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Do you want to get rid of an old unsellable car? Disposing of an unwanted vehicle is slightly more difficult than throwing out an old couch, but there are professional services that specialise in picking up old unwanted cars. Here's everything you know about car removal services and how to prepare for one.
A car removal service will help vehicle owners scrap, smash or dispose of cars that are not in working condition. Car removal services will generally pick up cars for free and will offer customers a reasonable amount of cash money in return.
A car removal service usually includes the following steps:
There are lots of options available if you want a car removed. You can directly find and call services through a business directory like White Pages or you can use an online task service like Airtasker or Oneflare to find an individual or team willing to take on the job. You then contact the service, let them know the make and model of your car and the condition the car is in, and then book in a time for the removalist service to come and take your car.
Because your unwanted car will usually be sold for scrap once it's picked up, you will generally receive a payout for your car rather than you paying for the removalist service. Many services will generally cap the amount they pay out for unwanted or damaged cars, with some offering as much as $7000 - $10,000 for highly desirable cars. The amount offered to you will depend on the car make, model and condition.
It's very easy to obtain a quote from various car removal companies. Just contact the removalist and let them know the details of your vehicle, including the make and model plus any notes about its condition. Once you have obtained a selection of quotes in your area, you can easily compare the services. Before entering your details and getting a quote, check to ensure the company is legitimate.
If you decide to choose a car removal service, there are some steps you should take to prepare your car for removal:
You should consider the type of company you want to use when booking car removal. If you have a wrecked vehicle that should be scrapped, ensure you are booking one with a car scrap company. Using a specialist company means they have a better idea of a car's worth, and you'll get more money for scrapping your vehicle.
The location of a car removal company is extremely important. You want to use a local car removal company for extra convenience. The reputation of the company you use when booking a car removal is incredibly important. You want to feel safe that you are selling to a fair and reputable company.
Most car removal companies will prefer that someone is there when the vehicle is being removed. It doesn't have to be the legal owner of the car. Anyone who is there whilst the car is being removed will likely have to have some form of ID and proof of address.
Car removal services are a great way to get rid of your old cars, and earn extra money at the same time. These services take away the headache of scrapping your car for parts.
If your car is completely wrecked, there's a chance you won't get any money for it. This is because the cost of taking it away is more than the value of stripping and scrapping it.
Also note that you cannot always be certain that your old car will be recycled in an environmentally friendly way once removed from your home. The materials used in all vehicles can be melted down and reused, but this needs to be done correctly. If this is important to you, be sure to ask the service how your car will be recycled for more information.
Scrapping your own car is a time consuming process, which means you could be stuck with your car for weeks or months during the process. It also requires knowledge of car parts and a willingness to research where to sell car parts and for what price. For this reason it's generally recommended to book a removalist service rather than doing it yourself. Also note that if your car is still in a good enough condition to run, you may be able to trade it in at a dealership yourself.
Some companies can pickup your car on the same day you ring up for the quote, some in as little as an hour. It depends on how busy they are and the car you're getting removed. For most cases allow at least two weeks to book in your car removal.
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