How Does a Junked Car Get Recycled?

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Approximately 95 percent of vehicles retired from U.S. roadways are recycled each year, according to the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, and that’s a lot of vehicles, since each year 12 million of them reach the end of their useful lives. At $25 billion per year, auto recycling is the 16th largest industry in the country. Have you ever stopped and wondered what happens to a junked car, though? Keep reading to find out how the process works and see some of the unique ways car parts find new life.