No car lasts forever. A day will come when you need to think about scrapping your vehicle; maybe it is too old to drive, or the cost of fixing it is too high.
Calculating the value of your vehicle
Assington Autos uses a vehicle database to accurately price scrap cars. The database looks up and considers several elements
- Weight of vehicle
- Make & model of vehicle
- Pick up or delivery
When you decide it is time to scrap your car, the following guide will ensure you get the best price:
Choose the right time
You might be reluctant to sell your scrap car for several reasons; maybe you plan on restoring it in the future when you have more money and time, or perhaps it still has a few miles left, and you’re willing to risk its unreliability.
Regardless of the circumstance, putting off scrapping your unused car will devalue it. A car’s most valuable parts are the components that degenerate the quickest. These elements can rust or break over time, making them no longer reusable and reducing their worth to the scrap service.
Leave your car in one piece
Car parts are the most valuable part of your vehicle. The more you take out of the car, the lower the price will be. Reusable components such as engines, tyres, alternators, and water pumps can be removed, repaired and re-sold. So to get the best price for your scrap vehicle, avoid removing any of its parts and when discussing your vehicle’s value with a scrap car service, ensure to clarify how intact it is.
Get money back on your tax and insurance
To ensure you receive the best possible value for your old car, ensure that you take care of the paperwork. Call up your insurance company, and contact the DVLA to find out whether you can get unused tax and insurance payments refunded.
If you have an unwanted or damaged vehicle, fill out the form on this page, or call us on 01787 210 519 to receive an immediate quote today. If you choose to accept our valuation, we will discuss a convenient time to collect your vehicle.