Junk cars are vehicles that sit in a junkyard (a.k.a. salvage lot) because they have been wrecked, have a persistent mechanical problem that can’t be fixed, or would cost more to repair and maintain than they are worth. Regardless of your junk vehicle’s condition, a salvage lot would probably be interested in taking a look at it. If the business decides to buy the automobile, be sure to remember the following important keys for how to sell your junk car for cash.
Establish Ownership of the Vehicle
Before you can sell your junk car for cash, most states require you to prove that you own the automobile. This can be done by presenting any of the following official documents: title of ownership, mechanic’s lien, repossession affidavit, storage lot lien, or auction sales receipt.
Choose a Salvage Lot That Offers Free Towing
Because your junker will likely be worth hundreds of dollars, it’s important not to put the sale money toward towing fees. Otherwise, you may walk away from the transaction with a financial loss instead of a financial gain. Wrench-A-Part offers free towing services to all vehicle sellers.
Receive at Least Three Price Quotes
If your vehicle is wrecked or in bad condition due to the passage of time, you may find it impossible to determine its value with industry price guides, such as Kelley Blue Book. In this situation, the best way to ascertain the value of the vehicle is to receive several price quotes.
Get Paid for the Automobile in Cash
When you sell your junk car for cash, you should be paid in exchange for surrendering the document of ownership. Remember, after you relinquish the document, you no longer own the vehicle. This is why you need to be paid before the tow truck takes your vehicle away.
Wrench-A-Part is professionally operated salvage lot that buys junk vehicles and sells pre-owned auto parts from the vehicles to consumers. If you have an old clunker that you need to get rid of, let us take a look the car. If we need the vehicle in our inventory, we’ll make you an excellent price offer and tow away the vehicle for free after we pay you in cash. For more information, contact one of our salvage lot locations in Austin, Belton, or Lubbock today.