The Chop Shop update in GTA Online presents players with a couple of fresh methods to generate income within the game. Among these, the Salvage Yard stands out as the most lucrative addition, offering a new and profitable method to make money by engaging in the familiar activity of stealing cars, which is a skillset seasoned players of GTA Online are likely well-acquainted with. If you have quite the skill for carjacking then now is your opportunity to transform that criminal talent into a thriving and profitable business venture.
To commence your journey towards raking in substantial profits from the Chop Shop business in GTA Online, it’s imperative to familiarise yourself with all the Salvage Yard Locations and understand the process of unlocking them. This comprehensive knowledge encompasses everything crucial for initiating and operating your Salvage Yard effectively. Once the setup is complete, you can direct your attention to the primary objective: maximising your earnings.
Something to keep in mind here is that it may be best to just purchase one of the Salvage Yards that are located in the city, as this is where you’ll find most of the missions taking place. So, because of its location, it’ll cut a lot of time out of driving, which as a result leads to you completing missions quicker and making money even faster.
Ways to Make Money In The Salvage Yard
There are two main ways that you’ll be able to make money with the Salvage Yard in the Chop SHop business, and that is by doing Salvage Yard Robberies as well as the Tow Truck Service.
Salvage Yard Robberies
The first method of making money through the Chop Shop business involves engaging in Salvage Yard Robberies, which you are able to access via the computer within your Salvage Yard. Before you can actually access the car robberies through this computer you’ll have to first make sure you’ve either registered as a SecuroServe CEO or are the president of a Motorcycle Club. These heists centre around stealing cars, however there will only be three available each week. Contrary to straightforward expectations, car robberies are made up of multiple stages, including surveying the location, strategizing the plan, collecting essential items, and executing the robbery, which is reminiscent of a traditional heist. Following the successful completion, you can opt to salvage the car for parts or sell it to Yusuf for a lucrative cash profit, with the latter typically proving to be the more profitable choice.
Tow Truck Service
The Tow Truck serves as an optional enhancement for your Salvage Yard, introducing an additional layer to your Chop Shop revenue stream. To acquire this service, you’ll need to purchase one of two available tow trucks, priced at $1,100,000 and $650,000, respectively. Both models perform identically, with the price difference being purely aesthetic. Nevertheless, investing in a Tow Truck proves advantageous as it unlocks salvage jobs through the Tow Truck Service, providing an opportunity to earn even more from the Chop Shop.
Once you’ve acquired the Tow Truck, stepping into the driver’s seat grants you access to Tow Truck Service missions. In these missions, you’ll navigate to the designated target vehicle, secure it to your Tow Truck, and transport it back to your Salvage Yard for scrapping, resulting in a profitable cash return. It’s crucial to note that the monetary reward isn’t immediate; the process takes two in-game days to salvage the vehicle and receive the corresponding payment. Anticipate earnings ranging from $30,000 to $60,000 for each salvaged car. You’ll want to have some money for purchasing the Staff upgrade for $625,000 as well since it reduces the time it takes to salvage a vehicle from two days down to one.
When you’ve managed to sort everything out and have your Chop Shop up and running you’ll be getting quite a lot of profit. With this extra cash it may be worth investing in some weapons as in the car-stealing business you can never really know when things may take a turn for the worse and you’ll need some extra firepower to help you finish your job.