A Guide To Disposing Of Business Vehicles

A Guide To Disposing Of Business Vehicles


If you run a business that needs transportation, you will probably have a few commercial vehicles that are used for product delivery or in a support role. When such vehicles become old and worn, there comes a day when you either sell the vehicle or decide to scrap it. Cars, vans and trucks of all sizes do eventually reach the end-of-life stage, when repairs are no longer viable and once you have made the decision to take the vehicle off the road, you then have to think about what to do with it.

Online Car Removal Service

There are online companies that specialise in car removal pick up; all you need to do is find their website, enter the required info (make, model and age), click on submit, and you will receive a price that the dealer will pay for the vehicle. If you are OK with the price, the dealer will arrange to collect the vehicle with a trailer and they will require the vehicle documentation, which is needed to deregister the car or van. 

Making The Right Decision

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Sometimes it can be hard to finally take a workhorse off the road for good but if safety is an issue or it costs too much to fix, it is probably a wise move to have the vehicle scrapped. If the van or truck has your company name all over it, you do need to make sure the vehicle is properly disposed of. Here are a few answers to the question, should I scrap my car?

Recycling & Reusing

Any old vehicle, commercial or otherwise, is stripped of all usable parts, which are inspected and reconditioned, if necessary. Then these components are sold to the general public, which is a lot cheaper than buying new parts. The chassis is typically crushed and the metal is sent to a recycling plant, where it can be reused. Many of the interior components such as seats and the dashboard can be carefully removed; if in good condition, they may end up on another vehicle.

Deregistering The Vehicle

As you would expect, any vehicle due to be scrapped must be officially deregistered, so when the company that offers cash for cars in Wollongong arrives to collect the vehicle, the registration documents would be asked from you. You don’t have to concern yourself with the paperwork, or how the vehicle is disposed of; the dealer even pays you cash on the spot and will take away the car. 

Registered Car Removal Service

It is very important that the car removal service you contact is state-registered to dispose of old vehicles and this information should be published on their website, which will give you the peace of mind that everything is legal and above board.

If you are unsure whether to repair or scrap an old business vehicle, you could ask a mechanic for their professional opinion and if he says scrap it, you know that’s the right thing to do. If, on the other hand, the expert thinks the vehicle has a couple more years left in it, repairs might be the best option.