2021 Guide of Selling Unwanted Vehicles to Car Wreckers in Brisbane

(Last Updated On: January 2, 2021)

How to Dispose of an Old Car in Brisbane, QLD?

There comes a point with every car when it’s no longer practical or safe to prolong its life. What’s more, if it’s not roadworthy you could end up with points on your driving license or a fine. So if your car’s reaching the end of the road, read 2021 Guide of Selling Unwanted Vehicles to Car Wreckers in Brisbane.

2021 Guide of Selling Unwanted Vehicles to Car Wreckers in Brisbane

Scrap Car Prices: A Guide To Australia Scrap Car Values

What Factors Influence the Prices of Scrapping Cars?

A question we often hear is “how much cash will I get for scrapping my car?” Frankly speaking there’s not a quick, simple answer. The price of your own scrap car depends on a whole heap of variables. Some of these you can influence, and some of which you can’t. These include:

  • The size and weight of your vehicle

Generally speaking, scrap car prices are heavily reliant on the tonne-weight of your vehicle. Bigger and heavier cars generally have more usable scrap metal for dealers, which affects the amount of cash you’ll get for them.for instance, a Mitsubishi Fuso truck is worth in scrap than a Holden Astra.

  • The make and model (and its age)

Just as make and model affects the purchase price of your car, it affects the price when it gets scrapped, too. Year of manufacturing can also come into play – a 2021 vehicle, for example, worth more than one from an old 1991 vehicle.

  • Whether or not it’s had parts removed

To get maximum value for your scrap car, it’s important not to take out car components, even if you’ve got the skills and know-how to do so. Lots of them can be more valuable than you think!

  • Your location and distance from the scrapyard

Simply, the further you are from Brisbane car wrecking yard, the less money you’ll get for your scrap car. It’s why we’ve made it such an integral part of our car removal service here at Eco Wreckers!

  • The scrap metal market

The scrap metal market is notoriously fast moving, with the supply and demand of recycled metal all changing regularly, often on a daily basis. And since they’re all metals used in automotive manufacturing, all of them can affect on the price you’ll get for your scrap car. There’s obviously not much you can do about economic factors though, so for the vast majority of people it’s really not something you need to worry about.

Can I Sell my Car with Outstanding Finance?

If you are selling a car with finance still outstanding there are two things you must do before you can legally sell it:

  • Inform the finance company and ask them for the “settlement figure” they’ll need from you to pay off your loan in full.
  • Pay off the settlement figure, plus any early repayment fee and administration fee the lender might charge.

Despite these costs, paying off your loan early should end up costing you less than your remaining payments would have done.

Bear in mind it’s usually very difficult to sell a car with outstanding finance.

The finance company will have registered your car on the system databases when you took out the finance plan.

Why Pick Eco Wreckers in Brisbane?

What are you looking for from a car scrap company? We will make it easy and quick for you to scrap your vehicle. All you need to do is call us and we can give you a unique quote based on the information you give us, including the age and condition of your vehicle, mileage and so on. Eco Wreckers will give you a price that we will stick to – the only thing that may affect the price is if you have taken off car parts of the vehicle without telling us. As long as your description is accurate – the price we tell you is the price we will pay!

All our cars are recycled in line with the latest regulations at an authorized auto recycling facility and all parts that can be removed and recycled will be, to minimise landfill.

Here are some other reasons you may choose to use Eco Wreckers:

  • Convenient way to scrap your car in Brisbane and surroundings
  • The best price for your end of life vehicle
  • We take your car no matter what make or model
  • Up to AUD9000 cash paid for a vehicle
  • Free car collection
  • Environmentally-friendly recycling process
  • Fully licensed and working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, 350 days a year
  • Friendly and reliable service

Call us today for professional scrap car removal in Brisbane

To hear more about how we can help you get rid of your scrap car, please call our team on 07 3275 2716 or you could also fill out an online contact form with details and one of our team will call you back.

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