If you have an older vehicle that is ready to be scrapped and sold you want to make sure you get the most for it. In this article, we will go over how to get an estimate for your junk car’s value, as well as what to expect when scrapping your car. If you live in Massachusetts near Bridgewater, we would be happy to provide an estimate for your vehicle. Additionally, we provide a junk car pick-up service within our service area.
Factors That Influence The Value of Your Junk Car
There are a variety of factors that can influence how much your car is worth. The most important factors are what type of vehicle you have and the current scrap prices in your area. Your vehicle’s make and model will likely determine how much metal there is to scrap in the first place. The other part of that equation is what the current rates are for scrap metal. Scrap metal costs are constantly rising and falling based on supply and demand. When there is a larger demand for recycled metal for various construction projects and similar buyers, the scrap prices tend to rise. However, when many people scrap their vehicles and other scrap metal at the same time, the increased supply can decrease the scrap prices. Knowing when to scrap a vehicle comes down to following when the prices rise and fall. The other important thing to know is how much your vehicle weighs. Most vehicle recycling companies measure the value of a car based on its’ overall weight and even list their prices per weight.
What Other Parts Of Your Car Can You Recycle?
Another thing to consider when getting rid of a junk vehicle is the other parts of your car that can be recycled. A car battery for example can be recycled separately from the rest of the vehicle. If your car has usable parts in it, you might want to have them removed and sold to a used parts dealer for a higher price. Recycling a car without doing any prep work is the most convenient way to recycle a vehicle but also usually gives you the smallest value. Taking apart your vehicle to remove higher-value items is a great way to stretch the value of a junk vehicle. However, if you are not able to take apart your vehicle, or would prioritize convenience over a little bit of extra money, it might be better to simply bring your car or have it towed to a nearby scrap yard and get a base rate for it based on its weight.
Get An Estimate On Your Junk Car In Bridgewater
If you live in the Bridgewater area and would like a quote on your vehicle, give us a call, we would be happy to discuss the value of your call. You could also use our estimation form to get an email sent to you with a brief estimation of what your vehicle is worth.