“Indeed, pouring over these numbers confirmed some of what we knew while revealing some of what we did not – interpretation, like a car’s mileage, may vary.”
February 13, 2018
Junk Car Medics (JunkCarMedics.com), a New York-based cash-for-junk cars company founded by Felix Maxwell, recently published its Wheel Life: The Most Recycled Junk Cars in America data report, meant to take a look back at the cars they recycled in 2017 in order to analyze the current state of end-of-life vehicle recycling in America. The focus was on the cars recycled in the United States as a whole, with many industry insiders finding Junk Car Medics’ results surprising.
“With 2017 gone and 2018 in full swing, we thought this would be the ideal moment to take a look at our data from 2017 and analyze it,” explains Maxwell. “We’ve randomly selected a portion of our database of cars we purchased and broke it down, with some of our findings being called ‘surprising’ by auto industry analysts.”
Owners of early-2000 Accords, Civics, Camrys, Explorers and Tauruses will find, according to Junk Car Medics’ report, plenty of options for replacement parts at their local vehicle recycling center, but the flip side to that coin is that they might need to spend extra time vehicle shopping in the near future – new research on the American automobile recycling market by Junk Car Medics indicates that these models topped the list of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) which reached the end of the road in 2017.
“Analyzing the past year’s ELVs was a fascinating retrospective on the state of the American car parc,” adds Maxwell. “Like a high school yearbook, the collected memories of 2017’s ‘graduating…