The word “Scrap Yard” is often misinterpreted by our way of thinking, in that, a scrap yard is a dumping ground for unwanted objects that get trashed and eventually end up in a landfill somewhere.
Yes, this is the beginning of a complex process in the modern world, a process that extends out to many corners of our society whereby just about everything we use is recycled and reprocessed into new consumables.
The real meaning of a scrap yard is a junkyard where scrap items are separated into various categories such as the many different types of metals, plastic, rubber, glass, wood and other base materials which are then sent to various other recycling plants.
Today’s fast moving world is closely associated and reliant on the disposal of the waste products for recycling and detritus of our modern industrialized society. This is a misnomer and what appears unsightly to ones eye is sometimes an inaccurate portrayal of negative publicity in film scenes and television documentaries.
What one fails to realize is the importance and benefit these scrap yards and essentially motor scrap yards provide in terms of recycling perfectly good products as re-useable spare car, truck and motorcycle parts. Scrap yards do not profit from old and rusted car relics as these go straight to the metal smelters, but profit mainly from the later model accident damaged vehicles that have been written off by the insurance companies or private individual, due to the high cost of repairs. These used spares are sold at a good fraction of the price of new car, truck or motorcycle spares sold through various spares outlets and dealerships.
The purchase of good used auto spares from scrapyards is of immense value to all vehicle owners, as it contributes not only to the green recycling movement the world is currently undergoing but also has a huge impact in reducing global warming.
It must be taken into consideration, that when sourcing and eventual purchase of used spares from various scrapyards in South Africa or globally, make sure that the used spare parts dealer or scrap yard supplier, supplies you with the correct parts. Try and opt for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) spares if possible, as these are preferable to buying new pirate spare parts that have suspect longevity and could even lead to the failure or breakage of other parts of your vehicle that could leave you stranded on the side of the road.
The most efficient method of obtaining a quotation or buying new spares or used spares from a scrapyard, is by utilizing ‘Looking 4 Spares’ free ‘parts locator service’ which connects you to over 200 scrapyards and spares suppliers with only one-call to 0861-777722 or fill in the online parts request form at www.looking4spares.co.za and your request will be sent out to all participating suppliers nationwide, with your name and your number. There is no-middle-man involved in any sale or purchase.
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