Should I Scrap or Sell My Car

Should I Scrap or Sell My Car

There comes a time in many car owners’ lives when they ask the question, “Should I scrap or sell my car?” The sad truth is that no matter how much you want your car to last, it’s not built to last forever. Sticking with scheduled maintenance can help with preserving longevity, but accidents can happen and damage your beloved ride. Are the repairs worth the cost or are the alternatives- scrapping or selling- more viable? Maybe you are unsure about which is the better option. How do you decide to scrap or sell your car? Maybe we can help you answer that question. Selling Your Car When it comes to a private car sale, the process can take some time. It can prove to be more lucrative than scrapping, but you have to trade in time and effort for the big bucks. You will need to do your homework and check the going price for your particular car and be prepared to perhaps find that the price is below what you had in mind.  Buyers may want to negotiate a price that they prefer for the car, which could impact the outcome you were seeking if they manage to convince you to knock down the price. To counter this move before it comes into play, push up the asking price in anticipation of negotiations. Scrapping Your Car It’s quicker and easier to scrap a car vs selling one. The big disadvantage of scrapping is that you may not make much money for your car compared to selling it privately. You don’t have to burn time preparing it for sale, taking pictures, posting ads, scheduling viewings, or taking potential buyers on a test drive. If you don’t plan on replacing any removed parts, scrapping may be a better option than selling. Scrap your car if the selling price will fall under $500, the airbags have been deployed, need a new hybrid battery, or the car frame has significant damage. If major repairs are needed that wouldn’t make good financial sense, scrapping may be a wiser option. Other Car Issues Not Worth Fixing
  • Blown Motor
  • Faulty transmission
  • Power Control Module (PCM) failure
  • Main wiring problem
  • Air Conditioning Recharge or Repair
Is Scrapping or Selling Right For You.? What is it that you want to gain from your car? Maybe you want to earn some profit, which goes in line with selling it. If your car’s health is seriously in question, scrapping is the way to go. What will you decide? Scrapping and selling are two ways to get rid of your unwanted vehicle. You stand a chance of making a little more cash from selling than scrapping. Whatever you decide, ensure it’s what you want to do and that it’s best for you.


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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 Current Junk car price:

$190 per Net Ton/$212 Per Gross Ton

Ferrous Metals

Heavy Iron

Motor Blocks (Drained) $183NT $205 GT
#1 HMS $183NT $205 GT
Brake Rotors & Drums $183 NT $205 GT

Cars, Light Duty Trucks, Light Iron

Cars $190 NT $212 GT
Light Duty Trucks $190 NT $212 GT
Light Iron $160 NT $179 GT

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