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5 Best Auto Wreckers in Vancouver

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5 Best Auto Wreckers in Vancouver

Have you ever had a fierce staring contest with your old car as you leave yet again for a trip to the repair shop (that's the third time this week now), wondering if it's time to finally say goodbye?

Well my friend, I think it's about time you part ways with your 'ol pal and take 'em to a place where they'll be properly recycled. Herewith, our top picks for the best auto wreckers in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Best Auto Wreckers

There are tons and tons of auto wreckers in the city, so we made sure to carefully evaluate them based on the criteria below so that top-notch and efficient service and fair pricing are guaranteed.

Here are the criteria we used to evaluate the auto wreckers:

Reputation
Years in Business: We selected auto wreckers that have been in business for over 5 years, as we think this demonstrates their consistency.and ability to provide reliable service.
Testimonials: We put in auto wreckers that had positive testimonials from previous customers.
Pricing: We included auto wreckers that provide fair and upfront pricing to their customers.
Variety of Accepted Vehicles: In this criterion, we considered auto wreckers that accept a wide range of vehicles, including cars, trucks, and SUVs.
Customer Service
Responsiveness: We made sure to select auto wreckers that are known to be responsive to customer queries and concerns.
Staff Feedback: In this criterion, we evaluate what previous customers have to say about the staff of these auto wreckers.

1. Cee Gee’s Auto Recycling

Cee Gee’s Auto Recycling
WEBSITEhttps://www.ceegeesautorecycling.com/
ADDRESS12320 Mitchell Rd, Richmond, BC V6V 1M8, Canada
SOCIAL MEDIAFACEBOOK
CONTACT DETAILS'+1 604-321-0888
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 8:30am to 5pm
CRITERIARATING
Reputation★★★★★ 5/5
Years in Business★★★★★ 5/5
Testimonials★★★★★ 5/5
Pricing★★★★☆ 4/5
Variety of Accepted Vehicles★★★★☆ 4/5
Customer Service★★★★★ 5/5
Responsiveness★★★★★ 5/5
Staff Feedback★★★★★ 5/5

Just below Knight Street in Richmond, you’ll come across Cee Gee’s Auto Recycling. They’ve been in the auto recycling business since the 1980s, and they specialize in dismantling and salvaging all Ford vehicles, 2000 models and newer.

Some of their other specialties include Lincoln and Mercury wrecking, pre-dismantled parts, and a wide selection of used Ford parts for various makes and models.

The company is now managed by Derrik Robertson and Matt Nicholson, who have both completed the Certified Automotive Recycler course and are certified by the Automotive Retailers Association (ARA).

Derrik and Matt are also able to handle the safe disposal of potentially hazardous materials as they completed an automotive airbag recycling course.

Additionally, it adds to their credibility that they’re a certified recycler through the ARA program, which we found impressive as this means their services reach the national standard.

We also liked Cee Gee’s Auto Recycling’s environmentally safe recycling process, as they have specialized equipment such as a chemical recycler and The Grime Trap II, which ensures that harmful substances are properly contained and disposed of.

Overall, we’re very happy with what we’ve seen with Cee Gee’s Auto Recycling’s commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible recycling practices.

Pros

  • Certified recycler of the ARA
  • Gold Level Certified for the Environmental Code of Practice from the ARA

Cons

  • Only accepts Ford and Lincoln vehicles

Customer Reviews

Top-notch service and very helpful

“Dealt with them a number of times over the years for random things of all sizes, and even when it was on the smaller side i found the service to be top notch and very helpful, something you don’t really find in this entire industry.”

-Aye K.

Friendly and polite staff

“They are good people, they were friendly and polite not like other people at other used parts stores…”

-Balazs H.

2. Atlas Auto Wrecking & Parts

Atlas Auto Wrecking & Parts
WEBSITEhttps://www.atlasautowrecking.com/
ADDRESS12771 Mitchell Rd, Richmond, BC V6V 1M7, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS'+1 604-322-6607
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Saturday: 9am to 5pm
CRITERIARATING
Reputation★★★★☆ 4/5
Years in Business★★★★★ 5/5
Testimonials★★★★☆ 4/5
Pricing★★★★★ 5/5
Variety of Accepted Vehicles★★★★★ 5/5
Customer Service★★★★☆ 4/5
Responsiveness★★★★☆ 4/5
Staff Feedback★★★★★ 5/5

Since 1995, Atlas Auto Wrecking & Parts has been one of the go-to places in Vancouver for Japanese and German auto wrecking and parts. You can find them right off the Knight Street bridge ramp, where you can park for free.

Now, what caught our attention is the wide variety of vehicles they accept, including Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Infiniti, Lexus, and Acura. They also buy engines and transmissions from the listed brands if you’re not selling your whole car.

Other than that, we liked that they pay cash in return for scrapping vehicles with them, as we thought this made it convenient for clients who are looking to quickly get rid of their old or damaged cars.

One criticism we encountered was that they don’t offer towing services for those who are unable to bring their vehicles to the scrapyard themselves. 

However, we did like that they provide free estimates for the value of the scrap cars, which we think can help clients determine if it’s worth it to sell their vehicles to them. 

All in all, we thought that Atlas Auto Wrecking & Parts deserved a spot on our list as they provide a straightforward and convenient solution for disposing of old or damaged cars, and they pay cash upfront!

Pros

  • Accepts a wide variety of vehicles
  • Buys engines and transmissions
  • Pays cash upfront

Cons

  • No towing services

Customer Reviews

Provides good service

“Garages that provide good service deserve kudos when they’re due, and this place gave me an EXCELLENT experience…”

-Jason C.

Very helpful

“The owner is probably the nicest guy you will ever meet, helped us with a trunk lock and was very helpful. Thanks!.”

-Carl C.

3. Broken Car Collection

Broken Car Collection
WEBSITEhttps://brokencarcollection.ca/
ADDRESS11951 Mitchell Rd #165, Richmond, BC V6V 1M7, Canada
SOCIAL MEDIATWITTER
CONTACT DETAILS'+1 604-888-9999
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Saturday: 9am to 5 pm
CRITERIARATING
Reputation★★★★☆ 4/5
Years in Business★★★★★ 5/5
Testimonials★★★★★ 5/5
Pricing★★★★★ 5/5
Variety of Accepted Vehicles★★★★★ 5/5
Customer Service★★★★☆ 4/5
Responsiveness★★★★☆ 4/5
Staff Feedback★★★★★ 5/5

Broken Car Collection has been in business for over 35 years, and they’ve collected over 5,500 vehicles and dismantled at least 197,000 of various makes and models.

First and foremost, this company provides free pick-up services across a 100-kilometer radius, which we found impressively convenient for their clients as it saves them time and transportation costs.

Other than that, we also liked that they provide online quotes. All you have to do is send them an image via email, and they’ll provide you with a quick and accurate estimate for your broken car. In addition, they pay you cash on the spot.

The Broken Car Collection buys all vehicles of all makes and models, and they also buy commercial cars such as vans and trucks. We think this also makes them a great option for businesses looking to sell their broken or unwanted vehicles.

They also offer same-day or next-day pickup services, and they don’t require any vehicle titles for you to have your vehicles scrapped with them. Ultimately, we think they’re a solid choice if you’re looking to get rid of a broken car quickly and easily.

Pros

  • Buys all makes or models
  • Free pick-up services
  • Provides quotes online

Cons

  • Frequently booked

Customer Reviews

Responds quickly

“Mike is awesome, very reliable guy. He responded to my messages very quickly, even though i texted him late because it was emergency.”

-Hazel L.

Very professional, honest, and quick

“It’s not often to leave a review for any business but I really appreciate the service that Broken Car Collection provided to me. They are very professional, honest and quick.”

-Alam T.

4. Mega Cash For Cars

Mega Cash For Cars
WEBSITEhttps://megacashforcars.ca/
ADDRESS4955 Newton St #1706, Burnaby, BC V5H 4B9, Canada
SOCIAL MEDIAFACEBOOK
CONTACT DETAILS'+1 778-773-5117
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Sunday: 7am to 7pm
CRITERIARATING
Reputation★★★★☆ 4/5
Years in Business★★★★☆ 4/5
Testimonials★★★★★ 5/5
Pricing★★★★★ 5/5
Variety of Accepted Vehicles★★★★★ 5/5
Customer Service★★★★☆ 4/5
Responsiveness★★★★☆ 4/5
Staff Feedback★★★★★ 5/5

For over 20 years, Mega Cash For Cars has been buying cars and scraping vehicles for commercial and individual customers in Vancouver. They accept all makes and conditions, as well as commercial vehicles and vans.

Mega Cash For Cars also offers free towing, so you won’t have to worry if your car is not in driving condition, as they will take care of transporting it for you.

Mega Cash For Cars is also a licensed and insured auto wrecker and recycler; however, it may be a bit inconvenient for clients as they require sellers to provide proof of ownership of the vehicle along with a valid photo ID.

But we liked that they would handle all the paperwork for you for free, and you think you would too. They also provide instant cash quotes over the phone and have a quick and efficient process for evaluating your car’s value.

Moreover, most of the consumers we’ve spoken with shared how pleased they were with their services and that they received upfront pricing before committing to selling their car.

Mega Cash For Cars also services several locations, including Vancouver, North Vancouver, East Vancouver, Langley, Coquitlam, Delta, and Surrey.

Pros

  • Open seven days a week
  • Provides upfront pricing
  • Handles all paperwork for free

Cons

  • Requires proof of ownership

Customer Reviews

Fast and seamless transactions

“I’ve used them 2 times already. They pay very fair prices and the transactions are super fast and seamless…”

-Adbullah H.

Great guys to deal with

“These guys were great, needed my car gone fast, it was still in drivable condition but taking up space and had lots of issues with it…”

-Bill F.

5. Vancouver Scrap Car

Vancouver Scrap Car
WEBSITEhttps://vancouverscrapcar.ca/
ADDRESS11111 Twigg Pl, Richmond, BC V6V 0B7, Canada
SOCIAL MEDIAFACEBOOK
CONTACT DETAILS'+1 236-889-3494
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Sunday: 5pm to 10pm
CRITERIARATING
Reputation★★★★☆ 4/5
Years in Business★★★★☆ 4/5
Testimonials★★★★★ 5/5
Pricing★★★★☆ 4/5
Variety of Accepted Vehicles★★★★★ 5/5
Customer Service★★★★★ 5/5
Responsiveness★★★★★ 5/5
Staff Feedback★★★★★ 5/5

Vancouver Scrap Car is exactly what their name implies – a company that specializes in the removal and recycling of scrap cars in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, including Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, and Hope.

From what we’ve seen, the company prides itself on its same-day car removal services, which we found impressive. We also liked that they have vehicle transport technicians that ensure the safe transportation of scrap cars to their recycling facility.

We also think it’s very convenient that they don’t require proof of ownership of the vehicle, and they would only need you to fill out their bill of sale forms.

Vancouver Scrap Car’s auto wreck process is also very straightforward: you will come to a price, they pay you, and they’ll handle the ICBC transfer tax forms and exchange copies with you, and they’re gone before you know it.

In addition, the previous clients we’ve interviewed highlight how responsive they are to inquiries and how quickly they schedule pick-up of the vehicle.

In conclusion, we highly recommend Vancouver Scrap Car if you’re looking for a hassle-free way to sell your scrap car. Their straightforward process and prompt pick-up make them one of the best auto wreckers in Vancouver.

Pros

  • Doesn’t require vehicle registration
  • Same-day car removal services

Cons

  • Some complaints about pricing

Customer Reviews

Pleasant to deal with from start to finish

“Mason was great! From beginning to end he was kind, helpful and a pleasure to deal with. The whole experience was positive. Thanks Mason!.”

-David H.

Goes above and beyond

“Super fast, helpful and fair and friendly. The guy even helped me move my fridge while he was here! Above and beyond, would recommend.”

-Vero N.

FAQs about Auto Wreckers in Vancouver


Well, that oughta give you plenty of options on where to take your old car for recycling. Now, let’s say you’ve finally bought a new one and you plan to take extra care of this one, in that case, here’s a few articles you may find helpful:

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