Your Unwanted Car Might Be Worth More as Scrap Metal

Your Unwanted Car Might Be Worth More as Scrap Metal
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That old used car sitting in your driveway may be worth more than you think! With the rising cost of scrap metal, even a damaged car that may seem worthless can bring in a nice chuck of change from a scrap metal dealer.

This being said, don't expect a massive payout. While there are plenty of metal parts to a vehicle, these parts have to be separated for environmental reasons, and not all metal in the vehicles may be usable at all. Some scrap dealers may not even take certain vehicles, considering them to be more trouble than they're worth.

Your best bet is to find and sell to a business that will salvage each valuable part individually. Some junk dealers also buy vehicles for this purpose, stripping them of marketable parts before crushing the bodies into hunks of metal.

To find a potential buyer near you, try doing an online search. Most scrap metal and junk dealers will have an online presence and might even post prices. You should probably talk to a few businesses to make certain that you are getting the best deal available.

Don't want to haul your car off to the scrap yard? Consider donating it to NCCC for a tax deduction! Contact us for more information.