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What Are the Basics of Selling My Car?

Inevitably, there will come a time in every car owner's life when the decision to sell will be the only viable option left open to them. Despite this foregone conclusion, knowing when and how to engage in selling my car remains a mystery for many drivers.

Selling My Car - FAQ

Not to worry! Auto Scrap breaks down the most frequently asked questions and answers regarding selling my car, making it crystal clear that selling to Auto Scrap is your best option!

When should I sell my car?

There are many reasons to sell your car, but Auto Scrap has identified 3 main ones:

  1. Your car is non-functional or costs too much money in parts, gas, and/or repairs to maintain.

  2. Your car is old or is exceeding average mileage (app. 200 000 km / 125 000 miles)

  3. Your car is unsuited to your lifestyle (need a bigger or smaller option for family, children, etc.) or personal preference

Who do I contact when selling my car?

Contact Auto Scrap for a phone interview at your earliest convenience. Our courteous and efficient staff will be able to ascertain the value of your car, offer you a price, and book a pick-up, all at the same time!

Our reputation for honesty and excellence is second to none in the field- we can get your car out of your garage or driveway quickly and pay top dollar for it!

How much will I get and when do I get paid?

There are a multitude of factors that will determine the value of your car, not the least of which is its condition, age, mileage, and if it is actually running or not.

Typically, you can expect somewhere between $400-600 for a non-running car and anywhere between $1500-3000 for a running one, again, depending on the aforementioned factors.

And you’ll get paid, in cash, the day we pick it up!

Do I need any paperwork?


You’ll need your vehicle’s registration from the SAAQ, as well as proof of ownership, insurance documents, and records of any major accidents, repairs, or modifications.

Do I need to do anything to my car before it gets picked up?


It would be a good idea to empty your car of all keepsakes, valuables, and mementos before we pick it up because once we do, all those items will be lost!

Also, if you want to remove any valuable parts or systems to keep, transplant, or try to sell (like a sound system, catalytic converter, hubcaps, etc.), it’s best to remove them before pick-up as well.

Finally, it’s necessary to clear the space around your car so our team can have a quick and smooth pick-up- the longer it takes to clear the way, the longer we’ll be there!

Do I have to pay for transport?

Not at all!

Once you book your appointment for a pick-up, we will pick up your car, free of charge and with no hidden fees!

Selling my car has never been easier than with Auto Scrap! Contact us today to receive your quote and book your pick-up!

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