How to Sell a Car for Scrap?

Do you have an old car sitting on your property, taking up valuable space?

Now there are a few options for you, such as selling it privately, trading it in at a dealership or scrapping it.

Now, if your first thought is not “I want to sell my car for scrap” right away, it is understandable because scrapping your car does not sound like an alternative that would bring you money, but in fact, it can be the most lucrative option.

In this free guide, we will outline what it means to sell your car for scrap and how the process works.

What does it mean to “scrap” a car?

To many people, “scrapping” your car just means that it will get crushed and then stored somewhere, and they might have to pay a fee for the process as well. But this is not so.

In fact, scrapping your car means that an auto recycler will actually take separate different metals and prepare them for re-usage instead of just dumping the car somewhere in a yard.

Choosing a scrap car removal company like Scrap Car Removal Ontario will also give you peace of mind that your car will be recycled environment-friendly and properly.

How much can I expect to get for it?

There are several factors that determine the value of your scrap vehicle, such as make, model, year, vehicle condition, mileage or if the car is still functional. It also depends on the price of scrap metal at the time of the sale.

You can generally expect anywhere between $200 and $20,000. To find out how much we pay for your scrap car, please fill out our form, and we will get back to you within the same day.

How do I find a buyer?

You are reading this right now, so you definitely have made a good step toward finding a buyer.

As mentioned before, you can try to sell your car privately (which often uses sites like Kijiji or Craigslist), trade it in with a dealership, find a junkyard or call up a scrap car removal company like Scrap Car Removal Ontario. 

What advantage is there to using Scrap Car Removal Ontario?

There are many scrap car removal companies out there, but Scrap Car Removal Ontario pays top dollar for your scrap vehicle! Call us at (833) 659-4141 or fill out our convenient online form today to get the best price for your junk vehicle, and we will stand by that price when we come to pick it up, no questions asked. We will also tow it for free, so there are no hidden costs, and we only work with reputed recyclers that ensure an eco-friendly recycling process.

What should I do with the car before selling it?

1. Remove your personal belongings and garbage

Make sure to take out all of your personal stuff and garbage. Make sure to check under the seat, between the seat and the backrest, under the carpets or in your trunk, you never know what you might find. Ensure that nothing valuable is left behind.

2. Prepare vehicle ownership

One of the most important parts of the process of scrapping your car is your vehicle ownership document. You will need the “vehicle portion” on the left side of the document. On the back of it, you will have to put your signature and, once you have it, the name of the buyer. You’ll also need this information to get a quote. 

3. Remove license plates

Make sure to remove the license plates. You will need a flat screwdriver to unscrew the bolts. If you don’t have the right tools, don’t worry, you can ask our scrap car removal expert to help you. You will be able to return your plates to Service Ontario and either be able to install them on a new vehicle or receive a credit for the remaining months (they do not issue cash refunds). 

4. Get an online quote

Most scrap car removal companies and scrapyards will offer online quoting. They will ask you for the make, model, year, vehicle condition, mileage or if the car is still functional and will provide you with a quick price.

You also are able to give them a call to obtain your quote. If you are happy with the quoted amount, they will schedule a pick-up time at your convenience. So Call us at (833) 659-4141 or fill out our convenient online form today to find out how much cash you can get for your old car!

Do you need to have a license to sell a car?

Since you will be selling your car as a private person, you don’t need a license to sell your car as long as you are 18 and over and in good legal standing.

What documents do you need?

If you want to sell your car for scrap, there are a couple of documents that you need to have in place to make the process as smooth as possible.

1. Vehicle Portion of the Ownership

The vehicle portion of the ownership document is the most important document for starters. Without it, you are not able to transfer the ownership of your car from you to the scrapyard or auto recycler. On the back of the document, you will find the ownership section. Here you will have to fill out the name of the new owner (the scrapyard or auto recycler) and their address, indicate the sale date, and then sign the document. This document has to be filled out correctly to avoid any issues down the road.

2. Used Vehicle Bill of Sale in Ontario

Other than the ownership document, you will also have to fill out a Used Vehicle Bill of Sale. This document is important as it shows that the sale of the vehicle was made legally. The Used Vehicle Bill of Sale must contain all vehicle details as follows:

  • vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • make, year and power source for motor vehicles (gas, diesel, electric)
  • body type, colour and model (if available)
  • purchase price (taxes collected and HST/GST number if applicable)
  • name, address and signature of the current owner/dealer or the leasing company (seller)
  • name and address of the buyer
  • sale/purchase date

These two documents are all you will need to scrap your car in Toronto. Make sure to follow the steps outlined above, and you will be able to scrap your old car without any problems.

Learn more about: Used Vehicle Sale of Template Ontario 


As you can see, there are a few different options to get rid of an old vehicle, and Scrap Car Removal Ontario is the best choice! Contact us today at (833) 659-4141 or fill out our convenient online form today to get the best price for your scrap vehicle, and we will stand by that price when we come to pick it up, no questions asked.


It definitely is worth scrapping a car. If you have an old vehicle sitting around on your property, taking up valuable space, then why not make it into money instead? Scrap Car Removal Ontario will not only come to your place and pick the car up for free, but we will give you cold, hard cash for it! Another advantage is that we will ensure that it is recycled properly and environment-friendly, so you don’t have to worry about any contamination or additional costs.
Yes, you will have to notify your insurance of the scrapping of your car. This way, you will not continue to pay premiums until the insurance expires. And if you have prepaid for full coverage, you should definitely contact them to receive a refund for the remainder of the policy.
Yes, you definitely will! If you have more than one vehicle to scrap, we will increase our cash offer! We can save money by picking up more than one car at one location and pass these savings right on to you!