Scrap Car? Is It or Isn't It?

You may have just come to the realization that your car most certainly falls into the definition of a scrap motor vehicle.

Maybe it's old as the hills or is a non-runner, but what else would make your your vehicle scrap?


Well as close as we all get to our cars, we are still going to have to decide to part with them at some point. Now some of us will be under the mis-apprehension that although our car might be old and barely runs, it is still of some value within the resale market. Sometimes this will be true and your vehicle will have held some kind of resale value within the market place but in most instances the real truth of the matter is that it will only have a scrap value.


So before you try to sell your old car in the local paper for a substantial figure lets run through a few simple check points to make sure you aren't trying to sell on what is practically a scrap vehicle. And remember passing on a car as being good when it is not could seriously come back and bite you on the hand. find more info free scrap car removal


So if the following applies to your car then you most probably have a scrap car in your possession;


-Is your vehicle over 10 years old
-Has it run out of MOT
-Does it only have a very short MOT
-Is the bodywork in a bad way
-Does it have any engine or gearbox problems
-Would the vehicle prove to be uneconomical to put back on the road-Does the cost of the work needed to make it roadworthy be more than the value of what the car would be.


If you have answered yes to any of the questions above then there is a good chance that your current car may only be able to be sold for scrap and you should avoid selling your car on to a new owner as it could be at worst un-roadworthy and dangerous to drive.


By scrapping your car you could make some extra cash. How much money you will receive will depend on on many different things. Most scrap car disposal companies pay a rate which is in line with current scrap prices. This figure can be subject to change and they can fluctuate. Many companies will check to see if you have created any extra weight to the car. This may be garbage, any non-metal items or any other kind of trash. I have always recommended to check the vehicle carefully before passing it on for scrap to be sure you haven't left any personal or valuable things in it.


Scrapping your car for cash will reward the environment and will put cash in your bank account. Before removal of your vehicle the scrap dealer will de-pollute the vehicle taking out all hazardous materials. This includes all liquids such as oil, fuel, water which all need to be appropriately disposed of.


To choose a reputable scrap car dealer i would recommend looking online or in the local newspaper. You could also find one in your local business directory, just look in car removal, scrap car disposal, car disposal etc.