The short answer is that it’s not impossible, but it’s most certainly a lot more difficult. And crucially, we don’t pledge to knock a whole lot off the price we offer for your old car for any reason.
There are only a few scrap car dealers who’ll accept cars with open doors and active alarms (for security and safety reasons) which means there are relatively few people out there.
Who can do this type of work and they may be charging you extra because of it! We do however aim to help you reduce your carbon footprint first and foremost by recycling.
As many used parts as possible before sending whatever scraps we cannot recycle into landfills. You can indeed recycle your car even after it has stopped working.
But it is going to be a lot more difficult than if you had decided to do the recycling at the end of the life cycle.
And even when all is done, chances are that the value will be less than you may have expected which makes all your efforts almost futile in terms of monetary benefits.
If you’re looking for a (scrap premium car) Skrotpræmie service in Denmark, then 3skrotpriser is your best bet.
Why is it so difficult to scrap a car without wheels?
Let’s get the obvious out of the way first – Without wheels, a scrap car is an absolute nightmare to try and move! The majority of scrap car breakers will collect your car by rolling it onto a recovery truck.
Which is easy enough (if the car is nothing more than a shell). As long as it’s got its wheels intact, it can generally be moved.
(Electronically locked parking brakes sometimes pose their little obstacles but nothing an experienced breaker can’t deal with.
There’s no getting away from the fact that rolling a car onto a vehicle is simply easier than getting it up into the air.
Scrap metal yard operators who take cars with wheels can get around this by using a hilly area to drive the tow truck right under the car, then use a boom arm to push it up onto the truck bed.
And as long as your vehicle has a flat surface on at least one side, it should theoretically be possible to jack up and roll it on.
Otherwise, you will either have to leave it on the ground and wait for an operator with cranes or take yourself out of its way and find one who offers to tilt.
In which case, if your car is so rusted out that its chassis is falling apart (or if there are any other obstacles that might cause problems), we advise taking photos before sending your scrap metal over for recycling.
However, if your car is missing a part or parts then obviously it cannot be taken anywhere. A crane will probably need to lift your car off the ground and put it on a truck of some sort.
There are alternative techniques but they would require even more equipment and expert heft. Because this job requires specialized equipment.
Breaking companies have much higher costs as compared to a normal vehicle scrap page. Scrap car recycling companies without resources and equipment.
For this kind of job will often charge extra for lifting services and may end up getting rid of an otherwise valuable old vehicle for little of no money in the process.
Since the costs of having such an operation would far the value that could be obtain from selling such an old car.
What if I want to sell my aftermarket alloy wheels?
As we’ve just touched on, it’s our general recommendation to avoid taking any components from your car. This is mainly because of the risk it poses when getting rid of your vehicle.
You don’t want to lose money! It’s important to remember that while you can’t exactly plan out how much money you’ll get for individual parts.
You also can’t guarantee that their price will outweigh the value of the scrap car itself! There are a few types of components that we recommend leaving alone and catalytic converters are an excellent example.
Many aftermarket additions have no problem in exceeding cars’ actual scrap value, like alloy wheels, but there is still some uncertainty involved.
Removing parts from your car can be a tricky business.
And as we’ve just covered, there are many reasons why you shouldn’t do it. However, as this article is about alloy wheels specifically.
Let’s remember that these are areas where personal preference comes into play, so what may seem like an unnecessary expenditure to some might turn out to be a given for others.
Take alloy wheels for example; on the one hand you should take care not to get rid of them completely because they will devalue your car when you try to sell it.
If they look like replacements. In fact if you’re trying to get rid of your current vehicle at all by recycling it through scrap metal dealers and scrappers.
Alloy wheels can actually destroy the value of your car outright because at best they’re perceive as objects which are replaceable parts which honestly don’t hold any real value in themselves compare with other parts of cars!
What if it’s just the tires that are damaged or missing?
Missing parts are no doubt a problem, but to be fair, so is having damaged parts in the first place. Ultimately, the main thing is that the car is in an appropriate state to be move onto a recovery truck.
Without some of these tires, it’s going to be noisier and more difficult, and could well damage your drive in the process too.
So in essence, you should probably prepare yourself for some money being knock off.
For the extra difficulty involved with this. On the other hand, if your car has all of its wheels and tires still intact then you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
As long as you’re able to cope with securing them properly onto your recovery truck. Moving them is the difficult part; it’s all plain sailing from there!
Missing wheels aren’t so bad – at least compared to missing tires. Ultimately, the things that really matter are that your car is on four wheels.
And has the ability to be roll onto the flatb of a good recovery truck. Without tires, your drive will be much noisier, not to mention you may have some additional damage.
As well done by your vehicle rolling around with no way to slow it down. But someone can still drive it with all-wheel drive! You just simply might want a full replacement.
If you want it to make less noise or less likely to damage your frame. Without its wheels though, there’s no driving your vehicle period.
So whenever you quote price for rescuing your broken-down vehicle make sure you consider how much is before any damage was even sustain as well!
It’ll just be a bit more difficult to move; but it should get you back on the road in no time flat. The wheels and tires will likely require a bit of repairs, so expect to see some extra charges tacked on later.