Recycling Junk Cars
A junk vehicle can still prove to be profitable, especially when it is dismantled part by part. You see, a scrap metal recycling center or junk car buyer will pay less money for a car in whole than they would part per part. This has to do with the amount of labor and time it requires to break a car down once it is bought for its scrap metal. A buyer naturally would want to be compensated for the work put into dismantling a vehicle following purchase. Many junk car owners do not want to put in the time, money, or labor into dismantling a junk car; nor do they have the time, money, equipment, or skill-set to do so. So, these are reasons why a junk car sold as a whole to a junk car buyer is worth less than if a junk car were sold for its parts.
Part for part, a junk car can turn out to be quite lucrative. For example, a catalytic converter is made from a precious metal called platinum. This metal is highly valuable and reusable; making it worth more than an entire junked vehicle! Other parts, like head lights, tail lights, bumpers, engines, and more are all highly valuable and resold for a significant profit. A person can stand to make up to one thousand more dollars selling a junk car part for part, rather than in its entirety. The catch to this is, it requires time and money to take a car apart; so a person is likely to invest more money disassembling a junk car for its parts rather than selling it as a whole, in the end.