6 Handy Tips for Scrapping a Vehicle

6 Handy Tips for Scrapping a Vehicle

Selling a car can be a challenging task, especially when it loses its road worth. You may think that placing an ad on online platforms will help you sell this rusty vehicle. But, grabbing the buyers’ attention can be quite difficult. Keep in mind, that most cars in the US only have twelve years of life. Once the life is over, it would be the best time to sell. But, what if you are selling the car when it is nearly dead? The smart technique to sell this junk is through consulting a scrapping service provider. Read below and find tips to sell your car to a scrapping yard.

1.      Gather the Paper Documents

Before selling your car to a junkyard, collect all the paperwork. No matter if you want to crush your car into scrap metal, you have to show proof about your ownership. If your car has a title, transfer it to the buying company. If you do not have documents, the scrapping company cannot verify if you are the owner of the car.

2.      Collect Your Belongings

It is true that everyone leaves some stuff in their car. When you are selling the car, search for the items in the trunk, storage compartment, and under the seat. Keep in mind that once you deliver your car to the scrapping company, you will not get your stuff back.

3.      Identify Valuable Parts

You should remove any customized parts that you plan to keep before selling your car to the service provider. If you remove the aftermarket parts before scrapping, this would not make much difference to the company since the money is in functional parts over cosmetic. Therefore, it is better to remove those parts and sell them all alone. As a result, you can earn more profit.

4.      Remove the Plates

While scrapping your car, number plates are unnecessary. Even in some states, it is essential to remove your plate before selling it to the scrapping yard. According to the law, plates are your responsibility and you should keep track of them.

5.      Remove the Fluids

Before, you contact the scrapping company, remove all the fluids. Even though the team at the yard is responsible for remove the gas, you can do it on your own for eco-friendly benefits. Leaving the gas while scrapping can be a real pain and health hazard for the team at the salvage yard.

6.      Revoke Your Insurance

When you have a vehicle that’s not in use, you should recently cancel the insurance. If your insurance is still valid, contact the insurance company and cancel your coverage. Some insurance service providers are forgiving, and they might refund you the money if you forget to cancel in time.


After following the above tips, you can now sell your vehicle to the scrapping company. It is important to compare the prices of different service providers before making a decision. As you can see, the process of selling your junk car is relatively simple. What’s more, you do not have to tow your car to the scrapping company. In fact, they will visit your home and take away the rusty burden from your home.


For questions on how we can help scrap or buy your used vehicle, contact us today for a quick and transparent quote! Since 1949, Chuckran Auto Parts has been providing vehicle recycling services for cars and trucks that are beyond repair. Turn your old vehicle or late model wrecks into cash by calling us today!

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Motor Blocks (Drained) $183NT $205 GT
#1 HMS $183NT $205 GT
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