VEHICLE PREPARATION AND FACILITY CAR CERTIFICATION
EWE-PULLET will be carrying on the same high environmental standards that have been paramount at Nordstrom’s® Auto Recycling for years. Nordstrom’s® was the firstCAR certified auto recycler in the region. The entire vehicle processing system for the EWE-PULLET vehicles is done in the same facility as our certified full-service operation. By doing this you are assured that your vehicle will not become part of any future problems for you or for Nordstrom’s. Our Green Vehicle Disposal gives you the comfort that all potential hazards are removed from the vehicles you will be selling us or removing parts from. Please click on the link for CAR to see what is involved to receive that certification.
As part of that process, we remove many things from the vehicles including hazardous Mercury. Nordstrom’s® Auto Recycling is part of the NVMSRP (National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recycling Program) that was formed as a result of an agreement reached in August of 2006 by the associations and individuals representing dismantlers, automotive steel and scrap industries, environmental groups, and a national group representing state government environmental agency officials, and the U.S. EPA. ELVS (End-of-life-Vehicle Solutions Corporation) manages the mercury switch removal program in the United States and Nordstrom’s® was the first ELVS participant in South Dakota and one of the first in the five state regions. As a member of the CAR program, Nordstrom’s is also part of the EPA’s NPEP program. We are proud to be doing our part as a member of the EPA’s National Partnership for Environmental Priorities. Check out this link as One of Nordstrom’s owners and also CAR committee chairman receives the plaque from the EPA for the associations’ acceptance into the partnership.
As we process the vehicles for the EWE-PULLET we do many things to prepare them correctly. Here is a list of what happens to all of the EWE PULLET vehicles.
Mercury containing convenience light switches are removed in accordance with the NVMSRP program.
Oil is drained and processed from the engine.
Gas tank is removed and drained when possible, and placed back inside the vehicle for easier access to fuel pumps and sending units. Some hard to remove tanks are drained with a special boring device, and in this case, the tank is ruined.
Remove all antifreeze from cooling system.
Catalytic Converters are removed by cutting from the exhaust system.
Transmission fluid is drained and processed.
Remove all differential fluids from front and rear ends and transfer cases if 4wd.
Battery is removed and tested if saleable or if needing certified processing.
Refrigerant is evacuated from every vehicle.
Remove brake fluid.
Remove power steering fluid.
Push out floor drain plugs.
Remove all locking lug nuts, and loosen others for quick wheel removal.
Mark the roof and windshield of any major part know to be bad, or found to be bad parts of the car, during prep, to help customers out. We will always try and mark the car if we know something is bad.
Vehicles are carefully placed on stands in the facility to make part removal much easier. Because of this, No Jacks are allowed in Ewe Pullet.