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Friday, 30 September 2011

Return of Recycle Your Ride

Scrap your clunker and get up to $3,000 back from Ford and up to $982 in fuel savings

OAKVILLE, ON, Sept. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Starting October 1, consumers who turn in their vehicles for recycling (2005 models or older) will get up to $3,000 toward the purchase of a new vehicle from the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited.

Ford's 'Recycle Your Ride' program is a great way for consumers looking to save on their next vehicle while doing their part for the environment. Since the program was first offered in 2009, Ford's Recycle Your Ride program has retired more than 50,000 old, polluting vehicles - enough to circle the globe twice. This has eliminated approximately 474,308 metric tonnes of smog forming emissions - that's enough to fill more than 260,000 garbage bags.

"In today's uncertain economic times, the Ford Recycle Your Ride program means more people can now afford a new car with the latest in vehicle safety, fuel economy and smart technology," said David Mondragon, president and CEO, Ford of Canada. "It's a win-win-win for the consumer, the economy and the environment. I am proud to say that Ford of Canada has helped to recycle more vehicles than any other auto manufacturer."

To qualify for the Ford Recycle Your Ride program:

Visit your closest Ford dealer with your 2005 or older running vehicle that has been properly registered or insured for the last three months to confirm your eligibility.
Purchase or lease your new Ford vehicle and receive the Recycle Your Ride incentive, over and above current incentives.
*Program details available on starting October 1, 2011.

Newer vehicles emit up to 19 times less smog-forming emissions and achieve much higher fuel efficiency than older models. For example:

An average driver who moves from a typical 1995 model year compact car to a 2012 Ford Focus, could save approximately $343 a year on gas
An average driver who moves from a typical 1995 model year mid-size car to a 2012 Ford Fusion four-cylinder could save approximately $483 a year on gas
An average driver who moves from a typical 1995 model year mid-size SUV 4X4 to a 2012 Ford Edge with an EcoBoost engine save approximately $982 a year on gas
**Based on fuel consumption values from NRCan's Fuel Consumption Guide for Canada

Many Canadians are unaware just how much of their old ride can be recycled. "A lot has changed in the auto recycling business," said Steve Fletcher, Managing Director, Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC). "Gone are the days of the haphazard junkyards, today's auto recyclers are highly organized businesses, which can recycle over 80 per cent of a single vehicle brought to them."

The steel industry recycles more than 12.7 million metric tonnes of steel from end-of-life vehicle each year
Many parts are reconditioned and sold: starter, alternator, engine, transmission, wheel rims, mirrors, seats, stereo, doors, batteries
Fluids are drained for reuse or recycling: fuel, oils, coolant, windshield fluid
Heavy metals like lead and mercury are recycled
Refrigerants are recovered for reuse or recycling
Tires are reused when possible or shredded, cleaned and processed into useful items like playground surfaces and garden mulch.
Once all of the salvageable material is removed from the vehicle the remaining structure is flattened and pulverized into fist-sized pieces, and shredded to recover and recycle the metals.

About ARC:
Formed in 1997 as an "association of associations", the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) is the national voice of the automotive recycling industry, providing a forum for the channelling of information and addressing Canada wide concerns. Member associations: Alberta Automotive Recyclers & Dismantlers Association (AARDA); Association des recycleurs de pi├Ęces d'autos et de camions inc. (ARPAC); Automotive Recyclers Association of Atlantic Canada (ARAAC); Automotive Recyclers Association of Manitoba (ARM); British Columbia Automotive Recyclers (B-CAR); Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) Salvage; Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA). ARC's 400 auto recycling members are committed to the cost-efficient and environmentally-responsible recycling of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) using the Canadian Auto Recyclers' Environmental Code of Practice.

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