When to scrap a car?

When To Scrap A Car?

Reasons it may be the time to scrap your car

At some point in every car’s life, it will become either unwanted or unusable. It’s usually around this time that it’s time to scrap it. You might want to scrap or salvage your vehicle for a variety of reasons. Finally, it is up to you to decide whether you want or need to keep your vehicle, but there are some points that you can consider scrapping your car. Continue reading to learn more.

1- Repairs cost more than the car’s value 

Many people find that the longer they own a vehicle, the more money they spend on repairs, and the costs eventually exceed the value of the vehicle. When you reach that point, you’ll find that scrapping your car is a great option because you’ll still make a profit.

2- You don’t want to sell it, so you’re looking for a way to get rid of it

Contacting dealers, taking photos, setting up viewings, listing it on Kijiji and Facebook marketing, and haggling with private buyers can all be a pain. All of this needs time and effort, which you may not have. Scrapping a car or sending it to a salvage yard and arranging a pick-up can be as simple as clicking a few buttons, and the car will be gone on the same day or maximum on the next day.

Read more: How to scrap a car in Ontario

3- It isn’t worth enough to sell

Even if you have the patience to organize a sale, you may discover that your car isn’t worth enough money to justify the trouble of a private sale. If your car is old, dead, rusted, not running, or requires costly repairs, it may be a better use of your time, money, and energy and just call a local scrap car removal company to remove your car and pay you cash.

4- Your car is a write-off or total loss

After a bad collision, your insurance provider may determine that your car is written off. Write off or total loss means the cost to repair your vehicle is more than its value after subtracting the recycle or salvage value.  In this case, also you can consider scrapping your car and making some money out of it.

5- There are parts missing 

Car parts are valuable, therefore some people replace them with a cheaper one from aftermarket or remove them from their vehicles with the intention of selling them separately or reusing them in the future. Even if you just remove only a few parts, it may be more cost-effective and time-efficient to simply send it to a scrap yard to be scrapped or salvaged because it is hard to sell in the market.

Once you’ve decided to sell your car for scrap, use our online quote form to get the best offer in the market. We’ll reply to you as soon as we get your email. There are no hidden fees and removal is free. Or you can call us to get the best offer right away.