Remember that old car you want to get rid of to free up some space in your garage? Are you planning to sell your car to a wrecking yard? You can do that, but you can earn more by dismantling the car and selling the car parts to Sydney buyers.
You may not get a good price if you sell your car as it is. It may not be in good shape, you will end up selling it at a throwaway price, and it may take you ages to find the right buyer. Your best bet will be dismantling the car and selling the parts. So your options are: either dismantle it yourself or sell it to one of the many wrecking yards in Sydney.
Doing It Yourself
Dismantling the car
The process of actually 'tearing your car apart' is long and quite exhausting. Disassembling the car could take you months. Add to that the time you need to find buyers for the car parts in Sydney. If you have the skills, however, this shouldn't be a problem.
Doing it yourself will be way cheaper than involving a mechanic. Of course, you have to be extremely knowledgeable about how to go about it and have the necessary tools. If not, you will have to get an experienced mechanic to do it for you. On average, most mechanics charge $80 - $100 per hour. You will need some basic tools to dismantle the car, including penetrating fluid, gloves, and locking pliers.
Auto parts that sell fast
Once you have taken apart the car, some valuable car parts sell fast. These are the engine, radiator, transmission, GPS, doors, airbags, bumpers, car seats, wheels, tyres, and rims. These auto parts typically sell in the first couple of months.
Selling the car parts on your own
First, identify the top dealers of car parts in Sydney. Find out which one will offer you the best value for your car parts. You may have to call or visit various auto part dealers and find out how much they will buy your car parts for. You also need to assess the parts to confirm if they are in working condition.
A quick way to find buyers for car parts in Sydney would be to advertise the auto parts online on websites like Carpart.com.au. It will help you widen your reach and find more interested customers. Finally, you need to prepare the documents showing that you have a ‘clean title’ and thus own the car parts. If selling parts is your business, you will need a motor vehicle recycler license.
Selling Your Car to a Wrecking Yard in Sydney
You can sell your car to any wrecking yard in Sydney. Ask for a quote and choose the yard with the best offer and terms. This method will be so much easier and will save you a lot of time. Wreckers usually offer free removal and pick up.
Establishing car ownership
Prepare ahead the documentation showing proof that you are the owner of the car. This also shows that there are no legal claims and liens against the vehicle. Wrecking yards in Sydney will not accept your vehicle if you do not own the vehicle.
Calculate the value of the car
Evaluate your car's value; factor in its mileage, age, and the damages it has incurred. If it is still roadworthy, it should fetch more money than a totalled car. It is advisable to prepare a list of damages ahead of time for a smooth transaction. This will also give you a picture of what the car parts cost. Typically, wrecking yards make an offer, and if you accept, they tow the car for free and pay you on the same day.
Compare different prices
Naturally, you want to get the best possible deal. So call different yards to get quotes. Compare and contrast, then settle on the best deal.
There's an Easy Way to Sell Car Parts in Sydney
Selling parts is a sure way of getting more value from your old car. Finding a buyer may prove daunting, but Carpart.com.au makes it easier for you by connecting you to interested car parts Sydney buyers and sellers. We have an Ads section for advertising your car part and a directory where you can search for wreckers and potential buyers.
By Eric Anyega