Car Wrecking and Recycling glossary

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Auto Wrecker
A person who dismantles cars
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Baler
Machine used for compressing vehicle components and body into small compact cubes to save storage space.
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CFCs
Stands for Chlorofluorocarbons. Compounds of carbon, chlorine and fluorine found in car cooling gas.
Cash For Cars
A vehicle purchase promotion in which second hand or wrecked cars are bought for cash or payment is made via bank deposit on the same day. The emphasis is on fast payment rather than actual cash.
Cash4Cars
An alternative formulation for Cash For Cars.
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DEL Cars
An alternative formulation of DEOL Cars which stands for Damaged, End Of Life Cars.
DEOL Cars
Damaged End Of Life Cars
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ELTs
End of life tyres. There are non-reusable in their original form but can be sheared into granulated tyre rubber that can be used in infrastructure construction processes.
ELV
End of Life Vehicles
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Ferrous Metal
Metal primarily containing Iron. See non-ferrous metal.
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Junkyard
A scrapyard.
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Recycle
Convert waste product from vehicles into reusable material.
reuse
Use without additional processing
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Scrap Car
A written-off car bought for dismantling.
Sellers Fees
A Fee charged by some second hard car dealers when facilitating trade between a car seller and a car buyer. Typically involves a bidding process and can be slow.
Shredding
A process in which vehicles are ground to small pieces to save space.
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TDF
Tyre derived fuel. Fuel obtained from TDFs may contain heavy metal such as lead and may pose health risks.
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Wrecker
A person who dismantles cars.
Written off Car
A vehicle removed from the New Zealand registered motor vehicle registration list. Typically unsafe to drive. A write-off vehicle maybe too expensive to repair. Cause may include flood and hail and fire damage.
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