New Tips of Selling Old Vehicles to Car Wreckers in Melbourne
There comes a point with every car when it’s no longer practical or safe to prolong its life. What’s more, if it’s not roadworthy you could end up with points on your driving license or a fine. So if your car’s reaching the end of the road, read 2021 Guide to Dispose of an Old Car in Melbourne.
What Factors Affect the Prices of Scrap Cars?
A question we often hear is “how much cash will I get for scrapping my car?” Frankly speaking there’s not a quick, simple answer. The price of your own scrap car depends on a whole heap of variables. Some of these you can influence, and some of which you can’t. These include:
- The size and weight of your vehicle
Generally speaking, scrap car prices are heavily reliant on the tonne-weight of your vehicle. Bigger and heavier wreck truck generally have more usable scrap metal for dealers, which affects the amount of cash you’ll get for them. For instance, a Mitsubishi Fuso truck is worth in scrap than a Toyota Corolla.
- The make and model (and its age)
Just as make and model affects the purchase price of your car, it affects the price when it gets scrapped, too. Year of manufacturing can also come into play – a 2020 vehicle, for example, worth more than one from an old 2003 vehicle.
- Whether or not it’s had parts removed
To get maximum value for your scrap car, it’s important not to take out car components, even if you’ve got the skills and know-how to do so. Lots of them can be more valuable than you think!
- Your location and distance from the scrapyard
Simply, the further you are from Dandenong car wrecking yard, the less money you’ll get for your scrap car. It’s why we’ve made it such an integral part of our car removal service here at VIC Wreckers!
- The scrap metal market
The scrap metal market is notoriously fast moving, with the supply and demand of recycled metal all changing regularly, often on a daily basis. And since they’re all metals used in automotive manufacturing, all of them can affect on the price you’ll get for your scrap car. There’s obviously not much you can do about economic factors though, so for the vast majority of people it’s really not something you need to worry about.
Can I Sell my Car with Money Owing?
If you are selling a car with finance still outstanding there are two things you must do before you can legally sell it:
- Inform the finance company and ask them for the “settlement figure” they’ll need from you to pay off your loan in full.
- Pay off the settlement figure, plus any early repayment fee and administration fee the lender might charge.
Bear in mind it’s usually very difficult to sell a car with outstanding finance.
Why Choose VIC Wreckers Services?
What are you looking for from a car scrap company? We will make it easy and quick for you to scrap your vehicle. All you need to do is call us and we can give you a unique quote based on the information you give us, including the age and condition of your vehicle, mileage and so on. VIC Wreckers will give you a price that we will stick to – the only thing that may affect the price is if you have taken off car parts of the vehicle without telling us. As long as your description is accurate – the price we tell you is the price we will pay!
All our cars are recycled in line with the latest regulations at an authorized auto recycling facility and all parts that can be removed and recycled will be, to minimize landfill.
Here are some other reasons you may choose to use VIC Wreckers:
- Convenient way to scrap your car in Melbourne and surroundings
- The best price for your end of life vehicle
- We take your car no matter what make or model
- Up to AUD6000 cash paid for a vehicle
- Free car collection
- Environmentally-friendly recycling process
- Fully licensed and working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week
- Friendly and reliable service
Call us today for professional scrap car removal in Melbourne
To hear more about how we can help you get rid of your scrap car, please call our team on 0411704458 or you could also fill out an online contact form with details and one of our team will call you back.