When it’s time to get rid of your vehicle, selling for scrap and salvage are great alternatives to selling. ‘scrap’ and ‘salvage’ are terms that refer to what happens to a vehicle after it has been sold. But what is the difference and how can you get the best price? ScrapMyCarNear.Me is on hand to explain the differences and tell you how to get a top price for your old, damaged, or scrap car.
What does it mean to scrap a car?
Cars that are bought for scrap have either reached the end of their life naturally or have been damaged or broken to the point that they are deemed uneconomical to repair. For example, this could be through an accident, engine failure, or wear and tear. Cars that are scrapped will be recycled, and materials will be separated to be recycled responsibly. We follow legal guidelines, the vehicle will go through a depollution process before being disposed of and recycled into something else. The good news is that almost every part of a modern car or van has recycling potential and can go on to be used as a construction material – some parts can even get made into wedding rings, metal rods, and so on.
What is a salvage car?
Vehicles that are bought for ‘Salvage’ will either have their parts replaced to make the vehicle roadworthy again or will have the parts stripped to fix other vehicles.
So what’s the difference between scrap and salvage?
“The main difference between scrap and salvage is that a salvage vehicle has the potential to be repaired and then returned to the road. Whereas a scrap vehicle cannot be returned to the road and will be crushed and sold for materials.“
How can I get more money for my vehicle?
With over 10 years of experience in scrapping vehicles, we payout the best price for the scrap vehicle. We recycle up to 95% of the car. Plus, we’ll guarantee our quotes so the price you’re quoted is the price you’ll receive. We’ll quote any vehicle in any condition so why go anywhere else? All we need is your car details and location. We will get back to you in less than 2hours. We also offer a same-day scrap car removal service!