If you would like to recycle one of your vehicles, you don’t have to do it for free. While donating your car to a business that participates in auto recycling is always an option, you also have at least four opportunities to earn a profit when you recycle an automobile. Below is a basic overview of these options. For information about selling your car to a Texas junkyard that participates in auto recycling, contact one of our locations in Austin, Belton, or Lubbock today.
Sell the Vehicle to a Junkyard
Selling your car to a junkyard that participates in auto recycling is a way to do something good for the environment and your finances simultaneously. Junkyards often pay hundreds of dollars for a salvage vehicle, and may offer considerably more money for a pre-owned vehicle that is still operable. Recycling a vehicle by selling it to a junkyard is often the most lucrative option.
Sell the Vehicle to a Scrapyard
Some drivers decide to forego recycling a vehicle by selling it to a junkyard, and sell it directly to a scrap yard that recycles salvage vehicles — an option that often yields less money than selling the vehicle to a junkyard. Unlike a junkyard, a scrapyard does not valuate your vehicle based on the worth of its useful parts. Instead, you are paid for the vehicle’s scrap metal and nothing else.
Sell the Vehicle to an Individual
If your vehicle is a vintage model that is in high demand by car aficionados, you may be able to earn the most money by selling it to an individual. The same goes for vehicles that can still be used for transportation. With that said, it is difficult to predict how much money you will receive. Basing the sale price on a reputable price guide, such as Kelley Blue Book, is the best option.
Sell the Vehicle Piece by Piece
If you have the tenacity to price wrangle with prospective buyers, and turn down low offers as you wait for more competitive ones, selling your car by the piece could be a good option. Catalytic converters, headlight and taillight assemblies, and running engines are examples of car parts that can fetch a nice sum of money if you are willing to hold out for the right offer.
Need to recycle a vehicle for a profit?
If so, contact Wrench-A-Part. We are a professionally operated junkyard that participates in the vehicle recycling process, and pays some of the highest prices for salvage cars and used automobiles. After you sell us a salvage car, we sell its used parts to consumers, and then liquidate the scrap metal to a metal recycling business. For more information about recycling a vehicle by selling it to a junkyard, call us today at (877) 886-5739, or use our contact form.