HOW TO SCRAP A CAR IN ONTARIO

  • Remove all personal belongings and garbage from the vehicle

    It's important that you remove any personal belongings. Check all compartments including cup holders, door pockets, glove box and arm rest. Look under the seats and in between the rear seat and back rest! You might find some long lost coffee change! Don't forget to check above your sun visors. Don't forget your 407 transponder if you have one! It's the one most commonly forgotten item! 407 ETR will charge you for a lost transponder.

  • Locate and have ready the VEHICLE PORTION of the ownership

    The vehicle portion is on the left side of the Ontario Vehicle Ownership document. Scrapping a vehicle is considered a sale, so you must sign the back of the document and provide the name of the purchaser. The scrap yard will then transfer the vehicle over to their name at Service Ontario. Do not write any personal or driver's name on the Buyers Information Section.

  • Remove your license plates

    You will need some tools for this! Usually a 10mm socket or a phillips screw driver can do the trick. If  you don't have tools, the tow truck driver taking your car away may be able to assist, but be sure to ask ahead of time! Your can return your old license plates to Service Ontario along with the PERMIT (Plate) PORTION of the vehicle ownership (Right side). If your license plate validation tag is still valid, Service Ontario can give you a credit for the remaining number of months/years for use in the future. They do not provide cash refunds.

  • Get a quote from Auto Heaven and arrange for a pick-up of your old scrap car

    There are Scrap Yards in Ontario that operate their own tow trucks. You can call for a quote and arrange a date and time for a pick-up. Most offer free towing. Ask to make sure the scrap yard is licensed. There are lots of lone scrappers operating without a license and curb-siding vehicles in Ontario. You will have peace of mind when you work with a licensed yard, knowing that your vehicle isn't swapping hands or that someone is driving the vehicle without transferring it out of your name.

Scrap Car FAQ
Do you need an onwership to scrap a car?

Yes. Scrapping your vehicle is a process of selling your vehicle to a scrap yard, so an ownership will be required so that the scrap vehicle may be properly transferred to the scrap or junk yard that has purchased it

How much will I get for my scrap car?

There's no straight answer. Pricing for your scrap car depends on current market prices of such metals as steel, iron, aluminum, palladium, platinum and rhodium. On average, you can get from $100-400.

How do I get the most money for my scrap car?

Old cars that have good valuable parts and are proven in driving condition can fetch the most money. Make sure the car can be started, the battery holds a charge, the wheels are inflated and the vehicle is able to move under it's own power.

What's the difference between alloy and steel wheels?

Alloy wheels (Sometimes also referred to as aluminum wheels) are made of alloy of several metals and most commonly aluminum and magnesium. This provides for a lighter, better looking wheel. When recycled, alloy wheels fetch more money than steel wheels because of the value of the materials.

Should I let Service Ontario know that I've scrapped my car?

It's always good practice to let Service Ontario know that you've scrapped your vehicle. When you vehicle is purchased, ask for a Bill of Sale, which you can present to the Service Ontario office so they can put a "sold" status on your vehicle. Here's a list of locations at the  Service Ontario Website

Can I scrap a car without wheels?

You most certainly can. If you have good rims and tires that you'd like to keep for another vehicle or for a friend, you can always scrap a car without wheels. Reputable scrap yards offer flatbed towing services so that your vehicle can be transported without wheels. It's that simple. Just ask for a flatbed tow truck.

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