Junk Cars – All you need to know about selling your old car and more!

There’s no such thing as a useless car. What is of no use to you now can be of great value to others. Who, you ask? Car wreckers. 

No matter the condition of your car, there are companies (also known as dismantlers) that are interested in buying that old rusty junk of a car in your garage. With a little research, you will come across many options to get cash for cars in Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington, etc. And the best part – they come to your door to buy the junk!

So, how do I sell my old car?

Selling your old car that is no longer fit for the road is no rocket science. It takes just a few steps, and you will have cash for your car, stat!

First, you need to make an appointment with a car wrecking company, providing basic details regarding your car (car model, year of purchase, odometer reading, registration number, etc.). 

After this, the company shall give you a date on which they will come for checking. At the time of inspection, the inspecting team shall check for the status of your car. This means checking the engine, tyres, accessories, etc. This is done to ascertain the value of your car. The better the condition, the higher the price. After proper analysis, you will be given a final quote. Once you accept this amount, the company shall arrange for the pick-up of your car – straight from your doorstep. And that’s it. 

What do these car wreckers do with junk cars? 

That’s a valid question. Recycling is no longer just a noble thing to do. It is now a full-fledged industry that has a turnover worth millions. Your old car-eating dust might be just a rusty picture for you, but for car wrecking companies, this junk is their business. They recycle the metal and plastic used in your car while repairing any salvageable car parts and accessories. These parts are then tossed in the market again to be sold to those needing branded second-hand car parts. 

This way, car wrecking companies do good business, customers get good-quality used car parts, you get cash for your useless car and our planet smiles. A win-win situation!

How can I contribute to the environment? 

While there are many ways in which one can help save the planet, here are some things worth working on for car owners: 

  • Limit fuel use

First, try to use your car less, especially for short trips. Opt for public transport or peddle your way to that nearby supermarket. This is because the car engine takes time to warm up, and it is at the beginning and end of the trip when the fuel consumption is at the most – to start the car and park it. So this way, you save fuel while avoiding unnecessary wear & tear on your car engine. 

  • Buy second-hand car parts

Secondly, opt for used car parts to replace the existing ones in case of a breakdown. This way, you pay way less while actively working towards recycling. However, when you do so, contact a registered garage or car wrecking company, as they will provide you with branded second-hand products. 

  • Recycle

Next, sell your junk vehicle to dismantlers for proper dumping. Steel is a highly recyclable metal and is in abundance in your car. Professional car wreckers (or dismantlers) have the tools and proper equipment to disassemble your old car and recycle as much steel from it as possible. This way, you contribute towards the environment while getting the best deal for that old scrap of a car. 

What do you think?

Written by Kesara Bandaragoda

GAG Staff

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