6 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Junk Cars

You know that you can sell junk cars in Temple, Texas, and likely receive a few hundred dollars for each car you sell. That’s the good news. The bad news is that there are several pitfalls people encounter when they sell junk cars in Temple and other cities. Below are some of the most common of these pitfalls, with an explanation of why it’s important to avoid each one.

1. Assuming a Used Car is a Junker

Your car may be old and look worse for wear. However, if it still drives, you may be able to sell it as a used car instead of as a junk vehicle that’s at the end of it’s lifespan. Because used vehicles are generally worth more than junkers, it’s important to receive a used car price, if a “used car” is indeed what you’re selling.

2. Price Haggling With the Buyer

Because the car is typically worth a few hundred bucks, haggling over the value of a junk vehicle doesn’t financially benefit the buyer or the seller in a significant way. But it does waste time and potentially causes resentment. If a buyer tries to haggle with you, sell to a different junkyard.

3. Mistaking Initial Quote for Final Offer

Junkyards often give you an initial price quote via email or phone based on what they expect to pay for the vehicle. However, the final offer is often contingent on the potential buyer inspecting the car firsthand to assess the value of the parts, as the price offer is based largely on the condition of the parts.

4. Only Receiving a Single Offer

Another mistake drivers make when they sell junk cars in Temple is only receiving a single price offer. The amount you’re offered for an end-of-life junker varies from junkyard to junkyard. However, some places offer better prices than others, and you naturally want the highest amount. Receiving three or more price offers helps you choose the best price by process of elimination.

5. Paying to Have the Car Towed

When it’s all said and done, having a vehicle towed for only a short distance can cost hundreds of dollars. Because that’s roughly about how much you’ll receive for selling a junk car, focus on selling to a junkyard that offers free towing services to customers. It will save you lots of money, especially if you’re selling multiple cars.

6. Leaving Personal Info in the Car

Old cars often have lots of personal information from the driver in the glovebox, the console, and other areas. A junkyard won’t mess with personal information if you leave it in the car (it will probably just toss the papers in the trash). but there are fraudsters who take personal information from trash bins to perform identity theft. Take a few minutes to remove personal info from the car before you sell it.

Need to Sell Junk Cars in Temple?

If so, Wrench-A-Part would like to hear from you, and see if we need your automobile in our inventory. In addition to buying end-of-life junk vehicles, we also buy used cars that are still drivable.

To receive an initial price quote, and schedule a time for us to inspect your vehicle(s), please use our contact page to get in touch with our Texas location that’s nearest to you: Austin, Belton, Holland, or Lubbock. Get in touch with us by email or phone today!   


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