Every car has value. Running or not running, wrecked or not wrecked, old or new, every single car has value. At U Pull N Save, we buy cars in Fort Myers, FL. In fact, we buy any car in any condition. We pay cash and we’ll quote you a price over the phone in less than ten minutes. That said, if you’d like to do some leg work ahead of time to determine the value of your old car, here are a few of your options:
Look it Up
There are a number of websites you can use to get a reliable idea of what your car is worth. Stay away from Craigslist, as the values on this site reflect what owners want their cars to be worth, not actual value. Edmunds.com, kellybluebook.com, or other similar sites can be trusted to provide you with good information to get you started.
Get an Inspection
This step is critical. Regardless of what valuation sites tell you about your car’s value, the actual condition of your vehicle must be taken into consideration. Take your car to a trusted mechanic for a used car inspection. For a fee, they’ll tell you what repairs your car needs. Some mechanics will even make house calls, which is important if your car is no longer running. Without an estimate from a mechanic, you’re just guessing about what needs to be fixed. Having a clear idea of these two numbers – the estimated value and the cost of repairs—will give you an idea of the value of your car.
Check Scrap Metal Prices
Cars have value to buyers for three reasons:
- The car runs and can serve as transportation
- The car has parts that can be removed and sold
- The car contains valuable scrap metal
If your car doesn’t run and is old enough to discount the value of its parts, its scrap metal content is where the remaining value lies. Cars are made of aluminum and steel, both of which are endlessly recyclable. As a result, these metals are valuable. Scrap dealers strip cars down to the metal bones for sale to recyclers who melt the metal and sell it back to automakers who use it to make new cars. With the weight of your car in hand (you can find that online or in your owner’s manual), you can estimate the value of the scrap metal by checking current metal prices online. You can also find websites that will do this for you.
Another quick and easy way to determine the value of your car is to call the folks at U Pull N Save. Give us the make, model, year, and condition of your clunker and we’ll have a quote ready for you in less than ten minutes. Plus, we’ll send a tow truck to pick up your vehicle and pay you cash on the spot. Nothing could be easier.
If you live in or around Fort Myers, FL, sell your car for scrap at U Pull N Save. We’ll give you a fair price and provide exceptional customer service. You won’t get a better deal anywhere else.