Scrap Car Prices: How Much is a Scrap Car Worth?

Wondering how to scrap your car? Our guide explains how much scrap cars are worth and how you can get the best price.
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Are you wondering what your old car sitting in the garage might be worth as scrap? You’re not alone. Many car owners are curious about the scrap value of their vehicles, especially when considering whether to sell it for parts or scrap. This comprehensive guide will delve into the world of scrap car prices, exploring factors like scrap value by tonnage, the value of different car parts, and where to scrap your car. We’ll also discuss current scrap metal prices and the prices of different metals found in a scrap car. Finally, we’ll address some frequently asked questions to give you a complete understanding of the scrap car market.

How Much is a Scrap Car Worth?

The average scrap car is worth between $150 and $550, with smaller cars being worth less than trucks, vans, and SUVs. A scrap car’s value is determined by a few factors, including its weight, condition, and the quality of parts in the vehicle.

While some buyers may pay $500 for a junk car, a scrap yard may pay more (or less) depending on what parts are in the car and the overall condition.

How Are Scrap Car Prices Valued?

The value of a scrap car is primarily determined by its weight. Scrap yards typically quote prices based on the tonnage of your vehicle. The heavier your car, the more scrap metal it contains, and thus, the higher its potential scrap value.

Scrap cars are also valued based on the parts it contains. Cars with all of their parts are worth more than cars with missing parts. Certain parts of a car are more valuable because they can be picked out and resold.

Scrap Car Prices Per Ton

Given the size of a vehicle, scrap cars are weighed by the ton. The average scrap car price per ton is about $200 per ton. Using this, we can estimate that a scrap car weighing 2 tons would be worth about $400.

Value of Scrap Car Parts

Not all parts of a scrap car hold the same value, but most parts of a car are indeed valuable. Everything from tires to mufflers to car batteries can be scrapped.

Car PartPrice RangeAverage Core Price
4X4 Axle Shaft Front$28.00 – $43.75$5.00
4X4 Trans Case Mtr$40.00 – $62.50$3.00
A/C Clutch$16.00 – $25.00$1.00
A/C Compressor$23.60 – $36.88$10.00
A/C Condenser$16.40 – $25.63$5.00
A/C Control$14.00 – $21.88$1.00
A/C Diverter Mtr$6.20 – $9.69$1.00
A/C Dryer$7.00 – $10.94$1.00
A/C Evaporator$14.00 – $21.88$5.00
A/C Line Dual$12.00 – $18.75$1.50
A/C Line Single$8.60 – $13.44$0.50
A/C Suitcase Housing$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
A/C Vents$2.40 – $3.75$0.00
Abs Sensor$6.00 – $9.38$0.00
Accelerator Cable$7.20 – $11.25$0.00
Air Bag (Each)$24.00 – $37.50$1.00
Air Cleaner$10.40 – $16.25$1.00
Air Cleaner Lid$4.80 – $7.50$0.00
Air Filter$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Air Flow Meter$20.00 – $31.25$3.50
Air Intake Hose$6.40 – $10.00$0.00
Air Ride Pump$20.00 – $31.25$1.50
Air Strut$22.00 – $34.38$2.00
Alternator$15.60 – $24.38$3.00
Alum Wheel$21.60 – $33.75$3.00
Alum Wheel W Tire$26.00 – $40.63$3.00
Aluminum Support Tow$60.00 – $93.75$10.00
Antenna/Manual$4.80 – $7.50$0.00
Antenna/Power$16.00 – $25.00$1.00
Antifreeze$3.60 – $5.63$0.00
Arm Rest$4.80 – $7.50$0.00
Ash Tray$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Axle 8 Lug$220.00 – $343.75$20.00
Axle 4X4 Complete$200.00 – $312.50$20.00
Axle Complete Car$100.00 – $156.25$10.00
Axle Complete Truck$132.00 – $206.25$10.00
Axle Rwd Car$20.00 – $31.25$2.00
Axle Truck$24.00 – $37.50$2.00
Back Glass$22.40 – $35.00$0.00
Backing Plate$8.00 – $12.50$0.00
Bar No-Lights$16.00 – $25.00$0.00
Battery (Used)$23.96 – $37.44$8.00
Battery Box$6.40 – $10.00$0.00
Battery Cable$3.60 – $5.63$0.00
Bearing Small$3.19 – $4.99$0.00
Bed Liner$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Bed Side$76.00 – $118.75$5.00
Belt Tensioner$15.60 – $24.38$0.00
Bench Seat Car$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Bolts$0.20 – $0.31$0.00
Bracket Small$5.60 – $8.75$0.00
Brackt Large$9.60 – $15.00$0.00
Brake Abs Controller$20.00 – $31.25$5.00
Brake Booster Vac$16.00 – $25.00$2.50
Brake Caliper$9.20 – $14.38$1.00
Brake Drum W/Hub$20.00 – $31.25$2.99
Brake Drum (No Hub)$12.00 – $18.75$2.50
Brake Fluid Resevoir$4.79 – $7.49$0.00
Brake Light Switch$2.80 – $4.38$0.00
Brake Line$3.60 – $5.63$0.00
Brake Master Cylindr$10.80 – $16.88$2.00
Brake Proportioning$7.04 – $11.00$0.00
Brake Pwr/Hydro Bstr$52.00 – $81.25$5.00
Brake Rotor$10.80 – $16.88$2.00
Brake Rotor 8 Lug$20.00 – $31.25$2.00
Brake Rotor W/Hub$20.00 – $31.25$2.00
Brake Shoe/Pad (Ea)$2.80 – $4.38$0.00
Bucket Seat$22.00 – $34.38$0.00
Bulbs$0.18 – $0.29$0.00
Bumper Bare$32.00 – $50.00$5.00
Bumper Cover W Light$40.00 – $62.50$5.00
Bumper End Cap$6.40 – $10.00$0.00
Bumper Filler$8.00 – $12.50$0.00
Bumper Guard$3.99 – $6.24$0.00
Bumper Push Bar$18.00 – $28.13$1.99
Bumper Reinforcement$18.00 – $28.13$2.00
Bumper Shock$6.80 – $10.63$1.00
Bumper Valance$8.00 – $12.50$0.00
Cab Only Bare$280.00 – $437.50$24.99
Cable$3.99 – $6.24$0.00
Caliper Bracket$4.80 – $7.50$1.00
Cam Sensor 1$6.00 – $9.38$1.00
Cam Shaft$16.00 – $25.00$3.00
Camper Shell$40.00 – $62.50$3.00
Car Door Elect$52.00 – $81.25$2.00
Car Grill$20.00 – $31.25$1.00
Car Hood$36.00 – $56.25$2.00
Carburetor$20.00 – $31.25$5.00
Carpet$9.60 – $15.00$0.00
Carrier Bearing$8.00 – $12.50$1.00
Cart Rental$2.40 – $3.75$0.00
Charcoal Canister$8.00 – $12.50$0.00
Cigarette Lighter$1.59 – $2.49$0.00
Climate Control$20.00 – $31.25$1.00
Clock$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Clock Spring$8.40 – $13.13$0.00
Clutch Cable$6.80 – $10.63$0.00
Clutch Disk$7.60 – $11.88$1.00
Clutch Fork$3.99 – $6.24$0.00
Clutch Master Cyl$12.00 – $18.75$3.00
Clutch Pedal Asm$13.80 – $21.56$0.00
Clutch Slave Cyl$4.00 – $6.25$2.00
Coil$4.80 – $7.50$1.00
Coil Pack$10.80 – $16.88$2.00
Coil Per Cyl$9.20 – $14.38$1.00
Coil Spring$6.80 – $10.63$2.00
Col Wiper Switch$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Column Shield$6.40 – $10.00$0.00
Complete Suspension$224.00 – $350.00$10.00
Console Large$20.00 – $31.25$1.00
Console Lid$8.00 – $12.50$0.00
Control Arm Car$13.20 – $20.63$1.00
Control Arm Truck$20.80 – $32.50$1.00
Control Module$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Convertible Top$120.00 – $187.50$0.00
Crank Sensor$10.00 – $15.63$1.00
Crankshaft$28.00 – $43.75$4.50
Crossmember Small$12.00 – $18.75$0.50
Cruise Control Trans$16.00 – $25.00$0.00
Cruise Control Vac$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Cup Holder$2.40 – $3.75$0.00
C-V Axle Frnt Drive$20.00 – $31.25$5.00
Cyl Head Alum$40.00 – $62.50$10.00
Cyl Head Dual Cam$52.00 – $81.25$10.00
Cyl Head Steel$32.00 – $50.00$5.00
Dash (Bare)$28.00 – $43.75$0.00
Dash Complete$108.00 – $168.75$3.00
Dash Pad$14.80 – $23.13$0.00
Decklid Latch$5.40 – $8.44$0.00
Decklid Latch Pwr$11.20 – $17.50$1.00
Decklid W Lights$52.00 – $81.25$5.00
Diesel Engine$320.00 – $500.00$75.00
Diesel Inj$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Diesel Inj Pump$72.00 – $112.50$10.00
Dip Stick$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Dipstick/Tube$8.40 – $13.13$0.00
Distr W/Coil Ignitoe$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Distributor$20.00 – $31.25$4.00
Dome Light Light$4.80 – $7.50$0.00
Door Car W Glass$48.00 – $75.00$3.00
Door Glass$28.00 – $43.75$0.00
Door Handle Inside$6.00 – $9.38$0.00
Door Handle Outside$10.00 – $15.63$0.00
Door Hinge$4.80 – $7.50$1.00
Door Latch$7.60 – $11.88$1.00
Door Lock$5.20 – $8.13$0.00
Door Lock Actuator$10.40 – $16.25$1.00
Door Panel$10.00 – $15.63$0.00
Door Shell Car$32.00 – $50.00$5.00
Door Shell P/U Suv$48.00 – $75.00$5.00
Door Truck/ Suv$68.00 – $106.25$5.00
Draglink Car$28.00 – $43.75$3.00
Drive Shaft 2 Piece$20.00 – $31.25$3.00
Drive Shaft Front 4X$28.00 – $43.75$5.00
Drive Solid$14.40 – $22.50$3.00
Ecm Or Pcm$22.00 – $34.38$0.00
Egr Electric$12.00 – $18.75$1.00
Egr Old Style$7.00 – $10.94$1.00
Egr Valve (Elec)$10.40 – $16.25$0.00
Elec Conv Mtr$14.00 – $21.88$3.00
Elec Steering Mtr$48.00 – $75.00$5.00
Elect Fan Double$20.00 – $31.25$5.00
Elect Gas Pedal$20.00 – $31.25$3.00
Emblem Large$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Emblem Small$0.60 – $0.94$0.00
Emer Brake Cable$6.00 – $9.38$0.00
Engine (Longblock)$148.00 – $231.25$20.00
Engine Block$120.00 – $187.50$20.00
Engine Complete$260.00 – $406.25$35.00
Engine Cover Van$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Engine Cradle$60.00 – $93.75$5.00
Exhaust Pipe$5.40 – $8.44$0.00
Exhaust Down Pipe$16.00 – $25.00$1.00
Exhaust Head Pipe$13.60 – $21.25$0.00
Fan Belt$3.20 – $5.00$0.00
Fan Blade$7.60 – $11.88$1.00
Fan Clutch$10.00 – $15.63$2.00
Fan Electric$18.00 – $28.13$2.00
Fan Shroud$14.40 – $22.50$0.00
Fender All$36.00 – $56.25$5.00
Fender Trim/Flares$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Flat Belt$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Floor Mat$2.40 – $3.75$0.00
Flywheel Auto$14.40 – $22.50$2.50
Fog Lamp$9.60 – $15.00$0.00
Frame Complete$236.00 – $368.75$25.00
Frame Stripped$140.00 – $218.75$20.00
Frame W Axles$380.00 – $593.75$30.00
Front Axle Assy 4X4$152.00 – $237.50$10.00
Fuel Door$8.00 – $12.50$0.00
Fuel Filler Neck$7.00 – $10.94$0.00
Fuel Filter$1.60 – $2.50$0.00
Fuel Injection Rail$10.40 – $16.25$1.00
Fuel Injector (Each)$4.80 – $7.50$0.00
Fuel Line$4.80 – $7.50$0.00
Fuel Pedal Old Style$6.40 – $10.00$0.00
Fuel Pres Reg$4.60 – $7.19$0.00
Fuel Pump Manual$6.40 – $10.00$0.00
Fuel Tank$28.00 – $43.75$3.00
Fuel Tank Fill Door$8.00 – $12.50$0.00
Fuel Tank Send Pump$20.00 – $31.25$1.00
Fuel Tank Send Unit$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Fuse Box$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Gas Cap$2.40 – $3.75$0.00
Gate Fee$2.40 – $3.75$0.00
Gauge Single$2.40 – $3.75$0.00
Glass Hatch$36.00 – $56.25$0.00
Glove Box Door$10.00 – $15.63$0.00
Glove Box Lock$3.60 – $5.63$0.00
Grill Large$24.00 – $37.50$0.00
Grill Med$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Grille Small$14.40 – $22.50$0.00
Harmonic Balancer$8.00 – $12.50$1.99
Harmonic Balancer$28.00 – $43.75$2.50
Hatch Back Struts$4.60 – $7.19$0.00
Hatch With Glass$60.00 – $93.75$0.00
Hatchback$56.00 – $87.50$0.00
Head (Steel)$28.00 – $43.75$3.00
Head Light Switch$6.00 – $9.38$0.00
Head Liner$9.60 – $15.00$0.00
Header Complete$140.00 – $218.75$0.00
Header Old Style$68.00 – $106.25$0.00
Headerpanel Bare$28.00 – $43.75$0.00
Headlamp Bezel$6.00 – $9.38$0.00
Headlamp Comp Bulb$3.19 – $4.99$0.00
Headlamp Comp W Mark$28.00 – $43.75$0.00
Headlamp Composite$22.00 – $34.38$0.00
Headlamp Door$8.60 – $13.44$0.00
Headlamp Door Motor$7.99 – $12.49$0.00
Headlamp Foggy$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Headlamp Ring$1.19 – $1.86$0.00
Headlamp Sealed Beam$2.39 – $3.74$0.00
Headlight Motor$8.80 – $13.75$0.00
Headlight Mountsingl$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Heater Blower Motor$8.00 – $12.50$2.00
Heater Core$12.40 – $19.38$3.00
Heater Hose$1.60 – $2.50$0.00
Heater Housing$12.40 – $19.38$0.00
Heater Resistor$8.00 – $12.50$0.00
Hinge Hood$4.80 – $7.50$0.00
Hood Latch$6.40 – $10.00$0.00
Hood Latch Cable$7.20 – $11.25$0.00
Hood Shock$5.40 – $8.44$0.00
Hood Truck$40.00 – $62.50$5.00
Horn$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Horn Button$3.99 – $6.24$0.00
Hose$1.00 – $1.56$0.00
Hub 3/4$20.00 – $31.25$2.00
Hub 4X4$24.00 – $37.50$2.00
Hub Bearing No Hub$12.32 – $19.25$1.00
Hub Cap/Wheel Cover$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Hub Fwd No Rotor$20.00 – $31.25$2.00
Hub Locking Type 4X4$14.39 – $22.49$1.50
Hybrid Battery Contr$80.00 – $125.00$10.00
Hyd Rad Fan Single$33.60 – $52.50$3.00
Idle Controler$12.00 – $18.75$1.00
Idler Arm 1$6.80 – $10.63$1.00
Idler Arm 2$8.80 – $13.75$1.00
Idler Pully$9.60 – $15.00$0.00
Idler Pully W Ten$16.00 – $25.00$1.00
Ignition Switch$15.60 – $24.38$0.00
Ignition Switch Imp$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Ignition Tumbler$9.60 – $15.00$0.00
Ignitor$20.00 – $31.25$1.00
Ind Rear Diff$124.00 – $193.75$10.00
Inner Fender$6.40 – $10.00$1.00
Inst Clust Bezel$8.00 – $12.50$0.00
Instr Cluster Bezel$8.00 – $12.50$0.00
Instrument Bezel$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Instrument Clust Dig$30.40 – $47.50$1.00
Instrument Clust Tac$22.80 – $35.63$1.00
Instrument Cluster$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Int Door Win Handle$1.20 – $1.88$0.00
Intake Manifold Alum$28.00 – $43.75$3.00
Intake Plastic$20.40 – $31.88$0.00
Intake Steel$24.00 – $37.50$3.00
Interstate Batteries$76.00 – $118.75$20.00
Jack$8.40 – $13.13$0.00
Jack Handle$2.40 – $3.75$0.00
Jumper Cables$4.80 – $7.50$0.00
K Frame$68.00 – $106.25$4.00
Kick Down Cable$5.40 – $8.44$0.00
Knee Assembly$80.00 – $125.00$10.00
Latch$7.19 – $11.24$0.00
Leaf Spring$12.00 – $18.75$1.00
Lg Timing Cover$24.00 – $37.50$4.00
Lithium Batteries #1$76.00 – $118.75$5.00
Lobby Tire$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Lock Tumbler$3.99 – $6.24$0.00
Luggage Rack$16.40 – $25.63$0.00
Mani Exhst (No Sens)$16.00 – $25.00$1.00
Manual Mirror – Door$9.60 – $15.00$0.00
Marker Light$2.80 – $4.38$0.00
Master Window Switch$16.00 – $25.00$0.00
Mirror Elec$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Mirror Interior$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Misc Items$2.40 – $3.75$0.00
Misc Items$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Misc Items Lrg$8.00 – $12.50$0.00
Misc Items X$16.00 – $25.00$0.00
Molding$4.80 – $7.50$0.00
Motor Mount$7.80 – $12.19$1.00
Muffler (Plain)$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Muffler Flowmaster$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Multi Funtion Relay$15.60 – $24.38$0.00
Neautal Safe Switch$6.40 – $10.00$0.00
O2 Sensor$8.00 – $12.50$0.00
Oil Cap$2.80 – $4.38$0.00
Oil Cooler$12.00 – $18.75$2.00
Oil Pan Alum$21.60 – $33.75$3.50
Oil Pan Steel$16.00 – $25.00$0.00
Oil Pump$9.20 – $14.38$1.00
Oil Pump$16.00 – $25.00$1.00
P/S Hose Return$4.40 – $6.88$0.00
Park/Turnlamp Assy$14.00 – $21.88$0.00
Parking Brake Assm$17.60 – $27.50$1.00
Parking Brake Cable$6.40 – $10.00$0.00
Pcv Valve$1.59 – $2.49$0.00
Pedal (Each)$5.59 – $8.74$0.00
Pillar Trim$3.60 – $5.63$0.00
Piston And Rod Assy$16.00 – $25.00$1.00
Pitman Arm$5.59 – $8.74$0.00
Ported Vac Relay$3.60 – $5.63$0.00
Power Mirror – Door$16.00 – $25.00$0.00
Pressure Plate$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Pressure Plate$12.00 – $18.75$2.00
Ps Hose Press$6.40 – $10.00$0.00
Pu Tool Box Plastic$22.00 – $34.38$0.00
Pu Toolbox Alum$36.00 – $56.25$0.00
Pu Toolbox Steel$22.00 – $34.38$0.00
Pulley Small$4.40 – $6.88$0.00
Pully Large$7.20 – $11.25$0.00
Pwr Steer Pump$20.00 – $31.25$5.00
Pwr Steer Pump Old$12.00 – $18.75$5.00
Pwr Steer Reservoir$4.60 – $7.19$0.00
Quarter Glass Small$24.00 – $37.50$0.00
Quarter Glass Van$36.00 – $56.25$0.00
Rack And Pinion$28.00 – $43.75$5.00
Rad Hose$2.80 – $4.38$0.00
Radaitor Support$28.40 – $44.38$5.00
Radiator All$36.00 – $56.25$6.50
Radiator Overflow$7.80 – $12.19$0.00
Radiator Support Bar$22.40 – $35.00$1.99
Radio$15.60 – $24.38$0.00
Rear Axle Diskbrake$132.00 – $206.25$10.00
Rear End Car Nobrake$80.00 – $125.00$10.00
Rear End Disk Brake$100.00 – $156.25$10.00
Rear End Housing Bar$23.99 – $37.49$4.99
Rear End Pinion/Ring$9.60 – $15.00$0.00
Rear End Spider/Side$9.60 – $15.00$0.00
Rear End Truck No Br$120.00 – $187.50$10.00
Rear View Mirror$3.20 – $5.00$0.00
Relay (Each)$1.60 – $2.50$0.00
Remote Mirror$13.20 – $20.63$0.00
Resistor A/C$9.60 – $15.00$0.00
Rocker Arm$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Rocker Moulding$14.40 – $22.50$1.00
Roof Rack$20.00 – $31.25$3.00
Running Boards$8.00 – $12.50$2.00
Screws/Bolts$0.20 – $0.31$0.00
Seat Head Rest$6.80 – $10.63$0.00
Seat Belt$6.40 – $10.00$0.00
Seat Belt Motor$16.00 – $25.00$0.00
Seat Belt Track$7.99 – $12.49$0.00
Seat Cover (Each)$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Seat Electric$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Seat Motor$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Seat Track Elec$9.60 – $15.00$2.50
Seat Track Manual$6.40 – $10.00$1.00
Seat Van$23.60 – $36.88$0.00
Sensor (Emmissions)$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Sensor (Oil/Water)$2.39 – $3.74$0.00
Serpentine Belt$4.80 – $7.50$0.00
Shift Cable$7.20 – $11.25$0.00
Shift Knob$5.40 – $8.44$0.00
Shifter Bezel Small$4.80 – $7.50$0.00
Shifter Boot$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Shifter Lever Assy$18.00 – $28.13$0.00
Shock$4.80 – $7.50$0.00
Slave Cylinder$7.99 – $12.49$0.00
Slider Back Glass$32.00 – $50.00$0.00
Smog Diverter Valve$9.20 – $14.38$0.00
Smog Pump$9.20 – $14.38$2.00
Spare Tire$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Spare Tire Carrier$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Spare Tire Swng Away$11.99 – $18.74$1.99
Spark Plug/Wire$1.20 – $1.88$0.00
Speaker (Custom)$6.39 – $9.99$0.00
Speaker (Stock)$2.80 – $4.38$0.00
Speaker Cover$1.60 – $2.50$0.00
Spedometer Cable$8.00 – $12.50$0.00
Spedometer Head$6.80 – $10.63$0.00
Speedometer Cable$6.00 – $9.38$0.00
Spider Injector$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Spindle$16.00 – $25.00$0.00
Spindle/Knuckle No H$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Spoiler$16.00 – $25.00$0.00
Sport Muffler Can$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Spring Coil$7.60 – $11.88$2.00
Stabilizer Link$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Starter$16.00 – $25.00$5.00
Starter Solenoid$9.60 – $15.00$1.00
Steering Box Car$28.00 – $43.75$3.00
Steering Box Pwr Car$28.00 – $43.75$5.00
Steering Box Trk$32.00 – $50.00$5.00
Steering Cloum Tilt$36.00 – $56.25$3.00
Steering Colum Truck$60.00 – $93.75$3.00
Steering Column Air$80.00 – $125.00$3.00
Steering Column Old$36.00 – $56.25$3.00
Steering Coupler Sha$10.60 – $16.56$0.00
Steering Elec Mtr$40.00 – $62.50$5.00
Steering Shaft Knuck$7.60 – $11.88$1.00
Steering Wheel$12.00 – $18.75$1.00
Strut And Spring$25.60 – $40.00$5.00
Strut No Spring$20.00 – $31.25$1.00
Sun Visor$5.60 – $8.75$0.00
Sunroof Frame$68.00 – $106.25$2.00
Sunroof Mtr$14.00 – $21.88$3.00
Sunroof/T-Top$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Sway Bar Front$16.40 – $25.63$1.00
Sway Bar Rear$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Switch Single$3.19 – $4.99$0.00
Tail Gate$44.00 – $68.75$5.00
Tail Light Assy Pu$15.20 – $23.75$0.00
Taillamps Lens Car$19.60 – $30.63$0.00
Therm Housing$8.00 – $12.50$0.00
Thermostat Housing$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Third Brake Light$7.60 – $11.88$0.00
Third Member$76.00 – $118.75$10.00
Throttle Body$24.00 – $37.50$5.00
Tie Rod$6.40 – $10.00$0.00
Timing Chain$7.20 – $11.25$0.00
Timing Chain Cover$8.00 – $12.50$1.00
Timing Cover 3$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Timing Cover Lrg 2$14.00 – $21.88$2.00
Timing Cover W Pump$24.00 – $37.50$4.00
Timing Gear$5.60 – $8.75$1.00
Timing Sensor 1$6.00 – $9.38$0.00
Timing Sensor 2$10.00 – $15.63$0.00
Timing Ten Small$6.00 – $9.38$0.00
Tire No Wheel Lobby$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Tire & Wheel (As-Is)$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Tire Carrier Large$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Tire Carrier Small$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Torque Converter$24.40 – $38.13$3.99
Torsion Bars$20.00 – $31.25$3.00
Tps Sensor$4.60 – $7.19$0.00
Trailer Arm$6.20 – $9.69$0.00
Trailerhitch Receive$28.00 – $43.75$1.99
Trans Bellhousing$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Trans Computer$22.00 – $34.38$0.00
Trans Cross Member$4.40 – $6.88$2.00
Trans Dust Cover$4.80 – $7.50$0.00
Trans Ext Housing$8.00 – $12.50$1.00
Trans Lines$2.40 – $3.75$0.00
Trans Pump$20.00 – $31.25$5.00
Trans Sol Small$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Trans Solenoid$22.00 – $34.38$2.00
Trans Valve Body$22.00 – $34.38$0.00
Transfer Case ( 4X4)$100.00 – $156.25$20.00
Transfer Case Mtr$20.00 – $31.25$3.00
Transmission$80.00 – $125.00$20.00
Transmission Cooler$16.00 – $25.00$1.25
Transmission Mount$9.60 – $15.00$0.00
Trim Large$4.60 – $7.19$0.00
Trim Misc$8.00 – $12.50$0.00
Trim Small$2.40 – $3.75$0.00
Truck Bed Bare$120.00 – $187.50$10.00
Truck Door$68.00 – $106.25$2.00
Truck Grill$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Truck Grill Lrg$32.00 – $50.00$0.00
Truck Mirror$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Trunk Lid No Lights$28.00 – $43.75$2.00
Turbo Charger$68.00 – $106.25$2.99
Turn Lamp Lens$5.40 – $8.44$0.00
Turn Marker Combo$16.00 – $25.00$0.00
Turn Signal Switch$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Turn Switch Combo$20.40 – $31.88$0.00
Turn Switch Multi$20.40 – $31.88$0.00
Turn Switch Old$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
V Belt$1.60 – $2.50$0.00
Vac Pump$14.40 – $22.50$2.00
Vac Relay$2.80 – $4.38$0.00
Vac/Port Valve$3.60 – $5.63$0.00
Vacuum Line$0.47 – $0.74$0.00
Vacuum Pump$14.00 – $21.88$0.00
Valve Cover Alum$15.60 – $24.38$1.00
Valve Cover Large$24.00 – $37.50$2.00
Valve Cover Plastic$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Valve Cover Steel$6.40 – $10.00$0.00
Vent (Interior)$2.40 – $3.75$0.00
Vent Glass Assy$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Vent Glass Movable$14.00 – $21.88$0.00
Vent Panel (Cowl)$12.64 – $19.75$0.00
Washer Bottle$6.40 – $10.00$0.00
Washer Bottle Motor$3.99 – $6.24$0.00
Washer Fluid$2.40 – $3.75$0.00
Water Pump$9.60 – $15.00$1.99
Water Valve$4.00 – $6.25$0.00
Weather Stripping$6.20 – $9.69$0.00
Wheel Aluminum #1$20.00 – $31.25$3.00
Wheel Aluminum#2$26.00 – $40.63$5.00
Wheel Cyl$2.80 – $4.38$0.00
Wheel Steel$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Window Motor$14.00 – $21.88$0.00
Window Reg Mtr$20.00 – $31.25$0.00
Window Regulator$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Window Switch Master$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Window Switches Each$2.40 – $3.75$0.00
Windshield$24.00 – $37.50$0.00
Wiper Arm 1$6.40 – $10.00$0.00
Wiper Arm 2$9.60 – $15.00$0.00
Wiper Base Linkage$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Wiper Blade$2.40 – $3.75$0.00
Wiper Motor$16.40 – $25.63$2.00
Wiper Mtr Complete$28.00 – $43.75$0.00
Wiper Switch Column$8.00 – $12.50$0.00
Wiper Trans$12.00 – $18.75$0.00
Wire Hareness Lrg$24.00 – $37.50$0.00
Wire Pigtail$2.64 – $4.13$0.00
Wiring Harness Small$14.40 – $22.50$0.00
Yard Tire No Wheel$10.00 – $15.63$0.00
Yoke$12.40 – $19.38$0.00
Y-Pipe No O2 Sensors$12.00 – $18.75$0.00

Knowing which parts of your car are more valuable can help you negotiate better prices with scrapyards.

How Much is Scrap Metal From a Junk Car Worth?

Scrap metal prices vary widely based on market demand, the type of metal, and geographical location. Common metals found in junk cars include steel, aluminum, copper, and lead. Keep an eye on current metal prices today to get an idea of what your car might be worth.

Junk Car Scrap Metal Prices

The value of metals in your car can significantly affect its overall scrap price. Some of the most valuable metals include:

  • Copper: $3.89 per pound / $7,780 per ton
  • Aluminum: $0.90 per pound / $1,800 per ton
  • Steel: $0.45 per pound / $900 per ton
  • Lead: $0.92 per pound / $1,840 per ton
  • Platinum: $900 per ounce
  • Palladium: $948 per ounce
  • Rhodium: $4,500 per ounce

Scrap car prices are closely tied to the commodity prices of metals. When metal prices rise, the value of your scrap car usually increases.

Who Buys Scrap Cars Near Me?

Scrap yards, junkyards and auto salvage yards are the main buyers of scrap cars. Our junkyard directory is a great way to find a local scrap yard where you can scrap a car.

When looking for a scrap car buyer, it’s important to consider the following factors:

  • Proximity: Closer locations might offer higher scrap car prices if the towing job is shorter.
  • Reputation: Look for reviews or ask for recommendations to find a reliable scrapyard.
  • Certification: Ensure they comply with environmental regulations.

Do scrap yards charge for towing?

Assuming your scrap car isn’t in running condition, you’ll need it towed to the scrap yard. Depending on the condition of your car, a scrap yard normally does not charge for towing. That being said, if the scrap car is in such bad shape that it can’t be towed, then a scrap yard might charge for extra work.

How do I determine the exact scrap value of my car?

The best way to determine your car’s scrap value is to contact local scrapyards for quotes. Prices can vary, so it’s advisable to get multiple estimates. You can also check out the value of your junk car using our offer tool.

Can I scrap my car without a title?

Yes, it is possible to scrap your car without title. While some scrapyards require a title to scrap a car, others may be willing to help you get salvage title. Some scrap yards buy junk cars without title if ownership can be proven otherwise, but you should ensure you have title before scrapping a car to be safe.

Is it better to sell my car for parts or as scrap?

This depends on the condition of your car and its parts. If your car has many functional parts, you might get more money selling them individually. However, scrapping is easier and quicker.

Do scrap yards pay cash for scrap cars?

Some scrap yards will pay you cash for your scrap car, while others choose to pay by check or bank transfer. Check with your local scrap yard to find out for sure.

Looking for scrap my car? You’re in the right place. In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to scrap your car and get paid cash on the spot.

How To Scrap My Car For The Most Money

Follow these steps to scrap your car near you for the best price possible:

1. Get Quotes for Your Scrap Car

Before your scrap your car, you’ll need to get quotes from local scrapyards and other scrap car buyers. The fastest way to get a quote for your scrap car is through MechanicSpecial.com using our scrap car valuation tool.

2. Remove Personal Belongings

Ensure your scrap car is free of your belongings and anything else you wish to keep. If there are parts of the car your wish to keep, remove those as well. Note however that doing so may reduce the value of your scrap car.

3. Prepare Documentation

Make sure you have the vehicle’s title, registration, and bill of sale to ensure a smooth transaction. If you don’t have title for your scrap car, some scrapyards pay still be willing to buy it. However not all scrapyards buy scrap cars without title, so if needed, get a salvage title or bonded title to ensure a smooth sale.

4. Accept Your Offer & Schedule a Towing Date

Once you’ve accepted your offer, your next step is to schedule a day for your scrap car removal. A scrap car buyer will come to you and tow your car away for no additional charge.

5. Get Paid Cash For Your Scrap Car

Once the heavy lifting is done, all you have to do is get paid. The buyer will pay your cash for your scrap car, and that’s it!

Conclusion

The value of a scrap car depends on various factors, including its weight, the value of its parts, and current metal prices. By understanding these elements and knowing where to scrap your car, you can ensure you get the best possible price for your old vehicle. Keep in mind that scrap prices fluctuate, so staying informed about the current market is essential. Scrapping your car not only puts some cash in your pocket but also contributes to recycling efforts, making it a win-win situation.

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