There are many parts throughout a car that can be restored, re-polished and resold as recycled parts. About 85 percent of every vehicle – from the floor mats to the chassis – can be recycled into other products.
Many engine parts simply go through a restoration process and are put back on shelves as good as new. For example, when you take your car to an automotive shop and the mechanic finds that you need a new alternator, he could replace it with a remanufactured unit. Your old alternator will then be shipped off to be rebuilt. It’s a common practice that has plus signs all over it. It cuts down on the raw materials needed to manufacture new parts, plus the environmental impact of shipping. That helps us keep our planet a bit more healthy. The next time your car is being serviced, make sure to ask your mechanic to use “reman” parts. It will help save the earth while saving you money.
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