What to Do if a Junkyard Doesn’t Buy Your Car

If you’ve read many of our blog entries that deal with selling vehicles to junkyards, you know that we typically assume that owners of junk vehicles can sell their cars to professionally operated junkyards. In the majority of cases, the assumption is correct. Junkyards that sell a high volume of used parts constantly need more vehicles, but there are times when providers of Auto salvage in Belton and other cities don’t to buy a junk vehicle for one reason or another.

If you find yourself in this situation, what should you do? While you could always try to donate your vehicle instead of sell it, you also have some additional options for pursuing a sale. If a provider of Auto salvage in Belton says that it doesn’t need your end-of-life automobile, check out the three alternatives listed below. Chances are that one of them will give you the opportunity to sell your car for a fair price and receive payment in cash at the time of the sale.

Sell to a Vehicle Recycler

Unlike junkyards, most recyclers don’t care about the condition or popularity of the vehicles they acquire. Some recyclers sell used auto parts to mechanics after they remove the components from the vehicle frame to prepare it for recycling, but they primarily focus on recycling the frame. The price they offer for a car is often in the same ballpark as the price a junkyard would offer.

Sell to a Private Individual

A private individual may be interested in buying your vehicle for one of the following reasons: to use its parts for a vehicle restoration project, to scrap the vehicle and sell it to a recycler, or to fix the vehicle and make it drivable again. Because you would likely receive a few hundred dollars if a junkyard bought your car, target selling it to a private individual for roughly the same amount.

Sell to the Junkyard Later

Just because a junkyard doesn’t need your car now doesn’t mean it won’t be interested in buying the automobile in the near future. This is especially true if a junkyard rejected your car because it already had vehicles just like it already in stock. If you don’t mind waiting a few weeks to reassess the junkyard’s interest in buying your junker, your persistence may pay off.

Ready to Sell Your Junker? 

If so, we recommend that you first try selling it Wrench-A-Part. We have four locations and sell a high volume of used parts at each one. So, we’re continually interested in receiving more cars. What’s more, the vehicles we buy are truly diverse. We’re interested in acquiring old models, new models, wrecks, and lemon vehicles, to name just a few. If you need auto salvage in Belton, call our Belton location today at 254-831-4905, ext. 1, or simply fill out our contact form.

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