ScrAppit is part of a large industry that handles thousands of end of life scrap car each year.
It is a dirty industry that is set for growth, Thanks to the aging stock of vehicles on and off the New Zealand Roads.
Roughly 30% of New Zealand’s vehicles are 20 years or older, The aftermath of a used car bubble in the mid to late 90’s.
From March 2017 to March 2018 alone, 158,000 cars reached the end of the road nationwide and this is set to only rise.
Vehicles that have been written off by insurance companies go through auction houses such as Manheim Auctions and Turners Auctions both have facilities throughout New Zealand.
ScrAppit scrap car marketplace helps the public to obtain the best quote from car wreckers nationwide, by simply submitting your unwanted car details you will receive multiple quotes from our large network of reputable car wreckers, compare quotes and if your happy with one of them you can confirm and book collection for a time that suits you.
What happens to your scrap car?
Car dismantlers take the majority of end of life vehicles, they strip them for all useable and recyclable parts then send the remaining car body to the metal smelters.
A large amount of reclaimed metal is exported to manufacturing countries like China and Indonesia.
New Zealand is home to hundreds of Car Dismantlers who can process thousands of broken cars a year.
Everything from doors to engine mounts to be kept and sold, some wreckers export auto parts to countries as far as Dubai, Malaysia, and Japan.
The bulk of auto parts, however, are sold to local customers, including Mechanics, Panel beaters and DIYers.
Some car wreckers will keep the vehicles in their yard for a few weeks others are processed within days.
Before the car is dismantled their fuel tanks are drained along with other fluids and coolants.
Vehicles are then sent to have their valuable parts removed, everything gets re-used, sometimes more than once.
Rubber is recycled, Glass can end up in concrete, Seat foam can become carpet underlay and copper wire to be melted down and reused.
The materials reclaimed can turn up again in many forms from toasters to power extension leads.
Some of the 150,000 plus cars coming off New Zealand’s roads are dormant, this means the owner has not re-licensed the vehicle for over 12 months and they are automatically deregistered by the New Zealand Transport Agency.
Some are left to rust away on farms and rural blocks while others are dumped in backyards, but this is a minority, in an industry that effectively deals with one of New Zealand’s least-talked-about waste disposal industries.
ScrAppit mission is to help everyday people dispose of their unwanted scrap car in a safe and environmentally friendly way while getting the best price possible.