What is a Junk Car?
A junk car is a vehicle that is either old or damaged enough to where it is more cost effective to sell the car for parts rather than pay to fix it. Here are the main reasons a car would be classified as a junk car.
Damage: Significant parts are severely, such as the engine or transmission. The vehicle’s repairs will cost more than the car is worth.
Unable to be Repaired: As a result the vehicle can no longer operate.
Things to Look for Before Selling
When you are looking for a place to sell your junk car it is a good idea to make sure they cover or offer certain services.
Odds are if the car is going to a salvage yard it is unable to run or drive properly. Make sure before selling your junk car for cash that the purchaser offers free pick up and towing. This will save you time and a significant amount of money.
Another thing to look for is to make sure the buyer is recycle-friendly. If they are disposing of the vehicle in a way that is environmentally unfriendly, they are more than likely not going to treat you the right way either. Often times places like this will cheat sellers out of their money.
Getting a Quote
You will need to know some basic information about your junk car in order to get an accurate quote. This can be done by filling out an online form or calling the location closest to you.
Here is the information you’ll need to know.
- Vehicles year, make and model
- Do you have a title
- What type of damage does it have
- Does it start
Once you are satisfied with the dollar amount offered, vehicle arrangements will be made for your junk car to be picked up and a cash payment will be given to you upon pick up time.