Scrap car v/s Repairing Car?

Scrap car v/s Repairing Car

Are you feeling confused about whether you should scrap your car or repair it?

We have met many customers, or potential customers who are in dilemma if they should be scrapping a car or repairing a car. In this blog we are going to share our thought process about the same. 

If you find yourself with a car which is a decade old, about 250,000 miles on it. Or a car which is probably 7 – 8 years old, but has more than 300,000 miles on it. No matter what’s your story and background, we are pretty sure that this blog will help you in making a sound decision. 

Repairing the old car

You have a car which is partly broken, needs some kind of investment to be back on the road. On one hand you see repairs as an investment in your old car. This car can be later used as a spare car. However, you cannot ignore the uncertain liability that it will bring in the future. Is it worth it? Will you be able to utilize the expenses that you made on the car completely? 

Should you decide to repair the car, how do you plan to use the car once you have the repairs made? In case you don’t have a concrete plan on how you are going to use the vehicle once you have repaired it, the cost to repair the vehicle is not worth it. Second and important factor is the cost to repair. This depends upon the damage, and also the cost of maintenance after repairs. Is your car total write-off? Talk to a mechanic and find out how much it will ask for maintenance once you have repaired the car fully!

Scrapping Car For Cash

If you don’t have any confident answers yet, or they are not practically possible. It’s best to scrap a car. After all, what’s the point in spending thousands if you plan to use the vehicle only once a week? 

If you are going to keep this car only for emergencies, or if you are going to use this car as a primary car- you might end up with fixed maintenance cost. Now imagine you find yourself with another bill of repairs, within a spend of 3 months. Is it really worth it? The less money you are spending on your car, the more money you can put toward more important things, like your kids’ college fund, your retirement, and paying back those old student loans. It’s okay to own a nice car, just don’t let your car own you.

Rather than investing in repairing a car you aren’t sure you will use or get a return on if you sell the vehicle in the future. Overall, most of the time crapping a car is a better choice than repairing it. As it doesn’t cost anything to scrap a car when you scrap with local scrap yards.

Consider selling your car for scrap instead at your local scrapyard like Towing and Scrap Car Removal. We pay top dollars regardless of the condition of the car. We accept any make, any model, cars and other vehicles like trucks, mini vans, SUV, in any condition. We will pay you the highest value in GTA

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Should I Scrap My Car During Lockdown?

If you have a car that needs to be scrapped, there’s no need to wait. We can scrap it safely and through our contact-less pickup, so you can reap the benefits of scrapping your car now, rather than later.

After all, the cash you receive for your scrap car may be more important than ever right now. Scrapping your car will mean saving money on insurance, parking charges, and maintenance. We all are aware of high insurance charges, parking fees in the Greater Toronto Area, and Downtown Toronto. These costs still need to be paid even if your vehicle no longer runs or if you are not using it unless you decide to scrap it.

When you decide to scrap a car you no longer require, not only you get peace of mind, but you are helping our environment. Did you know an ideal sitting car can still eliminate fluids?

We guarantee you a sigh of relief as you allow us- scrap car removal experts in Scarborough to handle the junk car removal process professionally.

We are offering contactless pick-up of all scrap cars. We have always strived to make our scrap car service as easy and convenient for our customers as possible, our contactless pick up during this pandemic is no different.

Once you have accepted a quote for your car, we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for scrap car pick-up. All our drivers and buyers following strict social distancing guidelines of Ontario.

The only person-to-person interaction during this process is when we give cash on the spot for scrap cars unless you want us to e-transfer the amount

How can I scrap my car during a lockdown?

If you want to scrap your car during the COVID-19 lockdown, following our simple and straightforward steps.

  1. Generate a quote

Use our online forms to get no-obligation quotes from us. When you are filing an online form, make sure to provide all necessary information like make and model, year. Alternatively, you can also give us a call, to get the best quotes for your vehicle in seconds.

  1. Confirm your booking

We will call you to confirm your booking and answer any questions you have. If you’re happy with everything, we will then book the pick-up of the junk car.

  1. Your vehicle is collected, and you receive payment

Your buyer will call you to set a convenient time and date for them to pick up your car. When we come to pick-up the car, we will payout cash on the spot.  The scrap car removal process will be completely contactless under current social distancing guidelines stated by the Ontario Government.

They will then load your car onto the recovery truck and hand out a bill of sale. This will also be a transfer of ownership document. Once we collect your car, you’ll receive cash on the spot.

And that’s it! So, don’t wait, secure the extra cash you need now, and junk your car with us – safely, securely and hassle-free. Contact us Towing and Scrap Car Removal

Learn about our scrap car process in more detail, or get a quote for your vehicle now.

 

 

 

Scams in Auto Recycling Industry

Scams in Scrap Car Industries

It’s because of the scarce nature of the scrap car removal services, it makes it very difficult to be updated about all the required legal practices and formalities. A person who is recycling a car for the first time would have no idea how to approach a recycling yard, what is the process of scrap car removal. She or he would simply call a car scrapper and ask for a quote. Hence, there’s a greater chance of getting scammed when you go to scrap a car. The process of booking an appointment to pick-up a car is done via call, email, or text message. It is a standard process that is followed by many scraps of car removal companies. Hence, it makes it very difficult to identify scammers in the automotive recycling industry.

There are many illegal cars scrapping company, who quote a very high quote to scrap a car. They simply want to schedule a pick-up appointment. Once they visit a customer and have a look at the vehicle, they would give the lowest quote. Many times, these car scrappers won’t bother with the final documentation to complete the transfer. It is mandatory to transfer the ownership of the vehicle before you scrap them. They make promises of making payments online or mailing cheques and other unprofessional practices.

Some Facts To Avoid Scam in Scrap Car Removal

  • Ideally, you should get up to $1200 to scrap a car
  • You should receive cash on the spot.
  • You should get a bill of sale
  • Transfer Ownership
  • You cannot scrap a car that is on a lien – it’s against the law

If you don’t like the quoted price you can always refuse to accept the offer. Most of the car scrapers are offering Free pick up of scrap car removal.

Always hire professional experts like Towing and Scrap Car Removal. We adhere to all the mandatory rules and policies when it comes to car scrapping. We always pay the cash first, then pick up the car. No fake quotes or any hidden service cost. We offer free pick-up across GTA. We also provide a final bill of sale once we pick up your vehicle.

 

Things to do before you scrap your car in Ontario

5 Things To Do Before You Scrap A Car

There are certain things you should know before you scrap your car with any junkyard in Ontario.

You may have owned a car for many years. As a responsible owner, you may have always taken great care of your car. Done scheduled maintenance checks, driven safely everywhere!

As the years pass by, you may notice that car starts to feel old. There must be some mechanical problems and wear and tear in the interiors of the vehicle. In such circumstances, it’s best to invest in a brand-new car. This will help you save a lot of maintenance cost saves you a headache too.

Most importantly you should invest in a new car for additional safety features. Old cars tend to have outdated technology which makes them more unsafe. With new cars, you get features like Collision Avoidance System, Lane Departure System, Advance Airbag System.

Now when you decide to recycle your old car you should be aware of certain things.  Look for Scrap Car Removal businesses like us, Towing and Scrap Car Removal in GTA. It’s very important to hire an expert who will guide you through the entire process of scrapping a car in Ontario.

Top 5 things to do before you scrap your car

  1. Know your Wheels

Before you call any junkyards, it’s necessary to know what kind of wheels your car uses. Is it Conventional Steel Wheels or Modern Alloy Wheels? Be sure to do your research so you can get the best price for your scrap cars. When you are looking for a quote, let the person know about the type of wheels your car has to get the best quote.

  1. Be aware of frauds in the market

Always be aware of middlemen, and other fraud agents in the market. They might give you a high quote price to attract you as a customer, but upon viewing your vehicle change the price drastically. Remember you always have a right to refuse to hand over your vehicle to such agents, they might even ask you to pay for the towing and travel time.

  1. Remove all the valuable items before you junk your car

We normally suggest our customers to do this right after they decide to scrap their cars. If you are someone who uses cars almost every day, treating it like a second home, there are high chances that you might have some belongings in the car like spare coins, water bottles, sunglasses, watches, etc. It’s best to go over each compartment and holders to make sure it’s all empty.

  1. Remove the license Plates

We recommend all our customers to remove the license plate beforehand or while we remove their scrap cars. You may have some time left on your license plate sticker, which will make you eligible for some credits. Check more information on Ontario.ca

  1. Ask Questions

When you are shopping around, always make sure to ask questions. Ask Questions like, Is it the Same Day Removal? Can you Schedule Scrap Car Removal? Do you remove cars from underground parking? Can you tow a car without wheels? Is there any hidden cost?

When you recycler car with Towing And Scrap Car Removal, we always make sure to give you complete information before you book an appointment with us. There’s no hidden cost when you remove the junk cars with us. We offer the best prices in the industry to scrap any kind of scrap, rusted, junk cars. Call us at 647-957-8305 today

Retire Your Ride in Toronto

Retire Your Ride – A Canadian Initiative

Canada has run a Scrap Car Removal Programme- “Retire Your Ride” in the early 2000s. “Retire your Ride” or “Scrap Car Removal” is organized to remove older vehicles from the roads, by providing a monetary incentive to the last owner of the vehicle. Each owner will receive an incentive for turning their vehicle before they were completely dead.

In Ontario, you can scrap any type of vehicle. You can scrap damaged, old, broken, junked, cars with missing tires, wheels, etc. you will still receive decent cash for cars. You can at least $350 when you scrap your cars. The motivation to run scrap car removal was to encourage auto owners to be more environmentally friendly, encourage people to purchase low carbon vehicles, emphasizing on providing road safety.

Towing and Scrap Car Removal

When you scrap a car with Towing and Scrap Car Removal, we ensure that every vehicle, regardless of the condition, is permanently and properly recycled and retired. We have experience over 20 years in the recycling metal industry, hence we can provide you with the best cash for scrap cars.

There are many car scrappers in the market. However, not all of them follow the mandatory protocols laid for scrapping vehicles. Professional Auto Recyclers and End-Of Vehicle- Life facilities, like Towing and Scrap Car Removal, always make sure that all vehicles like junk cars are documented and recycled properly. We have our junkyards across GTA.  Our experts will answer all your questions before you bid farewell to your vehicle.

We always reward drivers for their better behaviors towards the environment and society. They also contribute to better decision making for a sustainable environment. We have paid up to $15000 for old junk cars. Moreover, we come and pick up the vehicle for free of cost anywhere in GTA.

Steps to Scrap Your Car:

Step 1: Keep your car details ready

Step 2: Call Us

Step 3: Schedule a time for pick-up

Step 4: Remove your belongings and wait for pick-up

When you decide to Retire your Ride, you help in achieving environmental goals and also get CASH for being environmental-friendly. You can reach out to us at 647-957-8305 or email us. We service across GTA.

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Recycle Today for Greener Tomorrow

The purpose of recycling the vehicles is the remove all the toxic waste and re-process the metal like aluminum and steel. There are many other fluids and other car waste like mercury switches found within a vehicle. These wastes generally find their way into landfills.

According to National Geographic recently stated in one of the articles, Hazardous or Toxic waste can harm people. Toxic like Mercury and Lead persist in the environment for many years. Humans or wildlife often absorb these toxic substances when they eat fish or other prey.

Recently in Ontario, the case was registered in Environmental Review Tribunal by the Corporation of Town of Ajax on Ajax Auto Recyclers,  Ajax Recycling Depot, and Ajax Auto Wreckers with ana order to pay costs and expenses in relation to the clean-up of the fluid spill in one of the areas of the city.

What happens when you scrap your car with Towing and Scrap Car Removal?

When you sell your scrap car with us, we carefully isolate all parts and metals from the vehicle. Before we recycle the vehicle, we carefully remove all the toxic fluids from the engine, radiators, etc. We use a concrete pad to drain the fluid before we crush the car.  We do not send cars to the landfills, as this has a negative impact on the environment.

The main purpose of selling old scrap car to car recyclers like ourself is to safely recycle the car. After separating the metal from the mechanics, we crush the car skeleton.

Our mantra is to Recycle, Reduce and Reuse for BETTER and GREENER TOMORROW

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Project Cars

To All Car Enthusiast,

Attention!

Towing and Scrap Car removal is very delighted to share a special “Project Cars” as a promotional offer. As you all must be aware, Towing and Scrap Car removal is a scrap removal company located with its headquarters in Scarborough and services all regions of GTA. On daily basis, we get many cars, old and new models, different makes and models, and different years. Once we receive these old scrap cars in our yard, we recycle it.

Starting from 1st of September, Towing and Scrap Removal is running “Project Cars Promotions”. You can bring us as many junks, damaged, old cars, and in exchange, we give you a “project car”.  You can use this “project car” for yourself or your teenager to drive around.

In case if you are looking for some tips and tricks on how to build a project car, you may find

“Ten Things You Need To Know Before Building A Project Car” on Jalopnik.

Many of our friends at Towing and Scrap Car Removal loves to build project cars as they can spend quality time with their friends and family. By the time you finish building a project car, it will be already worth $10,000-$15,000.

We have also curated a list where you can sell your project cars in case if you are not driving it.

Kijiji

Classic Cars

All Classifieds

So come, visit us to give away old cars reaching its final days, old cars sitting in your parking space, exchange with a brand new project car.

Bunch of Cars in Scrapyard

How To Recycle A Car in Ontario?

As per Statistic Canada, in the year 2019, Ontario has the highest new motor vehicle registration. About 770,539 vehicles were registered in 2019. All over Canada, there have been 1,891,821 new motor vehicle registration in the year 2019, compared to 1,623,288 in 2011. Back in the 1970s, people used to trade their vehicles every few years (three to five years). Eventually, the life of the vehicle increased because of the better quality of engines, and mechanics.

As per the report by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, in the year 2000, upto 33.7% of vehicles in Canada lasted up to 15 years, whereas in the year 2017, 54% of vehicles last for at least 15 years.

            We see these numbers change drastically over the years; it only means that Canadians do tend to keep their old vehicles on the road for longer years. Older vehicles are not very fuel-efficient, has older mechanics and engines, they also tend to eliminate more harmful substance into the environment. Apart from this, these vehicles also contain hazardous materials and other fluids which are harmful on environment and contribute polluting air and environment.

Did you know that your car is the largest and most recyclable product?

When you recycle scrap car or retire your car at end of vehicle facilities, like Towing and Scrap Car Removal, you are making a positive change in the environment. You choose not to spend dollars in repairing the old car, or replacing the old car components, but instead switching to better options. These options can be selling your car for cash, scrapping your car for cash, freeing up your money. You can wisely invest this money into your new big purchase. Not only this gives you instant cash but has a very huge impact on the environment.

Towing and Scrap Car removal is Ontario’s most leading car recyclers. We have over 20 years of experience in car recycling by scrapping unwanted old cars. We have the right type of types of equipment to remove any type of vehicle safely. As soon as we receive the cars at our scrap yard in Scarborough, we make preparations for vehicle dismantling. Our experts remove all the hazardous materials safely and handle them responsibly. As we are aware that car is made with different kinds of metals, we trade this metal at metal mills for cash. Later these metal mills recycle the metal for various other day-to-day life stuff.

Hence, it’s always advisable to recycle your car by scrapping, to get instant cash. Moreover, Towing and Scrap Car removal also provides free towing and scrap car removal services. When you decide to scrap your vehicle, you are contributing positively to the environment.

In case if you are wondering How to determine the value of the Scrap Car read this article.

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What Happens To Cars Met With Fatal Road Accidents?

Have you ever wondered what happens after the vehicle collides with other vehicles on roads, or if a car hits a roadside sign? What actually happens with accidented cars after the incident? When is it the right time to reach out to the insurance companies? Who disposes of the damaged car? 

Many times we witness an accident and wonder what happens to the broken or cars damaged in accidents? Who pays for damages? Who looks after the broken car?

Well, there’s one certain thing that our heart goes out to the people who are affected by road mishaps.

What Happen After an Accident? 

Ideally, one should reach out to their insurance companies as soon as an accident happens. If there’s an unreasonable delay in reporting the accident, there are chances that your claims will not be honored.

You will need the following information:

  • Insurance Policy number
  • Year, Make Model of the Car
  • Details of Accident
  • Details about the driver of the vehicle

Thinkinsure has written a detailed blogpost about Reporting an Accident in Ontario.

If the car met with the accident is completely broken, accident towing technicians arrive at the spot  Thereafter they tow and pick up the accidented car and later they take it to the autobody shop.  Most of these auto body shops also assist you in reaching out to your insurance company. If the car is completely damaged, the car will probably end up in a junkyard. In other cases, where the vehicle is repairable, the insurance company will reimburse the cost of repairs and cover it.

End of life vehicle facilities:

Scrap car removal company like Towing and Scrap Car Removal, later reaches the junkyard for free towing and pick up of broken cars. We are end of life vehicle facilities, where we process vehicles which are completely broken or damaged, scrap or junk, non-performing, non-functioning vehicles. We receive them from such junkyard, later process them at our yard (292 Passmore Ave Scarborough, ON M1V 5M8) by removing harmful containments which are bad for our environment, dismantling the car components, and in the end shredding it.

Scrapping Car is an environmentally friendly way to retire your ride. As we are aware, cars are made of metals and aluminum, also contain various harmful materials that are continuously eliminating into our environment. When you scrap your car, we as a professional scrap car removal company carefully dispose of and recycle these vehicles as much as possible.

If you have a car that is unwanted, scrap, old, junk, damaged, or near to retirement, make sure you contact us.  You can make extra cash over your old clunker and as well as act as a responsible citizen.  

How to determine the value of the scrap car

How to determine the value of the Scrap Car?

Do you have a car that has reached its final stage? Are you ready to retire your car for cash? Or there’s an unwanted car or not suitable for trade-in offers? The best bet for you is to sell your car to car recyclers or car scrappers – Towing and Scrap Car Removal, get cash on the spot. Towing and Scrap Car Removal, have compiled a list on how to calculate the value of Scrap Car How much cash will you make when you remove the scrap car?

Year/ Model/ Make Of The Car:

This is the most basic information that will be used to determine the value of the old car: What are the car model, manufacturer, and year of make? This information will give a basic history of the car, and also the current market price of the car.  Always make sure you give out correct information about the car, to get the best price for the scrap car.

Current Price of Scrap Metal at Metal Mills:

This is one of the most important factors in evaluating the value of the car in the scrapyard or junkyard. The majority of the car is built of a combination of metals like Aluminum, Steel, etc. So, when scrapping junk car, this metal is later sold to Scrap Metal Market where it is recycled into new products and further distributed. The rate at which car scrap is sold in the Scrap Metal Market fluctuated on a monthly bases, depending on the demand and supply.

Weight of the Old or Scrap Car:

Another factor that goes into determining the value of a scrap car is the weight of the car. How much does it weigh? The more it weighs, you can get more cash for your old car. In order to increase the weight of the vehicle, you can make sure it has tires, batteries, and other car components. You can also give car waste which otherwise you are going to just garbage. This will increase the weight of the car and eventually fetch you top dollars for old or junk cars.

Location of the Scrap Car:

This has a comparatively low impact on evaluating the Cash for Scrap Cars. Where is the scrap car located? We, at Towing and Scrap Car Removal, offer free pick up or towing of Scrap Cars, free in Toronto and Greater Toronto Area. We offer Scrap Car Removal in Mississauga, Brampton, Ajax, Scarborough, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering, Aurora, and Newmarket.

Now that you know the worth of clunker, are you ready to take the next step? Reach out to us and we will give you the best price for a junk car!

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How Scrap Car Removal Benefits for the Environment

Scrap car removal benefits are plenty and you definitely have some for the environment. You get to free up space in your garage, earn some cash, and even help the environment. There are many reasons to scrap a car. Maybe you’ve neglected it and it’s now beyond repair. Perhaps it has become an eyesore in your driveway. 

Whatever your reason, scrap car removal is a good option for vehicles that you don’t intend to use or keep anymore. While you get to earn extra cash, you also get the opportunity to help in the conservation of the environment. Let’s take a look at a number of reasons for how this is possible. 

Related article: 7 Reasons Why Scrapping Your Car is Good for the Environment

The Process of Scrap Car Removal is Regulated

Recycling centres for cars are required to abide by regulations. It allows their processes to be both ethical as well as environmentally-friendly. That’s why when scrapping your car, you will help businesses that value the environment. 

A great thing about scrap car removal is that you never have to worry about how the car will be used by the recycling centre. You have the assurance that the centre will be using the materials in the best ways possible that will benefit the environment. 

Re-Using Scrap Metal

An old car that doesn’t run anymore may seem like a worthless piece of junk. However, to recycling centres, your old car is a valuable source of scrap metal. These materials can be gathered and then reused. Many people are willing to pay a good price for scrap metal from cars. 

The process of manufacturing metals is hazardous and it damages the environment. It also needs oil and carbon which are some of our planet’s most finite resources. Through scrap car removal, scrap metal can be collected from hundreds up to thousands of old cars. There will be a lesser need for new metals to be manufactured. 

Each year, about 14 million tons of metal such as steel and aluminum are gathered from old cars. Re-using scrap metal can actually save up to 85 million oil barrels a year. Imagine this kind of positive impact on the environment. 

Proper Disposal of Toxic Materials

It’s easy to assume that all that happens in the scrap car removal process is that old materials like metals and tires get to be recycled. But there are also other materials in the old vehicles that are equally important. They are toxic substances. Some of these toxic materials are in fluid form. Most junk cars have about five to ten gallons of these. 

Toxic materials are chemicals and liquids in the car. It is vital to handle them with utmost care. It’s the reason why scrap car removal should only be done by people who know exactly what the proper processes are. Recycling centres will be able to dispose of these toxic materials properly so that they will not cause any damage. 

Some of the toxic materials that need to be handled with care are power steering fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze, battery acid, sodium azide, and even mercury. If these toxic substances are not properly disposed of, then they can cause harm to the environment. They can contaminate water and soil, killing wildlife and plants in the process. Humans are also in danger because these toxic materials can cause problems in the eyes, skin, and lungs. 

Every Part of the Car can be Recycled

The image that comes to mind when you think of scrap car removal is probably your old car getting crushed and then piled with other scraps. However, this is not the case. Each of the materials found in your can has the chance to be recycled and put to good use. 

The parts of the car such as the catalytic converter, battery, tires, and wheels will be taken. The car will then be drained of its fluids. Basically, everything in the car that can be reused or sold will be taken out. When only the car’s metal framework is left, then it will be compacted. 

An old car still has a lot of value because of the small parts that still work. The mechanics of the recycling centre will thoroughly check the vehicle for all the parts that can be recycled. Not one piece will go to waste. 

Recycling Old Tires

Old tires can definitely be recycled. Instead of letting them sit or burning them, include them in the scrap car removal. The recycling centres will be happy to salvage them. Don’t try to get rid of the old tires yourself and burn them. Tires are made up of rubber. When it is burned, then it will release dangerous chemicals like sulphur dioxide, cyanide, and carbon monoxide. 

There are many ways that you can recycle old tires yourself. You can make them into plant containers for your garden. They are very sturdy and will last forever. However, if you don’t have the time to engage in an activity like gardening or recycling, then you can always call a recycling centre. They’ll help you dispose of your old tires properly. 

Re-Using Old Batteries

Don’t throw away your old batteries carelessly. They are filled with dangerous chemicals that can contribute to the pollution of the environment. Send them to recycling centres where they can be properly reused or disposed of. 

Old car batteries can be revived and reused in another vehicle. Some other centres even repurpose old car batteries for solar panels. It has plenty of uses for the right people and the right business. If you have old batteries, include them in your scrap car removal. 

If you are not knowledgeable about car batteries, don’t attempt to fix, revive, or dispose of them on your own. You may be exposed to chemicals that can hurt you. Leave that to the experts. Never handle the battery with just your bare hands. Always wear protective gear. 

Avoiding Landfills

There’s already a lot that we put into the landfills. We have gotten used to the way that everything is disposable. So we throw things mindlessly. When our garbage in the landfills decompose, they will release methane and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Other hazardous materials will seep through the earth and into the water. 

Scrap car removal is one of the ways to avoid contributing to the problem in our landfills. Don’t allow your car to just rot. Get the services of a recycling centre so that the old vehicle can be scrapped properly. It is in this way that you can be sure your car won’t be polluting the environment. 

Related article: How Scrap Car Removal Companies Recycle a Car

Takeaway

Scrap car removal can get you some extra cash while giving you the opportunity to help save the environment. As a car owner, you have to be responsible for your vehicle not just for when you are driving it but also for the time when it needs to be disposed of. 

The car is made up of mostly non-biodegradable materials. It will take decades upon decades for the car parts to slowly disintegrate. It will be harmful to the plants and animals that will be exposed to harmful chemicals and toxic materials. That’s why scrap car removal is the best option you have for the responsible way of old car disposal.

Related article: How to Get the Most Money Out of Your Scrap Car (in Toronto)

CAR RESTORATION VS SCRAP CAR REMOVAL (IN TORONTO)

Car Restoration Vs Scrap Car Removal (in Toronto)

You’ll never think of scrap car removal if you’ve got that old car that needs to be resurrected for your daughter’s sweet 16. Or perhaps you are just tired of seeing it sitting in the garage. Then, you’re most likely going to be thinking of getting a car restoration service.

On the other hand, you can also get a scrap car removal which means you’re going to get your old car picked up to be used for scraps in exchange for some money. Which is best? The answer lies in just how much the pros outweigh the cons of each option. Right?

Car restoration, especially in Toronto, involves turning that old classic car into a beautiful car that will look as good as new. If you’re going to embark on this journey though, ensure you have the money, time and energy to see it through. It is not a simple process but in the end, you can cruise around in a car made much more valuable and eye-catching. 

Meanwhile, scrap car removal has to do with scrapping and recycling a car that has reached the end of its life. This is a great option if your car is basically dead and the cost of maintenance has become much higher than necessary. However, not to conclude just yet, let’s look at the pros and cons of both options before deciding which is best.

Related article: Scrap Car Removal vs Selling Used Cars in Toronto

Car Restoration

Whether you need to spice up your life with a stylish new car or simply cannot let go of your old car, car restoration might just be your saving grace.

Pros

1. You know the process: 

Getting your car restored offers you the opportunity to see it transformed into a perfectly working beauty. Unlike buying a used car off the market, you know each and every part of the car and will not be hit by sudden engine failures or other mechanical problems, not to talk of the paint condition. 

A restored car will have nothing to hide from you especially if you choose to go the DIY route and restore it yourself. This is advisable only if you have some experience working with cars as it will save a whole lot of costs doing it yourself than hiring someone to do it. However, if you know basically nothing about repairing cars then you should leave it to a professional to get your car back in shape and ready for the world to see.

2. Step by step restoration: 

You can choose to get the restoration done incrementally instead of all at once thus enjoying each step of the process.

3. Personalization: 

Of course, one of the greatest benefits of car restoration is that you get to choose exactly what you want the restored car to look like, that’s right, your dream car.

Cons

1. Car Restoration Cost More Than Recycling: 

Car restoration and spending money go hand in hand. It is not a project to undertake if you’re going to have to break the bank for it. While restoring your car will amp up its value by far, you must weigh the profit involved if you plan to sell the restored car. However, it has been shown that more often than not, restoration costs will be much higher than the final value of the car. These costs also depend on how much work needs to be done on the car so first of all consider the condition of the car.

2. Time: 

Bear in mind that it can take up to 1000 hours to get the car fully restored so no need to be in a haste.

Related article: Scrapping vs Salvaging: What to do with Scrap Cars in Toronto

Scrap Car Removal

Some cars simply have no hope of life and are a constant disappointment. In such cases, consider a scrap car removal service.

Pros

1. Immediate Cash Exchanged For Your Car: 

Most scrap car removal services in Toronto offer cash on the spot when your car is picked up for scrapping. Plus, you may not need to drop off the car, it can be hauled right from your home. However, you should confirm with the towing company whether pick up costs are deducted from the cash you will be paid for your car. Generally, you will get a good amount of money from this.

2. Safe Way To Dispose of Junk: 

An old car sitting in the garage does you no good. It may be better to dispose of it and get it recycled in an environmentally-friendly way.

Cons

1. Letting go Hurts: 

No matter how old a car is, it may still be of some sentimental value to you and letting it go for scrapping may not be as easy as it sounds.

2. Pick up Costs: 

Depending on the company, you may need to pay for your car to be picked up or the cost will be deducted from the cash to be paid for your car.

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All in all, from the above you can make a decision as to which option to go for, keeping in mind the state of your car. 

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