Are you thinking about scrapping a car, but just not sure if it’s the right thing for you to do, or exactly how you should do it? For most people, calling a service that comes and pays you and leaves with your car is usually the best approach, as long as you can find a trustworthy individual, or company to work with.a fantastic read
But if you think you’re alone in this… you’re not! You only need to take a ride through any neighborhood and you’ll find at least a few houses that have the same predicament as you. They’ve got an old clunker that’s sitting in their driveway, taking up space, and they don’t know what to do with it either.
Part of the problem is that the car is basically no longer worth anything. And that’s one of those funny things about buying junk cars; the person selling it, tries to build value in it, even though it’s going straight to the scrap yard. When the car gets purchased for scrap, it’s by the pound a certain amount… so it doesn’t matter if the “interior’s in great shape” or you “just put new brake pads on it,” that’s all VERY irrelevant!
The formula is like this: The weight multiplied by the current rate = How much you get paid. Period!
They say that a car starts losing its value the minute you drive it off the lot. Well if that’s true, then that old thing in your driveway, yard, or garage (or wherever else you’re hiding it from angry neighbors) is probably in the negative numbers by now. Just kidding, it does have a little value, but not as much as some people try and trump it to be.
In fact most people are pretty sure that the dealership would laugh them away if they tried to trade that thing in. Well that’s if it’ll even make it to the dealership, of course… wink.
Scrapping a Car is Extremely Easy and You Can Even Make Money Doing It…
You see, that car may no longer be worth anything to a dealership, but when you scrap a car it suddenly becomes worth at least some cash in your pocket.
Let’s face it; you may even still have to have this old clunker insured and may be paying for tags for it too, so basically you’re losing money having this car. It won’t run, and even if it would you might be too embarrassed to drive it down the street.
You may feel like you’re giving up something valuable if you simply take it to the junkyard and trash it. People do grow attached to automobiles, and so you wouldn’t be alone if you nearly wept just thinking about it. I have a friend whose father actually cried when he had to junk his old Mustang, but the car was in terrible shape, was neglected for years, and so the only logical thing that he could do was to drive it to the scrap yard.
My wife and I have scrapped a lot of cars, I remember when we got rid of the first car we bought together; a Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan, I thought we were gonna have to have a funeral for it. But we got over it after awhile; every now and then we see a picture of it and reminisce about the “good ol’ days.”
Another friend of mine named Troy told me that when he got rid of his old Jeep Cherokee, his seven year old daughter actually sat by the window and cried, saying that she was going to miss the car. After all, she’d sat in the back of that car since they drove her home from the hospital so he couldn’t blame her one bit.
But you’re lucky, because you don’t even have to do that these days. There are actually companies out there that will actually come to your house, pick up your car from you… as well as any junk scrap metal that you have laying around… and you don’t have to do any of the hard work. That’s what we do at Scrap Masters.
Best of all, scrapping your car this way will actually put some cash in your wallet. That’s right; they’ll come to your house, pay you for the car, and drive away. All of the hard work is done by them. Well except for the heartache of giving up “Old Betsy” (or whatever crazy name you’ve given your car). It’s a win/win for everyone involved, when you do it this way.
Speaking of that, there are many more benefits to speak of when it comes to scrapping a car. The fact that you’re making your home look better for not only you, but your neighbors as well is a huge plus. Equally as important, that metal will be recycled and used for something else.
By the way… have you ever seen what happens to a car that goes to the scrap yard? Ultimately it gets chewed up by this huge shredding machine into little tiny pieces about three inches square or so. It’s quite a site to see, if you ever bring a car to a scrap yard, stick around for a few minutes and watch the operations, it really is something to witness.
If you’ve got a car that’s no good to you anymore, scrapping a car is the best way to go for everyone.