Not only do Ace Breakers pay the best scrap car prices in Kent and South East London, we also provide customers with a couple of additional options to increase the total amount they could receive from us.
Unlike many companies, you’ll already be guaranteed an additional £10 if you let us know that your car has alloy wheels. On top of that, we also go one step further by giving you the option to let us know if you think your car could be worth more money.
How do I do it?
Simple, when you use our scrap car quote system you’ll get an instant price without the need to call or email us in advance. All we need is your vehicle’s registration number (a.k.a. ‘number plate’), your postcode and a contact phone number or email address. With this information, our automated vehicle and postcode database will return an immediate price that’s guaranteed for 48 hours. You’ll then get the option to inform us if the car has alloy wheels or whether you think there’s a valid reason for you to receive a higher amount than the price quoted.
Why might you pay me more?
First, let’s look at a few hypothetical scenarios where we may be able to pay you a higher price:
Makes and models – Although we always try to monitor and adjust our prices for each make and model to reflect current market values so that we can quote you the highest price, occasionally the odd make or model can slip through the net. As such, you’ll sometimes get a slightly higher price from another website. If this happens to you, the good news is that we may still be able to beat the quote you’ve just received.
Overall condition – If you’ve decided it’s time for a newer car, you’ll need to get rid of your old one somehow. If you’ve ever tried to sell your car privately before, you’ll probably be aware that selling a used car on the second-hand market can be a time-consuming and stressful experience. If you have to work five days a week and simply don’t have the time or inclination to sell your old vehicle yourself, it can be a lot easier just to bite the bullet and scrap it; even if it’s in fair condition. If you’ve visited our website and got a quote, it may be worthwhile to ask us if we can pay you more. For example, if it’s been well looked after, is generally clean inside and out, has an attractive leather interior and a decent service history with low mileage, we may well offer you a better price.
If you find yourself in a similar situation to this, just let us know by clicking on the “feel your car is worth more?” option after your quote is displayed. By providing us with a brief outline of your reason, there’s a good chance we’ll pay you extra money on top of the automated price you just received. Alternatively, we’ll be happy to chat to you on the phone so you can always give us a quick call instead if you prefer.
Clean ‘front end’ – Since we’re not middlemen, we deal with the scrapping and recycling of cars directly at our scrap yard on the outskirts of Gravesend in Kent. As part of our commitment to recycle as much of your vehicle as we can, we’re always on the lookout for cars that have a clean, salvageable “front end”. If the front of your car is in good condition i.e. has a good bumper, good lights, good engine/gearbox and a clean bonnet/front wings, we can often salvage this whole section in order to ship it to overseas markets. If you think this could apply to your vehicle, let us know and we’ll tell you if we can pay you extra money on top of the standard price you just received.
Less than 10 years old – It goes without saying that in general, newer cars are worth more money than older ones. Although we predominantly scrap older cars that have reached the end of their natural life, we do still scrap newer cars that are less than ten years old. These are typically cars with a major mechanical fault (e.g. blown engine) or ones that have been involved in an accident and are uneconomical to repair. If either of these scenarios applies to you, let us know as we may be able to pay you more.
Aside from the few examples cited above, there are a variety of other reasons why we may often be able to pay you more. You can either contact us directly prior to getting your quote, fill in the form once our system has provided you with an initial price or give us a call. Either way, your scrap car could be worth even than you think.