Do you have a car that is almost total junk? Is the vehicle rusted out and just sitting on your property? There are companies out there that specialize in taking these kinds of unwanted motor vehicles off your hands sell your car for free and reselling them to scrap yards after taking off any reusable parts.
Businesses offering cash for cars operate in almost every major city in the US. They are especially numerous in port cities because they have access to local shipping yards that go all over the world.
Lets find out exactly how the system works.
It is illegal to just dump your vehicle on the side of the road. If you do a police officer will look up who the vehicle is registered to and send them a fine. It can be several hundred dollars.
Having an old vehicle that does not run not only takes up space but is also an eyesore. Many people have no idea that getting them removed is a phone call away. Auto salvage yard and scrap metal recycling centers want your vehicles and have a network of towing companies they can call to pick them up.
What is involved when you call them?
They will ask you the make, model, and year of the vehicle. There is almost no vehicle they will not accept.
If your vehicle is new enough they may offer to pay you for your junk car.
A towing company will then come pick up your vehicle. They only hire companies that have vehicle removal experience so you do not have to worry your car is in a hard to reach place.
They are also equipped to handle all the DMV paperwork.
How are these companies able to provide this particular service and make money?
First, they take out all the reusable parts. This includes batteries, tires, starters, and alternators.
After this is done the rest of the car is put into a crusher and flattened into what is known as an “auto hulk.”
This auto hulk it is sold to a scrap processor, weighed, the company is paid, and the automobiles enter a shredder. The desirable metals like the iron and steel are separated and then shipped to various mills and manufacturing centers all over the world.
Many of the newer vehicles produced today are made from recycled steel that comes from used cars. It is far easier, and environmentally friendly, to use steel already made than produce it brand new.
A company is just a phone call away from you. Most people have no idea this kind of service even exists and yet never take advantage of it. Why have a beat up vehicle sitting in the middle of your driveway or yard when you can have it hauled away.
The local Portland Or companies who pick up your car are talking advantage of the global demand for steel and iron. Many car manufacturing companies have found that it is cheaper to buy used steel and aluminum than make them from scratch. They are willing to pay top dollar for scrap yards across the nation to send them “reconditioned metals.”