Is parting out a car profitable?

Is Parting Out A Car Profitable?

Some people are thinking of parting out their scrap car instead of selling it to scrapyards. But here is the question, is parting out a car profitable? well, it depends! If you have the time and expertise to take out the salvageable parts and those parts worth selling in the second-hand market, YES. There are plenty of valuable parts and components that many people might be looking for and are willing to pay top dollar for them. But one more time, parting out a car requires time, energy, and skill.

What does parting out the car mean?

Before we get into the details, let’s define what does parting out the car means. It means either you or a professional mechanic takes your car apart and sells each part or component separately. Even if you don’t have much mechanical skill, you might be able to remove some parts yourself. Other components, particularly those that are heavy and contain harmful substances, should not be attempted to be removed on your own. If you intend to part out your car, the safest method is to hire a professional mechanic who has the necessary knowledge and equipment.

Please consider that some components contain chemical and hazardous fluids which need to be drained carefully. And also some parts are fragile, you must remove them with extra care to avoid breaking them and losing their value.

How much you can get from parting out a car?

Well, actually it depends on the local market demand and your car’s make, model, and condition. If your car or at least its valuable parts are in a good shape you can make good money otherwise it’s just wasting time and energy and you better sell the whole car to a scrapyard. You can also calculate the value of your scrap car.

The most valuable car parts: 

In order to get the most money out of your scrap car by parting it out, you need to know which parts are the most profitable and valuable. Here is the list of the most expensive car parts that people are mostly looking for in the market.

  • Engine 

The engine is the heart of your vehicle and it’s the most valuable car part. If your car’s engine is in good working condition you can make decent money out of it. Since brand new engines are expensive and sometimes old models are hard to find, people are paying good money for an engine that is in a good shape.

  • Transmission 

After the engine, the transmission is another valuable component that if it is in good condition you can make decent money for its parts.

  • Airbags 

Airbags are one of the most expensive components of the car and also the very first thing that deploys after major accidents or sometimes even minor accidents. There are many people that are looking for airbag replacements. If your car is not that old and comes with airbags you might be able to sell them easily in the market.

  • Bumpers and Doors

The bumpers and the doors are the most frequent parts of the car that get damaged. So the demand is higher for these car body parts than for other parts. If your doors and bumpers are in good shape and working condition, have no or fewer scratches, and are not rusted, you can make good money by selling them in the market.

  • Catalytic Converter 

The catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control and essential device that converts engine toxic gases and pollutants into less-toxic pollutants. It is one of the most expensive car parts that you can easily sell in the market.

Does parting out a car worth it?

Parting out a car can be a very effective method for making good money out of your scrap car, but it’s a time-consuming process and requires mechanical skill. And also it is more profitable for those who have newer car models or those who have been in an accident and their car is a write-off but there are some undamaged valuable parts that they can sell and cover the damage. Plus, if you part out your car, you can hardly find a junkyard to sell the remaining body. It is no longer valuable to them as well and they might charge you to remove the car. Selling the whole junk car is hassle-free, quick, and easy.

If you have a scrap car and want to know how much you can get for it, use our quick, no-obligation tool.