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Recycling or Scrapping a Car Isn’t Simple

Scrapping a car is not as simple as it used to be, but it still need not cost you any money to do it just a bit of time.  The law is such that leaving a car in the street to rot is something that, thankfully, rarely happens these days.

While many of us do have a tendency to get attached to our old cars, there does come a time when the majority are beyond repair and scrapping a car is the best option. They become virtually worthless in private sales and show-rooms wont give us any money in part exchange because they would be very difficult to sell. Once a car reaches a certain age it may be time to part with it no matter how attached we’ve become. If you’ve got a scrap car on your hands then you should be pleased to hear that it may be worth more money than you think.

Scrapping a Car
Scrapping a Car

The Benefits Of Scrapping A Car

A scrap car may not provide enough for you to buy the car of your dreams but it can give you some money in your wallet and it is an environmentally friendly way of disposing of a vehicle while removing all liability you have on the vehicle.

Items like the battery and materials like oil are removed and disposed of legally, ethically, and safely. Any parts that can be recycled will be sent away for recycling and the scrap metal that is left will also be recycled, typically made into household items or converted back into the manufacture of another ethically manufactured vehicle. Scrapping your car in this way could be profitable not only to you from selling the huge amounts of working parts but to the environment as well.

Junk Cars

Scrapping a car and junking a car are different, both in how the car will be used and the money you receive. If a car is over 10 years old or more then it is highly likely that it will be sold as a junk car. This means that there is little or no value to be had from the parts in the car so you will receive money based solely on the scrap metal value.

Junk Car Scrap Pile
Junk Car Scrap Pile

A Scrap Car

A scrap car, however, does offer you a return based on the parts that are in the car as well as the scrap metal value. Gear boxes, clutches, and other parts may still have a useful life left and so selling these would prove profitable to the buyer of your scrap car, because they have the contacts needed to make that sale.

Usually, there is very little you can make from scrapping a car, but with a proper knowledge of the process you can maximize your returns from disposing your car off.

Scrapping a car has an environmental impact. Keeping old things running reduces waste. Using a flexible approach makes the process of scrapping a car easy for everyone.

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