Where Do You Obtain Your Stock?
The local press will always have adverts for old cars, test failures and spares or repairs, so that is the best place to start. You will also need to transport the vehicle to your premises.
You can also look on eBay to see what is available that can be broken up. There is plenty of turnover on the site so if you are looking for a particular type of vehicle then keep checking back every day or so and you will soon find one.
Before You Start!!
Before you look forward to a weekend of stripping every part from the car, it doesn’t work like that. You will be wasting your time and presenting yourself with a storage problem. Strip the part when you sell it. Don’t do unnecessary work.
· Socket set.
· Spanner set.
· Screw driver set.
· Car Jack/Trolley Jack
· Axel Stands
What Parts Can You Sell?
We want to make this business as easy as possible to run, so selling complete engines is a no no, so are other large and weighty parts. The logistics in removing and storing as well as the specialist tools required make this out of our price range. It maybe that we can go down this route later if we find it is the right business for us but for the moment. Let’s make it as easy as possible.
Parts you can sell may be all or some of the following:
When you have removed all the parts at one time or as you sell them, clean them up before reselling and sell the rest of the vehicle to the scrap merchant. Advertise the parts for sale.
· Alloy wheels, it goes without saying that you can get a premium price for these, just make sure you have a set or can get hold of a set of steel wheels for when the car is towed away.
· Trim panels/parts/mirrors/lights/radiator/distributer/water pump/oil pump/fuel pump/pipe work/brake calipers/track rods/anti roll bar/instruments/glass.
· Anything else that can be easily removed and shipped.Look out for part 3