How to Sell Your Car For Parts

When you have a vehicle that is in such disrepair that it is not worth attempting to trade-in at a dealership or selling to someone as a drivable car, you are left with the option of trying to get something out of it by selling it for parts. If you have the time and know-how to disassemble the vehicle yourself and sell the parts off individually, you may find that you will get the most money, but it may take a while. This process can be tedious, and of course, there is no guarantee that you will be able to sell all the parts, so most people find that selling the entire car to a junkyard is the most convenient option. If you are looking to part your car out or sell the entire vehicle, here are a few steps you should take.

Get the Vehicle Assessed

Whether you are selling individual parts or the whole car, the buyer will want to know that the parts are in usable condition. Even if your vehicle doesn’t run, there may still be parts that can be sold. The best course of action is to have a mechanic perform a thorough inspection of the vehicle. They will be able to tell you which parts you can make money on if you can get a fair price for scrap metal and advise you on whether it is best to sell the car to a salvage yard.

Locate Junkyards in Your Area

Junkyards specialize in the business of selling parts from junked cars to buyers who are looking for more budget-friendly options to buying new. They are experts at providing the best value to customers, and they have the experience to do the grunt work that you will have to do yourself if you attempt to strip the car and sell individual parts. 

You can find reputable junkyards in your area by searching online or paging through a local phone book. If you are considering this option, collect the contact information for each business, and contact each one to find out if they are interested in your vehicle’s make, model, and year. They will also be able to provide you with a price quote that they are willing to pay.

Advertise Parts If You Opt to Sell Individually

The decision to sell your car parts individually involves a few considerations. Keep know-how and safety in mind, as disassembling vehicles is an intricate process that not everyone can handle. You will also want to remember that this process can take quite a while and will take up space and make a mess during that time. If you are up to the task, you can get an idea of how much individual parts are worth by comparing prices for similar parts online. Online sites are also great ways to market the parts that you are selling to prospective buyers.

If You Choose to Junk the Car

When you are in a situation where it is most convenient for you to sell your vehicle to a junkyard, Wrench A-Part is here to help. Call us today at (512) 501-6946 to find out how we can make this process easy for you.


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