Can I Scrap a High-End Vehicle?

As the saying goes, “death is the great equaliser”. It doesn’t matter if your wallet is a little bit light or bursting at the seams, you can’t take it with you when you go. But does the same apply to cars? If you’ve got a car that looks too nice to be cluttering up a scrapyard, you may wonder whether or not our buyers will take it off your hands.

Perhaps appearances are deceiving and on the inside it’s a broken mess, or maybe your car’s seen better days and its high-end features are being left behind by newer-model tech.

Scrap Car Comparison is here to explain how you can go about scrapping your high-end car.

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Can I Scrap a High-End Vehicle?

Our buyers are experts at what they do, so when you sell your car to them, it may be scrapped or salvaged, with the parts being reused and recycled. Regardless of make, model or condition, your car can be sold through Scrap Car Comparison… even if it is considered high-end.

So if your high-end car is on its last legs, or you’ve got the means to purchase something newer and even fancier, scrap your current vehicle with us. We’ll give you a quote in just 30 seconds, finding you the best price to sell your car for scrap or salvage.

How Are High-Value Cars Scrapped

To understand why certain types of vehicles can or can not be scrapped, it’s useful for you to have some idea about the process of scrapping a car, from start to finish.

At Scrap Car Comparison, we’ve combined our expertise with the skill and experience of scrap and salvage buyers nationwide to streamline the process. All we need is a few details about your car, then using our scrap value calculator, we can gather up the best quotes and find you the best sale price in just 30 seconds.

You will be presented with several top offers for your car, with the valuation taking into account the make, model and condition of your car. Typically, scrap values are worked out by looking at the sheer mass of the car, but if you’re scrapping a high-end vehicle, you can expect to be offered more than you would be for something like an old Citroen C1 or a beaten up old Rover. That’s because the quality of the parts that can be stripped off the vehicle, and the types of materials that can be retrieved upon recycling it, also play a role in valuing each car.

Once you’ve picked out the most suitable scrap car buyer, you simply accept the quote and arrange a collection date that suits you. Once that day rolls around, your chosen scrap car collector will take your car off your hands. All they need to see is some photo ID and the car’s V5C logbook, then the vehicle is good to go!

What Vehicles Are Considered High-End?

There’s no bracket for ‘high-end’ vehicles in the same way there are classifications for coupes or SUVs, so there’s space for personal interpretation here. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, after all. So, what typically classifies a vehicle as ‘high-end’? These are a few factors:

  • Price
  • Appearance
  • Technological features
  • Age
  • Interior comfort
  • Style & desirability

Typically though, cheaper hatchbacks, people carriers or burly pickups probably won’t be classed as high-end. So, if it’s likely to be used for zipping around town or picking up the kids from school, perhaps it’s not as high-end as you’d like. But, does that really matter if it’s affordable and gets the job done? That depends entirely on how much you want to enjoy the time you spend behind the wheel.

Cars could often be considered high-end based on their appearance, features and price, but it’s worth noting that size doesn’t matter – small cars can be just as stylish as executive SUVs. Luxury vehicles typically include manufacturers like:

In-car gadgets also help build up a car’s social stature within car communities around the world. Heated seats? Probably high-end. Climate control? Maybe high-end. Climate control… for your dog? Definitely high-end, and our pets are all very jealous.

Ready to get your car sold so you can upgrade to something newer and nicer, or perhaps to downsize into something more affordable? Give Scrap Car Comparison a call and we’ll put you in touch with a local scrap or salvage buyer that’s willing to offer you a great price. What’s more, we’ll collect it for free, no matter where you are in the country. Take a look at our scrap collector locations then contact our sales team on 03333 44 99 50 or use our scrap car price calculator to get a quote today.

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