Do you own an old junk car that is taking up valuable space on your property, or worse, someone else’s property? If so, then learn how to sell that junk car for cash! Read on to educate yourself on details to selling a junk car in your town.
How to Sell a Junk Car
First, evaluate the status of the car’s condition. Does it run? Does the engine turn over? Does it have tires? Is it just a frame? Are there valuable parts in tact? These questions and more will help assess the value of your junk car. The valuable car parts that many junk car removal businesses like to see are catalytic converters, batteries, tires, and more. The value of the car and the condition it’s in will determine the amount of money you’ll receive in exchange.
Once you have figured out the car’s condition and value, you can begin shopping around for companies to sell it to. Start with an online directory or phone book; there you can look up “Cash for Cars” and begin calling each one in your area. Be sure to give an accurate description of the junk car you are trying to sell. This way you can get the fairest offer on your car. It also helps the assessor determine the right price to offer. Be sure to compare prices and options before committing to a junk car dealer.
Once you have determined which company to go with, you will need to find the title to the car. This will help boost your return because most companies prefer to purchase from title holders. It strengthens the legitimacy of the vehicle. If you can’t locate the title you can still sell your car, but may be offer a lower price.
Your last step simply involves trading in your junk car to the buyer of choice and receiving your cash.Typically, a junk car dealer will tow the vehicle away. They will set up a time with you to come pick it up. Be sure to not miss this appointment! If you are using a salvaged car dealer that cannot tow your junk car for you, then call your local tow company and see how much it will be to have them tow the vehicle.
If you cannot afford to tow the vehicle, ask a friend with a tow hitch to transport your old car to the junk car lot. If that is not an option, you will simply have to forgo some the of the cash you are receiving for your junk car to pay a tow company. Be sure to use a company that provides free tows to avoid this situation!