- Published 26/10/2020
Why scrapping your car is better than selling
If you’re looking to get rid of your car, you may be asking yourself – should I scrap my car or sell it? In any case, it is largely down to what is best for each individual; however, we are here to tell you some of the benefits of scrapping, and why this option is often preferable to selling:
Selling takes time
Selling your car can be a time-consuming process, especially if it’s a fairly old one. In many cases, people may research how much their car could be sold for and are found to be disappointed. If you aren’t going to receive a significant amount in a sale, it might not be worth it in the first place. Plus, you’ll waste a lot of time, as most car sales come with negotiations.
Your car would need to be checked
Except for the fact that the vehicle needs to be complete, the condition of the car isn’t a consideration if you’re looking to have it scrapped. If you’ve removed a few parts, it may mean that the recycling centre lowers their offer price. However, if you’re looking to sell, the car will need to be thoroughly checked to make sure it is in a good enough condition for the roads. This will take time, but also money if you’re looking to have this checked by a hired professional. You may even find yourself paying to replace parts if this is needed.
Scrapping is easy and quick
While you might not get quite as much money upfront, scrapping your car involves next to no time, and you won’t have to spend money on its condition in most cases. You might even find that the final profit is similar to selling.
Scrapping helps the environment
In some ways, you could argue that selling your car is a method of recycling, as the car is being re-used. However, if you opt to sell, you have no idea what the next owner is going to do with the car once they are finished with its use. Scrapping, however, is undoubtedly good for the environment, as the scrap parts can be recycled. Any salvageable parts will be donated to another car that needs them, meaning fewer new materials need to be made.
When car parts are made, manufacturers are forced to burn large quantities of coal, which leads to an emission of greenhouse gases that linger in the atmosphere. By scrapping your car, you are helping alleviate the need for as much coal, and furthermore, the emission of gases.
If you’re looking to scrap your car, Motorwise can help, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for further guidance.