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Ways to Sell a Car to Your Local Junkyard
When you have an old car that’s in poor condition or won’t run anymore, selling privately often isn’t an option. It can be extremely difficult to find a private buyer who wants to buy a car that needs a significant amount of work, so you’ll likely find yourself holding onto your junker for far longer than planned—and, potentially, never be able to find someone to sell to. Luckily, there is another option available to you. You can sell to a junkyard and have your car scrapped for cash in Florida. How do you sell to a junkyard quickly and easily? Keep reading to find out.
Find the Right Junkyards
First, finding the right kind of junkyard to sell your car is important. While many junkyards may buy cars, some simply buy to resell the scrap metal. These yards house junk of all kinds and don’t specialize in selling salvageable parts. Instead, you should search for a yard that specializes in auto salvage.
Yards like ours purchase junk cars and place them on our lots for auto enthusiasts to find salvage parts for their DIY repairs. Because we’re selling more than just the scrap metal off the vehicle, we can make a higher profit off of every junk car we buy. We pass those profits on to you by paying more for your car upfront.
Get Offers on the Phone
Once you’ve located a few salvage yards in your area, it’s time to reach out and start getting quotes. If you want to sell your car, your best option is to get offers over the phone. While not all yards will provide this option, many can, including U Pull & Save. When you reach out, we will ask you a series of simple questions about the car’s make, model, year, and overall condition. Then, we’ll provide you with a no-obligation, free quote over the phone.
Getting offers this way allows you to quickly compare your options and find the best deal for your junker. Our offers have no hidden fees, and towing is always free, so the offer we give you is the amount that you’ll put in your pocket if you decide to sell your car to us. Just ask about any fees—towing, processing, stocking, etc.—as these will cut your profits.
Answer Questions Honestly
When you’re making calls about bids on your car, it’s important that you answer all questions honestly. Clearly state the car’s condition, any parts that might be missing, what does and does not work, and so on. Answering all these questions can take time (especially if you’re getting multiple bids), but it is essential to be as thorough as possible. This allows us to give an accurate bid on your car. We may have to modify our offer if we arrive to tow the car and it is not in the condition stated over the phone. This complicates the process and slows it down. It’s far better to take the time to answer the questions thoroughly and honestly from the start if you want to get accurate bids.
Schedule a Tow Truck
If your car doesn’t run, a tow truck is the fastest and easiest way to get it to a scrapyard. Some salvage yards will put the responsibility for delivering the car on you, which means you’ll need to call a tow company and pay their fees to haul the junker to the salvage yard. You will also most likely need to follow the tow truck so that you can finalize the sale with the salvage yard. This takes more time out of your schedule and is far from convenient.
Other yards will provide a tow truck, but, as mentioned above, some will charge a fee. While this doesn’t necessarily make the process any slower, it can complicate the finalizing of the sale as you try to determine the final price of your car after subtracting the towing fees to ensure you’re being paid correctly.
Clean Out Your Car
Any time you sell a car, you should clean it out as completely as you can. Of course, if you’re selling to a junkyard, you don’t have to worry about getting it spic and span. Rather, your focus should be on ensuring that you’re getting all of your personal belongings out of the vehicle. Once your car has been towed to the salvage yard, getting those items back can be incredibly difficult.
Get Your Documents in Order
If you want the sale to go over quickly and smoothly, you should have all of your documentation in order for the car you’re selling. Make sure you have the title and registration in hand when the tow truck arrives to tow your vehicle. Even though the car will not be driven any longer, we still need to ensure that you are the vehicle’s legal owner and get the title transferred to put the car on our lot. Organizing these documents will save you and your tow truck driver a lot of time, and you can get your cash even faster.
Sell Your Junk Car for Cash
Selling a junk car to a salvage yard is a lot faster and easier than you might think. You don’t have to worry about repairing, cleaning, photographing, or listing your vehicle as you would do with a private sale. Just reach out to our car salvage yard in Florida to get your no-obligation quote over the phone. If you decide to sell to us, we’ll send a tow truck to your location at no cost to you and tow your junk car away, leaving money in your pocket. It’s that easy! Contact U Pull & Save today to see just how much your junk car is worth.