How Does A Car Removalist Value Your Car?
Posted on 27th, Jun 2016
Do you have a car that’s written off or it just has to many repairs to be done and it’s not worth the time or money?
Car scrap removals will usually come to you and make an offer to buy your vehicle as well as tow it away for free. But there are a few things to consider before deciding to get rid of the car that will impact on the overall quote you will receive:
Type of Car
The type of car you are looking to have taken away can change the amount you will be quoted, if you have a small/ medium car, large car, 4WD/SUV or a Ute. Each type of vehicle will have a starting price and a maximum amount they can offer.
Just as the type of car you are looking to get rid of, the body shape to can pay a big part. Weather it’s a sedan, wagon, hatchback, alloy / steel Ute trays. These all have different values that can impact on the quote offered to you for your vehicle.
Age of the Car
Have a car that’s over ten years old will be quoted a lot less then a car that’s only five or six years old. As the vehicle gets older the metal starts to lose its strength and can become more prone to rusting due to corrosion. If a car has a lot of stone chips and faded paint it can also devalue your vehicle due to the change of more damage under the paint service to the sheet metal and rusting.
Brand of Car
The make and model of your vehicle is another decision maker that can impact heavily on your quote. A prestige vehicle is going to be worth more then your average Japanese/ Australian made vehicle, even when being sold for scrap most scrap yards will payout more.
The overall condition of your vehicle will hold the biggest impact on your final quote from the scrap car removalist. As more wear and tare signs are present the more decreased value your vehicle will be to buyers and the same goes for scrap metal depots.
When thinking of selling your car for scrap and to have a car removalist comes out remember to think of all decision-making aspects from the buyer’s point of view. All theses factors will come into affect as well the current market value of the make and model for you vehicle. The final inspection quote is often different from an online / over the phone quote, remember to prepare yourself for the quoted price to drop.