Your broken down, stranded vehicle just got more valuable. No longer is the scrap metal and copper wire the reason you get cash in the first place. Now recovered vehicles, running or not, have increased in value. In my view, trends are titling in the direction of car parts for art.
Recycling is being replaced by re-purposing. Re-manufacturing is being replaced by re-invention. From struts and shocks, to motor mounts and camshafts the landscape of re-use and the language of resource recovery is quickly changing.