The Complete Guide to Scrapping Your Old Car

Scrapping your old car guide

Why should your scrap your old car?

Firstly, it’s important to understand why scrapping your old car is a good idea. Unwanted cars can be a safety hazard on the road, as they may not meet modern safety standards. Additionally, they may be less fuel-efficient and produce more emissions than newer cars, which can contribute to environmental issues. Scrapping your car, you can help reduce the number of unsafe and environmentally harmful vehicles on the road.

If your scrap car is sitting and no longer running this can also be a big inconvenience. Taking up precious space on your land that could be otherwise utilised much better. If the car has been sitting for a long time, this often leads to grass and mold growing around it. Cleaning and maintaining surrounding greenery and land becomes a pain. In cases of emergencies you may face blocked paths that can lead to a serious safety hazard. 

How can I scrap my old car?

The process of scrapping your old car in New Zealand typically involves the following steps:

  1. Contact a car wrecker: The first step is to find a licensed vehicle dismantler in your area such as ours. At National Car Parts & Removal we service a wide range of areas all throughout the North Island. We specialise in dismantling and recycling scrap cars while providing you with a premium cash for car service  You can find us  through a quick online search, or through our social media pages on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
  2. Get a quote: Once you’ve found a licensed dismantler, you can contact us for an instant, no-obligation quote. They’ll typically ask for information about your car, such as its make, model, and condition. This helps give you an accurate quote for scrapping it.
  3. Arrange for pickup or drop-off: If you’re happy with the quote, you can arrange for the dismantler to pick up your car. Some dismantlers may even offer to pay you, depending on its condition.
  4. Sign the paperwork: Before handing over your car to the dismantler, you’ll need to sign some paperwork. This is to authorise and confirm the transaction. This is an important step to ensure that you’re no longer liable for the car, and that it will be disposed of responsibly.
  5. Say goodbye to your car: Once you’ve completed the paperwork and handed over your car to the dismantler, you can say goodbye. You can now feel good about the fact that it will be recycled responsibly.

What happens to my scrap car?

When you scrap your old car, it’s typically dismantled and recycled. This involves removing any hazardous materials, such as oil and batteries, and recycling the remaining metal and parts. The dismantler may also salvage any parts that are still in good condition. These can be sold and reused to other car owners.

Choosing a trusted and credible licensed dismantler ensures that your scrap car will be disposed of responsibly and in compliance with environmental regulations. It also helps support the local economy, as many dismantlers are small businesses that employ local workers.

What are the benefits of scrapping your old car?

There are several benefits to scrapping your old car, including:

Safety: Scrapping an unwanted car helps keep unsafe vehicles off the road, which can reduce the risk of accidents and injuries. Your land can be freed from clutter and utilised more effectively. 

Environmental benefits: Recycling your old car helps reduce the amount of waste going to landfills, and promotes the use of recycled materials in the production of new products.

Cost savings: Keeping a scrap car on the road can be expensive, as it may require frequent repairs and maintenance. Scrapping it can help you save time and money in the long run.

Peace of mind: Scrapping your unwanted car can give you peace of mind knowing that it will be disposed of responsibly and that you’re contributing to a cleaner, safer environment

Scrap your old car today!

National Car Parts & Removal offers cash for cars that are taking up space on your land. Our team operates the leading de-pollution station to ensure that we dispose of any car that cannot be re-purposed for parts in an appropriate process to minimize the pollutants.

With our free car removal service, you can have your old, scrap car removed in just 3 easy steps throughout Auckland, Northland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. Simply call us at 0800 88 44 55 or fill out an email inquiry form to receive a no-obligation quote of up to $15,000 cash for your old, scrap car.