That’s it! Your old car is ready to give up the ghost. Rusty and in very poor working condition, it has seen better days. In short, your car is, as they say, ready for the scrap heap! Since it’s just wasting away in a corner of your yard anyway, why not try to get a little money out of it? With car recycling, you can get rid of your car quickly and easily, while getting paid for it. But how do scrapyards determine the vehicle’s value?

The raw materials from your old car

Even if your old car is ready for the scrap heap—maybe it won’t start anymore or maybe some of the parts are defective—it’s still of great value to car recycling companies. After all, the raw materials from the car are what these companies are most interested in. This means that your vehicle can be recycled for the raw materials it contains (steel, lead, aluminum, rubber, etc.) as long as it still has certain specific parts (the engine, transmission, catalytic converter, tires, wheels, radiator and battery), regardless of whether they work or not. So the value of your scrap car will depend on the number of missing parts. The fewer parts it’s missing, the better!

The price of scrap metal

Besides the number of parts your scrap car is missing, the current price of scrap metal also plays an important role in determining how much money you can make. Because metal in general is the primary material in an carmobile, the market price of that metal has a direct influence on the price you’ll get for your ride. Likewise, the total weight of your vehicle will affect its value. The weight is recorded on your registration and doesn’t change in relation to the condition of the vehicle.

While the price of scrap metal and the number of missing parts both influence how much you’ll get for your scrap car, there are a number of other factors that don’t necessarily have an impact. For example, the year and model of your vehicle don’t change its value, although a heavier model will pay more, of course. The general condition of your vehicle isn’t necessarily important either. A little rust or a few scratches and dents here and there won’t be taken into consideration since the body is going to be recycled rather than restored.

How to go about selling your scrap car

When you decide to get rid of your scrap car, all you have to do is follow a few easy steps. Just call Recyc-Auto to learn the value of your vehicle according to the year, model and weight. And don’t forget to mention whether or not it’s missing any parts. Whether your ride runs or not, you can rest assured that you’ll get the best price for it. The quoted price is guaranteed for 72 hours, and the cost of towing is already covered. No matter where you live in Quebec, it’s very likely that Recyc-Auto can come and pick up your vehicle with no problem.