Selling a Junk Car 101

Do you have a junk car that is taking up space? If so, have you ever looked at it and thought: “How am I going to get rid of this thing?”

You might feel compelled to push the glaring hunk of metal into a river but, before you do, please note that there are safer, smarter ways to sell junk cars. Here is some much-needed information about how to sell junk cars.

Use a Salvage Dealer

You can find a licensed auto salvage dealer online who buys junk cars via a search engine. Locate a salvage dealer who buys junk cars in your area and look at any available customer reviews on their website or on a crowd-sourced review site. Doing this will help you find the best dealers near you and avoid scammers who will not properly compensate you.

Get a Quote

Many auto salvage dealers will purchase damaged junk cars or a junk car that can no longer run. They will give you a quote based on the make and model of the car, its age, and its condition.

They will also take into account the weight of the vehicle and how many parts it has since they will likely disassemble it and sell the parts to shredders or car part buyers; thus, the more your car weighs and the more parts it has, the higher your offer will be.

Schedule a Pick-Up Time

Instead of hiring a tow company to move your junk car to a salvage yard, you can seek salvage dealers that offer free towing services, and you can schedule a pick-up time with them. Some salvage dealers even offer next day or same-day towing.

Be Ready for Paperwork

There is a lot of paperwork involved in the process of selling a junk car. To get a proper quote, you should have the car title at hand as well as information on the vehicle’s make, model, and condition. To complete the sale, you have to sign legal paperwork and may need to work with a title clerk to transfer the title of the car.

Also, consider retrieving documents concerning your locality’s policies on the sale of a junk car. Furthermore, you must inform your local DMV and insurance company about the sale. You can request and file any necessary paperwork with them so they are not taken aback by the sale.