A scrap car’s value is determined by a number of factors. Your car’s weight is the first and most important factor to consider. The reason for this is that if there are no parts worth selling then the car will only be weighed on its metal weight (Tons). So, the heavier the car, the more the scrap value.
A complete car is usually worth more to a scrap yard. Complete meaning has engine, catalyst converter, battery, wheels and any other essential components.
Others things to consider are the age of the car, the condition of vehicle, the make or model & where the scrap yard is located.