Scrap bike prices can change all the time, there are many reasons why they change, some of the reasons are listed below
Scrap a bike for cash
Has your bike failed its MOT ? there are all sorts of reasons a bike can fail its MOT, when this happens you have to look at what the cost are involved in getting it repaired so it can pass when retested, if it goes far beyond the values then its time to get it scrapped, there are many ways to scrap a bike, the main things is the scrap bike price your going to get
Accident damage scrap bike price’s
If your bike has been in a accident and it cant be repaired or has been wrote off but the insurance company’s then you can get a scrap a bike price on it, it might have a good running engine in it still that will increase in scrap value because it can be taken out and sold on to another customer that needs the engine for there bike, if it has been damaged on the back end then the whole of the front end can be sold on to another a customer with a damaged bike, the same if the front end is still ok it can be sold.
When you get your scrap bike price you can ask them if they are going to destroy the scrap bike or if they are going to break it for bike parts, if so you can haggle more money and get a better scrap bike price
Export scrap bike prices
Export company’s are always on the look out for bikes that have failed there MOT because they can export them getting a better scrap price because the country its going to don’t have the same laws about bike Mot’s like we do. This give the buyer more power to offer you a better scrap bike price. if you know that your local scrap company exports alot of there bikes you can get more money, you can check the company’s social pages to see if they export, pages like facebook or twitter page has info about any scrap bikes they have exported, they might not tell you that when they call to give you a scrap bike prices they pay
Accident damaged bikes can get good scrap bike prices from sellers because they to don’t have the same laws against them in other country’s, in the UK bikes have to pass a test if the have been wrote off as accident damaged bikes, if they are cat C right offs then they can be driven in other country’s that don’t have the same law, so if you want to scrap a bike for cash and its cat c you can still get a good price
Scrap bike prices by weight and destruction
If your bike has pasted its day and there’s nothing much left to salvage, the engines gone, the panels are rusty, the moving parts are old and worn, then it can simply be crushed as you can see in the video above, the bike will be destroyed and destruction notice will be sent to the DVLA taking it off the road for future use. When you scrap your bike it will be assessed on its weight, the more it weighs the more your will get for it when it is scrapped. Some bikes like small bikes don’t weigh much, but other bikes like Renault masters and sprinters can bring good money.
Scrap a bike for cash ?
Most scrap yards in the UK cant pay you cash, there is a new law in place what means all transaction that come through scrap yards for cars in must be paid into an account, Scotland hasn’t changed over yet but it will come into to effect very soon meaning all bikes and cars that get scrapped will be able to be traced back, making the system like this can be better for you the customer, it means you don’t have to deal in cash on your door step, and the money is straight in your bank
Conclusion to scrapping a bike for cash !!
If you have a bike and need to sell it, make sure you get a full valuation from a respected scrap dealer, most scrap yards will make you an offer based on its weight, but if it still runs and has some life left in it then tell them that, and look for yards that export alot of there stock, this way your getting a better deal, also look at what the bike is worth still running, some bikes like Mercedes Sprinters are worth alot more for export, all in all read through this guide to scrapping your bike and try to get the best scrap bike price you can, GOOD LUCK!!!!