End of Life Vehicle Management

London Auto Parts has state-of-the-art depollution and vehicle handling systems and equipment, and is recognised by the Department of the Enviroment and is on the Public Register of Authorised Treatment Facilities.Vehicles entering our “end of life” handling process are subjected several stages of treatment aimed at maximising the recylcing potential limiting the enviromental impact.

Wheels & Fluid Handling

Specialised impermeable areas and storage tanks are used when extracting all the fluids from a vehicle. Plastic Stoppers are then fitted to drain and fill points.

  • Wheels (and seperate lead wheel balances).
  • Battery
  • Coolant
  • Oil & Filter
  • Fuel
  • Wash Fluid
  • Brake / Cluth resevoir
  • Power Steering resevoir
  • Suspension Fluid
  • Other Lubricants.

Preperation & Part Removal

Next the vehicle is prepared priored to engine removal and significant parts are removed. Special consideration is given to the following:

  • Parts containing mercury.
  • Degassing of any air conditioning systems.
  • Catalyst.
  • Shock Absorbers.
  • Deployment / Removal Air Bags

Engine Removal, Bailing and Storage

Specialised bays are again used to ensure a safe process and containment of materials
while the remaining required parts are removed along with the engine, after which the vehicle is available for a final inspection before being bailed (crushed) and stored for further reprocessing.

ELV Directive Summary

The EC ELV Directive aims to reduce the amount of waste from vehicles
(cars and vans) when they are finally scrapped. In particular, it includes
tightened environmental standards for vehicle treatment sites, requires
that last owners must be able to dispose of their vehicles free of charge
from 2007 sets rising reuse, recycling and recovery targets and restricts
the use of hazardous substances in both new vehicles and replacement
vehicle parts.