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Scrapping your old vehicle is a great way to safely dispose of it and earn some extra money in the process!

There are several factors that affect the price of a scrap car, most of which are out of your control. Still, there are a few things you can do to potentially bump up the price.

Here are a few handy tips to help you get the most for your scrap car…


Scrap it as soon as possible

Typically, the longer you hold onto your car, the more it will have depreciated in value by the time you scrap it for cash.

All cars depreciate in value, and some a lot faster than others, so it’s a good idea to get a quote from a dealer as soon as you decide to scrap it.


Check current scrap metal prices

There are several factors that influence scrap metal prices, including:

  • Supply and demand
  • Metal type and quality
  • Global economic trends
  • Transportation and processing costs
  • Environmental regulations

The price of scrap metal is known to fluctuate often and, as a result, so do the prices offered by scrap dealers. Keep an eye on the most recent scrap metal prices and try to get a scrap car quote when prices are up.


Keep all car parts intact

Scrap dealers tend to pay more for cars that are complete, so it’s best to refrain from removing certain parts to be sold separately. Plus, it’s much easier to sell your car in its entirety than to go from dealer to dealer selling separate parts.

The most valuable parts of a car are:

  • Doors, window and mirrors
  • Catalytic converters
  • Car bumpers
  • Seats
  • Engines


Use up all your fuel

If your car is driveable, continue using it until you’ve used up all of the remaining fuel – you paid for it, so there’s no point letting it go to waste!


Apply for a road tax refund

An easy place to get some extra money back is by checking if you’re eligible for a road tax refund.

If you are owed a refund, you should receive your money in the form of a cheque. This can take up to 8 weeks after informing the DVLA to arrive.


Get your car collected

Arranging for your car to be collected by the dealer is not only easier but it saves you time and money on petrol.

Here at A&L Vehicle Recycling, we offer free and fast scrap car collection to make selling your car for scrap easier than ever!

To arrange your scrap car collection, get in touch with us today. A member of our team will be more than happy to help you arrange this at your convenience and answer any questions you may have about same-day collection and payment.

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