When old vehicles are stripped, did you know that some of the used parts can make you money? One of the ways you can do this is catalytic converter recycling. Even if you just have one available after stripping it from an old car, you can sell your catalytic converter by following these expert tips.

Why Sell Catalytic Converters?

Perhaps you restore old cars, or you’re a mechanic who’s got some parts in storage. However you’ve got hold of a used catalytic converter, there’s great news. This car part has become a hot commodity in the scrap industry thanks to the price of precious metals which can be found within a catalytic converter. This includes platinum, rhodium and palladium, as well as other non-ferrous metals such as copper. It means that selling used catalytic converters is a fantastic way to make some cash.

Who Buys Used Catalytic Converters?

When you choose to sell a catalytic converter, it’s important to use a legitimate business who will give you the best price. Because it’s an item that’s full of metal, you’ll need to get in touch with a licensed scrap car dealer or scrap metal merchant who wants to buy catalytic converters. Always check which types of cat converters they purchase, as some may only take those with several to sell or parts from particular types of vehicle. Many scrap dealers will come out to you to collect, saving you time and money.

How Much Is a Catalytic Converter Worth?

Before selling catalytic converters, you should always get a quote so that you know how much you will be paid. Most scrap companies can give you the catalytic converter price if you supply them with the serial or model number, which you can do over the phone or via a message. You’ll find this located on the cat converter itself, so you may need to remove some of the rust if it’s obscuring the numbers. It’s hard to put a price on how much you’ll get as it depends on several factors, including the market price at the time and the precious metals present, which will be determined by the model.

Can Catalytic Converters Be Recycled?

We’re all trying to be more environmentally conscious and make better decisions about what we put back into the environment. Luckily, environmentally friendly recycling is possible thanks to the metals present in the catalytic converter parts. However, only an authorised treatment facility (ATF) is approved to perform this type of recycling because the toxin present within the converter could contaminate the environment if best practices aren’t used. By using an ATF, you’ll know their methods comply with the required UK standards.

Do you have a catalytic converter for sale? At Car Scrap Surrey, we have a specialist service for buying used catalytic converters, providing honest, competitive prices for every sale.

We’ll give you an instant quote, coming out to you to collect the parts once you’re ready. We work across Croydon, South London and Surrey areas, including Redhill, Sanderstead and Selhurst. Contact us now to get a free quote.