Sometimes scrapping a car is the only option. If it doesn't run and you're not interested in spending the money to get it running again, cut your losses and sell the car parts as scrap metal.
If you are considering junking a car, make sure you are getting the best price for your scrap car parts. Certain parts of the car will be worth more, and the price of the metals vary, so do your research ahead of time before you sell your car parts.
Read on to learn how to determine how much your scrap parts are worth.
What Can Be Scrapped?
Some of the most valuable car parts are under the hood of your car. The air conditioner, compressor, condenser, engine, and transmission are all parts that can sell for quite a bit of money, especially if you sell them to a private buyer who is fixing up their old car. Your catalytic converter is also worth big bucks, as they are made of valuable metals including rhodium.
However, if you don't have the know-how to remove all these parts from your vehicle or don't want the hassle of finding buyers, you can choose to scrap your entire car without removing these components.
Companies will buy your entire car and then they can sell it for the scrap metal or any working parts that they remove.
How Much Are My Scrap Parts Worth?
The amount of money you can get for selling your scrap parts depends on the current market value and also varies based on your location. The amounts are based on the weight of your car, so you're going to get more money for SUVs and trucks than you are for smaller cars.
Current prices are around $100-$200 for small cars, $150-$300 for medium-sized cars, and $300-$500 for trucks, SUVs, and heavier vehicles.
To figure out how much your car is worth, you just need to know the price per pound of scrap metal and a rough estimate of how much your car weighs. If you still have useable parts, such as the ones mentioned above, you'll get more money. You'll also typically get more money if your car is still drivable.
Options for Selling Scrap Car Parts
You could try to sell your car to a scrap metal yard, but they will typically give you the least amount of money. Your best bet is most likely to sell to a company that will handle the recycling and junking process for you.
Bodyline Auto Recyclers, for example, has a state-of-the-art facility where they will remove any usable parts from the car and then recycle anything that cannot be reused, including metal, batteries, and mufflers.
Not only does this give you the most money for your junk car, but it is also an environmentally friendly option for getting that old car out of your driveway.
Sell Us Your Scrap Car Parts
Don't let that old car sit around your house for a day longer. The longer you let it sit, the lower the value will be when you sell it. Bring it to our facility in Hamilton where we will give you top dollar and take care of the junking and recycling process for you.
Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or just come on in. Bring your keys, proof of ownership, and your driver's license and we'll take care of the rest.