The Best Auto Wreckers in Toronto

The 5 Best Auto Wreckers in Toronto

Want to turn your old unused car into cold hard cash? You’re in the right place!

Compiling a list of the best auto wreckers in Toronto, this review aims to give you the best value for your vehicle. With the companies that made our list, you can very likely make a quick buck today!

The Cost of Auto Wrecking in Toronto

Actually, it’s less about cost than profit – it’s you who’s getting paid for your car here! The amount you’ll get depends on the following factors:

  • Vehicle make
  • Vehicle model
  • Vehicle year
  • Vehicle condition 
  • Whether the vehicle still drives 
  • Mileage of the vehicle
  • Price of scrap metal during the time of scrap vehicle sale

The price range for scrapping your car in Toronto is anywhere from $250 to $5,000. There are also certain models that can give you up to $20,000 in value.

In addition, certain auto wreckers might also offer prices as low as $100 for certain salvageable parts.

The Top Auto Wreckers in Toronto

To choose the best auto wreckers in Toronto, we looked for the following factors:

Stress-free process – From initial quote request to pickup and payment, the entire process must be convenient and seamless for the client.
Fair estimate and spot payment – To see if they offer fair pricing, we calculated the average pay they give to clients and compared it to the prices in the city.
Environmental responsibility – See, the reason you’d want to bring your vehicle to an auto wrecker instead of a landfill, is to get rid of it in an eco-friendly way. We looked into their recycling programs as well as their scrapping processes.
Quality of service and/or parts – We mostly focused on auto wrecking services but we’ll also rate the ones that sell usable parts. No, selling car parts isn’t an advantage in this situation but we’ll note it if we find it exceptional.

1. Standard Auto Wreckers

Standard Auto Wreckers' Homepage
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SERVICESBuys used vehicles; sells used auto parts; UPIC self-service (pick parts you need in their yard); tires and rims shop
WEBSITEhttps://www.standardautowreckers.com/
ADDRESS1216 Sewells Rd, Scarborough, ON M1X 1S1, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-286-8686
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Stress-free process★★★★★
Fair estimate and spot payment★★★★★
Environmental responsibility★★★★★
Quality of service and/or parts★★★☆☆

Whether you have a car up for scrap or looking for car parts yourself, you’ll love Standard Auto Wreckers. In fact, they’ve ticked all the criteria we’ve set – with a few minor flaws, of course.

Starting off with their pick up process, we found everything simple, straightforward, and fast. You can either fill up their form online or reach out via phone call.

Asking for an estimate is also a breeze, especially since most of the communication happens over the phone. The best part is, once they give you an estimate, they’ll honor their quote and pay you on the spot with what they’ve promised.

In special cases, they may even pay you more than your quote after inspection. Plus, based on surveys from their past customers, they’re very open to negotiation to match the price you expect.

One of our favorite things about their services is that they give clients a Tree Certificate per car that they scrap. This means that they’ll plant a tree on your behalf, which is a great plus for eco-conscious fellows like us.

Now, if you’re looking for salvaged car parts, the process is relatively easy. You can look through their inventory online or browse in their yard.

Unfortunately, we didn’t like how it can be a struggle to return defective parts to them. And while there is an online system for this, getting a reply alone is a challenge – the messaging system there is just not the best.

Pros

  • 40 years in the business
  • Spot on cash and negotiable pay
  • Tree certificate per scrapped car
  • Online inventory of car parts available
  • Option to donate the proceeds of our vehicle to charity

Cons

  • Issues with defective parts
  • Customer service can be a struggle at times

Customer Reviews

The best in every way possible

These guys are the best in every way possible, very helpful and always ontop of what they do,  the yard is very big and everything is nicely put together for easy removal of anything, I look forward to coming next weekend, keep up the great work and not to forget, very very nice staff. – Terry Basdeo

A pleasant experience overall

Had an old Saturn I needed to scrap and got recommended Standard by a co-worker. I’ve scraped all my previous cars and I find it’s usually the same thing everytime. They offer you a price on the phone, a guy shows up and offers you half, then you haggle with him until you’re happy. None of that here, I was told $370 on the phone + $100 credit for the pick and pull yard, and that’s exactly what I got, no questions asked!!!! Easily the best wreckers I’ve used. Thanks to Gail and Greg! – Had an old Saturn I needed to scrap and got recommended Standard by a co-worker. I’ve scraped all my previous cars and I find it’s usually the same thing everytime. They offer you a price on the phone, a guy shows up and offers you half, then you haggle with him until you’re happy. None of that here, I was told $370 on the phone + $100 credit for the pick and pull yard, and that’s exactly what I got, no questions asked!!!! Easily the best wreckers I’ve used. Thanks to Gail and Greg!

2. Scrap Car Removal Toronto

Scrap Car Removal Toronto's Homepage
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SERVICESFree scrap car removal; buys scrap cars; eco-friendly scrap car recycling program
WEBSITEhttps://www.scrapcarremovaltoronto.ca/
CONTACT DETAILS+1 647-444-7788
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Saturday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Sunday: 6:00 AM -: 6:00 PM

Stress-free process★★★★☆
Fair estimate and spot payment★★★★☆
Environmental responsibility★★★★★
Quality of service and/or parts★★★★☆

As far as fast processes go, Scrap Car Removal Toronto is one of the leaders. Actually, communicating with them alone was a pleasant experience and we can say that you’ll enjoy connecting with them.

While the company itself has limited office hours, their car removal services are available 24/7. And as we’ve estimated, it takes them roughly around an hour before they can reach your place (still depends on your location!).

Our favorite thing here is definitely the fact that their rates tend to be higher than competition. You can also get an instant quote and expect to receive the same amount in cash during pick up.

On the flip side, not every customer was happy with the amount they got. Some have issues with price fluctuations but it’s really a small percentage compared to the positive feedback we got.

In terms of environmental responsibility, they promise to use eco-friendly auto recycling techniques on all types of vehicles. We checked – and they’re compliant with the regulations of Natural Resources Canada, so we’re pretty pleased with that.

The only complaint we have is that their customer service isn’t the strongest in its league. They have various communication channels but it still takes a few rings before you can arrange a pick up.

Pros

  • 24/7 junk car pickup
  • Fast show up time on site
  • High pay for junk cars
  • Instant quote request available online
  • Option to donate the proceeds of our vehicle to charity

Cons

  • Can be difficult to contact at times
  • Complaints about price fluctuations

Customer Reviews

Highly recommended

I sent an email and George called me back right away. We set up an appointment and the tow truck was there before I arrived. I was paid more than what I initially asked for on the phone after they assessed the van. It was a fair price and I was pleased with the courteous service and the positive interaction with this company. I would highly recommend this company and will use their service in the future. – Dan Wu

Fast and exceptional service

George answered my email inquiry quickly, and was direct about a price. They had good reviews on Google, so I went ahead and emailed for a pickup. He picked up within hours, on the same day outside of the normal business hours. It was quick, and easy for me as I just had to drive the car onto the tow. We were paid cash on the spot, and got a receipt no problem. He also informed me what he needed filled out to have it done properly. Good, and quick service. – Grace Fisher

3. Auto Heaven Scrap Car Removal – Toronto Yard

Auto Heaven Scrap Car Removal - Toronto Yard's Homepage
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SERVICESCar scrapping; car battery boost (jumpstart battery; battery replacement)
WEBSITEhttps://autoheaven.ca/
ADDRESS7 Vanley Crescent, Toronto, ON M3J 2B7, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-256-4843
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Stress-free process★★★★★
Fair estimate and spot payment★★★★☆
Environmental responsibility★★★★☆
Quality of service and/or parts★★★★☆

As far as auto wrecking goes, Auto Heaven has everything you can expect. They’re fast, reliable, and have a great team of employees (many other clients agreed with this).

Honestly, they’re pretty standard in terms of what they can offer, from convenient contact to upfront cash. But we’d love to highlight a few key things that, in our opinion, set them apart from the rest.

For starters, we had the best experience with them when it comes to requesting an estimate over the phone. Someone was instantly at the other end of the line fast, giving specialized advice on the process.

We can’t find a fault in the actual pickup of junk cars either as everything was on time and well communicated. We know we can’t put a measurement on friendliness, but if you’d take our word for it, their drivers are generally courteous and easy to talk with. 

With cash on hand, they make payments hassle-free for the clients. Plus, every client we’ve reached out to said that they felt that the pricing was fair and was happy with what they got.

The yard isn’t exactly a go-to place for usable car parts but we found them good for car battery replacements. Batteries come with a 30-day warranty and are already pre-charged for $50, by the way.

Pros

  • Seamless estimate request process
  • No records of tardiness as per past clients
  • Other mode of payments available other than cash on hand
  • 30-day warranty on car battery replacement
  • Clear and comprehensive terms on vehicle pricing

Cons

  • Doesn’t offer more specialized auto wrecking services
  • One (isolated but notable) complaint against tow-driver asking for more than the negotiated value

Customer Reviews

Fair price and great service

I was skeptical at first because there are so many scammy auto recyclers online… But with lots of good Google reviews and being EASR registered, I gave them a try. Quote was fast, car was picked up same day and on time. Tow driver even called ahead to say he was on his way. Received a fair price for my car and a bill of sale on the spot. The whole process was painless. Would definitely recommend! – Katie W

Great level of communication for clients

Great and Fast service! Got top dollar for my escape! I wasn’t able to get to the phone call so Max sent me a text right away, I was able to communicate through that and he got there within the time he said. He was very patient as the truck was at my inlaws shop and I had to get a hold of him to meet Max outside. Highly recommend using this company! Also Dan in the office replied to my emails right away for a quote and arrange pick up. Keep up the great service  – Nicole Bovingdon

4.  Speedy | Cash 4 Cars

Speedy | Cash 4 Cars' Homepage
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SERVICESBuys scrap cars
WEBSITEhttps://speedycash4cars.ca/
CONTACT DETAILS+1 647-838-1409

+1 647-870-3125

OPERATING HOURSMonday - Saturday: 7:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Sunday: 7:00 AM -11:00 PM

Stress-free process★★★★☆
Fair estimate and spot payment★★★★☆
Environmental responsibility★★★★☆
Quality of service and/or parts★★★★☆

With their hundreds of happy past customers, it’s hard to turn away from Speedy. To be honest, they also have many features that are comparable to other companies – but they have something else that just makes them better.

The first thing is their availability: they’re open everyday. On top of that, their scrap car removal services are available 24/7 in various locations.

It’s also worth noting that you can get a quote in as fast as 15 minutes. But to be fair, the request form isn’t as comprehensive as others so there might be a few discrepancies in the estimate.

Instead, we recommended ringing them up as it’s much easier to reach them via phone. Communicating with them is also pleasant due to their promptness and helpfulness.

Another thing that we like about them is that they accept vehicles of any make, model, condition, and shape. So, no matter how rugged with age your car is, you’ll still find value from it here.

On the downside, we came across complaints from customers saying that the driver didn’t pick up on the scheduled time. But looking at the bigger picture, it isn’t a common problem experienced with them – and it’s always worth giving them the benefit of the doubt with services so prone to variation due to external factors like traffic congestion.

Pros

  • 24/7 scrap car removal
  • Quote request in as fast as 15 minutes
  • Accepts vehicles of all make, model, condition, and shape
  • Easy communication and fair pricing

Cons

  • Complaint against not showing up during car pickup
  • Pricing might change from the given estimate

Customer Reviews

Accommodating and efficient

Great hassle free service! I know of their speedy service but I needed a little more time in my scheduling so they were very accommodating to what works for my schedule to look at the car and to pick it up! Very communicative and easy to reach. He stayed true to the quote given despite how there were more scratches on my car than expected. I appreciated that a lot. Would recommend! – Priscilla Leung

Get more than expected

Said goodbye to my 500k km Lexus.  Sam was great – I received more for the car than I expected.  He was prompt, respectful, trustworthy – a hard working man delivering great service.  I can’t recommend Sam enough if you have an old clunker that is time to go. – Gerry Skipwith

5. Scrap Car Removal Scarborough

Scrap Car Removal Scarborough's Homepage
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SERVICESScrap car removal
WEBSITEhttps://www.scrapcarremovalscarborough.ca/
ADDRESS815 Lawrence Ave.E , Scarborough, ON M1R2Y3
CONTACT DETAILS+1 647-933-3444

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday - Saturday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sunday: 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Stress-free process★★★★★
Fair estimate and spot payment★★★★★
Environmental responsibility★★★★★
Quality of service and/or parts★★★★☆

At this point, it’s almost hard to tell these service providers apart since they all carry many notable traits. We’ve highlighted each one for their responsiveness, ease of processes, and fair payments.

For Scrap Car Removal, we have to parrot the same thoughts but with a few minor things that still make them noteworthy.

First, they’re the company with the highest pay promise to clients. While the others can only guarantee up to $2,000 per car, they can pay up to $5,000 for your vehicle.

Second, they probably have the most convenient and comprehensive online quote request form for junk cars. We’re not just talking about the ease of use here, we’re also talking about the fast turnaround time to get a request.

Third, customers love them and it’s not only reflected in their 4.8 rating on Google Reviews. In our survey, many of them praised them for their professionalism and overall efficiency.

Finally, we like their scrapping process that follows eco-friendly techniques, minimizing hazard. They take out the batter and other toxic parts first, preventing leak into any water supply or on the ground.

We barely found any complaints about the overall service of the shop. But since we’re a little stringent on customer service too, we should mention that we found just one mention of “rudeness” from a past client, although it doesn’t exactly hurt our impressions of this place.

Pros

  • High maximum pay guarantee
  • Fast turnaround time for online quote requests
  • Notable eco-friendly scraping techniques

Cons

  • An issue of unprofessional approach from a past client

Customer Reviews

Excellent from start to finish

An Excellent service and great people is what you get from them. Thanks Joe for the easy online quote and responses by phone. Thanks Ray for the great work getting the car running, out of the underground parking and off property fast on a Saturday morning. I was happy with the entire process from beginning to end. These guys are super friendly and efficient. – L K S

Fair and negotiable pricing

Had my car for a couple of months since I use it as a winter beater, but didnt have room for parking anymore so had to get rid of the car. While everyone else had a price of $100 even with negotiations he still took my car and gave me a fair price with a little bit of negotiation. Everyone else said no cause i wasnt sure if the car had a catalytic or not. Thank joe! – Frances Angelou Navales

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