Getting the Best Value for Your Scrap Car

Blog | April 30th, 2018

So you have an old scrap car clogging up your driveway or garage. You have long since given up on repairing the vehicle and now simply want to get it off of your hands. Is this the right thing to do? Yes and no. Ideally, the best way to get rid of your scrap car is by putting yourself in a position to make some money from it, but what can you do? The truth is that it is very easy to prepare your scrap car for maximising its value and that is what we are going to help you do, today.

Maximising the Value of Your Scrap Car

At Melbourne Metal Recycling, we understand that a little bit of effort can go a long way. With the old scrap car in your backyard or driveway, all you need to do is take an afternoon to yourself to apply some elbow grease. Breaking down your scrap car is an easy process that we can walk you through. By following this guide you will be able to maximise the value of your scrap car and put some money back into your bank account. Let’s put on a pair of gloves and an oily white t-shirt so we can begin.

1) Remove Non-Metal Material – You are going to start the process of scrap-preparation by removing anything from your car that isn’t metal. Make your car an easy sale when you take it to the dealer. Dig deep and clean out your car and we bet your sale price will go up.

2) Start Taking Out Valuable Parts
– While your car as a vehicle is no longer useful, the parts inside of it can still be valuable. Of particular note are your car battery and your radiator. Wear gloves and remove these items very carefully as any damage to them will reduce your sale price.

3) Break It Down To The Tires
– With the big ticket items removed from your car, you can start taking out the other valuable components. Pay attention to your rims and wheel weights, which are located inside of your tire. You can also pull out your starters and alternators as well as the catalytic converters. Basically, you want to pull anything that is made of metal or copper.

Once your car has been completely broken down, you’re ready to get it sold. At Melbourne Metal Recycling, we can help you maximise the value of your scrap car. Give us a call today to get the process started.