What Is My Car’s Scrap Value?
When people scrap their car, often they want to know their car’s scrap value. We’ve laid out the way scrap car prices are calculated.
We consider the factors that affect the value of a scrap car. The process for finding a car breaker who will then scrap your car can often be time-consuming and complicated which is why we do it all for you. Using 10 years of experience and a nationwide network of partners, we make the process of scrapping your car easy. We’ll organise to scrap your car and donate the proceeds to a charity of your choice.
Cars can be worth more as recyclable materials than they are as road-worthy vehicles, due to the extra costs associated with keeping a car on the road, like taxes and insurance. Giveacar recognises these costs, and realises the potential value encouraging the disposal of cars through salvage auction or scrapping.
If you need to get rid of an old car and would like to do some good at the same time, call us on 0207 736 4242.
What Factors Influence The Scrap Value?
Customers often ask “how much will the charity receive for scrapping my car?” Scrap car prices differ from vehicle to vehicle. The value of a particular scrap car varies, anywhere from £10 to nearly £300. The value of a scrap car depends on a variety of factors. These include:
The size, weight and age of your car
Normally, the tonne-weight of your vehicle has a large influence on your car’s scrap value. Therefore, the bigger and heavier a car is generally provides more usable scrap metal for dealers and affects the price received. Older vehicles often contain a lot more steel whilst many new cars are replacing steel with alternative materials which lowers the value received for scrap vehicles.
Whether parts have been removed
To make sure maximum value can be received for your scrap car, it’s important not to remove any parts before you decide to scrap it. Lots of them are more valuable than you think.
The further a dealer has to travel to collect your scrap car often means they will charge a greater fee. That’s why we assign a local collection agent to ensure that the maximum scrap value for your car is achieved.
The scrap metal market
The market is always fluctuating. The supply and demand for scrap metal change from day-to-day. So the value received for your scrap car can be affected by this.
Donate Your Car
Now you know all the variables that affect the scrap value of your car and how complicated a process it can be, what next? Giveacar makes the process easy for you. Working with our network of partners, and 10 years of experience we get your scrap car value calculated. We assure you the best price for your scrap car. The proceeds will be donated to a charity of your choice.
Operating with scrapyards and recycling centres nationwide, we can guarantee to have a local collection agent to come and pick up your vehicle. You can be certain that we know how to get the best price from your scrap cars. All you need to do is submit a few details on our online form or call us on 0207 736 4242. Give us your car registration and the collection address and we will work out the value of your car. We can then assign a local collection agent to come and collect your scrap car at a time that is convenient for you.
Giveacar charges a small admin fee, however, this comes out of the proceeds of your scrap car and is not a charge to yourself. For donations up to £150 we charge a 25% admin fee. Donations over £150 we will have an additional 5% charge. Note, VAT at 5% is also deducted. Once that’s done everything else goes to your nominated charity.
Our Scrap Partners
Giveacar proudly works alongside scrap sites that are all authorised treatment facilities and are therefore monitored by the Environment Agency. This means your car will be scrapped in accordance with the law and with all the proper paperwork produced. You can request your scrap cars certificate of destruction by getting in touch with a member of the Giveacar team. Contact us on 020 7736 4242.