WHAT YOUR CAR WEIGHS DETERMINES THE VALUE WHEN RECYCLING

Once you notice that it is cheaper to haul your used car to the landfills than to your local mechanic for auto repairs, then it might be time to sell the car to scrap metal dealers. Determining the value of a junk car is a bit complicated as many things have to be considered, such as the car model, years used, current price of scrap metals, condition of the car, demand for the auto parts, and most importantly, the weight of the car.
Before weighing your car, it is crucial to understand the terms used in car weighing. First, is ‘curb weight.’ Curb weight is the weight of the car without anyone or anything in it. The next term is ‘gross vehicle weight.’ GVW is the weight of a fully-loaded vehicle, people and cargo included. Lastly is ‘gross vehicle weight rating.’ Gross vehicle weight rating is the limit of weight that your car can handle. When determining the weight of junk cars, the curb weight is considered to show the weight of the steel used to manufacture the car. More often than not, this weight is indicated on a sticker on the driver’s door.
However, before weighing your junk cars for sale, it is vital to keenly check on your auto parts and other relevant parts like the windshield if they can be salvaged or auctioned, before negotiating with the junkyard. You can also visit an auto repair shop to see whether they can buy the junk parts to resell or repair parts like the windshield so that you can get a higher value for your car.
Do not waste your time and money at an auto repair shop for a dying car. The more the time you waste with it, the lower the value of the car and its junk parts.