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Tips on Selling Scrap Cars Online, and Is It Worth It?

Some of the Tips That You Would Want to Pay Attention to, When It Comes to Selling Your Car for Scrap

When it comes to selling scrap cars online, there are a few things that you would want to pay attention to, so that the firm in question pays you the cash for that old clunker of yours. You may want to check out the various tips posted below, so that your sale goes through without a hassle. And keep in mind that you may have to deliver the car in person to the company, since not all companies would take the effort to come and collect the car.

Establish ownership.

This is the first thing that you need to do; you must be able to prove that you are the owner of this vehicle, otherwise the scrap car companies and others, including salvage yards cannot purchase the car from you. And that’s why you must make sure that you have stored the title deed documentation safely, since you would need the same, when you’re selling your car for scrap. You can search online for ‘Truck wreckers NZ’ and that should point you in the direction of more than a few scrap companies.


When it comes to cars, you need to check around to see if you are getting a fair rate or not. You may want to check out some of the cars for sale in Auckland, the rates that they are being pegged at, so that you would have a good idea on the sort of rate you can expect for your own. But do remember that you are essentially looking to sell your car for scrap so the rate you would be offered much less, compared to that of a second hand or used car, one that’s functional. A better option would be to get your mechanic to take a look at your old clunker, and repair it, remove the dings and make it road worthy. Then, you can sell it off as a second hand car and get more money for the same, rather than selling for scrap


Do remember that several salvage yards, junkyards, and companies that purchase scrap cars, offer varying rates. So make sure that you search online for all those companies that would want to purchase scrap cars for cash and ask them to provide you with an estimate. This should help you decide who’s offering the better rate, and then you can go ahead with that company.

Deliver the car.

Now that you have chosen the firm in question, you would have to deliver the car in person. Do note that a few companies would be more than willing to come over to your residence to pick up your car, but they may not offer much by way of remuneration. This is why it is a good idea to go ahead and rent a tow truck to deliver your car to the salvage firm.

Due Diligence

Before you sell your car for scrap, you may want to check with both state and federal laws to ensure that you do not run fowl of any lemon laws. These laws are there to protect the consumer so you need to check out these laws, make sure that you have carried out all due diligence and then move ahead to sell the car.

These are some of the tips that you would want to pay attention to, when it comes to selling your car for scrap. There are more than a few scrap car companies, and you need to contact them and find out what sort of valuation they offer for your car. And you can go ahead with the one who provides you a higher rate. But all said and done, selling car for scrap is indeed worth it as it enables you to realize part of the value of the car itself. And do remember that not all the scrap for cash companies accept cars.

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