Auto Recycling: Why Sell Your Car to a Junkyard Instead of an Auto Recycler?

When they think about selling a salvage vehicle, many environmentally conscious drivers envision liquidating the automobile to an auto recycling company. However, there are some compelling reasons to sell the vehicle to a junkyard that participates in auto recycling instead of selling it directly to an auto recycler. Before you offer your vehicle to an auto recycler, consider the following benefits of selling it to a professionally owned and operated junkyard instead.

No Need to Remove Parts

Some recyclers request the seller to remove non-recyclable components before the vehicle is sold. Junkyards, on the other hand, prefer the opposite situation. Because they specialize in selling used auto parts, they want the vehicle to have as many original components as possible. If necessary, a junkyard will remove non-recyclables before forwarding the frame to a recycler.

Sale Price Could be Higher

Junkyards monetize the vehicles they buy in every way possible. In addition to selling vehicles component by component, junkyards also sell the leftover scrap metal to auto recyclers. Consequently, a single junk vehicle can be worth thousands of dollars to a junkyard. This gives the business great flexibility to step up to the plate and make you a competitive price offer.

Free Towing Services Offered

Auto recyclers are also known to offer free towing services, but junkyards tend to offer them with more regularity. This is because junkyards often have a greater financial incentive to acquire used vehicles than auto recyclers, and can thus afford to offer the customer some nice incentives, as well. If you choose to sell your car to a junkyard, you can receive free towing.

Contact Us Today

If you have an end-of-lifespan vehicle that you would like to recycle, you have two options: sell or donate the car directly to an auto recycling company, or sell or donate it to a junkyard that sells the car frame to an auto recycler after liquidating the vehicle’s used auto parts. If you choose to sell your automobile, selling it to a junkyard is a great option for the reasons above.

To receive a free price quote for your salvage vehicle, contact one of our Texas locations in Austin, Belton, or Lubbock today, or refer to the contact page on our website. We can buy your vehicle for a competitive price, and then forward the leftover scrap metal to an auto recycler. At Wrench-A-Part, we proudly support auto recycling in order to support a healthier environment.

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