PASCO, Wash.-- You might want to call it a clunker calamity. That's what salvage yards might be in for as they get every single clunker that is being traded in.
Pasco auto wrecking doesn't have any clunkers just yet, but when they do, the process will begin to take parts like wheels, lights and bumpers off and resell. Now you might think this would be great for business, but salvage yards have to buy every single car that comes in, pay to get it ready to take apart, and they won't even be able to sell any engine from a clunker. Those are killed before they even come in. That means they might only break even.
Osbourn says this could really cost salvage yards down the road, because as you bring in all these clunkers for scrap, the price of scrap metal might decrease, which would mean less money for every other salvage car that comes in.