Scrapping a car without wheels

Here at X-Met Metals we collect, and pay, for all manner of scrap metal, including scrap vehicles, from locations across the North West Region, including Bolton, Frodsham, Manchester and Ormskirk. We also offer professional and legal scrap car recycling. But why is it challenging to scrap a car without wheels?

Why is it difficult to scrap a car without wheels?

Scrapping a car without wheels is more difficult for a number of reasons including:

  • Being difficult to move- scrap cars are generally moved by rolling these onto removable wagons which is possible even if the vehicle is only a shell. However, without wheels special equipment is necessary to move the vehicle and this makes the process much longer and more challenging.
  • Being worth less- a scrap car without wheels is not only more difficult to move but it also means that your vehicle is worth less and some scrap car recyclers may even refuse to take it. This is because factoring in the loss of the wheels, as well as the extra time, expensive and resources that will be needed to move the vehicle, it often isn’t worth the cost.

Selling after market alloys separately

One of the most common reasons why people want to scrap their vehicle without any wheels is because they want to sell aftermarket alloy wheels separately. While this is a good idea, it may be necessary for the original wheels to be put back on the vehicle to move this and allow this to be scrapped effectively. You may even be able to come to an arrangement with a scrap car recycler about your alloy wheels.

Choose X-Met Metals to recycle your End-of-Life vehicle

There are a number of reasons to recycle your vehicle with our team here at X-Met Metals, including:

  • Great prices- we offer top prices for your scrap vehicle so that you get the most value for your scrap car.
  • Professional and reliable- we are able to recycle your vehicle legally and you can be sure that we will provide all of the needed paperwork to show that your vehicle has been recycled in compliance with all regulations.

For more information get in touch with the North West’s leading scrap metal merchants, X-Met Metals, today!