Tips on Getting the Best Price for a Scrap Car
There’s no shortage of scrap car sites in Norwich available today, but the question is, how do you get the best price? While it’s easy to scrap cars legally, a bit of research and strategy are needed if you want to get value for your money. By simply following these tips you’ll be able to get the most bang for your buck.
Selling for Scrap Metal.
If you’re going to sell your car for scrap metal simply, make sure that you remove everything and only the metal parts remain. Remove all the wires and fluids, and drain everything that needs to be drained, and get assistance from a friend if necessary. If some of the parts are salvageable or can be sold separately take them off. Among the components, you can sell are the steering columns, engine, radio, oil pans, seats and so on. Most scrap car sites don’t accept vehicles, unless they’re completely stripped, and even those that do will probably sell it for less.
Take Care of the Parts You are going to Sell.
Remove car parts and accessories you want to sell carefully so as not to damage them. Rather than sell the engine, transmission, brakes and wheels as metal, you can sell them as separate parts for more money. While this can potentially make you more cash, make sure that the parts are still in reasonably good condition. Generally speaking any part under the bonnet and the interior can be sold for a profit.
Know the Value of the Parts You’re Selling.
The only way to get the best price for your scrap vehicle is to know how much it is really worth. One way to do this of course is to get price quotes, so call these sites and ask how much they’ll pay for the parts. Another way is to go online and look up parts like the ones your car has, and how much they’re being sold for.
Because there are so many car treatment sites available, the prices may vary not just for the scrap metal but the individual parts. Get the best price you can find, but make sure that service is legal so you’ll get a Certificate of Destruction (CoD), proving you no longer own the vehicle, and it is now the responsibility of the scrap car dealer.
Before you take your car to the scrap dealer, make sure that there are no valuables left in the car. Once you hand over the vehicle to the operator, you won’t have the opportunity to search the vehicle. It’s also recommended that you bring a valid ID and other documents related to your car, so there won’t be any problems.
Know Where to Sell.
Finally, you need to know where to sell your vehicle. Again, don’t be tempted by unscrupulous operators, as they don’t have any licence and will just get you in trouble. As long as you do some research though, you’ll be able to sell your car for a good profit.