There are many items that have to be scrapped once they exceed their longevity and are unfit for use. Used car that has finished its life, also known as scrap car, has to be dismantled and recycled by means of a proper procedure.

Since cars possess licence, due care has to be taken while dismantling cards to make sure that it is done as per rules and it cannot be simply smashed and the parts cannot be discarded. Scrap car is of good value in the market both in terms of cash and also the value of some of the parts. In case scrap car is used for obtaining cash then they have to be decommissioned at an authorised facility which ensures that the scrap car is de-polluted in a right manner and also recycled as per the directives issued by Malaysian authorities.

Scrap car is first examined in order to assess as per the de-pollution guidelines and gauge what exact type of treatment is need for the scrap car since there are different versions and features. The scrap car may be air conditioned or it may have a special hydraulic suspension system. Once the vehicle is assessed then the de-pollution process for the scrap car commences. This is first done by removing the battery which has to be stored now in a designated container where it is recycled and most of the battery is reused. Subsequently the upholstery is then removed and is recycled as much possible followed by destruction of any contaminated fabrics. Then the interior of the scrap car is stripped which leaves steel seat frames and exposes the loom from the frames which is then removed and placed in a separate section for steel. This is followed by removing most of the loom that is placed in a separate section for copper, followed by dismantling glass, bumpers as well as rubber trims. This leaves a bare shell, engine and the suspension gear.

Once the dismantling of scrap car reaches this stage, the fluids present in the scrap car is removed, such as the coolant, fuel, brake fluid, air conditioning gas, power steering fluid etc. These are removed by using a special pump which is then placed for individual treatment followed by disposal. This almost leaves the vehicle in a completion stage.

The engine and gear box are removed subsequently followed by separation of different components. Initially it involves separation of steel and alloy components, followed by plastics and other hazardous material present in clutch, brake linings and other remaining fluids.  The fuel tank and supply lines of the scrap car are then removed including the brake pipes which leave a bare shell that can be crushed and melted down for use in products such as car, coke tin, box etc.

Effective recycling of scrap car involves recycling more than 90 percent of the vehicle and this has a beneficial effect on the environment, causing as little damage as possible and at the same time it also offers value for the parts that have been dismantled and recycled.