How Much Is A Car Worth in Scrap

Your car has finally come to the end of the road. Once, it may have been your pride and joy, but now it’s a hunk of junk. Whether it’s due to age, an act of nature, a severe wreck, or just plain lack of maintenance, your car has come to the end of its life; you have to dispose of it.

Rather than keeping it in parking or storage indefinitely, or disposing of it in a landfill, scrapping your car is the best option. Cars are made of various materials, some of which are extremely bad for the environment. Sending your vehicle to the landfill hurts the environment and your pocket too. However, scrapping your car is way more eco-friendly, and you get to make some money!

What is the Value of a Scrap Vehicle

Cars are the most recycled consumer product in the world today. The market for scrap cars is quite big, meaning you’ll find a buyer for your vehicle regardless of its condition. The value of scrapping your car will depend on its age and condition, but you can make anywhere between $100 and $500.

The average car consists of about 2,400 pounds of steel, 350 pounds of aluminum, and several pounds of copper from the electrical wiring. Apart from metals, other components like headlights, taillights, radios, electronics, and batteries are also recyclable. Other specialized parts like the catalytic converter contain valuable rare metals like palladium, rhodium, and platinum, which are quite valuable.

How to Get the Most From Your Old Car

Before you scrap your car, it’s crucial that you first know how much it’s worth. Your old ride’s value depends on scrap metal prices, so the first thing you need to do is monitor scrap metal prices. Based on the averages we mentioned above, you can get a rough estimate of the total scrap value.

Do not sell your car for a scrap price if it’s not scrapped. If your car still has usable parts, its salvage price is normally much higher than the scrap price. Salvage prices range between $500 to $3,000 depending on the age, condition, model, and make of your car. 

If your car still runs, its value could be higher. Your insurance company is a great place to start when looking for the salvage value of your vehicle. If you call them, they should be able to give you a relatively accurate figure.

Why Fulton Metals Recycling

If all this seems like too much, the Fulton Metals Recycling center are here for you. We are a full-service scrap metal and electronics recycler based in Atlanta, Georgia. With over 30 years of experience serving the people of Georgia and beyond, we specialize in both the scrapping and salvage of entire vehicles and their various components such as transmissions, engine blocks, catalytic converters, and others. If it’s electronic or made of metal, we’ll buy it.

Let us take care of your car in four easy steps: contact us, get a quote, accept our offer, and get paid. We offer free towing, or you can deliver your vehicle and get the maximum return. Visit us at our recycling facilities in Alpharetta or College Park, GA or give us a call and let us take this journey with you!