By the way, these centers also pay cash for construction equipment, appliances, electronics, power tools, motorcycles, scooters, water crafts, and precious metals like jewelry. Continue reading to learn which car parts to spare so you can later sell them to a scrap metal recycling center for an unexpected profit.
The catalytic converter may just be the most valuable automotive part in a car or truck. Not only is this car part retains a precious metal we call platinum that it is highly reusable and maintains its integrity use after use, it is also a principle part to any vehicle. They are expensive, so many people are always searching to purchase a used one in good condition rather than paying hundreds or thousands for a brand new unit. And platinum retains several desirable qualities, like high heat tolerance and low tarnishing. You can get anywhere from $20 to $300, or more, depending on the condition and age.
Of course, being the most expensive part of the vehicle, the motor is one of the most valuable components in a junk car; even if it doesn’t work anymore! You can receive anywhere from $100 to $300 for a car engine in decent condition, and even more for better ones!
The sheet metal in the shell of a junk car is also very valuable. For donating an entire car, or one that’s already been scraped of all its parts, can still profit a person up to $300 or more at a scrap metal recycling center. That’s because you are selling over two tons of scrap metal!