7 Tips On How To Pick A Car Recycling Company
Do you have a scrap car lying around? Why not make a little cash from it by selling your car for scrap? If you are one of the many people in Melbourne who would like to find out the scrap value of your car, or maybe you are ready to scrap your car for money, you have come to the right place.
Picking the right car recycling company can be tricky – not only do you need to make sure that they are reputable and honest so that you get a good price for your scrap car, but you also want to ensure that they have environmentally friendly recycling practices. Here are 7 tips on picking the right car recycling company for you:
- Explore your options
The first step is to explore your options. Find the car recycling companies or car scrap yards near your area and visit their websites to read up about them. Consider their experience and read online reviews if there are any to see what their customers have to say about them.
- Get quotes
Pick a car recycling company the same way you would a tradesman – ask for several quotes so that you can compare them. Contact the company that you are interested in, provide them with all the particulars of your scrap car and see what they have to say. Always shop around before making a decision.
- Know your worth
Even before you start to compare quotes, you should already have a general idea of how much your scrap car is worth. That ballpark figure will help you to quickly establish how honest a car recycling company is and how much money you will likely be able to get for your scrap car.
- Understand the factors that affect value
Some cars don’t change significantly from year to year, which means their parts are more widely available on the market even though a specific model isn’t, while others do. The price of your scrap car depends on the market demand for its parts. Knowing your car’s year, make and model, and doing your research will help you to understand its value.
- Watch out for dishonesty
As a general rule, if you feel like the car recycling company that you are talking to is being dishonest, then there is a good chance that your intuition is right. When picking a car recycling company, don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions about their methods – and then do your research to verify what you have been told. Find out if there is a hidden tow charge because there shouldn’t be one – a reputable car recycling company will usually tow for free. Also, don’t fall for “incentives” such as vouchers or anything else. You are looking to sell your scrap car for money, and money is what you should get.
- Weight is king – not the embellishments
Ultimately, car recycling companies are interested in your scrap car for the value that they can get from its metal. This means that all the other fancy embellishments that cars might have, for example a state of the art stereo system, will not be worth much to them. If your scrap car has fancy add-ons that you think are worth money, you are much better off selling those yourself before taking your scrap car to the recycling company.
- Ask about their equipment
Because weight is the major factor when you are scrapping your car for cash, knowing how a car recycling company is going to determine that weight is important. An honest company will be more than happy to explain how their process works, and the weighing methods should be transparent and easy to understand. A company that is vague about their processes and who isn’t able to give you a straight answer about their methods and equipment should be avoided.
At Scrappys Car Removal, we are a team of experienced scrap metal and car recycling experts with over 50 years of combined experience in the industry. Contact us today for a no-risk, free complimentary quote. There is not a job we can’t handle.