A car dealership kills its first clunker

Bob Sight Ford, a dealership in Kansas City, has killed its first clunker.

Less than three minutes after the 1988 Bronco II’s oil compartment was filled with sodium silicate solution, the gas-guzzling engine sputtered to a stop for the last time.

Injecting engines with the chemical is the first step in the Cash for Clunkers program to get rid of the thousands of traded-in cars sitting on dealership lots across the country. The salvage yard usually comes next, then the crusher for whatever’s left.

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