Saturday, November 9, 2013

How to Get Cash for Junk Cars

Edited by Addamroy, Antarctica, Wes Alvaro, Peter Gray and 9 others
There are a few methods you can use to get cash for junk cars. Some are easier than others, and some pay more than others. Part it out, bring it to the junk yard yourself, or contact a junk car removal service.

EditMethod 1 of 3: Doing the Labor Yourself

  1. 1
    Drain all fluids: Gas, coolant, oil.
  2. 2
    Do not include the spare tire. Car junk yards only allow 4 per vehicle.
  3. 3
    Have your car title handy if it's 10 years old or newer.
  4. 4
    Tow it to the scrap yard and get paid for your junk car.

EditMethod 2 of 3: "Parting" out Your Car

  1. 1
    Post your used car parts on eBay.
  2. 2
    Recycle your catalytic converter at a scrap yard for quick cash.
  3. 3
    Sell your tires if they're in good shape.

EditMethod 3 of 3: Using a Junk Car Removal Company

  1. 1
    Get your title, make, model and year ready.
  2. 2
    Try your best to evaluate the overall condition of the junk car.
  3. 3
    Contact a national junk car removal service.
  4. 4
    Schedule a tow a get cash for your junk car.

Edit Tips

  • Bringing it to a car junk yard and do the vehicle preparation labor yourself.
  • Prior to a salvage yard being able to buy your car, you must drain all of the fluids including the gas, coolant, oils, etc. It’s typical for someone to have a professional junk car removal company deal with this and is the route most people take.
  • Getting cash for junk cars by selling the parts.
  • Aside from salvage yards, you can get cash for junk cars by selling the parts. Although it can be a pain to wait for buyers and take the car apart it is an option. In many cases not only is it hard to find somebody to buy your car.
  • Contacting a Junk Car Removal Company
  • The next and most common car disposal option is to contact a junk car removal service. They pay for your junk, used, running, not running or damaged cars and tow it away for you.
  • Typically you get more money this way even if it’s a junk car because sometimes up to 98% of your vehicle gets recycled, rather than just being shredded at a car scrap yard. They get more money for their junk autos, which means you do as well.
  • At first thought most people don’t think they can get much cash for their junk car, but the truth is the payout can be quite large. The amount of cash for junk cars you'll depends on the condition of your vehicle. If it’s complete junk it will depend on it’s size and weight.
    • (Too Much Work?) Simply call a local junk vehicle removal service. All reputable companies will remove the vehicle for free regardless of condition and pay you cash!

Edit Warnings

  • Contact a professional before evacuating your car's AC.
  • Don't forget to drain all fluids.
  • Working on and towing vehicles can be dangerous.

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