How long will my car (parts) last?
No metal, no leather, nothing organic will be left. Even the tires, after providing a snack for rubber-eating microbes, will then have the inner steel belting eaten away by the elements. Plastics will likely look as fresh as the day they were ejected from their molds. Seat foam, too, has shown amazing longevity in recent tests, degrading not one whit after being buried in a landfill for 700 days. Glass is pretty much the only other thing in your car that hangs around as long as the oil-based stuff, having a shelf life conservatively estimated at one million years. Wouldn't it be grand to see the window switches, headlamp clusters, and other bits and pieces artfully arranged into some kind of "artifact" that never existed? Too bad we're not going to be around to see what kind of sense future man makes of our automotive trash.
[Source: AOL Autos | Photo: Ben Merkel/Hemmings]
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