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I’ve fitted a new stereo to my car, can I keep it?

A lot of people fit aftermarket stereo head units or infotainment systems to their car and want to know if they can keep them when the vehicle is scrapped. The answer is yes – it’s absolutely fine to take your stereo before the car is collected, but we do ask that the original stereo head unit is put back in its place. 

The reason relates to the exceptional prices our scrap partners offer. We’ll immediately find the very best price for your car – and this involves working with specialist breakers and scrap yards who deal with specific makes and model of car. These specialist salvage services often look for individual components, including stereos – so it can boost your price if the vehicle has all its original parts.

Of course, we realise this isn’t always going to be possible – so don’t worry if you can’t find the original stereo; it might just impact the price you’re offered slightly. If your car doesn’t have a stereo, please let the scrap yard you’re dealing with know, and they’ll do their best to offer the maximum possible price.

Can I keep the original stereo from the car?

Most of the time, it’s aftermarket stereos that people want to keep from their car – but sometimes people want to know if they can remove and keep the stereo that came in the car originally. Again, you’re more than welcome to keep any components from your vehicle – but you are likely to get a better price if all the original parts are in place. You’re always welcome to talk to the scrap partner that’s buying your car for an indication or whether or not removing the original stereo would reduce the price you’ll receive. 

Do you have additional stereo equipment in your car?

We know that a lot of people love their car, and often fit audio and visual equipment that ranges from sub-woofers to games consoles and TV screens! Unfortunately, we are not able to offer extra for your car if it has additional equipment, as scrap prices are generally calculated around weight – and original factory specification equipment that can be salvaged. As such, you’re welcome to remove any aftermarket entertainment systems before your car is collected.

If you have any questions about the stereo equipment in your car – don’t hesitate to get in touch using our instant messenger service. 

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