Harley Says: Everything You Should Know About Auto Radiators

Have you started savin’ up for summer vacation yet? No?

Well, the gals and fellas at WV Cashin Recyclables can help put extra bills in your money box by accepting old automotive radiators!

In this Harley Says blog, our scrap metal expert Harley discusses how you can get the most by bringing cleaned radiators to the scrapyard.

What are Auto Radiators?

Auto radiators are essential parts for cars, trucks and other automobiles. The part is a component of the engine’s cooling system that disperses a mix of antifreeze and water. It then releases some of the heat while taking in cool air before returning to the engine.

What are the different types of auto radiators?

There are four types of radiators: brass, copper, steel and plastic.

Brass radiators are typically found on older vehicles made before 1990, however, most large trucks use brass radiators for their durability.

Plastic/aluminum radiators became popular after the 1970’s because of its low cost and weight.

With that said, copper and brass radiators both maintain the majority of the radiator market for newer vehicles.

How do I get the most money by bringing my scrap auto radiators to WV Cashin?

To get the better price, you’ll want to remove any screws, plastic or metal components from the part; this is considered “clean”. Brass components do not need to be removed.

We’ll accept any “dirty” (meaning screw, plastic and metal are left on the part) radiators, however, you will get a lower price than if they were brought in clean.

Stop by WV Cashin today! We’ll go through what you have to offer and give you the best deal out there!

Be sure to keep an eye out for the next Harley Says video – he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to auto radiators and all things scrap metal!

If you have questions about these materials or other recyclables, give us a call at 304-755-5187.

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