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How much Can I get For A Scrap Car?

25.05.2021 Billy Blog scrap cars

Scrap Car Value

The amount you can get for your scrap car depends on a few different factors.

  1. The type and age of your car
  2. The amount of re-sellable parts left on the car
  3. Global price of scrap metal

Allstar breakers buy scrap cars so that we can salvage parts from the cars and sell them to people who need high-quality spare parts.  That’s the business model that we follow and allows us to offer more than just the scrap value of a vehicle.

Scrap yards that are only interested in the weight of the metal will only be able to offer you a certain amount as they will be limited to what they are able to make in return on the car.

Scrap Car Type

As we salvage spare parts, a car is often worth more to us than just the scrap metal value.  Obviously, the more premium the model, the more the parts are worth.  It’s no secret that the parts from a BMW 3 series are worth more than the part from a Citroen Saxo and as such we would be able to offer more for a BMW 3 series than we would for a Citroen Saxo.

Car Age

A newer vehicle, perhaps scrapped due to accident damage is also more likely to have better quality parts.  Maybe an engine that has not done as many miles as an older version, a Catalytic Converter that still has many years left etc.  Again, we would be able to offer. a more attractive quote to purchase the car.

Global Scrap Metal Price

The last piece of the puzzle when it comes to pricing a scrap car is the global price of scrap metal.  This fluctuates quite often and is primarily the reason for the increase in scrap car companies popping up in the last 10-15 years.

Previously, it was a case of you having to phone the local scrap dealer and paying them a small fee to dispose of your car, as the price of scrap metal wasn’t worth the effort.  However, due to the increase in the price of scrap metal, it is now the case that your scrap car is desirable and worth a few quid!

The prices that we pay for scrap cars is anywhere between £80 – £1000, depending on the points listed above.  If you want a more accurate quote, please get in touch with us via the contact form, or by giving us a call on 01772 700 607