How to Scrap A Car?

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No matter what make of vehicle you drive – Toyota, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Mazda, Hyundai, or any other make – it’s going to break down at some point. Let’s face it, vehicles don’t last forever. But when you make the decision not to fix a car anymore, what do you do with it? How do you get rid of an end-of-life car or truck?

How You Determine End-of-Life Vehicles

What exactly determines when a car has driven its last mile? What one person considers as a non-driving car might just be a project for a handyman. But sometimes there are just no two ways about it – it’s time for the end-of-life vehicle disposal.

Too Costly to Repair

Imagine bringing your car to the repair shop for a simple fix, a diagnosis, or a WOF or COF inspection. The mechanic takes a good look at your car and tells you that you’re lucky to be alive. A lengthy checklist of problems along with the hefty cost to fix each one tallies up to more than your car is worth – maybe even double!

If vehicle repairs are even close to your car’s resale value – as in 60 percent or more – it’s an end of life car.

Total Loss

After a car accident, your vehicle might still run and drive. But there are problems with it. The electrical system glitches out, your power windows might not work all the time, your hood is tied shut with string, and you’ve only got half a hubcap left. The insurance company has already settled the claim with you, deemed the car a total loss, and paid you for it. But this car isn’t safe to drive, and no one will buy a deregistered car. If it’s a total loss, it’s destined for the scrap heap.

Too Rusty

Yours is the Toyota that’s still on the road after twenty years, just like the old commercial said. But you’ve swapped a functioning air conditioning system for ‘vent holes’ in the body that keep the car cool inside. The carpet sags where the floor used to be, and there are jagged brown edges around the doors, trunk lid, and wheel wells.

It’s not going to pass a WOF or COF inspection anymore and there’s no way you’ll ever be able to fix it up again. This kind of rust bucket should be sent to the car graveyard before it becomes a real road hazard.

How to Scrap Your Car for Cash

You don’t typically have a funeral for cars, and they don’t get buried in the ground when they’ve reached the end of their useful life. When you have a car you need to get rid of in this kind of shape, you aren’t able to sell it to someone to drive anymore. You need to pick one of the few end-of-life vehicle disposal options available.

Sell a Car to Scrap Metal Place

The first and most common option is to sell a car to scrap metal place. And where can you scrap a car? End-of-life vehicles often get towed to scrap metal yards nearby – there are facilities like these all across New Zealand! When you take a car to the scrap metal for scrap, you’ll actually come away with a bit of cash in your pocket.

Wondering how to scrap a car? When it arrives, the scrap metal weighs your car and pays you in cash according to the current price per ton of scrap steel.

Take into consideration that you’ll be responsible to pay for the tow truck that brings your car to the yard. While you’ll be rid of your end of life car, it can negate a good portion of the money you’ll get for it.

Breaking Vehicles Down for Parts

If you’re adventurous, you can participate in a different type of end-of-life vehicle recycling. It’s possible to sell used car parts from your scrap car and make more money than selling it for scrap. It requires a wide array of tools, a wealth of knowledge, a deep drawer of bandages, and a very full curse jar to get the job done.

It can take months or longer to sell all the parts from your vehicle. In the end, you’ll still have a shell that needs to be hauled away. You need to have extra time on your hands to make breaking vehicles worthwhile too.

Selling Scrap Cars With Atlas Auto

If none of this sounds like a good idea to you, there’s an alternate way to deal with end-of-life vehicles. Atlas Auto will buy your car from you regardless of their condition for cash. It doesn’t matter how rough the body is, if it has a clean title or deregistered, or if it’s running or not. Atlas Auto pays cash for cars in any condition.

Request a cash offer from Atlas Auto. Fill in your vehicle information in as much detail as possible. You’ll receive a free no-obligation cash offer from Atlas Auto for your scrap vehicle – all you need is the title in hand. If you accept the offer, we’ll put money in your hand typically within 24 to 48 hours. Then, we’ll pick your car up from your home, office, the repair shop, or wherever it sits, and at no charge to you.

Get your offer now to see how much your scrap car or truck is worth or Freephone: 0800 99 7000

Areas Served – North Island, New Zealand

Atlas Auto pick up cars, 4x4s, vans or trucks throughout North Island, New Zealand! We service all major cities & areas in North Island such as Hamilton, Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua, Tokoroa, Taupo, Thames, Coromandel, Waihi, Huntly, Morrinsville, Matamata, etc

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