Scrap Car Removal Services - Are They Right For You?

by: Eric Mitz

Your scrap car may be stuck in a rut in your front lawn or taking up space in your garage, but that old clunker has got to go. It doesn't run, it's gathering rust; maybe you're even still paying insurance on it. But the idea of dragging it to a scrap metal dealer or wrecker doesn't sound like a great way to waste a Saturday... A scrap car removal service can take it off your hands the easy way.

Scrap car disposal services come directly to where the car is located: a garage, driveway, parkade, alleyway, even an accident scene. Using qualified tow truck drivers, and insured equipment, the junk car removal service is usually completed within 24 hours of booking. You can make your appointment by phone or on line with most junk car removal services. Provide accurate, detailed information about the vehicle, and be sure to have the ownership documents ready. Also confirm if there will be a fee charged to you, if the removal service is free, or if the scrap car company pays you a fee for your vehicle.

Before the junk car removal team arrives, clean out the vehicle, removing all identification documents, to guard against possible fraud or theft, and personal items. Remove the license plates.

The junk car removal team will load your car on their tow truck and take it clean away, ensuring that all usable parts, especially the steel components, are recycled. Once the junk car removal company has your car at the metal recyclers, fluids are drained, the tires (also recyclable for other purposes) are taken off and the battery is removed.

For you to undertake this process yourself, it would mean half a dozen trips and a lot of your time.