How to Prepare Your Car or Truck for Scrapping

Recycling your old vehicle for scrap metal is a great way to get rid of the car, make money, and protect the environment. Knowing how to prep your car for scrap recycling can ensure that the process runs smoothly and that you get the most money for your old vehicle.

1. Get Your Paperwork Together

You will need to bring the vehicle’s title with you to the scrapyard when you get rid of the vehicle. Even though the vehicle is being sold as scrap, there still must be a transfer of ownership to the scrap yard.

2. Remove License Plates

You will want to remove your license plates from the vehicle and make sure you call the insurance company and cancel your coverage. If you have any other services attached to this vehicle, like roadside assistance, stop them so that you are not wasting your money.

3. Remove Personal Items

Dig through the entire vehicle and remove all your personal items, including any insurance or personal paperwork you carry in your glove box or console. Remove any electronics you may have installed, like a GPS or radio, and check the trunk to ensure nothing is left behind.

Some of the things that you can do to increase the money you receive may include:

  • Remove the seats and carpeting
  • Remove the wiring – sell separately to the scrap yard
  • Remove the radiator – sell it separately to the scrap yard
  • Some recycling companies will require you to remove the tires

While these things may not be required to accept your vehicle as scrap, it can be a way for you to make more money from the process.

4. Contact Action Metals Recyclers

Working with a knowledgeable scrap recycling company will help you get the most from your old vehicle.

Contact Action Metals Recyclers to find out our special requirements for accepting your vehicle. We can give you the information you need to get the most from your car when scrap metal recycling is in Dallas.

Why Using Your Vehicle For Scrap Metal Recycling Makes A Difference

Many people do not realize that many different components on a vehicle are perfect for recycling. From one car, you can:

  • Recycle 100 percent of the steel
  • Copper and insulated wires are recyclable
  • The battery is recyclable
  • The core of the radiator is recyclable
  • The metals within the catalytic converter are recyclable
  • Many add-on parts can be recycled

Keeping these 100 percent recyclable materials out of landfills is a great way to make money from your old car and protect the environment. When you recycle, you reduce pollution and protect your groundwater. You also reduce the need for producing new materials that can quickly become depleted.

Recycle Your Automotive Scraps Today at Action Metals Recyclers

For more information about recycling your old vehicles, contact the knowledgeable staff at Action Metals Recyclers. We are ready to answer your questions and help you make the most money from metal recycling.

Reach out to us today to schedule your next drop-off or pick-up.