From the outside, it looks like car wrecking is an easy job. All you have to do is dismantle a vehicle and sell its spare parts for profit.

But that is easier said than done because some cars are a pain to wreck. They are not easy to handle, move or dismantle.

In other words, they are a complete nightmare for car wreckers. But the larger the vehicle, the more profit it reaps, so car wrecking companies do not complain too much and accept SUVs, trucks, utes, and cans with open arms.

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It is no surprise that trucks wrecking is a complicated process. They are not easy to handle and maneuver through a scrap yard, their parts are huge, and they acquire a lot of space to store. But that is not the worst part.

Scrap yards use a recovery vehicle to tow the vehicle when you call for car removal. The same does not work on trucks that easily. You have to use a special recovery vehicle or ask the truck owner to deliver the truck themselves. Therefore, dismantling trucks work best for specialist scrap yards, which have the equipment to handle big trucks and the storage to keep their spare parts.

Luckily, wreckers are accepting of trucks and they can pay you up to $10,000 to buy one from you.   

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Nowadays, SUVs are ruling the market, which means more and more people are looking to get cash for cars when their vehicles are nearing the end of life. That is good for the scrap market and the parts market in general. Moreover, it is good for you too, since wrecking companies are willing to pay a lot of money for SUVs.  

But SUVs are also huge and difficult to deal with. Therefore, only a specialist scrap yard can handle such vehicles. If you don’t believe us, take a look at the latest Toyota Land Cruiser and the Mitsubishi Outlander. These massive vehicles are built to conquer the road, and thus they are some of the most difficult to wreck.


The problem with convertibles is that there are too many moving parts in these cars. One slip of the hand can damage entire mechanisms, resulting in a sharp dip in the value of the vehicle. Therefore, you have to be very careful with these cars.

When dealing with convertibles, scrap yards must have a service manual on the side to help them dismantle the vehicle. Without the relevant guidance, it’s possible to damage the convertible’s roof or some other sensitive component and make the entire car useless.


When a scrap yard buys a van, it is time to feast because vans bring so many components to the table that you are often in a surplus in terms of parts. They even pay a huge sum for vans, so if you have one, you are in luck. But that advantage does not come without a disadvantage. Since there are several parts inside a van, it takes too long for scrappers to disassemble the vehicle and put aside the spare parts. If you have a big team at the scrappers, you might breeze through the process, but for the small car breakers, the task is nothing short of herculean.