Collection and purchase of vehicles with water damage!

When talking about scrap cars, everyone automatically thinks of ancient vehicles that are no longer roadworthy. The cost of repair exceeds the economic value of these vehicles, so they usually end up in a scrap yard. From an economic point of view, however, even newer vehicles can become scrap cars if they are damaged or destroyed, for example, by accidental damage or water damage. Currently, many people have to part with their cherished vehicles in the flooded areas, on top of all the other misfortunes.

Are vehicles with water damage worthless?

Water damage can turn any vehicle into a junk car, no matter how old it is. Over the past 20 years, there has been a massive increase in electronic components in vehicles, which are very sensitive to moisture and are often permanently damaged by water. Many are used for general road safety, as well as for their own safety. Airbags, seatbelt tensioners, ABS systems and, last but not least, electronic engine management are very often affected by water damage. Even new cars can become a scrap car in seconds due to water damage, if the repair costs exceed the vehicle value.

Nevertheless, these vehicles are valuable because many vehicle parts remain undamaged despite water damage and can be recycled. Unlike many end-of-life vehicles, there are only minor signs of wear and tear, so many vehicle parts are suitable for replacement in other vehicles. This will save you cash and perhaps ease the pain of parting with your beloved vehicle. We emphasize it because we know the close bond many car owners have with their vehicle, which has grown over the years. Perhaps for you, too, your car is more than just a commodity. Therefore, it is all the more important to receive a fair price when transferring it for vehicle disposal.

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What you should pay attention to for vehicles with water damage

You should not clean the inside of vehicles with water damage with high-pressure cleaners. Often, water damage is not clear water, but a lot of mud is washed into vehicles, especially in flooded areas. To remove the mud and often also oil from leaking heating oil tanks from the inside of the vehicle again, many people resort to high-pressure cleaners. This is generally not advisable, as the water pressure causes the water to penetrate components that may have been spared from the water damage.

You should also not start a vehicle with water damage for test purposes without further ado. Moisture in electronic components can cause a short circuit and destroy the components. For example, if you try to start an engine without it starting, unburned fuel will enter the exhaust system. As a result, components of the exhaust system (e.g. catalytic converter) may be destroyed.

Before starting the vehicle, it is advisable to have it checked by an authorized specialist workshop. Sensitive components are checked for water or moisture penetration. Some auto repair shops pick up the vehicle on site for this purpose using a transport vehicle so that it does not have to be put into service.

What do I need to know about vehicle recycling?

To ensure that you receive a fair price for your vehicle at a car recycling facility, you should choose the recycling company carefully. Compare the offers and services before you make a hasty commitment. The nearest scrap yard in your area does not necessarily have to offer the best conditions for you. You should seek competent advice on the options available to you. We will be happy to advise you, because the purchase of scrap cars, total losses or vehicles with massive water damage is our trade. With us you receive offer prices, which are above the average. We are able to recycle all parts of your scrap car or to recycle them in a targeted manner, which allows us to pay the best prices.

If you have decided to recycle your vehicle, the service is important. It should be as quick and uncomplicated as possible for you. Thanks to decades of experience in purchasing scrap vehicles and dismantling them, we are professionals in this area as well. So we can offer you transparency, no matter if it is a total loss, a scrap car or an accident vehicle. Together with you we will find the best solution for you, so that you can part with your vehicle, your scrap car or your accident vehicle without regret. With us you have the good conscience not to have given away money.

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How does your vehicle come to us?

Even if your vehicle with water damage is still conditionally roadworthy, you should not make your way with it to one of our scrap yards. There is a high risk for you that even with the engine running, other relevant functions for road safety may no longer function properly or may fail on the way.

We not only buy vehicles damaged by floods, but also scrap cars, accident vehicles, vehicles with engine damage, etc. Contact us without obligation and convince yourself of our excellent services and price offers.