How can I get the most out of my junk car?

Cars are made to be driven but there comes a point where it is no longer financially viable to keep a car going. Constant visits to the mechanic will hurt your wallet and overall too much hassle. There is also the fact that a car never appreciates. When you feel like it it is time to sell or get rid of it, you should do as such, as soon as possible. Otherwise, the car will depreciate even more.

What to do with my junk car?

The car has served you but now it’s become a junk and you are not sure what to do with it. The best option, in this case, is disposing of the old by scrapping it. This means you are selling the car for the worth of its useable parts. There are services that specialise in scrapping cars and Cars Wanted Newcastle is one of them. Some people try to sell their junk car privately, however, this won’t always work because there is not much value for regular people to buy it.

So, how do you get the most out of your scrap car without spending too much money? We’ve got all the answers you need right here.

First, you need to determine if your car is really in scrap condition. Some people give less credit to their cars than it deserves and label their normal running car junk. A scrap car is a vehicle that is no longer running or running but with many serious mechanical issues. These cars are not worth fixing because it would just cost too much and it’s not worth the effort at all. Cars that have been through an accident can also be considered scrap cars.

Now that you’ve determined that your car is a scrapper, it’s time to actually make some money or recoup lost funds.

Prepare Your Car For Scrapping

There are a few things you need to do to prepare your scrap car to be stripped for parts. These are important as you want this to be as easy a process as possible.

Remove Your Belongings

You might not have much or you might have your whole life in your car. But you’re going to need access to all parts of your car.

To get access to all parts of your car, it needs to be empty of things that don’t count as your scrap car.

Even if you are dropping your scrap car off at a junkyard, it’s still your responsibility to remove your stuff.

And be thorough. You never know how much pocket change you might find in those seat cushions.

If you value any of your CD, check your CD player for discs. And any personal paperwork should go with you when you leave the junkyard.

Have Your Paperwork Ready

If you are taking the car to the scrapyard itself, you need to bring some paperwork as well such a valid ID, registration papers and the keys.

If the scrapyard is avoiding the registration paperwork, you should definitely avoid that company and leave with your vehicle. It’s against the law in NSW to sell a scrap car without transferring the vehicle to the service’s name. You are the owner of the car and if something happens, you will be liable.


Remove Valuable Parts

If there are parts that you would like to keep to yourself, remove them before selling it to the scrap yard. This could be the radio or the dashcam. However, make sure that you are not breaking any agreement with the scrapyard as they might be interested in the car for a specific part and won’t buy it if you have taken it out.

Don’t forget any personal belongings in the car as they be of value for you.

Use All The Gas

You have paid for it and why not use it if you can? A short trip before parting ways with the car would be nice.

This could actually be fun.

Scrap yards don’t want or need your gasoline. Cars Wanted Newcastle will tow your car, therefore, doesn’t require any fuel to transport the vehicle.

Remove The License Plates And Cancel the Registration

Cars Wanted Newcastle will you back the license plates and you can cancel the registration. You are able to apply for a refund of any unused portion of the motor vehicle tax.