Taha Auto Wreckers Otara Auckland – We Buy Cars, We Sell Parts 2023

How to Get the Most Cash for Your Scrap Car

What is a Scrap Vehicle?

A scrapped vehicle is one which can really only be sold for scrap. There’s nothing worth saving when you’re dealing with a scrap vehicle (end-life vehicle, insurance write-off, damaged cars…) . Instead, it’s going to end up crushed and sold for the weight of the materials rather than any part of it returning to circulation.

What is Cash for Cars?

Cash for cars’ is a common term for junk car removal services. These service providers pay cash for your car and resell it for parts or scrap metal to make a profit.

How Can I Sell My Car for Scrap? The Difference for Buyers

How to Get the Most Cash for Your Scrap Car

Your car has reached the end of its useful life, and now it’s taking up a parking spot. One glance at it and you know that it’s worth a fraction of what you paid for it, but you can still convert it into cash. How to Get the Most Cash for Your Scrap Car? Should you sell it privately, sell it for scrap metal, or trade it in at a dealership? And how do you know what a good price is?

Admittedly, a reputable auto buyer is still going to take into account the make, model, and year of the car as well as the condition if they’re planning on reselling it.

Scrapped cars, on the other hand, are destined for the auto wreckers and the only thing that’s going to matter is the weight of the vehicle and what kind of margin the buyer can pull on it.

In either case, it’s usually a mutually beneficial deal.

Unlike the used car market, there’s no consistent method for evaluating a scrap car, junk truck, van, or SUV. If you consider the car junk, however, you can safely assume it’s in the hundreds of dollars, not thousands anymore.

How to Scrap a Car for the Most Money?

If you’ve got the time and skills, you can sell your car for parts – which will take longer than just sending it to the scrap heap, but may net you some more money.

This means dealing with separate transactions with people who may only want one specific part, but you can generally set a competitive price – leading to a little more money for your car. Once you’ve sold as many parts as useful, you can then scrap the shell of the car for free.

The better condition your car is in, the more money you’ll be able to negotiate for – and of course if it’s in good enough condition to run, you may be able to trade it in to a dealership as a deposit on another car.

At Taha Auto, our used car valuers can assess how much your car is worth in ten minutes while you browse our website for more info, and we have three main locations in New Zealand:

  1. Auckland car wreckers,
  2. Wellington car wreckers,
  3. Christchurch car wreckers.

Call Us Today

Whether it’s a used or scrap vehicle, if you’re looking for someone to take that pile of non-running metal off of your hands then you’re in the right place.

We take into account everything about your vehicle before giving you a price, which means that we’re the right solution for the majority of people when it comes time to get rid of it.

Why not give us a call and get a free offer on your vehicle today?