Scrapping Your Car for Quick Cash: 101

Scrapping Your Car for Quick Cash: 101

Has your old car finally stopped working? Do you want to turn it into instant cash? Do you no longer want to use the old, non-working, or heavily repaired car after purchasing a new one? You can surely benefit from scrapping your car and selling the metal, parts, and components to the right scrap car dealership. Not all scrap yards offer the same value or price for junk. When it comes to selling your car’s scrap, you need to contact the right car scrap dealer to save your time and effort after performing the cumbersome task of scrapping your car! Here’s what you need to know about scrapping your car for quick cash.

What Does Scrap Metal Mean? Who Buys it and Why?

Scrap metal refers to metal that is no longer in a working or usable condition. Hence, it has exceeded its functional capabilities and can surely no longer support working on an automobile. Similarly, scrap yards and/or junkyards keep their eye out for scrap metal because these are the respective “stock-market”- like indexes in the said industry. They buy scrap metal, melt it, and use it for different processes and products.

Scrapping Your Car

You should know how to get the most out of your car when scrapping of its metal. Damaging workable components and parts can be devastating to your scrap resale. Use proper tools and techniques to disassemble the vehicle, prioritize the high-demand parts, and sell them to the right dealer. You can avoid using sledgehammers or heavy objects to break down the car for parts. Remember, some of the parts are always valuable for the rare material present in them. For example, catalytic converters tend to move out fast. Hence, they can be a quick source of income when scraped right. Take care of the parts that you disassemble from your car until you hand them over to the scrapyard or dealership.

What Scrapyards Don’t Purchase?

Similarly, clean the parts before taking them to a used auto parts dealership, scrapyard, or junkyard. Bear in mind that scrapyards and many similar dealers tend to avoid purchasing components like plastic, dangerous chemicals, radioactive components/materials, and so on.


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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$190 per Net Ton/$212 Per Gross Ton

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