3 Situations Where It Might Be Time To Recycle Your Car

Posted on: 9 May 2016

Normally when it's time to get a new car, you take your current vehicle with you to the dealer and receive an offer that can be put towards the new vehicle. There are some cases, however, where this might not be possible or just not a good idea. If you have a vehicle that for whatever reason can't be sold to a dealer, you could consider scrapping the vehicle at an auto recyclers shop. Here are three scenarios where it might make sense to recycle your old car. 

The Cost of Repairs Following an Accident Exceeds the Car's Book Value

If your car has been damaged in an accident and you either did not have collision coverage or you are carrying a high deductible on your auto policy, you could be left with a large bill just to get your car back on the road again. If the car is especially old, spending money on repairs might not be worth it. In this scenario, a shop that offers auto recycling may be able to give you at least something for the vehicle if they buy it from you for the parts.   

Your Car Will Not Pass Its Next Inspection

The exact safety regulations for automobiles in Canada can vary by province but in general, most vehicles are subject to regular emissions and other safety checks. If you are under the impression that your vehicle will not pass its next safety test and you don't think it's worth the money to fix the problem, it might be time to get rid of the car altogether. You can then put the money you would have spent on the inspection and possible repairs towards a new vehicle instead.

You Want Spare Parts for A Newer Vehicle

If you have an old car that you don't drive anymore sitting on your property because it's too old to sell for a price that would make the effort worth it, consider taking it to a recycling shop just for the spare parts. The recycling shop will be able to work with you if there are specific auto parts that you would like to keep for future use on other vehicles you may own. The rest of vehicle can be sold or given to the shop to be recycled or sold through parts to the shop's customers.

If your car is damaged or run down, it might not always be worth doing a complete repair of the problem. In these scenarios, the best solution may be to consider recycling your car. A local auto recyclers shop can give you a quote for your vehicle or help you break it down if you want to keep certain auto parts for yourself. Contact a local auto recycling shop (such as Midtown Import Auto Parts) today for more information.