If you have a very old car that hasn’t been used for a long time and can’t be fixed as well, then you should scrap your car at the scrap yard rather than the car laying around your house and occupying unnecessary space. This can also be the case for accidental cars which may require the same cost as buying a new or used car, then it’s better to send it out to the scrap yard and receive some significant amount for your scraped car. You can easily find a car company that will offer you their scrap car services to help you scrap off your junk car or you could tow your car and visit the scrap yard to sell it yourself instantaneously for a reasonable price.
Of course, selling your junk car to a scrap car company is a good eco-friendly option. These scrap car companies make sure to follow strict guidelines and regulations to help keep the environment safe and clean. Some parts may be refurbished, some may completely be recycled, and while other hazardous materials of the car are properly dealt with so that there is no sort of waste left which may affect the environment. There are a lot of parts of the junk car such as bumpers, batteries, car tyres, headlights, taillights, or seatbelts which are resold as second-hand items in the car market. The recycled parts can also be used to make different things that may be irrelevant to the automotive industry.
Every scraped car varies in its scrap price, some are worth more while others are worth far less. It all depends on how rare that car model is, some old cars from the ’70s or ’80s are worth 3-4 times more than the car after the 2000s. That is because those cars are hard to find and their parts are worth more than their scraped car price because they are no longer made by the manufacturer. Scraped cars like these are sometimes even auctioned out to the highest bidder at the scrap yard. Small scrap cars are generally worth around $200-300, the bigger scrap cars such as trucks or SUVs are worth around $400-500 and the old vintage scrap cars are worth over $1000 varying from model to model. It’s always better to seek help from someone who knows about this. You can contact a car company to avail their scrap car services to help you get a better price for your junk car.
After you have negotiated and come to terms with the buyer for your scrap car. You need to make sure that they pay you the same amount which is agreed upon. This can be done by both a bank transfer or giving instant cash. Next, you have to make sure that the scrap car company or buyer gives you a COD (Certificate of Destruction) which can be later shown to the governing traffic authorities to clear your name for being the owner of that vehicle so that no legal action is taken against you tomorrow if that car may be misused in some way.
After you have sold your junk car at the scrap yard, a lot of things are done to make sure the car is completely recycled and is gotten rid of. The batteries are removed to avoid hazardous issues and taken away to be recycled or re-used. The airbags are deployed off safely to ensure that they don’t explode while scrapping the car. The tyres are removed and inspected thoroughly, if they are too worn to be re-used then they can be recycled to create road surfaces. The car is further dismantled and important recyclable parts like bumpers, dashboards, windscreens, or even headlights are removed to be recycled or sold as second-hand items if their condition is still better. After all these things are done, the car is further shredded into small parts to be recycled completely without any traces of it. The shredding time is really fast, it sometimes takes up to an hour to completely shred it. You could even watch it by yourself for your satisfaction.
Yes, it’s worth it to use these scrap car services provided by car companies because they know exactly what to do with your junk car and how to scrap it off. They also know that what your junk car is worth and which scrap yard dealer will give you a better price for it. This not only saves you time but also the headache you will get into while negotiating for a fair amount for your junk car. Let a professional car company who has experience in scrap cars take care of it for you, as they also charge a very minimal fee for their services.