(Last Updated On: April 14, 2016)

How Scrap Car Prices are determined in New Zealand?

Scrap Price

Don’t believe anyone who says your unwanted or scrap vehicle isn’t worth a penny – every End Life Vehicle is worth something, even if it is only the scrap value. But how can you make sure that you squeeze every last bit of value out of a clapped out Toyota, a flat-lined Audi or a Holden with motor mechanical issues?

Easy! By following these 6 points to getting the best possible price for your scrap car.

  1. Do Your Research Early in the Month

Certain scrap car yards have been known to reduce the prices they offer towards the end of each month. It’s quite common for auto recyclers to be over supplied at the end of the month, and so they reduce their offers to become less competitive (temporarily). This helps to stop them from over-committing to customers.

If you do your research early in the month, you can get a guaranteed quote at a time when prices may be at their most competitive. To avoid disappointment, you could also book your car in for collection in a few weeks’ time.

You can find useful hints and tips on researching scrap car companies in following useful links.

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  1. Don’t Remove Any Auto Parts 

Taking parts from your unwanted vehicle is going to lower its value and could put a lot of cash for cars companies off too. Removing some parts can also make it difficult to collect your car – have you tried to load a car without wheels onto a recovery vehicle?

The more parts you can leave on the scrap vehicle, the more it is worth to a car wrecker. Use cash for scrap cars company instead of an auto dismantling yard.

The biggest problem with selling your salvage vehicle over the Internet is that the scrap car companies don’t really have enough information to work with. To value your car, they are pretty much restricted to relying on its make and age and its overall condition (based on age and make). That’s just how the business operates – we have to cover the worst case scenario when we value a car, otherwise we would be out of business before you had chance to clear out your garage.

  1. Sell your Unwanted Vehicle Online – Scrap Car Buyers 

With this exciting feature, we still offer you a guaranteed price based on mechanical condition of your car, but we also allow scrap dealers to bid on it. You just provide some extra details, such as photos of the vehicle, and any interested car wreckers can then offer cash for your car. This is a great way to get the real value for cars that are worth more than their weight (vans, utes, 4x4s, trucks, commercial vehicles… etc.)

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  1. Choose a Reputable Cash for Cars that Offers a Guaranteed Price

The last thing you want is to agree a scrap price for your damaged car and then have to haggle with a car removal driver when they turn up to collect your car. Unfortunately, this type of thing has happened a lot in our market in the past, and still occurs with some companies today. So if you find a price you are happy with, make sure it is a guaranteed price and that you describe the condition of your unwanted car as accurately as possible.

Car Collection is one of the first companies to offer guaranteed prices that we actually stuck to. We understand that you don’t want the hassle of haggling over price and that it can be quite intimidating for some people, so we just don’t do it. As long as your description is accurate, we will give you the price we agreed online. No arguments, no fuss, just an easy and pleasant transaction.

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  1. Look for a Free Car Removal Service

Car collection provide car removal service at zero cost. Additionally, before your scrap car is collected, make sure you remove the registration plate and send it to NZTA for a refund if any. It is better if you can do this before the end of a month, otherwise they will not include the next month in your refund.

Remember, it is important that you take the notify NZTA that you are disposing your unwanted vehicle. If you forget, and the car is scrapped, it is going to cost you time and money to pay for NZTA fine.

    6. Be Lucky! If you Live in Focus Areas, You Will Get a Better Price

Some areas are more competitive than others. So if you are lucky to live in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch or any of the areas we mention, you’ll be the lucky guy.


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