Current Vehicle Material Trend
The fact is that we buy any car that is mostly intact–it doesn’t matter if it is running or not. Contacting a scrap car hauler who buys junk cars is often among the best of the available options. To sell a car for scrap in the Maple Heights, Middlefield, or University Heights areas, call our junk vehicle buyer. When we purchase used cars for scrap, the vehicles are classified as end-of-life vehicles (ELVs). Are you pondering where to scrap a car for fast cash? We have a buyer of scrap cars standing by to field your call. Also, we buy used cars for scrap 6 days a week in Tremont, Macedonia, and Bratenahl. Your neighbors likely don’t care who you choose among where to scrap a car, as frankly they are tired of looking at it! To easily sell a car for scrap, we are available with a junk vehicle buyer to deliver your price quote over the phone, via email or text.
An article authored by Martin Kahl titled ‘We live in a multi-material world – facilitated by Aluminum’ was posted on automotiveworld.com on February 10, 2016 with the following details: “For Doug Richman, one word sums up the auto industry’s weight reduction efforts: efficiency. Richman is VP at Kaiser Aluminum; he also chairs a committee of the Aluminum Association’s Transportation Group. According to Richman, efficiency refers to CO2, fuel economy, vehicle handling and performance. The most obvious ways of reducing vehicle weight are to either reduce the density of the materials, or to reduce the size of the vehicle. Small vehicles are lighter, but come with added safety concerns. A large vehicle manages energy in a collision on the outside of the passenger compartment. The smaller vehicles bring a much greater challenge of keeping the collision’s energy away from the passenger area.
There are vehicle classes where downsizing isn’t an option because the market for that model requires it to be a larger. Luxury vehicles & pick-ups sell to markets that want large vehicles; downsizing takes them out of their target customer segment. The next option is reducing density; aluminum can help balance the need for lighter weight with the needs to cut costs. The aluminum body of the latest Ford F-150 enabled Ford to produce a car with a higher load capacity and towing capacity. This F-150 prices a few hundred dollars above the previous, but the fuel economy savings pay off that premium. The difficult challenge is lower weight in the smaller vehicles.
The average US vehicle today is about 10% aluminum. The steel industry has done an amazing job of advancing steel; a multi-material approach is the best way to lighten vehicles. The bodies being worked on for several years have a mix of steel and aluminum. There are places where aluminum makes very good engineering sense, as does steel, high-strength steel, graphite fiber and magnesium. Magnesium is interesting because of its volatility and limited applicability – but every material has a limits. One of the key challenges is to lighten their vehicles in order to meet stricter fuel consumption, emission regulations, and stricter safety targets.
The ability to repair is an issue for the adoption new materials; repairing aluminum vehicle bodies may be very different to repairing steel bodies—but not any more difficult. The repair procedures are different but the skill-set is similar to that for steel bodies. In terms of vehicle recycling, more than 93% of the aluminum in US automobiles is recovered; only a low level of metallic aluminum goes to landfill. Steel comprises about 65% of the curb weight of the average US vehicle; steel will remain a big player for future, but we’ll see more cars with steel bodies and aluminum doors & trunks. The mix will also include more plastics, composites, aluminum and magnesium.” The full story can be seen at this link.
We will buy used cars for scrap
In Bedford, Aurora, and Shaker Heights, we buy any car, so sell a car for scrap today. Yes, we will buy used cars for scrap in the areas of Middleburg Heights, Glenwillow and Parma. Have a damaged or wrecked car, truck or van in Streetsboro, Bentleyville Village, or Mentor? We buy any car that we can tow away and are among the recyclers who buys junk cars the same-day. Are you asking yourself who buys junk cars in Warrensville Heights, Pepper Pike, or Euclid? Residents of Garfield Heights, Eastlake, and Twinsburg, are encouraged to take advantage of our complimentary scrap car hauling program. I you have decided that it is time to sell your clunker in South Euclid, Cleveland Heights, Wickliffe, not is the time to act!