“I need to sell my car for cash. What should I look for in a Belton, Texas, car buyer?” It’s a questions many Lubbock residents ask when they have a pre-owned vehicle to sell. In this entry, we simplify the process of choosing a buyer by limiting it to four steps. If this is your first time selling a used car, the information below will help you choose a buyer that makes a competitive offer.
1. Junk Vehicle Vs. Used Vehicle
If you have a junk vehicle, you can sell it to a junkyard or a vehicle recycler. If the vehicle is a prized vintage model, you may also have the option of selling it to a private vehicle enthusiast.
As long as the car isn’t a classic that collectors want to restore of pull parts from, your best option is offering the vehicle to a junkyard. Junkyards commonly pay more for junkers than auto recyclers that are simply interested in scrap metal. Because they have lower overhead than bustling car dealerships, junkyards also frequently pay more for used cars than auto dealers.
2. Free Towing for Junk Vehicles
If you decide to sell to a Belton, Texas, car buyer that purchases junk vehicles, be sure to choose one that offers free towing. Even short-distance tows can cost a few hundred dollars, which is roughly the price of a garden variety junk vehicle.
Even if you’re selling a used vehicle that runs well, it’s still a good idea to take advantage of free towing. On the way to the junkyard, the car could experience a mechanical malfunction that turns it into a junker, thus lowering the offer you receive.
3. Vehicles Normally Purchased
If you sell to a junkyard, be aware that different junkyards purchase different types of vehicles. For example, some specialize in buying industrial vehicles, others specialize in consumer vehicles, and others only purchase late model industrial or consumer vehicles.
Just because a junkyard doesn’t “specialize” in your vehicle doesn’t mean it won’t make an offer. However, selling to a junkyard that routinely buys your type of vehicle is likely to yield the best offer.
4. Participation in Auto Recycling
Some junk car sellers want more than a cash payment for their junker. They also want the assurance that the buyer will recycle parts of the vehicle that aren’t sold. If recycling is important to you, ask a Belton, Texas, car buyer upfront about whether it participates in recycling.
Selling to a junkyard that recycles may result in the best offer, as the business will also earn money from selling the frame of the car to a recycler after all of the useful parts are pulled.
Wrench-A-Part is a professionally operated junkyard, with Texas locations in Austin, Belton, Holland, and Lubbock. We buy pre-owned, foreign and domestic consumer vehicles that are still drivable or ready for the junkyard. Towing is free for all vehicles sold to us. After we sell the useful parts, the car frame is forwarded to an auto recycler.
For more information about the benefits of selling to Wrench-A-Part, call our Belton location today at 254-831-4905, ext. 1, or use our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!