A Guide to Harvesting Scrap Metal From Your Car

If you’re looking to make some extra cash over the summer, why not scour your house for some unwanted scrap metal. Trading in your scrap for cash is a quick and easy way to earn some extra money and is also a great way to start decluttering your house. If you have an old rusty car that’s been sitting in your yard or driveway, here’s how to go about harvesting its parts to trade in as scrap metal.

Strip and clean your car

If you’re going to scrap an unused old car, the first thing you will need to do is strip the interior and give it a thorough clean.  Depending on which scrapper you take your car to, you may be required to completely strip the car of all materials that aren’t metal, including seats and upholstery, accessories like the stereo and speakers, and even the steering column. It’s also a good idea to drain the car’s fluids, however your scrap dealer may offer to do this for you. Once your car’s interior has been stripped you will need to give it a thorough clean and vacuum.

Sort out which parts to sell and which parts to scrap

Now that you’ve stripped your car, you can sort out which parts you want to scrap and which parts can be onsold for reuse. You can onsell accessories like the stereo and speakers for a considerable amount of money, and if parts like the engine, wheels, transmission, and brakes are all in working condition they can also be sold for reuse. If, however, these metal parts are not working, they can be traded in as part of the scrap.

Get a quote from a reputable scrap dealer

Now that you’ve got your car ready to scrap, it’s time to decide which scrap metal buyer in Melbourne to take your scrap metal to. Scrap metal buyers can vary greatly in the rates they offer, so it’s important to shop around for a good deal. Transporting the scrap salvaged from your car can also be an issue, so if you’re unable to do this yourself you should choose a scrap metal dealer with an included pick-up service.

Metal Men Recycling will gladly accept your old car and car parts in exchange for cash. We also offer a 24-hour pickup service, which makes it incredibly easy to sell your scrap metal. Contact us for free a quote today on 03 5941 6677.