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Our Commitment to the Environment

My Auto Store is proud to run one of the most environmentally friendly business models in the auto industry.

As a consumer, you have the power to make a difference by consciously choosing products that are environmentally safe or from companies that make the environment a top priority. When you buy a car part from My Auto Store you are helping and contributing to the safe removal of hazardous items such as fluids, gas, tires, catalytic converters and toxic waste that otherwise would’ve been left in the open, contaminating the soil and draining to our rivers. We safely store and transport all toxic fluids to recycling centers specialized in hazardous material around the country.

My Auto Store is one of the largest companies contributing annually to the Automotive Recyclers’ Association’s estimated industry collection of more than 100.8 million gallons of fuel, 8 million gallons of coolant, 24 million gallons of motor oil and 45 million gallons of windshield washer fluid.

My Auto Store goes further in the recycling process than any other company by extending the life of perfectly working car parts.

Providing customers with an original OEM part for 90% less than the cost of the same part at a car dealership. By buying one of our parts you are saving earth’s precious resources needed to manufacture a new part and saving money.

Did you know that every year the automotive recycling industry saves around 85 million barrels of oil from being used to produce new parts? My Auto Store is proud to be part of the solution!

Up to 80% of the End of Life Vehicles (ELVs) can be recycled and My Auto Store is always working to push that percentage even further.

Here is the material breakdown of the average vehicle:

MATERIAL BREAKDOWN AVG WEIGHT (LBS) % OF WEIGHT
FERROUS METAL 1712 68.74%
PLASTIC 226.6 9.10%
NON-FERROUS METALS 226.8 9.11%
GLASS 75.6 3.04%
TIRES 75.6 3.04%
FLUIDS 22.8 0.92%
RUBBER 22.8 0.92%
ELECTRICAL PARTS 50.2 2.02%
PROCESS POLYMERS 25 1.00%
CARPETS 25 1.00%
BATTERY 25 1.00%
OTHER 3 0.12%
TOTAL 2490.4 100.00%

While 20% of a vehicle can’t be recycled, like plastics that are mixed with other substrates, a bigger majority can be recycled — including:

  • Air Bags
  • Batteries
  • Bumper
  • Catalytic Converter
  • Doors
  • Fenders
  • Glass
  • Plastics
  • Mats
  • Rubber
  • Seats
  • Tailgates
  • Rims
  • Wheels
  • Tires
  • Oil
  • Windows
  • Mirrors

You might not believe it but our company directly impacts your life.

Across North America the automotive recycling industry provides around 40% of all ferrous metal to be recycled. All steel produced today is at least 25% of recycled material. This saves the steel industry enough energy to supply power to more than 17 million households per year making the energy bill a little less for everyone.

Buying a part from us not only benefits the environment, it also benefits you.

You are able to purchase a part that is superior in quality to an aftermarket part for 90% less than a manufactured dealership one. To see how our parts compare to others check out our article OEM vs Aftermarket parts.

To assure our customers that they have made the best choice when it comes to buying a quality OEM part and helping the environment we offer a 6 month warranty on all our parts and 100% free shipping right to your door.

What are you waiting for?

Tell everyone about My Auto Store and how they can make a difference by making an environmentally conscious decision to buy parts from us instead of contributing to the waste of materials by buying brand new or aftermarket parts.


Car Recycling Statistics

 

The car recycling Industry is the 16th largest in the United States, contributing $25 billion per year to the national GDP.


 

Every year, the automobile recycling industry in USA and Canada provides sufficient steel to produce roughly 13 million new vehicles.


 

In the U.S., nearly 12 million cars are recycled. This number makes cars the most recycled item in the country.


 

Every year, the North American automotive
recycling industry saves around 85 million barrels of oil from getting used in making new or replacement auto parts.


 

The gross annual revenue in 1997 in USA was $7.05 billion and in Canada was $1.15 billion. In the same year, auto recyclers in USA and Canada acquired approximately 4.7 million vehicles for recycling. In that year, 6 million car tires and 11 millions of car oil were recycled.


 

Across North America, automotive recycling
provides around 40 percent of ferrous (iron containing) metal for scrap processing industry.


 

Recycled steel is cheaper as well, since new ore doesn’t have to be mined to produce it. All steel produced today has at least 25 percent recycled steel in it, and some products are made entirely from recycled steel. So in addition to the economic and environmental benefits, recycling cars is a vital link in the world’s industrial infrastructure.


Data from: https://www.thebalancesmb.com/auto-recycling-facts-and-figures-2877933