How To Get The Best Price For My Scrap Car

When you’re selling a car, you’re always going to want the highest amount of money in exchange for it. This is the truth in every situation, whether you’re selling it privately for someone to drive themselves or it’s passed its use-by date and it’s on the market as a scrap or salvage vehicle. Here at Scrap Car Comparison, we’ve put together a few tips to help you get the best price for your scrap car.

We can get straight to the point – here at Scrap Car Comparison, we will always find you the best price for your scrap or salvage car, regardless of make, model or even what kind of condition it’s in. Just give us a call directly on 03333 44 99 50 or enter your postcode and vehicle reg into our scrap value calculator. We’ll even arrange for your old car to be collected from any location in the UK at no extra cost. Find out how much your car could be worth right now!

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Scrap It Before It’s Too Late

While a scrap car will never lose its value entirely and eventually be worth nothing at all, a vehicle that’s just sitting around – or more importantly, the valuable components within it – will be depreciating as time goes by.

The outer body of a modern car might be less susceptible to rust and corrosion (although even this part of the car can suffer in poor conditions) but it’s the internal components that could suffer and ultimately become less likely to be salvageable. If your vehicle is going to sit around for a long time, try to look after it. A better solution would be to scrap it right away with Scrap Car Comparison.

Don’t Strip It Of Parts Yourself

Simply put, a scrap car’s value is the sum of its parts, literally. So, if you start taking bits off so that they’re excluded when you receive a quote from any scrap dealer, you’ll be looking at a lower offer by default.

Furthermore, if you do start dismantling your own car, you might end up damaging the parts you’re removing, or others, reducing their value anyway! Unless you’re skilled and equipped, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.

Find The Highest Paying Buyer

You could do this by contacting every scrap and salvage buyer in your local area, one by one, and asking for a price, or you could simply get a quote from us here at Scrap Car Comparison. We’ll find you the best price from Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) operators near to you and even arrange for them to collect your car at no extra cost.

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Check For Refunds

Maximise your profits after selling your car with Scrap Car Comparison by checking whether you’re eligible for refunds. You’re very likely to be entitled to some kind of refund on your car tax from the DVLA, especially if you paid it annually in one lump sum, but you should also contact your insurance company. You’ll have to do this anyway to inform them of the scrappage, but they may calculate that you’re owed some money back from your policy!

Free Car Collection

Having to pay out for your own transportation to get the vehicle you’re selling moved to the buyer’s ATF is going to take a hefty chunk of your payment away before the car has even changed hands.

Scrap Car Comparison removes this expense by giving every single customer free collection as standard – it doesn’t matter whether you’re scrapping a car, van or anything else.

Time It Right

We know, we told you at the top of this page to sell your car before it loses value, but this is where it’s important to understand the intricacies of the scrap metal market. The value of the raw materials that cars are made from fluctuates wildly, sometimes in the space of just one day.

This is why we guarantee the price that you’ve been offered for 24 hours, giving you a chance to consider it without worrying that by the time you’ve made up your mind, your price will have dropped.

No Hidden Fees

Everything is transparent here at Scrap Car Comparison, with no hidden fees or shady smallprint to catch you out.

Our quotes are free and non-obligatory, meaning you’re not pressured into accepting if you’re not happy with your offer. The collection of your scrap car is also completely free; you’ll never be charged for this part of the service.

There’s also the price guarantee after you’ve accepted an offer. That price is locked in and, as long as the vehicle is as described when the collection agent arrives, it’s also non-negotiable. You’ll be paid exactly what you expect, down to the penny.

Get A Scrap Car Comparison Quote Now

We hope this has cleared up any concerns you may have had and that you’re now ready to scrap your car or van with us here at Scrap Car Comparison. Get a quote by calling 03333 44 99 50 or by entering your details into our scrap value calculator and your car could be sold for a market-leading price, with free collection included, in just a matter of days!

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