Second Life of Cars

The life of cars after they leave the road, how auto recycling gives them a second chance.

For many of us, cars are trustworthy and reliable modes of transportation, bringing us smoothly from destination to destination. But what happens when that car breaks down?

It can be hard to say goodbye to a beloved car that has been with you through red lights and road trips, but remembering the benefit to charities and the environment can make saying goodbye a little easier. With advances in auto recycling, you may even see your car again, in its second life.

Car Donation Wizard can help you benefit amazing charitable organizations, from Habitat to Humanity, to American Cancer Society, to Feed the Children. But did you know that donating a vehicle can make the world and the environment a better place?

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How You Can Help

Globally, at least 50,000,000 vehicles reach the end of their life every year, and at least 95% of those cars are recycled.

Some of the recyclable components include:

  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Glass
  • Rubber
  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Fluids
  • Carpets

Metal is a major component of vehicles that can be recycled into everyday consumer products, from soda cans, to new appliances, to new cars. By recycling your old car, you can help save energy, save water, and help amazing charities with an eco-friendly donation!

The tires on your old car can be used to pave roads, make shoes, and even create sustainable train tracks! Rubber train tracks last longer than the traditional wood material, which saves trees and helps us all breathe better air.

The junk car taking up space in your garage or driveway can help your favorite charity and the environment. Sometimes, your beloved vehicle can be even more useful in its second life.

To make a sustainable, charitable car donation, give us a call at 877-999-8322.

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Earth Day 2016 #DirtySockChallenge

For Earth Day 2016 we decided to do something fun for Earth Day. We saw a challenge online called the Dirty Sock Challenge so we decided to test it out.

How the #DirtySockChallenge works is:

  • Have a new white sock.
  • Place it on the tailpipe of your vehicle.
  • Start your vehicle and let it run for one minute.
  • Remove the sock from the tailpipe (be careful it could be warm).
  • Turn the sock inside out so you can see what your vehicle is releasing into the environment.
  • The employee with the dirtiest sock gets a prize. (example: a free tuneup).

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We did this challenge because our vehicles have an impact on the environment. In America, one of our biggest air pollutants are from our vehicles. Typically between 80-90% of a vehicles impact on the environment is from the fuel it consumes and the emissions it puts out. Automobiles cause air pollution and greenhouse gases that have an impact on global warming, and our health.

According to the National Geographic,

Vehicles are America’s biggest air quality compromisers, producing about one-third of all U.S. air pollution. The smog, carbon monoxide, and other toxins emitted by vehicles are especially troubling because they leave tailpipes at street level, where humans breathe the polluted air directly into their lungs.

National Geographic- Car Buying Guide

The winner of the #DirtySockChallenge is Brytanie!

We hope our intent of this post is to help you understand the impact our vehicles have on the environment and on your health. Please remember to get regular tune-ups to help keep your vehicle as green as possible.

If you feel your car is in rough shape, no longer use it, or you are just interested in donating it, See our website at http://www.cardonationwizard.com

Also, find us on all social media by searching CarDonationWizard. We would love to see your Dirty Socks. Be sure to Tag us @CarDonationWizard and use the #DirtySockChallenge

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