There are probably two names that are more synonymous with the American car industry than any others – Ford and Chevrolet. Soon after Henry Ford had introduced his vehicles to members of the public, William C Durant and Louis Chevrolet wanted to set themselves up as the main rivals to Ford and that is very much what happened.
The iconic car manufacturer that began life in 1911, has been popular with Americans and people the world over ever since. So you may wonder why would anyone want to scrap such an iconic car as a Chevy.
Well, most people don’t set out to scrap cars, in fact most people don’t set out really to sell the car they buy unless they are investing in it to carry out work on it, make it better and try and make a profit. Generally people buy cars with a view to getting as much use out of them as possible and give little to no thought to the end of the story.
So even if you cannot imagine ever selling scrapping a nice car, a lot can change over the course of time. Things happen, the car depreciates for one thing. In fact, the more you drive a car, even if you drive carefully and are not involved in any accidents and don’t damage it, the more it depreciates. Which is why people are often shocked when they come to sell their car and looked after it well, but still can only get a fraction of money for it.
But even if it has depreciated in value somewhat, surely scrapping doesn’t have to be the answer. Well, no, it doesn’t have to be the answer. You could still try selling your Chevrolet, especially if it’s in good condition and has been looked after well. You might even get a good price for it. However, choosing to sell your car means you have to find a buyer, which can be a long and drawn out process that is not just time-consuming but also frustrating.
The used car market is also not the most fun place to spend your time. Time-wasters, people trying to drive your extremely low price down further and other types of unsavoury people can make it a nightmare and often a waste of time. Selling to dealerships is not any better sometimes, because you still feel as if you are being ripped off. What’s more…if you cannot wait around too much for money and need to sell your car to pay for something important or it is costing you more than you can afford to continue running your old Chevy, selling it might not be the best idea.
This brings us back to why people end up scrapping cars, even when their cars are Chevys. Scrapping cars is not the same as it used to be 10 to 20 years ago when you had to take a trip to local scrapyards. No-one remembers them fondly because they were usually owned by unscrupulous types and you’d never get a good deal. There was always that feeling of wanting to get away from them as soon as possible, too.
Fortunately, a lot has changed in the car scrapping industry and there are now certified and fully authorised companies, like Rhino Car Scraps who offer a fair and reasonable deal on all cars, including your dusty old Chevy. Gone is the need to actually take your car down to the scrap yard yourself as they can arrange to pick it up from home or even a work address, if that is easier. It is effortless and easy and the money is paid directly into your account (cash in hand type deals are now illegal) and if you are looking to make a quick bit of cash on your old Chevrolet, scrapping is definitely one of the best options.