What Happens to A Clunked Clunker?

The New York Times has an interesting blog post about how car dealers are racing to get the cars, which have been traded in as part of the Cash for Clunkers program, decommissioned and sent to the scrap yard. The process seems even more laborious than the paperwork they need to file with the U.S. government. In the YouTube video above, some employees detail exactly how an engine is decommissioned using a special solution that causes it to seize. The trade-ins will never be driven again.

Cash for Clunkers

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