Why should you dismantle a car
To dismantle a car in the Automotive industry is huge and it is a necessity but it often gets overlooked. Even if a car is at the end of its life, approximately 80 percent of the vehicle can be reused or recycled. Garages and custom shops will often buy scrap cars for parts, since recycling is also common in auto body repair and vintage vehicle restoration. The environmental concerns are currently a huge driving force in many sectors, and auto recycling plays a huge part in increasing sustainability. Using recycled parts rather than manufacturing new ones can save an estimated 80 million barrels of oil per year. Additionally, opting for scrap metal rather than raw ore can reduce the air pollution generated by a steel mill by up to 86 per cent. Fortunately, it’s easier to take a car apart than to put it back together. While it can take some time and a fair amount of heavy labour, the process is surprisingly straightforward. Here’s how to dismantle a car the easy way. Preparation: Remove the hood and disconnect the battery, disconnect all engine hoses and wires, disconnect the transmission and exhaust system, drain the gas, oil and transmission fluids. Next step Engine compartment, remove the front grill, attach the engine hoist, unbolt the engine mounts, raise the engine in the air. Now strip the under carriage and then dismantle the body of the car: remove the fenders, bumpers and trunk hood, carefully cut and remove the windows, remove the doors and lights, cut rear panels and roof supports to remove the roof and then finally remove the interior of the car. Remove the dashboard, take out seats and carpeting, only the chassis should remain, cut the frame into smaller pieces with a blowtorch. Some advice of how to strip or break up a car.