You know that your Jeep® SUV needs new parts sometimes, but did you know that many of those old and worn-out components can actually be recycled? At I.G. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Smyrna, we’ve seen plenty of Jeep parts come and go. Here’s what we know about the recycling process.

What Can Be Recycled

Many familiar parts can be recycled and made into something new. Commonly recycled parts include:

  • Wheels
  • Tires
  • Filters
  • Batteries
  • Car seats
  • Belts
  • Hoses
  • Carpets
  • Windshield glass

Many parts made with rubber, glass, or metal can be recycled. Then these materials can find a new life in another product.

Recycled glass can be made into porcelain, tile flooring, and so much more. Recycled rubber from tires can be used in the pavement that helps form the foundation for new roads. Those expired car parts can do a lot more than you might expect.

The Jeep Part Recycling Process

Parts can be recycled after they are replaced with a new one, but sometimes a car that’s headed for salvage or the scrapyard can contain parts that are ready for recycling. If a car is at the end of its lifespan, it will be inspected thoroughly at a junkyard or recycling facility.

Any parts that work can be taken out and reused elsewhere, but if a part is at the end of its life it can be recycled. Any fluids, like oil and brake fluid, are then drained and the car is crushed.

Benefits of Recycling Parts

When you recycle parts, you’re not just giving these old components new life. You’re also helping the environment by ensuring that more materials don’t need to be produced in order to build more products.

If you want to learn more about Jeep parts and what our Jeep service center can do for you, visit our Jeep dealership in Smyrna, DE!