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Evaluate A Used Car

It’s a bit of a usual thing when more people would discourage you to buy a second- or third-hand car. Yes, used car buying is indeed a great way to save money, but because of the many risks involved, not there are just not too  many fans of it. But it shouldn’t be such a bad idea. They are less expensive (because of depreciation) but they can still provide you mobility, as it must be the very first reason why you’re buying a car.

As we have been buying cars in Melbourne Australia for over two decades now, believe us when we tell you that there’ll always be some good buys and amazing deals around! The thing is, you just have to be diligent and smart enough to find them. And because we are experts in the used car buying and cash for cars industry, we would be able to help you in finding that great buy: a used car that’s in perfect shape and will fit your budget. They key to finding that? A careful and painstaking evaluation. So now we’ll give you some tips you could follow to evaluate the used cars you’re considering to buy:


Vehicle History Check

This one will require you to shell out some money; but it’ll be all worth it. There are lots of databases collated by professionals and businesses that provide you information on that used car you’re eyeing. By getting a car history check, you’ll know whether that car has been stolen, flooded, got into an accident, and if it has some pending financing. Those information are legitimate as they are provided by state and local government offices, insurance companies, auto salvage yards, and more. If you don’t have the money to do this, you may just check its VIN and get help from your local traffic and crime offices.

Personal Visual Check

Have you ever heard of someone buying a used car just by taking a look at some pictures? Without going personally to see or check it? We sure hope not. When buying a car that you don’t know anything about, at the least, you must personally go there and check it out. Even if you have little to no knowledge about engines and other car parts, you still have to inspect it – a basic, informal inspection will do. Schedule your visit during the day so you’ll get a clearer visual of all the parts. And if possible, do it outdoors. If it’s your first time, here’s what you must do: Check the BODY >  TYRES > ENGINE > INTERIOR. Then, you must be able to double-check the following:

  • Its paint work is consistent all throughout – no parts have different shades of color.
  • Assuming that all used cars have some dents and scratches, just take them all into account (or jot them down)
  • Body panels must all be aligned
  • There’s no rusting inside and out
  • Tyres (including the spare) are basically in good shape
  • Doors and windows properly work
  • There’s no electrical issue – as with the lights, signals, dashboard indicators
  • The air conditioning system is working perfectly
  • If you have some knowledge about the engine, check the radiator, battery, transmission, exhaust, and more.

Test Drive

The situation will get a little more suspicious if the owner would refuse to let you test drive the vehicle. But if he does allow you to, then it’s a great opportunity to really know if there’s something wrong with that car. Make sure to observe everything. Open your eyes, ears, and nose. And be sure to get a good feel about everything. Test the car during stop-and-go driving, neighborhood stroll, and at highway speed.

Professional Inspection

You may head to a pre-purchase inspection facility to have experts check the car thoroughly. But if you don’t have the budget to get such service, you may also ask your trusted car mechanic to take a closer look at that vehicle. Remember to tell the professional about the observations you have gotten from your visual check and test drive. Verify if your suspected car issues are indeed true and ask how serious they can be. It’ll also help them if you could have them take a look at the car history check you have obtained.


Whether or not you are a buying a used car, it is always smart to carefully check the vehicle before making a final purchase decision. Besides, it is our hard-earned money, convenience, and safety that are involved. If we unfortunately make the wrong move because we have failed to spot a car problem or issue, then we’ll regret our decision and be crying over spilled milk for a long time. The worst part is, we would be incurring more expenses in the future – way more than we had originally planned. So even if this whole process sure is tiring, effortful, and time-consuming, just bear with it a little. Because after doing so, you’ll be able to spot that great buy in no time.

Are you looking to hire a reliable company that does car removals Melbourne? Do you need professionals who have been buying cars Melbourne for a long time? Rapid Car Removal is the answer to your needs. We will not only take your old ride for free, we’ll even pay you top instant cash for your car.

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Do you have a car that has been ruined due to a collision? Was your ride badly harmed by a natural disaster? Or is your vehicle simply impossible to repair because of its old age? Fortunately, whatever your case may be, there is a smart and simple solution to it. Have a professional car removal and recycling company help you out.

But as you learn that there is a continuously growing industry of used car buyers and car wreckers in the country, you fall into a predicament and ask yourself, “how would I know if it is the best car removal company to choose? Without a good recommendation from your family, relatives, or mates, you know that simply going for the company that is first listed in Google won’t guarantee you the best services.

That’s where we come in. Modesty aside, we strongly believe that Rapid Car Removal is the best choice. We are a trusted used car buyer and car wreckers Melbourne company that is committed to helping old and wrecked car owners such as yourself. Now before we get ahead of ourselves, let us give you enough reasons why we are the best when it comes to damaged car removals:

You protect yourself by dealing with a legitimate company.

We assure our clients that when they choose us, they get that security they need as owners and sellers of that old or damaged vehicle. As we are recognised and certified members of the Licensed Motor Car Traders in the country, everything that we do is legal and binding. We follow strict environmental protocols and practices that adhere to EPA standards. Our company is purely dedicated to helping the auto industry, Australia’s economy, and the environment.

You never have to shell out money or exert some effort.

We have your best interests at heart. Unlike other car wreckers or car removal companies that think they are the ones doing you a favor, our core values instill in us that never-ending desire to make everything easy and worry-free for our clients. With that, once we say that we’ll remove your damaged vehicle for free, that means we’ll never expect you to hand us even a single dollar. There are absolutely no service charge, travel costs, hook-up and towing fees, and other hidden charges.

Furthermore, we will take care of all the hassles and hard work. We will never let you do something for us other than giving us a proof that you own the vehicle. We will do all the burdensome paperwork. All we need is your signature and of course, the keys to your car. You are the boss. You set the date and time when you want your old car removed.

You only work with auto industry experts.

As a duly recognised, certified, and licensed vehicle removal company, we won’t let our reputable name be ruined by hiring incompetent professionals. Because of that, you are assured that you’ll only be working with knowledgeable and experienced workers in the auto industry. From our drivers, towing team, mechanics, dismantlers, recyclers, vehicle appraisers, even down to our friendly phone operators and customer assistance specialists, all of them are experts in their field. You and your old baby are most definitely in good hands.

You won’t have to worry if your car is acceptable or not.

You might think that your car is just too much of a burden for anyone who takes it. But even if you reckon that it’s irredeemable or simply just a big piece of rubbish, there’s no way in hell that we’d be rejecting your vehicle. Even if old cars in good running condition are welcome, our expertise is still handling damaged and totally wrecked ones. Whether it’s a Toyota, Honda, Ford, Holden, Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Chevrolet, Hyundai, or any brand of car, we’ll be happy to take it.

You get instant quotes and top dollar on-the-spot.

We perfectly understand that clients always feel the need to look around and scout for the best deal. That is why, we ought to help you by never wasting your time and giving you the quote that you need right away. Our vehicle assessors, auto appraisers, and customer service representatives work hand-in-hand to provide you with the most up-to-date and reasonable quotes based on ever-changing scrap metal rates, used car resale values, and auto industry trends. If you wish to take some time to think about it before taking our offer, no problem. We won’t pressure nor oblige you to agree to anything just because we have provided you with a free quote.

And the best part is, because we are a trusted cash for cars Melbourne company that has been servicing clients for more than two decades, you will be paid generously for choosing us to take your old ride. It will only take us 2 hours at most to be able to complete the whole process. Upon arriving at your place, you’ll immediately receive the payment (in the exact amount you have agreed to) even before handing over your car. You’ll just sign the papers for the necessary documents, and we’ll be heading off with your damaged vehicle in no time.

“I want to sell my car to Rapid Car Removal now. What should I do next?”

Just speak to our friendly and accommodating staff by calling 0438 942 754, or simply click below to request for your no-obligation quote:

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4x4 Wreckers

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There are people (men in particular) who would prefer buying and owning 4×4 vehicles rather than the common sedan or compact car. Apart from 4×4 vehicles’  strong presence, masculine looks, and proud image, they are loved by many because of their powerful torque and superior off-road performance. The sad part is, no matter how mighty, well-maintained, and durable your 4×4 ute, SUV, or truck is, there will still come a time when it will age, deteriorate, and be useful no more. And as much as you want to keep your much-loved 4×4, you know that letting it sit idly in your garage will do you no good, especially in the long run. So you end up deciding to sell you old and wrecked vehicle to 4WD wreckers.

But choosing which car wreckers Melbourne company to deal with is not that easy – there sure are lots of them, the most popular, the pioneers, and even the not so good ones. How will you be able to differentiate the reliable 4×4 wreckers from the rest? How will you choose the best one?

Let us help you with that. As a leading and reputable company in the cash for cars Melbourne industry, we are here to give you the essential and unique traits that your professional 4×4 wrecker must possess:

Knowledge and expertise in automobiles

You shouldn’t just choose the company that has professional recyclers or scrap buyers. They must have an in-depth knowledge and wide experience in handling automobiles of all kinds. If you believe that some parts of your aged or damaged SUV can still be used, would you choose to deal with people who would just treat it like scrap metal? We don’t think so.

Professional experience in handling 4×4 vehicles

Not all four-by-four vehicles are simply the same. With that being said, the car wreckers should have handled all brands, models, and makes of 4WDs in all kinds of conditions. If they know exactly how to deal with the kind of 4×4 that you have, you will get that peace of mind; knowing that your once loved ride are in good hands.

Complete wrecking facility and storage yard for your 4×4 vehicles

Most 4×4 cars are big. Thus, not all car recycling companies would be able to accommodate your vehicle. Apart from the wide space in their yard, they must have all the special tools and equipment needed in dismantling 4WD vehicles as well as the proper storing place for the parts in good condition.

Your convenience and satisfaction are their top priorities

Even if they are complete with the know-how, experience, the tools and facilities, if they don’t seem to care about their customers, then what’s the point of choosing them? You have had your fair share of headaches and inconveniences by keeping your aged or damaged 4×4, they must understand where you’re coming from.  Instead of thinking that you’re technically asking them for a favour, they must have that desire to make things easy for you.

If you find one that possess all these four, that 4×4 wrecking company is a good catch. Rapid Car Removal takes great pride in being all that and more. Exactly the reason why we have been in the used car buying and car wrecking business for more than 20 years and counting. Owners of those aged and wrecked 4x4s love the fact that they know exactly how their old ride will be put into good use after selling it to us. So avail of our quality services now, and you’ll never ever regret your decision.

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Ford Wreckers

Ford vehicles have been in Australian roads ever since 1925. Aussies of all ages love their wide range of quality compact cars, sedans, family cars, SUVs, sports cars, and trucks. Ford vehicles are used for work, leisure, and business of all kinds. But even though this US carmaker is known for producing efficient and eco-friendly vehicles, like all cars, they are still at risk of damage, wear, and deterioration.

Once the time comes when your beloved Ford car is too old, tired, and no longer roadworthy, there’ll be a big chance that you’ll think no private car buyer would ever want it. But there’s no need to worry. Because of the continuously growing number of car wreckers and companies in the cash for cars Melbourne industry, there is still a place for your once fast and gorgeous Ford car. That is with us, Rapid Car Removal. And why do we say that we are the best Ford wreckers Melbourne around?

Here are the reasons:

F – Flourishing in the used car buying and recycling business for more than two decades.

We are not rookies in the field who only care about making money. Instead, we strive to be continually trusted by many owners of old and wrecked cars for many decades more. We know what we’re doing and we continuously improve our services. Because of that, you know that your once loved and adored Ford vehicle is good hands.

O – Our team of automobile experts has been handling all models and variants of Ford vehicles.

Ordinary car wreckers mostly deal with Japanese cars. But not us. By being in the industry for over 20 years, our drivers, towing crew, dismantlers, mechanics, and even operators have most likely handled all kinds of Ford vehicles including a model just like yours. May it be a Ford Falcon, Escort, Mustang, Cortina, Focus, Everest or Fiesta, it is most welcome in our state-of-the-art facility and eco-friendly wrecking yard.

R – Receive a high price offer for your Ford car.

Our vehicle evaluators and appraisers do not only consider your car’s resale value. We also take into consideration the auto wrecking trends, scrap metal prices, and demand for spare parts. And like what we said, we are a leading cash for cars business that have been buying all kinds of Ford vehicles for many years. So regardless of their condition, we know how they should be valued.  

D – Dedicated suppliers of quality used spare parts for Ford Cars.

By knowing this, you can take refuge in the fact that your old and irredeemable Ford vehicle would still be of good use. Because we also want to provide top-notch spare parts for owners of Ford cars, you are assured that every single part of your vehicle is handled with care. Parts in good running condition are refurbished to be in like new condition; then those that are completely ruined are recycled as scrap metal in an eco-friendly way. Look at it this way: You are not only helping yourselves, but also (1) other Ford car lovers, (2) the environment, (3) auto manufacturing industry, and (4) our economy.

Reap the wonderful benefits of choosing a reputable and trusted Ford wreckers now. You’ll get to experience a fast, convenient, and legitimate car removal and wrecking services when you go with Rapid Car Removal.

”I have finally decided to sell my car to Rapid Car, now what do I do next?” Well, didn’t we mention how easy we make it for our dear clients?  Just CALL > AGREE to our price offer > TELL US when you want your car removed > PREPARE proof of ownership > ENJOY your cash! Give us a call now at 0438 942 754.

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Car Wreckers

You have finally realized that removing that old, used, or junk car from your property is the best thing to do. You didn’t want the hassle of advertising, selling, and negotiating. You didn’t want to just give it away. And there is no one from your friends or acquaintances who would want to take it, even for free. On the other hand, you are still not convinced if hiring a professional car wreckers Melbourne is the best way to go. Well, the only way to be set on it is to understand what expert car and truck wreckers really do.

Auto wrecking companies are a lot different from those regular junk shops. Apart from towing away wrecked vehicles and paying cash for cars, there’s so much more that you need to understand about what car wreckers do, in order for you to fully trust them. Check out this list of things that only them can tell you:

1. The real issues about your car —

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A reputable company in the car removal Melbourne industry has a team of car experts including auto mechanics. Upon checking your vehicle, they will most likely detect some broken parts or components that you didn’t know about. Right then and there, they would be able to tell you what will happen to each part. They could thoroughly explain why those certain parts are worthy to be refurbished, recycled, or scrapped. Unlike when you are preparing to privately sell your car, you would have to hire an expert yourself in order to assess your vehicle.

2. The hazards of keeping a worn-out car —

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More often than not, car owners only realize that they have to let go of their old ride after a long time. Honest and reliable auto wreckers do not just go to your place and take your car right away. They explain to you why choosing them is a good choice. Because of their extensive knowledge and experience in the industry, they could help you understand how harmful it is for you, your family, and the environment if you’ll continue to keep a deteriorating vehicle in your premises. Not all junk cars are the same, so what kind of hazards they tell you would actually depend on how grave your situation is – examples are dangers of toxic lead, mold-contaminated air, and the list goes on.

3. Your car’s true current value —

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Also among a car wrecking company’s team of experts are professional car assessors or evaluators. Unlike local dealerships, they do not actually make money from reselling used cars; so you could expect an honest appraisal of your car. They are trained and have years of experience in assessing various types of used vehicles, regardless of the brand, make, model, and condition.

4. How car parts are actually reused or disposed —

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If a car removal and wrecking company claim to be socially and environmentally responsible, they should be able to explain to you their own process of refurbishing, scrapping, and disposing of all kinds of car parts. They should give you a clear picture of how the irredeemable parts are disposed of in a way that wouldn’t harm the environment.

5. How much they can make out of your car —

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Unlike ordinary junk shops where every single car part is treated as scrap metal, auto wreckers actually have a more detailed process wherein they make sure every part goes to its proper place. Some they refurbish and sell as replacement car parts; some they break down into scrap metal to be sold and recycled; and some when they have no choice, they have to discard (so they’d get no income from it).

After learning about all these, you will finally realize that when you opt to work with expert car wreckers, it is a much bigger picture rather than just removing a run-down vehicle from your garage. Remember that the goal of good car wreckers is to put your old and unwanted cars to good use, not just to simply tear them apart and sell as scrap.

Now, if you are that kind of owner who is also concerned about what will happen to your old ride after you let go of it, then choosing a reputable car wrecking company like Rapid Car Removal would be the best option.

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Pеорlе оftеn nееd their unwаntеd vеhісlеѕ rеmоvеd, but thе rеаѕоnѕ аrе tоо mаnу to lіѕt. Regardless of whу you wаnt tо gеt rid of thе junk car on your рrореrtу. Cash For Cars Melbourne is here to help сlеаn uр уоur рrореrtу. Most of all to give you relieve some stress. Further more we will рау уоu mоrе mоnеу for уоu junk cars whісh can still bе uр tо $9999. Dереndіng on the condition of your car.

Assuming you dоn’t hаvе thе time оr patience tо deal wіth Crаіgѕlіѕt аnd уоur ѕіgnіfісаnt other іѕ hоundіng уоu to bе rid оf “thаt еуеѕоrе” оnсе and fоr all, іt іѕ time tо соnѕіdеr our services. Wеll hеrе аrе some rеаѕоnѕ ѕеll уоur car to a Car Wreckers Melbourne. To have Your Car Picked up Urgently  Call  0438 942 754

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Read Below For 10 Reason You Should Sell Your Car To Wreckers

  • Yоu still gеt tо mаkе a dесеnt аmоunt оf mоnеу frоm whаt you considered junk. Thе ѕtіll pay уоu uр tо about $9999 аnd of соurѕе depending оn thе ѕtаtе of the vеhісlе. Iѕn’t thіѕ a great wау to gеt rіd оf уоur junk саr and ѕtіll make ѕоmе mоnеу for the fаmіlу? Think аbоut it
  • Car removal ѕеrvісеѕ will gеt rіd оf уоur junk vеhісlе іn no tіmе, usually еvеn lеѕѕ thаt 2 hоurѕ аftеr уоu nоtіfу thеm. If уоu are undеr рrеѕѕurе to gеt rid of іt аnd dоn’t knоw who to call оr whеrе to аdvеrtіѕе thе саr, then whу hesitate to саll саr wreckers who аrе аlwауѕ rеаdу tо help уоu at this number 0438 942 754.
  • Your hеlр isn’t nееdеd once you саll thеm fоr their ѕеrvісеѕ. Thіѕ іѕ so bесаuѕе аt times ѕоmеоnе аѕkѕ уоu tо drіvе thе саr tо hіѕ/hеr location bеfоrе thеу саn рurсhаѕе it. Thаt іѕ tіmе wаѕtіng аnd ѕtrеѕѕful rіght? Wеll car wrесkеrѕ don’t need your hеlр wіth thаt. They have аll the nесеѕѕаrу equipment needed fоr thіѕ ѕuсh аѕ thеіr tоw truсkѕ, towing bars аnd many others.
  • Evеn if уоu dоn’t want tо ѕеll уоur оldеr vеhісlе уоu can рісk uр thе best uѕе раrtѕ fоr іt. Thanks tо thе саr wrecking services іn Melbourne. Speaking оf whісh, whаt car wrесkеrѕ dо is рrасtісаllу hеlр реорlе wіth оldеr vеhісlе. Also mаkе thе most out of thеm. Whether іn tеrmѕ оf changing parts оr gеttіng thе bеѕt еѕtіmаtе for ѕеllіng their vehicle.
  • Cаr wreckers аrе vеrу professional and hаvе extensive еxреrіеnсе іn the аutо wrесkіng іnduѕtrу and you саn аlwауѕ rely оn them for рrоmрt, frіеndlу services whеnеvеr уоu want, rather gоіng about аrguіng аnd ѕtrеѕѕіng wіth other people whеn looking for ѕоmеоnе tо buу.
  • In саѕе you wеrе соnѕіdеrіng removing thе parts аll bу yourself аnd selling it. Wеll that nо рrоblеm bесаuѕе the car wrесkеrѕ will ѕtіll be thеrе tо help уоu аѕѕеѕ whаt іѕ lеft and help you sell thеm. When you аrе done wіth those parts whісh you wаntеd to ѕеll yourself. Most of all they can still buу thе rеmаіnіng ѕсrар dереndіng оn hоw muсh уоu tооk frоm it.
  • If you аrе one оf thоѕе реорlе whо are vеrу соnсеrnеd about the gеnеrаl environment and you fеаr thаt the саr mіght еnd up роllutіng and causing more damage ѕоmеwhеrе, then thіѕ is thе mоrе rеаѕоn whу уоu ѕhоuld саll for саr wrесkеrѕ in Melbourne at 0438 942 754 . Bу selling уоur оld, unwanted, ѕсrар or totally wrecked саrѕ, уоu’rе еnѕurіng thаt іt’ѕ not going tо bе broken down аnd роllutе thе еnvіrоnmеnt bесаuѕе thеу make sure thаt every part thаt is in usable соndіtіоn is rеuѕеd аnd аnуthіng mеtаllіс thаt іѕn’t ѕаlvаgеаblе іt mеltеd down. Anything lеft оvеr wіll bе dіѕроѕеd оf carefully.
  • If уоu thinking if thеrе’ѕ gоіng to be аnу paper wоrkѕ concerning the sale оf your junk саr, then worry nо more because of еvеn if you’ll nееd рареr works, thе car wrесkеrѕ wіll ѕtіll рrераrе all the nесеѕѕаrу dосumеntѕ. And аgаіn, thеіr ѕеrvісеѕ аrе considerably cheap аnd fаѕt tо help уоu with whatever уоu nееd.

With all these mіnd, nеvеr doubt who tо саll whеn in nееd of ѕuсh ѕеrvісе. Thіѕ іѕ why Cаr Removal Melbourne is hеrе fоr. So іf уоu аrе lосаtеd anywhere іn Mеlbоurnе, contact us or еvеn іn other ѕtаtеѕ too аnd will rеmоvе your junk саrѕ fоr free.

Thаnkѕ and dоn’t hеѕіtаtе to call us at  0438 942 754.


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Best out of Car removal

Car removal companies are majorly car wreckers that are in the business of scrap and old car removal. Which involves buying automobiles that people don’t need anymore. But can’t get rid of, usually, because the car in question has either reached the end of its life or almost near to it and is impossible to sell through car dealers and car sales websites. Car removal companies will dismantle the car and sell off all parts that are still usable while recycling everything else.

They will buy any car regardless of what the condition of the car is. That’s why for anyone who has a broken down heap taking up valuable space in their garage or backyard. These sorts of car wreckers are a godsend. They usually pay cash for unwanted cars of any make, model or year, good one pays a lot for the scrap.

How much cash you get for your wrecked car removal will depend on

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  • The condition of the car
  • Location of the car – Remember they have to tow away the car and it costs a lot

Here are things you can do to get the most out of a car removal process.

Empty the vehicle of all your things including

  • Registration plates – Ask them if they are making an offer with or without rego
  • eTags – No car wrecker pays you extra for it. It’s better to remove it, besides you don’t want to pay for anyone else’s toll, would you?
  • All personal belongings that need to be removed. Make sure there aren’t any valuable things hiding away in the corners. Maybe that expensive necklace that went missing last month has actually slipped down the back of one of the seats.
  • Check the boot for any tools. If there is anything left in there and you sell it to a company that gives cash for it, you will likely never see those things again.

Shop around all the cash-for-cars-companies and get a few different quotes. If you are unsure because they are situated a bit of a distance from your residence, never fear, because they will probably offer free old auto removals. If they don’t, then don’t sell to them.

Talk to a professional or research the web and find out the value of your vehicle. Compare it to the quotes that you have got before you choose who to carry out your used car removal. You will then know if the quotes are fair or not.

Do some negotiating with the team member who is representing the scrap auto removal company. Wait until they have inspected the machine quite thoroughly, and then after they have given you a price that they are willing to pay, go ahead and try haggling, but only if you are seriously thinking that the price isn’t fair at all.

If you have any other forms of scrap metal lying about that need to be gotten rid of, show them to the person who has come to inspect your machine, and sees if they will buy that as well.

If you live in Victoria and you wish to get free car removal in Melbourne, Rapid Car Removal is a Melbourne based company who will give you the best cash for cars rate possible as well as free auto removal, anywhere in Melbourne.


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