Some people are thinking of parting out their scrap car instead of selling it to scrapyards. But here is the question, is parting out a car profitable? well, it depends! If you have the time and expertise to take out the salvageable parts and those parts worth selling in the second-hand market, YES. There are plenty of valuable parts and components that many people might be looking for and are willing to pay top dollar for them. But one more time, parting out a car requires time, energy, and skill.
Before we get into the details, let’s define what it means to separate the car. It means that you or a professional mechanic take your car apart and sell each part or component separately. Even if you don’t have a lot of mechanical skill, you may be able to remove some parts yourself. Do not try to remove other components yourself, especially heavy ones containing harmful substances. If you are planning to share your car, the safest method is to hire a professional mechanic who has the necessary knowledge and equipment.
Please be aware that some components contain chemical and dangerous fluids which must be drained carefully. And some parts are also fragile, you have to remove them very carefully to avoid breaking them and losing their value.
Well, it really depends on the local market demand and the make, model and condition of your car. If your car or at least its valuable parts are in good condition you can make good money, otherwise you are just wasting time and energy and you should sell the whole car to a scrap dealer. You can also calculate the value of your car wreck.
To get the most out of your scrap car by separating it, you need to know which parts are the most profitable and valuable. Here is the list of the most expensive auto parts that people mainly look for in the market.
The engine is the heart of your vehicle and is the most precious part of the car. If your car’s engine is in good working order, you can make a decent profit out of it. Since brand new engines are expensive and old models are sometimes hard to find, people pay well for an engine in good condition.
After the engine, the transmission is another valuable component that if it is in good condition you can make decent money on its parts.
Airbags are one of the most expensive components in the car and also the first thing that activates after serious or sometimes even minor accidents. There are many people looking for airbag replacement. If your car is not that old and comes with airbags you may be able to easily sell them on the market.
Bumpers and doors are the most common parts of the car that get damaged. So the demand is higher for these body parts than for other parts. If your doors and bumpers are in good working order, have no or no scratches and are not rusted, you can make good money by selling them on the market.
The catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control device and an essential device that converts toxic gases and engine pollutants into less toxic pollutants. It is one of the expensive auto parts that you can easily sell on the market.
Separating a car can be a very effective method of making good money on your car wreck, but it is a process that takes time and mechanical skills. And it is also more profitable for those who have newer car models or for those who have had an accident and their car was written off, but there are some valuable undamaged parts that can sell and cover the damage. Also, if you move your car, you can hardly find a junkyard to sell the remaining body. It is no longer valuable to them too and they may charge you to remove the car. Selling the entire junk car is easy, fast, and hassle-free.