How often do people need a scrapyard?
The answer: it depends on the person.
The average man or woman on the street probably won’t need to visit a scrapyard more than once or twice in a lifetime. But there are people whose livelihoods depend on their local scrapyards; businesses who salvage spare parts to refurbish and resell, for instance. Many private individuals also make scrapyards their first port of call when car parts need replacing, hobbyists frequent in search of miscellaneous metal and recycling companies often use scrapyards as a primary source of raw material.
Assist247’s online business directory lists scrapyards by location, so whether you live in Johannesburg, Pretoria or Cape Town, each with a number of scrapyards to choose from, or in a smaller town on the outskirts of Gauteng or the Free State, you can find the scrapyard that is closest to you.
The end of the line, or the start of something new?
When no more miles can be coaxed out of their wheels, regardless of whether they were once an exalted BMW or a hard working Toyota, most cars end their lives at the local scrapyard. In fact, it’s often the case that vehicles that have no resale or trade in value reap a tidy profit when sold to scrapyards. This doesn’t mean that the cars, trucks or motorbikes that wind up at scrapyards are junk, they often have many usable parts that can be salvaged by bargain hunters. Sometimes scrapyards even refit vehicles themselves to sell.
What will I find?
Scrapyards can be found for anything from sundry motor vehicles to bikes, boats and even aircraft, although old aircraft are usually consigned to scrapyards that cater specifically to airplanes and helicopters.
Aside from auto spares such as engines, scrapyards also provide parts for a range of motorcycles and cars, including bonnets, windscreen wipers and even windshields and windows for VW, Ford, Audi, Renault, BMW and Toyota motor vehicles.
No matter where you are in South Africa, Assist247 will point you towards the scrapyard that is closest to you. The scrapyards listed on our directory belong to the recommended regulatory bodies and affiliates, so you can be sure that to find only the best and most reputable scrapyards in South Africa.