Anyone who has ever had the misfortune of being in an accident that resulted in their car being totalled can attest to how bad this situation is. You may not have any idea of what you are going to do with the vehicle now that it is totalled. You certainly can’t fix it, as it will be so expensive that you could buy a replacement car with that amount of money.
That car still has a whole lot of material on it that can be recycled in one way or another. Whether it is by selling parts second hand or by recycling the steel and other metals themselves. Here is a guide to selling your car for the purposes of being recycled.
Make Sure it is Actually Totalled
You can do this by finding out a few things. What things are those? Well, to begin with, how much was your car worth before it got totalled? Take note of this number, as it will come in handy later on. Now, get a professional to give you a quote on how much repairs would set you back if you were to pay for them. Now that you have these two figures, you need to see what kind of discrepancy there is between them.
If it costs more to fix than the car was worth, you may as well buy a new one and sell the current one. This is where salvage yards come in.
You can if you want attempt to sell the vehicle on the private market. It isn’t a quick way to do it and you may not get the best price for your car. Expect to wait weeks or months to sell it, and also expect to have the price driven down.
Part the Car Out
You can always take the car to pieces and sell all the parts online. If you don’t have the required tools, space or expertise, this may not be the method for you.
Get the Car Salvaged at a Salvage Yard
Scrap Car Yards in Melbourne are run by auto wrecking companies. Sometimes referred to as Cash for Cars, these are places that provide their respective communities with ways for them to sell their vehicles when said vehicles are in terrible condition.
You call them up, or fill out an online form on their website, and tell them the make, model and age of your car. Then they give you a quote, and if you accept it, they will come over, pay you, and take that car off your hands.
They take it back to their salvage yard and take it to pieces. The parts that are in good condition are sold second hand, and the parts that aren’t are sold as scrap materials to other recycling companies.
If you want to experience convenience while getting the best cash deal, your best bet is to sell your scrap car to an auto wrecking company. It’s like disposing of your scrap vehicle in the space of a day.