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Auto Tires Uses: Vibration Dampening

When deciding to scrap a car for cash, often your decision is made for you when you see the repair cost from a Firestone Service Center or Conrad’s location. Our scrap vehicle buyer is happy to coordinate picking up your junk vehicle from a local transmission shop or Goodyear store. Those with a junk vehicle that is parked at a Midas or NTB location can call us at (330) 271-6464 to sell a junk car. Despite these extremely low scrap prices in the market, we buy junk cars and are able to pick them up from your repair shop such as a Mr. Tire, or Monro Muffler & Brake shop. Body shops throughout Summit, Portage and Medina County are encouraged to contact our wrecked car buyer for fast removal. Did you know that in the US, 12M to 15M cars are scrapped, providing tremendous amounts of salvageable components and recyclable materials?

We are reviewing the Calrecycle study on tire-derived aggregates, here is an excerpt: “Light rail trains often travel through zones where the vibrations disturb the nearby residents. With increased demand for light rail transportation, the creation of vibrations and noise can impact public health & safety. By reducing heavy vibrations by usage of vibration-mitigating materials, this problem can be minimized. TDA is a lower-cost vibration-damping solution; historically, vibration damping for these tracks has been handled by either the use of elastic track fasteners or building a vibration isolation system. This system can be part of structural composition of the track or installed beneath the base. These systems tend to be costly will installation included; a lower-cost option is the use of a 1-foot layer of TDA underneath the ballast rock, sub-ballast layers, and ties of the rail track.

Generally rubber is a type of viscoelastic damping material which is used in engineering projects and is widely used for limiting of vibration & noise. The underlying principle is that the rubber material effectively transforms the vibration energy into heat energy. TDA has been shown to be a solid sub-base under these tracks; it works well for many damping applications because of its vibration attenuation performance, lower cost, and good environmental outcomes. When considering vibration mitigation strategies, the frequency levels of the origin vibration define the types of technique best to use. TDA used as a damping product performs as well, and often better than most other alternatives. Also, TDA is commonly the least expensive readily available solution. For more info from Calrecycle, visit this link.

Sell a junk car in Akron

When you scrap a car for cash with us in Norton, Brimfield, or Tallmadge, the vehicle is recycled in a many eco-conscious ways. We are a high-volume scrap vehicle buyer serving the areas Peninsula and Granger Township 6 days a week now. Our business is somewhat straight-forward, we buy junk cars for salvage in areas like Rolling Acres, Coventry Township, and beyond. Our wrecked car buyer will provide you cash for a car in any condition in the Chapel Hill area, Hudson, and others. We strive to boost positive public opinion of the auto scrap and recycling community.

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Scrap Tire Options 1.2

Scrap Tire Options 1.2

Cash 4 Cars Akron is back with our latest post from the world of a wrecked car buyer & salvage vehicle processor. We are a scrap vehicle buyer that pays money for a scrap car in areas like Springfield Township, North Akron, and Mogadore. Those wondering where to scrap a car and how to sell us your car, we will elaborate. The solution for receiving cash from a damaged or wrecked car buyer is to begin by calling our salvage vehicle purchasing guy to obtain a quote for the amount of money for a scrap car that you can expect. How much cash is typically out when you sell us your car in Wadsworth, Kent, New Franklin? Currently, the scrap vehicle buyer market is offering between $100-$120 for old cars and $120-$145 for larger vehicles, which should be fairly consistent throughout Summit, Portage and Medina Counties. In this post we will provide an overview of Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA), discuss how it is processed, and outline the quality considerations for TDA. In a follow-up later this week, we will examine the applications for which TDA is a good fit.

Scrap Tire News brings us further into the scrap tire recycling realm with information regarding Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA) as follows: “Tire derived aggregate (TDA) consists of scrap tires cut into pieces that have a basic geometrical shape and range between 2” and 12“in size and are intended for use in civil engineering applications.

There are (2) types of TDA: Type A with a maximum size of 3” and Type B with a maximum size of 12”. While these are the most commonly used sizes, TDA specs are driven by the end use and will differ based on the contractor’s many requirements for the project. TDA has become the commonly used term for this material because it better describes the engineering value of size-specific scrap tire fragments as compared to the term tire chip or tire shred. The properties of TDA that create this engineering value are:

  • Lightweight (weighs 1/3 of what soil weighs)
  • Low earth pressure (1/2 that of soil)
  • Good thermal insulation (8x better than gravel)
  • Good drainage (10 times better)
  • Compressible
  • Vibration mitigation
  • Low cost

TDA has been a construction material for 20+ years for many uses including lightweight fill, insulation, and more. Since 1992, when first introduced to the marketplace, the range of uses has grown. In virtually all civil engineering applications, this product replaces some other material, including soil, clean fill, drainage aggregate, and lightweight fill materials such as expanded shale & polystyrene insulation blocks. For many projects needing its unique assets TDA is often the least costly solution; TDA is also good material for large-scale projects.

To create TDA, tires are fed into a main shredder that cuts them with rotating knives. The most popular type of primary shredder uses groups of circular blades. Opposite each blade on one shaft, a spacer of equal width on the other shaft allows them to counter-rotate and overlap. Another type of main shredder uses knife rotors and rotor spacers that are attached to the rotors. Wear plates or liners are also secured to each side of the rotor to protect against wear. This machine design permits closer spacing tolerance between the edges of the adjacent blade than can be achieved with conventional hook and shear.

The quality of TDA is determined by the sharpness of the knives & blades. Sharpness insures a clean-cut TDA with few exposed steel belts, cords or wire. Dull knives can produce pieces with a larger width since they may not completely separate the two. There are (2) types of wire in the tire. Bead wire is larger in diameter (about 1/8” diameter) and belt wire that is even smaller. Wire removal is often done using magnets. The 1st pass through the main shredder produces average TDA, while additional passes through increase quality in the desired sizes.” The report is available in its entirety at this link.

Do you have a salvage vehicle and want to sell us your car in areas like Firestone Park, Highland Square, or Copley? Do you wish to get money for a scrap car quickly from a damaged or wrecked car buyer that serves the regions of Ravenna, Merriman Valley, and Bath? We are where to scrap a car quickly regardless if the vehicle is located in Clinton, Medina, or the Portage Lakes. To receive money for a scrap car or unwanted vehicle in Norton, Monroe Falls, or Tallmadge, contact our scrap vehicle buyer @ (330) 271-6464 today.

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Women in Auto Recycling

Women in Auto Recycling

Cash 4 Cars Akron is among those people that buy junk cars in Green, Silver Lake, and Cuyahoga Falls. Those with a salvage car seeking junk car scrap services are encouraged to contact our scrap vehicle buyer. We provide same-day cash for cars service which includes complimentary vehicle removal and junk car towing. Those looking for a scrap vehicle buyer or other people that buy junk cars in Springfield Township, North Akron, or Mogadore should give us a call! The salvage car and junk car scrap business has traditionally been comprised mostly of men. In recent times, more women have emerged in the industry, which is a welcome change.

Caryn Smith composed a story titled ‘Women with a Why’ on a-r-a.org with the following information. “The Ladies of the Automotive Recycling Association (LARA) is a part of the ARA that promotes auto recycling to females, and encourages mentorship and learning among the members. Women ARA members & their employees share stories, history, and they shed light on beating obstacles and advice to others.

Rachel Egelseer of Smart/Global Solutions & Transport discussed her story explaining that she started as a dismantler in the garage and quickly performed almost every job at the site including the scrapping of cars, sales of components, shipping, receiving, and vehicle inventory. Today, her role is Inventory Manager, which involves being the first one to inspect the end-of-life vehicles upon arrival. She then reviews the specs and helps the sales team understand the items available. She finds it gratifying to help the environment and save people money at the same time.

Betsy Finnell, Co-owner Hotlines, Inc, talks about her experience which began with her liking cars. Her 1st was a ‘59 T-Bird. She married at 22, began in a Smart salvage operation, a family business which grew to 82 employees. In the early years she lacked technical automotive knowledge, but then the computer solved that! Her advice to others is to work hard to be a clean, organized, and professional.” To read Ms. Smith’s article in its entirety visit this link.

As the salvage car, junk car scrap and auto recycling industry evolves, it naturally is beginning to have more females in the mix. Having long been a male-dominated industry, it is a refreshing sign of the times. I hope that all younger people, (females included) consider the many career paths within the vast automotive-related industries. There is certainly an opportunity for everyone from mechanics, engineers, marketing experts, sales professionals, management paths and many more…

Cash 4 Cars Akron is comprised of people that buy junk cars in East Akron, Wadsworth and Kent. Residents of New Franklin, Peninsula, and Firestone Park, with a salvage car to sell are encouraged to call (330) 271-6464. Our scrap vehicle buyer is available 6 days a week to handle vehicle removal in the Merriman Valley, Bath, and Stow. Our junk car scrap operation which culminates with junk car towing is proud to serve the areas of Norton, Monroe Falls, and Tallmadge. Even if your car is wrecked or damaged, we will pay you cash for it and tow it away regardless of whether it is located in Coventry Township, Kenmore, or the Chapel Hill neighborhood.

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Oil Price Impacts Recycling

Oil Price Impacts Recycling

Cash 4 Cars Akron is among the car buyers that offer money for a scrap car and handles salvage vehicle removal. As a scrap vehicle buyer, we have witnessed first-hand the price for a junk car continuing to decline. Many people with old vehicles may themselves where to scrap my car in Green, Silver Lake or Cuyahoga Falls? These individuals are encouraged to contact us for a price for a junk car and consider our salvage vehicle removal program.  We are currently paying money for a scrap car 6 days a week throughout Springfield Township, North Akron and Mogadore.  Due to recent service area expansions we are now car buyers in Summit, Portage and Medina Counties.

Our next piece of news relating to the auto scrap and recycling business focuses on how the market price for oil has impacted many US recyclers. On Saturday January 2, 2016 the site pressofatlanticcity.com posted an article titled ‘Recycling industry a victim of cheaper oil’ authored by Maxwell Reil, which told us the following: “Lower oil costs cost has meant cheaper gas & heating bills for consumers; for many recycling companies, it has led to a decrease in revenue. As oil prices fall, so have the value of plastics made with oil.

Bob Anderson, Regional Development Manager for ReCommunity Recycling, says low oil prices are affecting revenue for recycling companies. The commodity markets are at historic lows & we’ve seen steep reduction in the value of scrap materials. Spot prices for oil were around $36/ barrel last week, according to the U.S. EIA, compared with $98.89 in 2014 and $108.56 in 2013.   Scrap plastic was selling at $2,000/ton, and now has fallen to $30/ton. The material comes in fast every week, and in NJ recycling is mandatory.  Kim Holmes, Director of Recycling at SPI, says it’s a challenging time in the recycling industry. Holmes says recycling companies should take advantage of the market & seek companies that want to work specifically with recyclable materials.

Anderson’s experts expect to see the same pricing for 3-5 years. He said the company has hired more workers for a higher quality product, something buyers are interested in; buyers have higher tolerance with non-recoverable items, and when demand is low you must produce a better product. When competing versus competitors, the cleaner the product is then the better chance you have. Those choosing to use recycled content cite cost savings as the main reason, but another reason was because companies had internally stated eco-goals requested by customers.” The complete article is available at this link.

Where to scrap my car

Cash 4 Cars Akron pays money for a scrap car in the regions of East Akron, Wadsworth and Kent. Our scrap vehicle buyer is available to provide you a quote for your salvage vehicle regardless of whether your clunker is located in New Franklin, Peninsula or Firestone Park. Our car buyers treat vehicle sellers with a simple and professional approach that can only be offered by a local scrap vehicle buyer. The national “cash for cars” companies that use a central answering service are less concerned with local Akron area residents and often their junk car removal process takes too long. These national outfits with their 800 numbers basically provide you a low price for your salvage vehicle and then attempt to hand off the junk car towing and removal to someone in the area. We ARE a local scrap vehicle buyer that proudly services the areas of Highland Square, Copley and Barberton. Residents of the Merriman Valley, Bath and Stow should know that our car buyers are a product of your community.  If you need same-day pick up and money for a scrap car in Lakemore, Clinton, or Medina—call (330) 271-6464 today!

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Auto Scrapper to Close

Auto Scrapper to Close

In the salvage vehicle business recently, the money for a junk car being paid out has dipped. As a scrap vehicle buyer and wrecked car buyer, I do not recall the per-ton scrap price being this low. Those of us in the auto buyer community are unfortunately feeling the effects and those selling an old car are seeing it reflecting in the amount of money for a junk car that they are receiving. We in the scrap car buyer arena are hoping that 2016 brings us resurgence in the scrap prices relating to automobiles. Our next story discusses an iconic salvage vehicle graveyard in Southern CA that is closing up shop. An Associated Press story by John Rogers ‘Final curtain coming down on giant Hollywood junkyard’ posted on December 28, 2015 in the napavalleyregister.com told us the following: “For 54 years, Aadlen Brothers Auto Wrecking, in the San Fernando Valley, has handled any TV prop imaginable while serving as the site of more than 200 Hollywood film shoots. The last surviving Bruce The Shark, made from the mold for the 1975 Steven Spielberg film ‘Jaws’ resides there near an entrance. With its huge mouth agape, it appears ready to devour anyone foolish enough to try to sneak off the lot with, say, a pilfered power train from a ‘32 Ford.

Nearby, sits the giant boom box that Usher danced on for a 1997 music video. It’s actually a 53-foot-long big-rig trailer painted to look like the ‘80s-era music machine. Nathan Adlen, is the owner of this hybrid junkyard-Hollywood backlot that’s been in his family since 1961. By New Year’s Eve, he promises, it will be 26 acres of bare land surrounded largely by warehouses and car-repair places as he contemplates what to do next with the property. Adlen says it’s gotten harder to make money in the junk business, as he walks past thousands of automobiles piled high, each destined for the giant car-crushing machine that will squash them into scrap metal. The Chinese aren’t buying that scrap like they once did, causing the price to plummet while his wage and insurance costs continue to rise.

But Adlen says that Hollywood cash isn’t enough these days to subsidize a business that for decades was also the go-to place for seemingly every shade-tree mechanic in the San Fernando Valley looking to dress up his ride with a cheap turbocharger, a shiny grill or chrome wheels pulled off everything from wrecked Rolls-Royces to VW bugs.

Over the years, the lot has appeared briefly in “The Hangover,” ‘’The Fall Guy,” ‘’The A-Team,” ‘’Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and other shows. Soon there will be nothing left to film. The “RoboCop 3” car has already headed out the door, followed by two of the armored vehicles from the film “Universal Soldier.” The complete article is available here.

Tough times for an auto buyer

Those selling an old car in Green, Silver Lake and Cuyahoga Falls are in luck, as we now offer our wrecked car buyer service in these areas. Do you have a salvage vehicle to sell in Coventry Township, Kenmore, or Chapel Hill? Those seeking to get cash for cars in Medina, the Portage Lakes and Fairlawn should contact our scrap vehicle buyer. We pay money for a junk car throughout the regions of Springfield Township, North Akron and Mogadore. We purchase junk vehicles in any condition and our wrecked car buyer is standing by to provide you a junk car quote at (330) 271-6464. Residents of East Akron, Wadsworth and Kent, will an old car to scrap can contact us 6 days a week. We are a scrap vehicle buyer that offers junk car hauling services throughout Clinton, the Rolling Acres area and Firestone Park.