Car Salvage or Car Scrappage? What Is The Difference?
Car Salvage is for cars which can be made roadworthy again or that have good parts that could be sold. Salvage cars are usually less than 10 years old, which means their parts are in better condition and more likely to be able to be sold or fixed allowing the car to get back on the road. There are loads of car dealers out there who specialise in spare parts for certain models or makes of cars, so if your car falls into this category and you wish to sell it for parts, it’s worth seeking out this type of dealer.
A scrap car is what may also be called an end of life vehicle or ELV. These are usually more than 10 years old and don’t have any parts that are worth reusing. If you choose to scrap your car, the entire car will be sent for disposal and subsequent recycling. If your car is a scrap car, it will be worth less money than a salvage car and this may make it more difficult to sell. This is because many dealers don’t want cars that have no salvageable parts and will offer them lower profit margins.