Junk Cars and Car Parts
If you own a car that is still operational, you can sell it for what it’s worth. But if you own a junk car with operational parts, you can sell each individual part that still works for a profit. The more parts that work, the more money you can get paid; however, the type of car part plays an important role in how much you make from selling it.
For example, catalytic converters and engines are high-priced ticket items made from valuable metals, so they are likely to get you more money than, for instance, a set of taillights or a radiator. Depending on the current market values for metal, the amount of money earned from certain auto parts will vary.
Whole junk cars can profit owners anywhere from $100 to $1000, depending on the condition of the vehicle, the make and model, and various other factors; including current metal rates. Individual parts, like functional catalytic converters, are known to sell for anywhere from $50 to $150 or more, depending on the above factors as well.
Cars and Parts That Cannot Be Refurbished
For junk cars and parts that really are “junked”, there is still money-making potential. Although the car and its parts cannot be re-furbished and placed back on the market, they can still serve a very important and useful purpose in the metal recycling world.
Many scrap metal companies are eager to buy junk cars and car parts for the metal they possess. Their compounds generally retain the equipment necessary to clean, melt, and recycle all metals. For this reason, they pay cash for those who wish to discard their junk vehicles and auto parts. You will get paid by the pound, based on the current metal prices.