6 Ways to Make Money from a Scrap Vehicle

Posted: January 3, 2023

At Rockaway Recycling, we accept a wide range of scrap car parts as well as whole scrap cars and trucks (you can find a complete list here). When you are ready to get rid of your car or truck you may want to take off certain parts to make more money. Although we do NOT sell auto parts, we will buy yours. Here are some ways to make money from your scrap vehicle:

Whole Cars/Trucks: Scrapping your vehicle as a whole item is a more common way to get rid of junk from a scrap car. It’s easy and you get paid cash. Rockaway Recycling will pick up your scrap car when you are ready to get rid of it. We can either mail you a check or you can come to our location to pick up the cash you are looking for. Sometimes selling your parts separately will gain you more in the end.

Lead wheel weights: You can find wheel weights on the inside of a tire. It is a few inches long and made of lead with steel clips. Because of the steel clips attached these will usually go for a bit less than the price of regular lead. 

Car Batteries: These are good to scrap when you are looking for a good chunk of change. Because they are easy to remove, they are easy to scrap and you will be able to stuff your wallet with cash because of their weight. 

Starters and Alternators: These can be a big hit when you are looking for cash from car parts. Alternators and starters have a good amount of copper inside of them making them a good material to scrap. 

Aluminum Rims: Car rims are worth more than other types of aluminum and can be found on most vehicles. Be sure to take off your actual tire before scrapping the rim so that you get the most money back.

Catalytic Converters: The king of car scrap, catalytic converters are worth more than any other car part. Because of the platinum, rhodium, or palladium  inside, “cat’s” can range between $15-$200 each. If you take one item off of your vehicle to scrap separately it would be these.

When you are in need of scrapping a car give us a call or send us an email. You can find an entire list of the items we accept and also stay up to date with prices on our website. However be sure to know that we do not sell any scrap parts. Checking out our YouTube videos and Google+ page are also good ways to learn new things and stay up to date with us!

Rockaway Recycling 
Call us: 973-625-9560 
For the Morris, Essex, Union, Hudson, Sussex, Passaic, Somerset, and other New Jersey Counties visit us here: 
Rockaway Recycling 
311 W. Main St. 
Rockaway, NJ 07866