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Should You Scrap or Sell Your Car?

When it comes to getting rid of an old car, the options can often feel overwhelming. With thousands of dealerships and websites claiming to offer the best price for your unwanted vehicle, it can be difficult to know where to start. One viable option that people don’t always consider is the idea of scrapping their car. Here are a few factors that will help you determine whether it would be better for you to scrap your car or sell it.

The Age of Your Car

As we all know, the value of your car will deteriorate massively as time goes on. Once your car has racked up a triple-figure milage and has accumulated its fair share of rust, it can be off- putting to prospective buyers. As a seller, you may find that you are not getting the level of interest in your car that you desire. Similarly, it could be that offers are not as high as you would like.

If the age of your car is causing a hassle when it comes to a sale, scrapping your car may be a better alternative. However, if your car is over 20 years old and in good condition, it is worth checking if it is considered to be a classic, as that can bump up the value significantly.

Whether You Value Time or Money

We understand that under most circumstances you will get more money for your car if you sell rather than scrap. However, selling can often be a long, drawn-out process. Furthermore, if the new owner experiences a fault down the line, a sale with the best intentions can come back to haunt you. While scrapping your car will not necessarily give you the best value, it will be a quick, pain-free experience. If you’re looking to get some cash for your car quickly and efficiently, scrapping is probably the best option to take.

The Health of Your Car

There’s nothing worse than when your car fails its MOT on all fronts. Unnoticed wear and tear can happen, and when it does there may be tremendous repair costs. In these situations, you may wish to scrap your car to lessen the financial burden. While not ideal, it helps to mitigate losses, especially if you were planning on getting rid of the vehicle anyway.

Scrap Your Car Today With Craddock Metal Recycling!

Based in Worcester, Craddock Metal Recycling is your number one company for car scrapping in the area. We promise to use our innovative technology to recycle your car sustainably, and will offer you the very best prices for your scrap. If you would like to use this service or know more, please do not hesitate to contact us on  01527 66866.

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