If you are looking to scrap your own vehicle or are transporting a vehicle to be scrapped at a local scrap yard, you may want to ask how they classify their ferrous materials. Some yards may ask if your car is complete or incomplete vehicle. The key to a complete car when scrapping is making sure all of the parts like the radiator, battery, catalytic converter, motor, transmission, wheels, and tires are all still with the car.
The scrap yard will generally pay a better price for this classification of car because they have the ability to make more money from the parts. If you are bringing the car to a salvage yard, they will be able to pull parts from the car and resell them, so there is more value in the car having these parts. Also usually the scrap yard will be paying by the pound for your cars so those attached parts will be giving you more weight at the scale and ensure that you walk away with some extra cash in your hand.
Use the iScrap App to contact and locate the scrap yard in your area and contact them for questions about scrapping your car. Many times if you are scrapping a complete car, you will be required to have the vehicle’s title with you at the time when you bring it to the yard.
When you go to sell your car to the scrap yard they want to make sure that the car is going to be complete and these are the main things that they will be looking for: