Do you have an old junk car that won’t run on your property? Are you unsure of what you could do with it? While that old junker might seem like nothing more than a rusted-out lawn ornament, it can be given a second life in a number of different ways. Keep reading to learn more about what you can do with your junk car to use it better.
If you haven’t yet tried to sell your junker, it’s something worth considering—depending on the car’s condition, of course. Many hobbyist mechanics are interested in buying a car with cash in Florida so they can fix it up and resell it down the road. These people are much like home flippers, buying junkers for a very low cost, fixing it up so that it’s drivable, and selling them to someone else. You can list your old car and, if you’re lucky, you might find someone who’s looking for their next project.
Of course, you should keep the car’s condition in mind. If the vehicle is in very poor condition and needs to be completely rebuilt, the odds are low that even the most skilled mechanic would want to take on that project. That kind of rebuild generally isn’t worth the time and expense unless it’s a classic car.
Donate It to Charity
Did you know that you can actually donate old cars to charity? This is a great way to get rid of a junker that’s cluttering up your property while supporting a good cause; plus, you get a nice little deduction when you file your taxes in the spring. There are many different organizations that accept old cars as donations, including the following:
- Vehicles for Veterans
- Salvation Army
- Wheels for Wishes (Make-A-Wish Foundation)
- Habitat for Humanity
- And many more
If you decide to donate your old car to charity, thoroughly research any foundation you’re considering donating to. You should ensure that they’re a registered non-profit organization and that they can provide you with the proper paperwork to claim your deduction on your taxes. (Even if you don’t care much about receiving that tax deduction for your donation, their ability to produce these forms can attest to their legitimacy as a charity). Most charities will even handle the towing for you, so you must contact them, complete the donation paperwork, and watch that old junker get hauled away.
Strip It and Sell the Parts
If you’re a fairly skilled auto mechanic yourself, you could make a little bit of money off of your old junker, so long as you’re willing to put in some work. No matter their condition, most junk cars have at least some usable parts. Everything from sound systems and engine parts to side view mirrors and the seats in your vehicle could be sellable if their condition is decent. If you’re able to take the time to strip down your car’s usable parts, clean them up, and list them for sale, you might be able to pocket some cash off of that old car.
Of course, you’d still be left with the vehicle’s frame, which generally can’t be sold quite so easily. Luckily, there is an option for disposing of this frame: metal recyclers. The problem is that you likely now have a metal frame with no wheels and no easy way of towing it to a metal recycling facility. You’ll need to hire a flatbed tow truck to come to load up your car and take it to a facility where it can be weighed to determine just how much the scrap metal on it is worth. Then, the recycling plant will offer you based on that weight and the current value of the metals included in your car. You can pocket that cash too, and the usable metal will be melted down and reused to make new products.
Sell It to a Salvage Yard
Perhaps the idea of recycling your old car’s usable parts and scrap metal is appealing to you—and so is getting cash in hand for your junker—but you don’t have the time or skills to strip your car yourself. The answer is to sell your car to a salvage yard. Salvage yards like ours essentially do the exact same thing we described above but take all the work out of your hands. Well, there is an easier way to achieve the same outcome.
We pay owners like you cash for their junk cars and haul them away for free to our salvage lot. Here, mechanics and car enthusiasts can come and pull the usable parts from your old car, pay for them, and use them for their own car repairs. Once your car has been stripped of usable parts, we work with a metal recycler to dispose of the vehicle’s frame and have it melted down to make new products. Your car’s parts and scrap metal still get reused and recycled, but you don’t have to do any work stripping the parts or worrying about finding buyers for them.
If that sounds like the right option for you, please contact U Pull & Save today and ask about selling us your junk car. We’ll ask you some questions about your car’s make, model, year, and overall condition; then, we’ll make you an offer over the phone to buy your junker. There’s no obligation to accept the offer and no hidden fees that will cut into your profits. If you accept our offer, we’ll send a tow truck to you, and the driver will haul your car away while leaving you with the promised cash.
For anyone who has a junk car, selling it for auto parts and salvage in Florida is one of the fastest, easiest ways to turn that eyesore into pure profit. Contact U Pull & Save today to get an offer for your car!