Scrap Car Value
Did you know that the value of a scrap car is calculated based on the weight of the vehicle and the current metal prices in your location?
This means prices can vary quite a bit based on the current metal prices where you are. For example, on Remove My Car, a 2002 Ford Focus may be valued at £117 if you’re located in Aberdeen, but the exact same car could be worth £144 if you enter a postcode in Liverpool.
It’s the exact same car so it weighs the same and has the same salvageable parts but the value is vastly different. So, why is this?
Competition Between Scrap Car Dealers
If you’re lucky enough to live in or near to a town or city that has a lot of scrap car dealers, you’re much more likely to get a good price for your vehicle. It’s an incredibly competitive industry and competition can be fierce in places where there are many dealers and used car part specialists. This is great news for you, as you’ll likely get a bit more cash for your vehicle!
If you take the time to do a bit of careful research you may be able to get a better price than what you were first offered. For example, if you live between Reading and Swindon you can check prices in both areas. You’ll usually find you get an improved price from Swindon dealers than those in Reading. This is because it’s more competitive in Swindon and this means dealers will offer better prices to get scrap cars through their own doors rather than those of their competitors.
If you are in a location where there is a local breaker who specialises in your make of vehicle then you should receive a higher value. This is because they’ll be able to re-sell some parts and also benefit from the Engine Scrap Value.
If you do your research, you may be able to use your location to your advantage. For example, if you live between Reading and Swindon, you will usually get a better price from Swindon dealers than those in Reading, simply because it is more competitive in Swindon, and dealers will fight tooth and nail to get scrap cars through their doors.
Would You Scrap Your Car to Another Location?
Some people often consider moving their car to more competitive locations, but this can incur large costs and most of the time doesn’t turn out to be worth it. It’s unlikely there will be a large enough difference in the prices you’re quoted in different areas, so normally the cost of transportation would be more than the extra price offered making it not worth the time and effort.
Getting The Best Price for Your Scrap Car Locally
To get the very best price for a scrap car, many people do their own research on the dealers in their area, call around to get the best prices and do some homework to find out which dealers are reputable and trustworthy.
OR, you could make things much easier for yourself and simply sell through Remove Your Car. We’ve already done the hard work and research for you to make the whole process as easy and straight forward as possible.
We’ve spent years seeking out the most reliable, reputable and competitively priced operators across the whole of the UK. Whether you live in a major city, in the middle of two large towns or in a more remote location, we’ll be able to get you a fantastic price from a local dealer who meets our highest standards of service.
If you’re close to multiple scrap car companies, we’ll work hard to match your car to the Remove My Car member who offers the highest price.