Salvage yards in Ames are places where old and decommissioned vehicles are brought. They are then dismantled. If usable parts are recovered after the process, they can be sold to repair outlets or individuals. The rest of the material is sold as scrap metal to recycling companies. Usually, the parts that are reused include light assemblies, seats, parts of the exhaust system, mirrors, hubcaps etc. However, sometimes engines and transmission can also be sold to an auto-parts company. Ames salvage yards may have a warehouse where the dismantled parts are kept. A customer can come look for parts he/she needs, or they can enquire about a part, and can be informed with it comes in. Installation services for the auto parts may or may not be offered. Sometimes, the glass components are also recycled. After all the usable parts are removed, the remaining hulk is sold to a scrap metal processor. They crush the hulks using a mobile baling press, Shredder, or flattener. This can occur in the yard itself. After that, disposal is done within a hammer mill. The scrap metal can also be recycled.