It’s one of the most common questions we hear from prospective customers every day. It’s also one of the most important, not to mention entirely logical:
Are some car brands and models more valuable to scrap than others?
Here at Take My Scrap Car, we provide the region’s most responsible and rewarding car scrapping and recycling service. We also promise to pay the best possible price, calculated in accordance with scrap values on the day. But in terms of the make and model of your vehicle affecting its value, it’s perhaps not quite as obvious as it seems on the surface.
Scrapping Vs. Selling
In a working example, let’s say two motorists were looking to scrap vehicles that no longer had any practical value. One of which was a clapped-out Land Rover from 30 years ago, the other being a pretty sweet-looking Porsche. Neither will ever find its way back onto public roads, so scrapping and recycling is the only realistic option.
In this case, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Porsche would obviously be worth more. And it might be, but it’s not quite as simple as it appears.
When a car is scrapped, its value is calculated in accordance with its recyclable material content. The weight of the recyclable materials is established, UK scrap metal prices are considered accordingly and the total scrap value of the vehicle is ascertained. So in this sense, it’s more about the weight of the vehicle and its composition of recyclable materials than its prior value.
This therefore means that even the most luxurious supercar could technically be worth no more than a clapped-out SUV from the mid-80s. Various factors contribute to the value of a scrap car, though its initial purchase price isn’t typically one of them.
Of course, if the vehicle still has some kind of value left in it, you could always go ahead and sell it. In fact, there are certain parts and components in more expensive cars that could net you more than the entire vehicle’s scrap value. If you’re looking at a seriously prestigious ride of some kind, you might want to think about extracting its most valuable parts and accessories, prior to sending it off for recycling.
It might be a time-consuming and tricky process, but could nonetheless result in a decent pay-off.
Responsible Scrapping and Recycling
Here at Take My Scrap Car, our approach to car scrapping and recycling couldn’t be easier. Simply get in touch with a member of our team, let us know what you’re looking to get rid of and we’ll provide you with an unbeatable quote. We’ll pay you a visit at a convenient time, collect your vehicle and transport it away to be recycled – all 100% free of charge.
We’re also happy to provide complete advice and support on all aspects of car scrapping and recycling, so be sure to give us a call if you have any questions. Contact Take My Scrap Car today to discuss collection of your vehicle.