Too many people have cars that are sitting around gathering rust and taking up space in their driveway. They also create a huge eyesore for anyone walking by. The good news is, you may be able to trade in your old cars for more money than you might have thought. Even a junk car is full of useful parts that can be salvaged and recycled. If you have any questions about trading in your junk car, feel free to give us a call and we can tell you more about the process.
Why Junk Cars Are Valuable
There is a huge market for used cars and parts. Car mechanics (as well as many other car owners) can salvage used parts from old cars at a tiny fraction of the cost it would take to buy a new part. Most cars that are discarded still have many functioning parts inside them, some of which may be nearly as good as new. The owner may have simply wanted a newer model, and discarded a car that had nothing actually wrong with it. If this is your situation, you’re in luck! You should be able to get top dollar for trading in your lightly used car, since it can be sold to another buyer pretty much as is. However, even if your car is decades old and covered in rust, you can often get some money from it. Salvage yards will strip down the car of anything valuable that they can sell for parts, and then sell the rest as scrap metal.
How to Know What Your Car Is Worth
If your car is in relatively good shape, it’s pretty easy to find out about how much it’s worth. There are many websites available that can give you an estimate on your used car. For older cars that aren’t in good condition, you can give us a call and we’ll do our best to give you an estimate based on your description of your vehicle. The prices of parts and scrap metal are constantly changing, but used cars are always in demand and you can be sure to earn a profit by trading in your old vehicle. If you have any working parts, like a radio or engine, the value of your car will increase.
Make a Responsible Sale
Whenever disposing of a vehicle, it’s important that you do it in a responsible way. You are legally responsible for your car, and you need to make sure that the title is transferred out of your custody so there is no confusion later. We’ll give you a bill of sale and help you out with this process so it’s as easy as possible. We will also make sure your vehicle is recycled in an environmentally friendly way. Many junkyards around the country are overrun by junk cars that could have been recycled. By stripping down your car and reusing as many parts as possible, salvage yards help keep the size of landfills down and help preserve the natural environment.