It can be confusing and complicated to scrap your car for its parts. You’ll want to dispose of your car the right way if you don’t want to be liable for any losses or liabilities. We’ll walk you through the steps to sell your car.
How do I know if it’s time to junk my car?
There are signs that your car needs to be replaced, even if it is not falling apart. It may be time to consider a newer, more fuel-efficient car if your vehicle is not fuel-efficient and you are filling up the tank more often than once a week. It’s time to sell your car if it costs too much to maintain it and you are facing increasing repair bills. If it has been totaled, or if you’ve recently had a major accident, then it could be a liability for you to drive. You can sell your old car and get cash for it. Instead, you should consider a more reliable, safer option for travel.
What’s the deal with scrap metal?
Simple as that, people buy cars to scrap for the metal. Scrap metal can be recycled and melted to create other products. Scrap yards that are licensed and authorized can use indexes to assign a value to scrap. The value of scrap metal fluctuates, just like stocks on the stock exchange. Ask the scrapyard what it is currently worth before you do business. As you read on, you will hopefully be pleasantly surprised at how much you can earn.
Get Money for Your Junk Vehicle
You can cash for scrap cars. You can get the best bang for your money if you do it right. Consider these quick tips before you go to a scrapyard to get pennies for your car from someone who doesn’t even know what it is worth. You can sell your junk vehicle to a scrapyard, or junk yard. We will make you a fair cash offer on the spot. You could also try to do it yourself and get a bit more money. Remember, that extra money will require a lot of effort. This is the value that you’ll get from us. Take these tips to make the most of selling your junk car.
- Disassemble your vehicle
If you disassemble your car and sell the parts, you’ll make more money. This may seem like an overwhelming task but sometimes it’s just a matter of getting some sockets and wrenches and starting to work. You can also use a system to organize the smaller pieces to keep them together. Ask a friend or mechanic for help if you have no experience disassembling cars. This process could take you hours, days or even weeks, depending on your skill level. You will be able sell individual parts rather than the entire junker.
- Sort your car piece by piece
In the manufacture of cars, two types of metals are used: ferrous and non-ferrous. You’ll need to use a magnet in order to differentiate between ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The value of scrap parts can change depending on what type of metal is in high demand. Catalytic convertors can be expensive because rare metals reduce pollution in combustion engines. Cast iron items are also highly valued. The metals used to make car starters, alternators and batteries have also value.
- What can and cannot be sold?
It is not worth it to negotiate on certain parts of an automobile that scrappers are unlikely to be interested in. You can recycle almost everything, but you might end up putting these items in a pile for a trip to the landfill. These include:
- Plastic is used to make interior car features
- Radioactive Materials
These materials are not all found in cars, but everything other than metal cannot be sold to these ends. Plan how you will dispose of them, whether they are sold or recycled.
- Clean all scrap parts
Cleaning all metal before selling it is another difficult but necessary step in converting your vehicle into cash. The parts that have been sitting a while are covered in dirt, rust and other sludge. This will make melting the metal more difficult. You can save time by cleaning off the parts. You may be able to get more money for them.
- Make sure you do some research prior to hand
Do some research on the current value of metal and parts before you start disassembling, organizing, and cleaning up. You can determine if the people selling scrap and those who run organizations are being honest and fair when you go to them. Prepare to bargain and ask for the current price.
- Too much? Consider a company that specializes in buying junk cars
There are many options for selling your car to an organization that will breakdown the vehicle for you. These institutions offer free quotes over the phone, with no obligation. This can help you get an idea of how much your car is worth. You can call a few organizations to find out what your car is worth and be at ease knowing that you have completed this task.
Step 5 is to contact a car wrecker. Junking a car can be a difficult process. Since a junked car usually sits there wasting away, you can get extra money with little effort. You may be able to earn more money if you are willing to put more effort into the process. Ask yourself: “How much time are you willing to spend on the sale of your junk vehicle?”