So you’ve decided that your old four wheeler is of no use anymore and it’s better to give it away in scrap. It’s the wise thing to do if you are unable to sell your old car and it’s just lying in your garage catching dust and rust. There are plenty of creative ideas on how to use your old car, for example, you can make some furniture out of it, donate it, barter it, sell the auto parts etc.
However, if you’ve decided that you want to give it in scrap, then here are some things you should remember before you opt for scrap car removal.
Gather All Your Things
You may have travelled in your car for a long time and taken plenty of rides, so check the car thoroughly for all your belongings and things. There could be tons of stuff in the corners of your car that you may not even know about. Check all the storage spaces, corners, everywhere in the car for old receipts, lost jewellery or maybe some old chocolate. You might also have some important papers in the car, so make sure that you’ve checked it for that and emptied out all the places.
Dismantle Car For Auto Parts
While you can get cash for cars in Newcastle NSW, why lose out on the extra cash that you can make by selling the auto parts of your car. You should opt to dismantle your car to sell the auto parts and then give the rest of the car in scrap. You can either get in touch with an auto parts professional or ask around in your friend circle, an auto enthusiast can do the job for you. Even a local mechanic will be able to help you out in identifying and removing valuable auto parts from your car.
It’s important to get all your necessary car paperwork straightened out before giving it in scrap. This is important so that incase anything happens to the car after you’ve given it in scrap, it’s not your responsibility. You must ensure that the ownership of the car is transferred to the dealer before you give it in scrap. There are different rules for different vehicles in different places. To be sure, check with your state’s DMV to find out what kind of paperwork is needed to safely give the vehicle in scrap.
You don’t want to leave your license plate to be misused by someone else. Always remove your license plate before giving your car in scrap. In some states there is a rule that requires you to deposit your license plate upon transferring the ownership of the vehicle. Check with the DMV for rules about license plates.
Do not forget to cancel your car insurance before you give your car in scrap. If you’ve paid a full advance, check with your insurer about their refund policy. You must still inform your car insurer even if your coverage is up. This is one of the most important things to remember before you give your car in scrap.
Check For Best Deal
There will be many scrap companies that may be willing to offer more for your car. Don’t settle on the first offer from a scrap company and talk around with others as well to get the best deal.
Selling your car is not the only time when you need to take precautions and get ready. Even when you’re giving away your car in scrap, you should be careful and smart about your move. Ensure that you are clear in any relation to the car before you give it away and all the paperwork is sorted so that nothing related to the car can be your responsibility.