive increase in scrap tires makes it difficult to keep up with demand. So, the provincial government is always looking for new and creative ways to help repurpose old tires, as do many Vancouver residents.

Tires Can Be Recycled or Reused As:

  • Playground material including bumpers for see-saws, swings, or jumping toys
  • Potato growers
  • Farmyard borders
  • Scrapyard fences
  • Garden borders
  • Concrete alternatives for walkways and playground areas
  • Rubberized floor mats
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Unlike many other provinces across Canada, British Columbia is the one province that ensures that all of the tires it recycles, gets put to use within the province.

So, the next time you’re playing on a playground with your grandkids, or walking down a cushy asphalt alternative pathway, it could be the very tires you scrapped along with your junk car that helped make that!

Scrap Car Removal is Good for the Community Too!

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Scrapping your vehicle with a professional scrap car removal company like More Cash For Scrap is important in so many ways. It helps to protect the environment, but it also helps give back to the community.

When you utilize our scrap car removal services, you are helping to support local businesses and reduce waste in local landfills. This is because we work closely with local metal recycling companies, salvage yards, and even junk yards.

By using their services to help our customers get MORE out of the cars they scrap, we help keep the little guys going strong in a very competitive economy.

Scrap Your Car for MORE Cash in Metro Vancouver Today!

Cash for Scrap Cars

If you’ve been thinking about scrapping an old car, a damaged car, or an unwanted vehicle of any kind, think More Cash For Scrap. We always pay MORE cash for scrap cars than any other Vancouver scrap car removal company in the Lower Mainland.

When it comes to scrapping old junk cars, we offer the best and most effective scrap car removal service in the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley areas. Unlike some junk car removal companies, we provide instant cash offers on ALL junk vehicles right over the phone. We don’t even have to see your car first to make you an offer.

Plus, we provide free same day towing, roadside vehicle removal after an accident or breakdown, and pay MORE cash for scrap cars than the other guys! It’s no wonder we’ve been the #1 junk car buyer in Metro Vancouver since 2005.

What Type of Scrap Vehicles Do We Buy?

You might think that a scrap car is just an old, rusted-out piece of junk that nobody wants anymore. However, scrap vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, and all have different reasons that they are headed to the junkyard. Fortunately, More Cash For Scrap buys them all!

We Are Always Looking to Buy:

  • Junk vehicles with REALLY high kilometres
  • Scrap cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs
  • Vehicles with mechanical or electrical issues
  • ICBC write-offs
  • Vehicles with body damage, rust, or bent frames
  • Vehicles with or without catalytic converters
  • Scrap vehicles with interior damage from fires, floods, pets, rodents, or leaks
  • Vehicles with or without wheels, keys, or registration
  • Any vehicle that doesn’t run for ANY reason!

If you want to scrap your car, truck, SUV, or van for MORE cash, choose the scrap car removal services of More Cash For Scrap. We always pay MORE!

Contact Our Scrap Car Removal Specialists Today

If you want to get MORE cash for scrap cars in Metro Vancouver or the Fraser Valley, choose the junk car removal services of More Cash For Scrap. All it takes is a simple call or text to get your scrap vehicle gone and MORE cash in your pocket.

Provide us with the make, model, year, condition, and location of the vehicle that you want to scrap. Then, our scrap car removal team will make you an instant cash offer right over the phone. If you accept the offer, we’ll arrange for our free scrap car towing service to come collect your car that very day.

Once our tow truck driver arrives, he will load your vehicle onto our flat deck truck, then pay you cash in hand before leaving. It’s that simple! Call our scrap car removal team today to find out how much cash your junk car is worth. We always pay MORE!

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Since 2005, we've specialized in turning our customer's scrap cars into quick cash. We buy vehicles in ANY condition and with ANY issues. We pay MORE cash for scrap cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans than any other scrap car removal company in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island. If you want MORE cash, same day free junk car towing, and a reliable scrap car buying service, you want More Cash For Scrap.