- Published 08/06/2020
The signs your car is telling you to scrap it
If your car is your pride and joy, the last thing you want to think about is getting it scrapped. However, there are some telltale signs that your car may be trying to tell you it's past the prime of its life and being scrapped is the next best option. Here at Motorwise, we've seen and heard them all, so we've compiled this handy list for you to see if your car is ready to be scrapped. Read on to find out more.
There's an abundance of rust
Not only does rust look unsightly and unappealing to many, but it's also a safety issue. A minuscule amount of rust may be fine, but it should be treated immediately to avoid spreading. If the spreading of rust occurs, it could make the body of your car brittle and weak, affecting its performance and decreasing your level of shock absorption should you crash - this can be fatal.
All the major systems are failing
If you're finding multiple issues when you lift up the bonnet, it might be a sign that it's time to contact a car disposal company. In particular, expensive issues with the engine or transmission are big clues your car has driven its course. Also, if your car fails its MOT, take a moment to consider whether it's worth paying money to fix the issue, or if you would rather scrap it. This leads us on to the next point.
The value of the car is less than the repair costs
Particularly if your car is an older model or has an older engine, you might want to seriously consider calling for scrap vehicle collection if the value of your car is less than what it would cost to repair some damage. Is it really worth the hassle of finding a garage and forking out all that money for a car that wouldn't have a long life left anyway? The jury is out - and it's likely to not in the car's favour.
If you're looking for a quality team of vehicle recyclers to give your car the best final send-off, look no further than Motorwise. We offer a great car scrap service to ensure your vehicle is reused in the most efficient and economic way possible - because we know it's your beloved, and you want nothing but the best for it.