One of many Stellantis-owned American manufacturers, Jeep has been building rugged off-roaders since the Second World War, when the company began producing frontline cars for the U.S. military. Since then, Jeep has gone on to also produce cars that could go off-road, but probably never will… a bit like its British counterpart, the Range Rover.
Regardless of the terrain it’s tackling, be it a mountain road or a city street, Jeeps are just as likely to suffer a breakdown or other damage as any vehicle they share the asphalt with. If your Jeep is stuck in a rut that you can’t pull it out of, perhaps it’s time to sell it as scrap or salvage and move on to something new.
Reasons Jeeps Are Scrapped
Jeeps may have been built for battlefields, but that doesn’t mean they’re invincible. Wear and tear damage over time can chip away at the reliability of your car, and if you do take it off-road through water or mud, improper aftercare could speed up deterioration. If this wear and tear gets to a point where your Jeep can no longer pass its annual MOT test, the repair costs could vastly exceed the value of the car. Then, you might be best off scrapping it altogether.
Crash damage, sometimes even minor, can also cause your vehicle to be written off, meaning the repair fees will outweigh the motor’s overall value. This can result in a one-way trip to the scrapyard, but the good news is that if your Jeep has only suffered damage to one area, the rest of the bodywork and internal components should still be in one piece. This means they should be salvageable, which Scrap Cars For Cash can also help you get the best price for along with your written off Jeep.
Scrap Jeep Value
Scrap car value changes on a daily basis, thanks to the constant fluctuations in the cost of raw scrap metal. Because this metal price is so crucial to the overall value of your car when selling it as scrap, heavier vehicles (like Jeeps) are typically worth more. At Scrap Cars For Cash, we keep our finger on the pulse of scrap metal prices to ensure that you’re always getting the correct valuation for your vehicle.
Other factors that can impact the quoted price you’ll receive include the age, mileage and general condition of your Jeep. Cars in a better state are more likely to still contain salvageable parts that can be stripped out and either reused or resold. This can drastically increase the value of your car, perhaps even bumping up smaller Jeeps to the same worth as bigger one, or more!
Most Scrapped Jeeps
At Scrap Cars For Cash, we’ve done the maths to work out which models of Jeep were scrapped most often over the past six months. We almost had a tie for the top spot, but ultimately it was the Cherokee taking first place, accounting for 38.5% of all Jeeps scrapped. Fractionally behind it was the Grand Cherokee, which despite being its own line, is essentially a larger version of the same vehicle. The Patriot rounds out the podium places, taking third place with ease.
|Model||% of all Jeeps Scrapped|
The colour table reads similarly to many of the other lists we’ve compiled for other makes of car, although typically it’s silver topping the chart. Here, it’s black taking the win by a safe distance. Silver accounts for the colour of a whole quarter of all Jeeps scrapped, and blue comes third with 17%.
|Colour||% of all Jeeps Scrapped|
More than half of the Jeeps that came to us at Scrap Cars For Cash were scrapped outright, unable to be stripped down and have parts removed to be used in other vehicles. However, that doesn’t mean that these cars have gone to waste. They may have been crushed, but the law dictates that at least 95% of every motor must be recycled and reused, perhaps even in entirely different industries.
|Disposal Method||% of all Jeeps Scrapped or Salvaged|
If your Jeep is junk, sell it as scrap or salvage with Scrap Cars For Cash. We’ll find you the best quotes on the market and the whole process takes just days to complete, meaning you could have cash in the bank before you can even decide what to spend it on! Better still, we’ll even collect your car for free at no extra cost, wherever you are in the country. Give our sales team a call on 08443 761 020 or use the online valuation tool at the the top of this page to find out how much your Jeep could be worth as scrap or salvage today!