How to junkyards value junk cars?

How do junkyards value junk cars?

It may be sad to admit, but a car that is rusting out on the car might be ready to go to the scrap yard. Scrap yards are where old and new cars go to rest. You can bring your junk car there, and with the right tools, you can get a good price for your clunker. 

Junkyards will scrap your car for sellable metals or valuable parts. They will give you a quote based on what they think they can sell the car for. There are a lot of different factors that go into this final price. Keep reading to learn how this price is calculated and how to make sure you are making the most cash possible. 

It is important to keep your expectations realistic, most cars will be sold to a scrapyard for $100 to $500 dollars. A car that is running may be able to get an even higher quote. That is because it has more parts that can be sold. Cars that are considered that have rare or valuable parts will also bump up the quote. If a scrap yard has tons of the same part it will only offer a small quote. 

The scrapyard takes age, make, and model into consideration when calculating the price of your junk car. For example, a 1989 Toyota Celica that does not drive can expect to make around $150 at the scrap yard. Even if the Toyota had body damage and missing parts it can still make over $100 dollars. A 2010 Ford F-150 that still drives can make up to $1000. This price difference is due to several factors. The factor that has the largest impact is the fact that the car can drive. This means that the car parts are more likely to sell at a higher price because they can be used to fix up other running cars. It is also important to recognize that the Ford is much larger and will have more scrap metal to sell.

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