The Two Types of Junk Cars
You’ve probably heard a less than stellar vehicle referred to as a variety of names that we can’t really list here, but if you’ve ever heard the term “junk car,” have you wondered what that really meant? It’s not simply a way to describe a car that’s near the end of its life and there’s actually an entire industry dedicated to moving these vehicles to their final resting place.
There are actually two types of junk cars; scrap cars and salvage cars.
The tldr is that scrap cars only contain value in their weight in metal whereas salvage cars contain value beyond that.
Many times, people confuse scrap cars with salvage cars, so we’re going to explain how they differ, understand what a scrap car actually is, and learn what you can do with yours.