Scrapping a Car in Metro Vancouver

If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your vehicle to a newer model, or got an unexpected bill from the mechanic and aren’t sure if the repairs are really worth doing on a car that is as old as it is, it may be time to scrap your car for cash. Sometimes we think it that our only option is to send it to a scrapyard, or to let it sit in our driveway for years upon years doing nothing but losing value and accumulating rust. Well, there are other options. Not sure if it’s actually a scrap car though? We can help you to determine that!

How Do I Know If I Should Scrap My Car?

  • Is your car more than 10 years old?
  • Does your car need more than a few minor repairs to keep it running for years to come?
  • Does it have the onset of rust, interior leaks, or any substantial body damage?
  • Will it cost more to maintain than it would to make payments on a newer comparable car?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re currently the proud owner of what is now classified as a scrap car. That’s when it’s a better idea to call a professional scrap car buyer, instead of sinking hundreds, if not thousands of dollars into an older vehicle just to keep it on the road a little bit longer.

We can help you decide if your vehicle should be sold as a used car, or if it should be sold to a scrapper as a junk vehicle. We have been in the scrap car buying business for nearly 30 years, so let the professionals help to answer all your questions so that you can make a more informed decision about what your next steps should be.

What Happens to My Car After I Sell It to a Scrapper?

Scrapping a car isn’t just about crushing a junk vehicle in a scrapyard, it’s about an environmental responsibility too. We want to make sure that when a junk car gets recycled, that every possible part is either recycled, repurposed, or disposed of in an environmentally sound way. When you are recycling a car, there are many chemicals and engine components that could damage the environment or the animals that live in it. That’s why it’s so important to sell a scrap vehicle to a licensed and professional scrap car buyer, and not just any Joe Schmoe who is trying to make a buck by recycling scrap metals.

At More Cash For Scrap, we always like to work with local established businesses like A1 Metal Recycling in Surrey, BC (Scrap Metal Recycling Surrey, Lower Mainland A1 Metal Recycling) to ensure we are getting the most out of your vehicle when you scrap it. That way we not only are passing along more cash to you by doing this, we are also contributing to our local economy, and that’s just smart business. When our customer gets paid MORE cash for scrapping a car with us, and a local company gets more business, and we become the #1 scrap car buyer as a result, that is a trifecta of great energy that leaves everybody feeling good at the end of the day.

How Much Can I Get Paid for Scrapping My Car?

Different vehicles produce different payouts because a large portion of what determines how much cash you’ll get paid is the vehicles overall weight. So, if you have a much older vehicle that you’re wanting to sell, or a heavier vehicle like a minivan, SUV, or truck, you’ll likely get more money for it because in general heavier.

Another thing that we use to determine how much cash you’ll get paid for selling a car to us is the make and model. Certain vehicles, even if majorly damaged or riddled with engine and electrical problems, have highly sought-after parts. There are many vehicle clubs throughout the lower mainland like the BC Jeep Club (British Columbia Jeep Club (, the Eagle Talon Club, and the Camaro Club (Vancouver Camaro Club of B.C. – Event Calendar ( These people spend a lot of time maintaining and improving their vehicles, and one of the ways they do that is by getting parts second hand to help reduce costs. If you are scrapping a Jeep for example, you may get paid more because it is heavy and it also has a lot of parts that can be reused by other Jeep owners.

Why We Are the #1 Scrap Car Buyer in the Lower Mainland

Since 2005, we’ve been working hard to build a name for ourselves by always paying MORE cash for scrap cars. This isn’t the only reason we became the top scrap car buying business in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley though. One of the biggest reasons we’ve done so well over the years is our focus on delivering the best customer service possible. We give customers instant offers over the phone or through text based on the information they give us about their scrap vehicles. If all the information is correct when our driver arrives, we pay you exactly what we offered you. Plus, because our drivers live and work throughout the lower mainland, we are able to provide same day scrap car removal, and sometimes even within 15 minutes.

On top of delivering excellent customer service, same day junk car pick-up, and paying what we said we would (unlike many independent scrappers), we also consistently pay MORE cash for scrap cars over any of our local competitors. In reality, who wants to get paid less for scrapping a car? Especially when they can get paid MORE without the hassle of haggling with a scrap car buyer about the value of a car. We haven’t done an official survey to answer this question, but we are pretty sure nobody likes to get paid less cash when they sell a vehicle, even if it’s a scrap car.

Contact Us Today!

If you want to recycle your vehicle by selling it to a professional and licensed scrap car buyer, contact us today to get a free and instant quote. Our scrap car buying specialists are happy to help in any way possible, even if it’s just for some free car buying or selling advice. We respond to all our customer inquiries promptly, and you can reach us by phone, text, email, through our website, or on any of our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). Get in touch 24/7 to find out if you should sell your vehicle as a junk car, or just a used vehicle. We are open 7 days a week, including many statutory holidays.

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Since 2005, we've specialized in turning our customer's scrap cars into quick cash. We buy vehicles in ANY condition and with ANY issues. We pay MORE cash for scrap cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans than any other scrap car removal company in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island. If you want MORE cash, same day free junk car towing, and a reliable scrap car buying service, you want More Cash For Scrap.